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Personal profile

Biography

Tessa Dwyer is a Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies. Prior to arriving at Monash, she taught Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, and worked as a researcher at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University. Tessa is a member of the inter-disciplinary research group Eye Tracking the Moving Image (ETMI) and president of the journal Senses of Cinema (www.sensesofcinema.org).

Tessa’s research focuses on screen translation, language difference and transnational reception and distribution practices. She holds an Honours and MA degree in Fine Arts (Film) from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in Screen and Media Culture, also from the University of Melbourne.

Research interests

Screen Translation

Subtitling, dubbing, fansubbing, audio description, multiple-language versions, cross-cultural viewing and mediating practices, transnational production, distribution and reception, screen accessibility

Television Fandom and Informal Distribution

Post-broadcast TV, TV fandom, media tourism, fan subcultures and fansubbing, media piracy, media censorship, networking technologies and social media, post-broadcast industry change

Accent and Australian Screen Media

How have the Australian language and accent shaped our national screen industries? Ocker films, verbal play, slang, ‘strine’, accent neutralisation and transnational casting

Eye Tracking and Visual Processing

How do we attend to, and process, moving-image screen media? How does text on screen (titles, captions, subtitles) affect the audiovisual experience?

Research area keywords

  • Film
  • Television
  • Screen
  • Screen Translation
  • Language on Screen
  • Accent
  • Voice
  • Subtitles
  • Dubbing
  • Television Fandom
  • Fansubbing
  • Australian Cinema and Television
  • Eye Tracking
  • Text on Screen
  • Media Accessibility
  • Media Piracy
  • Media Distribution
  • Informal Media
  • Cross-cultural communication

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Research Output 2003 2019

Audiovisual translation and fandom

Dwyer, T., 2019, The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation. Pérez González, L. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 436-452 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Inside the Story: Writing the powerful female world of Wentworth

Dwyer, T., O'Meara, R., Batty, C. & Taylor, S., 11 Jul 2019, 3 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access
File

Mother tongue: Uncanny sound, migrant voice and the home movie

Dwyer, T., 13 Aug 2019, In : The Soundtrack. 10, 2, p. 87-106 20 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

On the Inside: 40 Years of Prisoner (Cell Block H) at the St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne

Dwyer, T., Taylor, S., O'Meara, R. & Batty, C., 16 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contributionOther

Prisons and picnics: tough talk and accent in Australian TV drama

Dwyer, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2019

New Review of Film and Television Studies (Journal)

Tessa Dwyer (Peer reviewer)
Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Accessible Filmmaking for the Common Good: From Ideas Conference

Tessa Dwyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Wentworth is the New Prisoner Conference

Tessa Dwyer (Organiser)
5 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Convergence (Journal)

Tessa Dwyer (Peer reviewer)
17 Jul 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Australian Television History Workshop

Tessa Dwyer (Invited speaker)
24 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Conference Report: Wentworth is the New Prisoner

Jessica Ford

4/05/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Review of Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Tessa Dwyer

31/01/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

A Conversation with Tessa Dwyer on the Risky Business of Subtitling

Tessa Dwyer

4/12/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

All About Netflix

Tessa Dwyer

8/09/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment