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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?

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Research Output 2003 2018

Audiovisual translation and fandom

Dwyer, T., 2018, 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

Changing accents: Place, voice and Top of the Lake

Dwyer, T., 19 Jan 2018, In : Studies in Australasian Cinema. 12, 1, p. 14-28 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Passing time: eye tracking slow cinema

Dwyer, T. & Perkins, C., 2018, Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking the Moving Image. Dwyer, T., Perkins, C., Redmond, S. & Sita, J. (eds.). 1st ed. New York NY USA: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 103-125 23 p.

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

Seeing into Screens: Eye Tracking the Moving Image

Dwyer, T. (ed.), Perkins, C. E. (ed.), Redmond, S. (ed.) & Sita, J. C. (ed.), 2018, New York USA: Bloomsbury Academic. 275 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Hecklevision, barrage cinema and bullet screens: An intercultural analysis

Dwyer, T., 30 Nov 2017, In : Participations. 14, 2, p. 571-589 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

Convergence (Journal)

Tessa Dwyer (Peer reviewer)
17 Jul 2018

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

Wentworth is the New Prisoner Conference

Tessa Dwyer (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

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

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

Contemporary Trends in Translation: Fan Translation

Tessa Dwyer (Keynote/plenary speaker)
13 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Conference Report: Wentworth is the New Prisoner

Tessa Dwyer

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