Dr Tris Kerslake Professional Communication / School of Education and the Arts

Senior Lecturer, Professional Communication

Postgraduate Co-ordinator (Research) Professional Communication

Contact Details

Email: t.kerslake@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9616 0539 - Ext: 50539

Office Location

Level 3

120 Spencer Street

Melbourne 3000

About Me

Hello!

Currently Melbourne-based, I have worked in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and various other parts of Australia. I have also worked with many different groups of people, both as colleagues and students, who hail from all parts of our great global village, so the odds are good you and I already have something in common.

There is a lot of information in this profile, so it depends what you want to know.

If you are looking for a supervisor, my academic and research interests are detailed in the 'Interests' and 'Research' sections, thus if you are considering academic supervision in those areas, or in anything that might be connected to those areas, I'd be delighted to speak with you.

If you want to see the breadth of my teaching or supervisory experience, then please check out the 'General' section (the 'Teaching' section auto-populates from an internal system over which I have no control, and the information there is limited. Ah, technology).

My publications are in the 'Publications' section and I have added some pretty cover-art in the 'Research' area to accompany the write-ups, but there's that technology thing again, so no promises.

As for 'Links', well, not many yet; I'll update as inspiration appears.

And if you have anything you'd like to discuss, even if you're not a student (or planning to be a student), then please feel free to email me. Always happy to chat about writing and research and literature and SF.

Cheers,

Tris


Student Voice Educator of the Year Commendation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Student Voice Distance Educator of the Year Commendation 2015, 2016, 2017.

VC's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015

Awards

Educator of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Commendation

Distance Educator of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 Commendation

VC's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2015

Previous teaching

Teaching: June 2005 - March 2011

Mar 2011

EDED11449

Principles of University Learning

(Undergraduate)

This foundation course introduces students to the context of university learning and will help them become effective lifelong learners. Different perspectives on learning at university are examined in the context of the University as an evolving Institution. By developing an understanding of the principles and techniques of effective learning at university, students can apply this to be successful self-regulated learners who manage the learning environment and learning tasks.

 

 

EDED11451

University Learning

(Diploma)

 

This course will transition students between secondary and tertiary education and will help them become effective lifelong learners. Different perspectives on learning at university are examined in the context of the University as an evolving Institution. By developing an understanding of the principles and techniques of effective learning at university, students should be able to apply this to be successful as self-regulated learners who manage the learning environment and learning tasks.

 

 

COMM20036

Informatics, Culture & Communications

(Postgraduate)

 

This course examines relationships between information technology, communications and contemporary commercial and political culture. By combining texts taken from several disciplines with close analysis of case studies, this course bolsters high level communication skills.

 

EDED20468

Education for the Global Economy

(Postgraduate)

This course provides principles and practices for connecting school with the global knowledge economy and shifting schooling from the ideas of the manufacturing economy to prepare students for knowledge work. Notions of sustainable enterprise are introduced along with pedagogical principles for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, underpinned by a solid body of disciplinary knowledge.

 

 

EDED20469

Education Theories & Philosophies

(Postgraduate)

This is a core course for the Master of Professional Education program. It explores concepts of education, both historic and contemporary that underpin educational ideals. The course is problem-solving based and aims to encourage students to explore the antecedent philosophies, practices and pedagogies of contemporary education.

 

 

HRMT19013

Human Resource Development

(Undergraduate)

This course provides an understanding of the role of human resource development (HRD) function in an organisation, as well as providing the underlying concepts and principles upon which HRD is based.

 

 

 

 

Nov 2010

 

 

HRMT19023 HRM Competencies

(Undergraduate)

 

 

Graduates in human resource management are expected to fill a wide range of roles in organisations. Regardless of the position, some fundamental skills are required of graduates from the very start of their career. These include interviewing skills, training and facilitation skills, and basic conflict resolution and negotiation skills. This course is designed to provide students in the latter part of their degree to build upon theory from earlier courses, and to acquire skills that will be applicable in the workplace.

 

 

EDED11449

Principles of University Learning

(Undergraduate)

 

See above synopsis

 

 

EDED11451

University Learning

(Diploma)

 

See above synopsis

 

 

EDED20476

Applied Communication Arts

(Postgraduate)

 

This course focuses on the composition, scope and application of the Communication Arts with specific reference to the mass media and its impact on the creative arts including fine arts, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, television, fashion design, graphic design, web design, theatre, music, publishing, computer/video games and the production of events. An evaluation of the communication arts in creating, responding and reporting images and events is undertaken such that the Arts Administrator acquires analytical and applied skills to communicate effectively by way of mass media. The course aims to provide a solid reference base for the Arts Administrator concerning

the scope and features of the communication arts, to develop critical and creative thinking appropriate for the attainment of the Masters degree, and to apply that thinking to the resolution of complex problems concerning the role of communicating in a global context.

 

 

EDED21001

Creative Arts Administration

(Postgraduate)

This course focuses on innovation as the driver of the Creative Arts. The course analyses theories and principles of innovation and creativity in Arts Administration, evaluates opportunity and value and so critically assesses knowledge society and knowledge work in the Creative Arts. Commercial opportunities in the humanities and creative arts are evaluated and the importance of networks therein is discussed. The

course aims to provide a solid reference base for the Arts Administrator and to develop critical and creative thinking appropriate for the attainment of the Masters degree.

 

 

EDED20472

Managing Diversity in Education

(Postgraduate)

 

This course explores principles and practices for managing classroom diversity. The course examines the enabling factors of talent, tolerance and technology in the knowledge economy and explores aspects of behaviour management in a range of students to manage the transformation to achieve this end. The course asks students to consider the meaning of success, the pride and conflict of diverse groups of students, gender equality, and citizenship education in the quest for individual empowerment, action and change to enable the self-discipline of the student. The course aims to develop critical and creative thinking appropriate for the attainment of the Masters degree, and to apply that thinking to the resolution of complex problems.

 

Jun 2010

HRMT19023

HRM Competencies

(undergraduate)

 

See above synopsis

 

 

EDED20445

Arts Administration Leadership

(postgraduate)

This course evaluates the changing role of leadership in Mode-2 Society.  The course involves analysis and evaluation of post-modernity with orientation to the Creative Arts. Commencing with analysis of theories of social organisation, the course proceeds to examine styles of leadership in the context of the socially robust Creative Arts.

 

 

EDED20473

Professional Education Research

(postgraduate)

This course requires students to demonstrate research skills, analytical skills, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, creative thinking, synthesis and contextualisation. The course critically examines how to determine the research question, what constitutes a literature review, research methods, and discussing research outcomes, report writing style, correct referencing and report compilation. The student is required to select a research topic relevant to the Professional Educator and compile an original research report. Above all, the research report must demonstrate critical thinking, research analysis, and draw a conclusion relevant to the research question.

 

 

EDED20478

Advertising Design Communication

(postgraduate)

This course focuses on the role of advertising and design as communication arts with specific reference to the mass media and its impact fine arts, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, television, fashion design, graphic design, web design, theatre, music, publishing, computer/video games and the production of events. Students will undertake an evaluation of the impact of advertising brand and design in arts communication to acquire the analytical skills for effectively designing promotions for the creative arts.

 

 

EDED11449

Principles of University Learning

(undergraduate)

 

 

See above synopsis

 

 

EDED11451

University Learning

(diploma)

 

 

 

See above synopsis

Mar 2010

COMM20036

Informatics, Culture & Communications

(postgraduate)

 

See above synopsis

 

EDED20466

Arts Administration Research

(postgraduate)

This course requires students to demonstrate research skills, analytical skills, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, creative thinking, synthesis and contextualisation. The course critically examines how to determine the research question, what constitutes a literature review, research methods, and discussing research outcomes, report writing style, correct referencing and report compilation. The student is required to select a research topic relevant to the Creative Industries including film and television, design, new media, and/or performance/events and compile an original research report.

 

 

EDED21002

Creative Industries

(postgraduate)

This course focuses on the composition and scope of the Creative Industries including fine arts, museums and galleries, broadcasting, film, television, fashion design, graphic design, web design, theatre, music, publishing, and the production of events. Features of the Creative Industries are analysed with reference to new knowledge production, creativity, innovation, massification, globalisation, and the global reach of the Creative Arts.

 

Nov 2009

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Media Relations in Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Creative Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Arts Administration Research (postgraduate)

 

Informatics, Culture & Communications (postgraduate)

Jun 2009

Creative Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Media Relations in Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Principles of University learning (undergraduate)

 

Creative Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Arts Research (postgraduate)

Mar 2009

Informatics, Culture & Communication (postgraduate)

 

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Media Relations in Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Arts Administration research (postgraduate)

 

Creative Arts Administration (postgraduate)

Nov 2008

Professional & Technical Communications (undergraduate)

 

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Contemporary Arts Administration Culture (postgraduate)

 

Arts Administration leadership (postgraduate)

 

Applied Communication Arts (postgraduate)

Jun 2008

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Creative Industries (postgraduate)

 

Arts Research Project (postgraduate)

 

Digital Networks and Innovation (undergraduate)

 

Advertising Design Communication (postgraduate)

Mar 2008

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Informatics, Communication & Culture (postgraduate)

 

Contemporary Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Arts Administration Leadership (postgraduate)

 

Creative Industries (postgraduate)

Nov 2007

Science Fiction and Film (undergraduate)

 

Informatics, Communication & Culture (postgraduate)

 

Principles of University Learning (undergraduate)

 

Contemporary Arts Administration Culture (postgraduate)

 

New Media in Arts Administration (postgraduate)

 

Creative Industries (postgraduate)

 

Prior to July 2005 conducted teaching/training in the following areas:

Arts Management

Technical Communications

 

Mindmapping

 

Sales Techniques

Web-based research Techniques

Public Speaking

 

 

Presentation Skills

 

Report Writing

 

Train the Trainer

 

Professional Writing

Workplace Skills

Time Management

Technical Writing Skills

Project Management

Marketing Skills

 

 

Courses supervised 2006 - 2007:  (http://handbook.cqu.edu.au/  for course synopses)

 

COMM11003

Professional & Technical Communication

 

COMM11005

Introduction to New Media Studies

 

COMM11009

Contemporary Communication Skills

 

COMM11109

Media and Cultural Industries

 

COMM12020

Communication in the Digital Age

 

COMM12022

Technology, Communication and Culture

 

COMM12023

Screen Studies

 

COMM12030

Desktop Publishing

 

COMM12116

Contemporary Photomedia

 

COMM20036

Informatics Culture & Communication

 

CULT12004

Cultural and Media Identity

 

DGTL11001

Foundations of Animation

 

DGTL12002

Innovation in interactivity and Social Networks

 

EDED11449

Principles of University Learning

 

EDED20443

Essential Skills for Arts Administration

 

EDED20445

Arts Administration Leadership

 

EDED20446

New Media in Arts Administration

 

EDED20466

Arts Administration Research

 

EDED21001

Creative Arts Administration

 

EDED21003

Critical Thinking in Arts Administration

 

EDED21004

Creative Arts Portfolio

 

EDED21005

Presentation Skills for Arts Administrators

 

JALC11001

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture

 

LITR19047

Science Fiction and Film

 

MMST11001

Introduction to Digital Innovation

 

MMST11002

Web Design

 

MMST11003

Design Perspectives

 

MMST12004

Multimedia Design

 

MMST12017

Interactive Animation for Games

 

MMST13015

Collaborative Multimedia Project A

 

MMST13017

Business of Digital Innovation

 

MMST13018

Collaborative Multimedia Project Part B

(Course supervision June 2005 - May 2007 are available.)

 

Supervision of Postgraduate research:

Supervised 48 research projects/minor thesis by coursework (each 20,000  words approx):

 

  • Intercultural Communications: Why Are There Misunderstandings?
  • How have digital innovations affected the photographic industry?
  • Is there a connection between violence in videogames and violence in children?
  • Should Art be subject to moral judgment?
  • Is the Chinese government loosening its hold of Chinese media?
  • Music piracy: Is it wrong?
  • Our online existence: Is virtual winning?
  • How are societies coping with gaming addiction?
  • Is the old inevitably superseded by the new? Ballet versus Hip-hop
  • Should advertising directed at children be more closely regulated?
  • New Words: Blogs, Vodcasts and Twitter – what happens next?
  • Do animated films comment on contentious social issues?
  • How is SPAM affecting the genuine advertising industry?
  • Why are BMW and Mercedes Benz such popular brands of car in Thailand?
  • Where Will Mobile Phone Technology Take Us?
  • An Ethnography of Asian Students Working in Melbourne’s Sex Industry
  • An Analysis of Why Buddhists Become Ambulance Drivers in Bangkok
  • An Ethnography of Post-Surgical Trans-Sexuals in Bangken
  • Why Do University Students Drink Alcohol?
  • What makes you buy online? Australian Teenagers and The New Spending Habit
  • Why Do The Chinese Eat Snakes? An Ethnography
  • An Exploration of University Students Sexual Morality in Melbourne, 2005.
  • What is behind the Obesity of Melbourne children?
  • Why Do University Students Want to Study Overseas?
  • What are the Benefits of Chinese – American Collaborative Film Projects?
  • Where is Japanese Animé Going? 21st Century Developments in New Technologies
  • Why Fashion is a Primary Creative Industry in Thailand
  • Why Does Tourism Endanger National Culture?
  • How Increasing Number of International Students Will Change Melbourne Transport
  • Cultural Exports: Australia and the Pacific Rim Nations
  • An Ethnography of the Gambling Habits of University Students in Melbourne
  • Event Management: The Tradition of Asian Festivals
  • What are the advantages of living a Western lifestyle?
  • You are what you eat: What are the health effects of dieting in females aged 18-30?
  • Why is Green Tea Gaining Popularity in Melbourne?
  • How overseas Study Could Affect Tourism in Thailand
  • Which way is technology going? An analysis of MIC-Students’ Technology Preferences.
  • Why is the Spa Industry So Popular?
  • An Ethnography of the Aspirations of IT Students in Three Melbourne Universities

Currently supervising one PhD and one Masters candidate.

'In Press' Publications
Kerslake, P., and Costigan, L. (2018) 'Walking the Talk: Finding the balance between synchronous and asynchronous communication in first-year undergraduate units.' Australian Journal of Education

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Works Completed

"When All Wars are Done: The Transcendent Humanity of Iain M. Banks"

Patricia Kerslake

DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0012

Review

Future Wars is a collection of rich, contextualized historical studies. It is a testament to the legacy of I. F. Clarke that the book consists of such strong, original, scholarly work.” (Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London)

This chapter examines the work of Iain M. Banks. It discusses how Banks re-images his future villains into the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ (the ‘Other’) of Edward Said's mystical and allusive Orient. Often using a physical response to deal with enemies that are ideologically perilous, Banks' Others threaten not only the physical, but more importantly, the philosophical. His Culture-citizens will not be beaten despite apparently overwhelming odds and unspeakable force. Banks wants the ideology of his protagonists to survive intact rather than simply witness an obliteration of the enemy. The analysis includes works such as Consider Phlebas (1987), The Player of Games (1988), Use of Weapons (1990) and Excession (1996).

Keywords: future-war fiction, Iain M. Banks, villains, Culture-citizens, ideology
Published in: 2012

''Science Fiction and Empire

Patricia Kerslake

Liverpool University Press, 15 Feb 2011 - Literary Criticism - 217 pages

Review

Science Fiction and Empire is thought-provoking and insightful, ... the kind of large-scale postcolonial work that sf has needed for quite some time. Science Fiction Studies, vol.45 2008

This book is about the human desire to experiment with empire. In the past it was done with real soldiers and expeditions and slaves and trade and misery and force. In the future it will be done with generation ships and off-world pioneers, robots and invasion, electronic sheep and people who just don’t want to be pushed around any more. Beginning with a discussion of who ‘we’ are (hopefully, the good guys) and who ‘they’ are (anyone who isn’t us), this narrative scans the lights of science fiction looking at the places where humans try to touch a variety of futures. Is SF designed to purge our dark imperialistic fantasies, or is it a laboratory of mind-experiments: carefully considered trials of political, social and economic scenarios? Which tomorrow are we more likely to accept – where the blood of empire is red or read ? Examining such classic SF texts as Lasswitz’s Two Planets and Wells’ The War of the Worlds, this book investigates Asimov’s Robots and Heinlein’s Moon, as well as Robinson’s Mars and Banks’ postcolonial Culture. We see the rise-and-fall of empire through the eyes of Miller, Clarke and Wyndham, and the apparently inevitable failure of the imperial project as discussed in Solaris, The Dispossessed and The Forever War. This book offers an insight into the darkest power abuses of mankind; where the oppression, silencing and marginalisation of those who are not-us continues and flourishes. Who are the monsters of our future – the Others invading from another planet, or the unseen and unrecognised Other within?

Published in: 2011

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders (3 Volume Set) Hardcover

Patricia Kerslake

Essays: Exploration, Galactic Empire, Planetary Colonies, Terraforming

Selected Reviews

Science Fiction Studies

"This fascinating and well-written encyclopedia consists of two parts. The first part (volumes 1 and 2) takes 400 of the most popular themes found in both science fiction and fantasy literature, and puts them into historical and cultural context. The second (volume 3) contains entries for a selected list of classic novels, films, and television series; these include entries for all the different Star Trek series, Dr. Who, Farscape, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files. The overall value and usefulness of this set is greatly increased by the treatment, within many of the individual entries, of how an individual theme developed over time in a variety of different science fiction and fantasy formats (short stories, novels, films, television series, comics, computer games, etc.), and in material that is outside the mainstream of science fiction and fantasy (fairy tales, folk tales, historical events, operas, classic literary works, etc.). A detailed index and extensive cross-references make this set equally useful for novice readers looking for more material on a particular theme and for professional writers. Recommended. All levels."

Choice

"The pithy and informative entries cover a lot of ground for both film and print formats in about two pages. Each one includes an overview paragraph; a survey of the theme with references to books, films, and possibly television shows; a brief discussion of the topic or classic under consideration; and a bibliography….With its excellent organization and cross-referencing, concise entries, and detailed index, The Greenwood Encyclopedia will be of interest to fans or students of these genres."

School Studies Journal

"This is the wonderful sort of book that one keeps by the bedside, or one's reading chair, dipping into it to read an entry or two (and it's surprising how the hours can slip by as you follow the thread of one entry to another and another…).[i]t's also the sort of book that belongs in the homes of serious readers and writers of the genre, rather than being something you have to make a trip to the library to peruse. But investigate it you should, for it holds a wonderful wealth of information….[t]his is truly an indispensable reference tool."

Works of science fiction and fantasy are enormously popular among students and general readers. The combined effort of some 150 expert contributors—including Richard Bleiler, John Clute, Ian Nichols, and Darrell Schweitzer—this encyclopedia discusses pervasive themes in science fiction and fantasy and gives detailed attention to selected novels, films, and television series. The first two volumes provide 400 alphabetically arranged entries on individual themes, while the last volume includes alphabetically arranged entries on 200 particular works. Accessible to a wide range of audiences, this encyclopedia is destined to be a favorite resource for anyone interested in fantasy and science fiction. While other references provide relatively brief entries, or offer essays on a limited group of writers, this encyclopedia gives extensive treatment to the most important themes and works of science fiction and fantasy across a range of media.

Published in: 2005

Patricia Kerslake

Essays: "Moments of Empire: Perceptions of Kurd Lasswitz and H.G. Wells"

Review

The Times Literary Supplement:"Cherry-picked from the Wellsian"Professor W. Warren Wagar, Emeritus Professor of History, State University New York: "I bought a copy of the anthology of articles from The Wellsian directly from Equilibris and was much impressed not only by the contents but also by the sheer handsomeness of the volume. Equilibris is clearly a serious professional house."Dr. J.R. Hammond, President of The H.G. Wells Society: "I am really impressed with the book. It is most attractively printed and produced, and is a credit to all concerned."Professor Patrick Parrinder: "The Wellsian book is splendid - very well edited and produced - congratulations!"

In 'The Wellsian: Selected Essays on H.G. Wells', John S. Partington brings together a selection of the finest articles published in The Wellsian, the journal of the H.G. Wells Society, from 1981 to the present. The volume covers a wide breadth of Wells's work and thought, with essays from Lyman Tower Sargent on utopianism, Patrick Parrinder on The Time Machine, David Lake's textual analysis of the scientific romances, Michael Sherborne on Wells and Plato, and many others. With The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The Sea Lady, The Food of the Gods and The Door in the Wall all receiving detailed attention, this volume promises to be a worthy memorial to the first twenty-five years of The Wellsian. As well as celebrating Wells's greatest literary achievements, it explores the philosophical basis of his thought and, through several comparative studies, takes an interdisciplinary approach to his aesthetic concerns.

Published in: 2003
Theses

Completed PhD thesis
"The Role and Practive of Science Fiction in Empire: Experiments in Imagination"
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Published in: 2003

Completed Bachelor of Arts (Honours) thesis
"The Duality of Kipling: An Analysis of Selected Works."
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Published in: 1999
Completed Supervisions

Supervision of Postgraduate research:

Completed the following PhD supervisions:

Title of Thesis: Does the process of engaging in creative activity, run in diverse community settings in Victoria enhance communication and deliver the therapeutic outcomes of increased self-esteem and social inclusion? (2017)

Completed 48 Masters (Minor thesis) supervisions:

Intercultural Communications: Why Are There Misunderstandings?
How have digital innovations affected the photographic industry?
Is there a connection between violence in videogames and violence in children?
Should Art be subject to moral judgment?
Is the Chinese government loosening its hold of Chinese media?
Music piracy: Is it wrong?
Our online existence: Is virtual winning?
How are societies coping with gaming addiction?
Is the old inevitably superseded by the new? Ballet versus Hip-hop
Should advertising directed at children be more closely regulated?
New Words: Blogs, Vodcasts and Twitter – what happens next?
Do animated films comment on contentious social issues?
How is SPAM affecting the genuine advertising industry?
Why are BMW and Mercedes Benz such popular brands of car in Thailand?
Where Will Mobile Phone Technology Take Us?
An Ethnography of Asian Students Working in Melbourne’s Sex Industry
An Analysis of Why Buddhists Become Ambulance Drivers in Bangkok
An Ethnography of Post-Surgical Trans-Sexuals in Bangken
Why Do University Students Drink Alcohol?
What makes you buy online? Australian Teenagers and The New Spending Habit
Why Do The Chinese Eat Snakes? An Ethnography
An Exploration of University Students Sexual Morality in Melbourne, 2005.
What is behind the Obesity of Melbourne children?
Why Do University Students Want to Study Overseas?
What are the Benefits of Chinese – American Collaborative Film Projects?
Where is Japanese Animé Going? 21st Century Developments in New Technologies
Why Fashion is a Primary Creative Industry in Thailand
Why Does Tourism Endanger National Culture?
How Increasing Number of International Students Will Change Melbourne Transport
Cultural Exports: Australia and the Pacific Rim Nations
An Ethnography of the Gambling Habits of University Students in Melbourne
Event Management: The Tradition of Asian Festivals
What are the advantages of living a Western lifestyle?
You are what you eat: What are the health effects of dieting in females aged 18-30?
Why is Green Tea Gaining Popularity in Melbourne?
How overseas Study Could Affect Tourism in Thailand
Which way is technology going? An analysis of MIC-Students’ Technology Preferences.
Why is the Spa Industry So Popular?
An Ethnography of the Aspirations of IT Students in Three Melbourne Universities

Published in: 2005 - 2010
Research Interests

The Fable of Culture-Change: The evolution and devolution of hierarchical leadership structures through the lens of Science Fiction.

 

Questioning that the human desire for leadership has changed at all over the millennia, or that Homo sapiens have/will ever achieve a status of individual enlightenment. Using the analogies and metaphors of SF, examples of the desire/requirement for leaders and leadership in multiple environments and conditions are interrogated.

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The Death of the Hero: Where have all the heroes gone?

 

Explores the nature and role of the hero, past and contemporary; differences between generational and cultural hero; what activities are deemed heroic in C21st? Heroic icons; historical, sporting, cultural, physical, symbolic, metaphorical and metaphysical. National, international, transnational heroes. The evolution of the hero; portrayal of the hero in media and film. The politics of heroism; gendering; heroism of the patriarchy.

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STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Science Fiction narratives; Comparative SF
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Critical theory
LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
Communication and Media Studies - Media Studies
Science Fiction Film studies
Literary Studies - British and Irish Literature
Victorian & C19th novels; Imperial Project era; Science Fiction &amp; Fantasy
Cultural Studies - Postcolonial Studies
Hybridity; Duality; Subaltern studies
STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING
Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Poetry, Theatre studies
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
I am fascinated by Literary and comparative Science fiction, Imperial politics and Postcolonial theory.In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I also assess postgraduate theses, both major and minor, and provide reviews of all manner of technical and creative writing works.I was the first woman in Australia to gain a PhD that discussed the theoretical and cultural politics of empire in SF, and am continuing my research in this area, investigating various tropes and perceptions of the genre throughout its history.
LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE
Communication and Media Studies - Media Studies
SF film studies
Literary Studies - Literary Theory
Postcolonial theory; Critical reading theory
Journal article

Kerslake, P. (2015). Globalization, utopia, and postcolonial science fiction: new maps of hope. Utopian Studies, 26(2), 409-412.

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Kerslake, P. (2011). Carpe Diem : Frontiers in higher education. No. 72 in the At the interface/Probing the boundaries series by Tom Claes & David Seth Preston (eds.) [book review]. Australian universities' review., 53(2), 125-126. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_53-02

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Kerslake, P. (2011). Making a case for equity initiatives : Travelling towards a mirage? gender, leadership and higher education by Tanya Fitzgerald & Jane Wilkinson [book review]. Australian universities' review., 53(2), 129-130. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_53-02.

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Kerslake, P. (2011). Tribes and territories : improving what is learned at university: an exploration of the social and organisational diversity of university education by John Brennan, Robert Edmunds, Muir Houston, David Jary, Yann Lebeau, Michael Osborne and John T. E. Richardson. Australian universities' review., 53(1), 111-112. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_53-01

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Kerslake, P. (2010). All we are saying... : Peace Education: Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations by James Page (with a foreword by Koichiro Matsuura) [book review]. Australian universities' review., 52(1), 83-84. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_52-01

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Kerslake, P. (2010). And thereby hangs a tale ... : Narrative research on learning: comparative and international perspectives. Sheila Trahar (ed.), with a foreword by Ruth Hayhoe [book review]. Australian universities' review., 52(2), 89-90. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_52-02

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Kerslake, P. (2010). Studied success : Crossing the finish line: completing college at America's public universities by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos & Michael S. McPherson [book review]. Australian universities' review., 52(1), 85-86. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_52-01

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Kerslake, P. (2010). The moving finger writes : Improving learning in college: rethinking literacies across the curriculum, by Roz Ivanic, Richard Edwards, David Barton, Marilyn Martin-Jones, Zoe Fowler, Buddug Hughes, Greg Mannion, Kate Miller, Dandice Satchwell & June Smith [book review]. Australian universities' review., 52(2), 91-92. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/nteu/docs/aur_52-02

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Kerslake, P. (2009). How the product is shaped by the container : a learning ideology. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 6(2), 42-53. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=255

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Kerslake, P. (2002). Moments of empire : perceptions of Kurt Lasswitz and H.G. Wells. Wellsian., 25, 25-38.

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Book chapter

Kerslake, P. (2012). When all wars are done : the transcendent humanity of Iain M. Banks. In Unknown (Ed.), Future wars : the anticipations and the fears edited by David Seed. (pp. 201-217). Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.

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Kerslake, P. (2005). Exploration : Essay. In Unknown (Ed.), Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy : Themes, Works and Wonders. (pp. ?). Westport, USA: Greenwood Press. Retrieved from http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313329500

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Kerslake, P. (2005). Galactic empire. In Unknown (Ed.), Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy : themes, works and wonders. (1st ed., pp. ?). Westport, USA: Greenwood Press. Retrieved from http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313329500

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Kerslake, P. (2003). Moments of empire : perceptions of Kurt Lasswitz and H.G. Wells. In J. S. Partington (Ed.), Wellsian : selected essays on H.G. Wells (pp. 69-83). Oss, Netherlands: Equilibris.

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Kerslake, P. (2005). Planetary colonies. In Unknown (Ed.), Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy : themes, works and wonders. (1st ed., pp. ?). Westport, USA: Greenwood Press. Retrieved from http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313329500

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Kerslake, P. (2005). Terraforming. In Unknown (Ed.), Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy : themes, works and wonders, Volume 2 (1st ed., pp. 807-809). Westport, USA: Greenwood Press. Retrieved from http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9780313329500

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Conference paper

Kerslake, P. (2011). Home and away: a Melbourne case study of international students' education experiences - insights for change. In APAIE 2011, Taipei, Taiwan. (pp. 1-23). Taipei, Taiwan: APAIE. Retrieved from http://www.apaie.org/resources/session.php

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Book

Kerslake, P. (2010). Science Fiction and Empire (Paperback ed. ed.). Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press. Retrieved from http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/detail.html?bookid=bo5456509

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