Associate Professor Frances Bonner

Hon. Research Associate Prof.

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
f.bonner@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53201

Overview

Associate Professor Frances Bonner’s research interests include film and television studies; magazines; celebrities; science fiction; women's studies

Associate Professor Bonner holds an MA (Tas) and a PhD (Open) and is a reader in the EMSAH School.

She is the author of:

  • Personality Presenters: Television's intermediaries with viewers, Ashgate, 2011.
  • Ordinary Television, Sage, 2003.
  • Fame Games: the Production of Celebrity in Australia, Cambridge UP, 2000 (with Graeme Turner and David Marshall).
  • Articles on television, magazines, science fiction, and film.

Associate Professor Bonner’s current research includes popular non-fiction television programs and their presenters; magazines, especially magazines and health; and celebrity.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Open(UK)
  • Master of Arts, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Tasmania

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2015) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2015) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bonner, Frances (2014). Game shows. In Bridget Griffen-Foley (Ed.), A companion to the Australian media (pp. 188-189) Kew, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2014). Lifestyle television. In Bridget Griffen-Foley (Ed.), A companion to the Australian media (pp. 243-244) Kew, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2014). Magazines. In Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull (Ed.), The Media & Communications in Australia 4th ed. (pp. 193-208) Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Bonner, Frances (2014). Women's magazines. In Bridget Griffen-Foley (Ed.), A companion to the Australian media (pp. 498-500) Kew, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2013). Gaudy nights: dance and reality television's display of talent. In Jason Jacobs and Steven Peacock (Ed.), Television aesthetics and style (pp. 251-267) New York, NY, United States: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Bonner, Frances (2013). Recording reality: documentary film and television. In Stuart Hall, Jessie Evans and Sean Nixon (Ed.), Representation 2nd ed. (pp. 60-99) London, United Kingdom: Sage.

  • Bonner, Frances (2012). My favourite things: Spin-off products and television memories. In Kate Darian-Smith and Sue Turnbull (Ed.), Remembering television. Histories, technologies, memories (pp. 173-191) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2011). Lifestyle television: Gardening and the good life. In Tania Lewis and Emily Potter (Ed.), Ethical consumption: A critical introduction (pp. 231-243) Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203867785

  • Bonner, Frances (2010). Magazines. In Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 3rd ed. (pp. 173-188) Crows Nest, N.S.W, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Bonner, Frances and du Gay, Paul (2010). Representing the enterprising self : Thirtysomething and contemporary consumer culture. In David Oswell (Ed.), Cultural theory (pp. 49-70) London: Sage.

  • Bonner, Frances and McKay, Susan (2010). Slawa i zdrowie w australijskich czasopismach kobiecych. In Edyty Zierkiewicz (Ed.), Świat (z) kolorowych czasopism: Prasa dla kobiet i dziewczyn w perspektywie interdyscyplinarnej. (pp. 247-255) Wrocław, Poland: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT: Wrocławskie Wydawnictwo Oświatowe (Publishing House TRUMP - Educational Publishing House).

  • Bonner, Frances (2008). Digging for difference: British and Australian television gardening programmes. In Gareth Palmer (Ed.), Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal (pp. 25-38) Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2008). Ordinary television. In Glen Greeber (Ed.), The Television Genre Book 2nd ed. ed. (pp. 175-176) England: BFI Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Turner, Graeme, Bonner, Frances and Marshall, P. D. (2008). The meaning and significance of celebrity. In Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn (Ed.), The tabloid culture reader (pp. 141-148) Maidenhead, United Kingdom; New York, United States of America: Open University Press.

  • Bonner, F J (2006). Magazines. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 2nd ed. (pp. 193-208) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, Graeme, Bonner, Frances and Marshall, P. David (2006). Producing celebrity. In P. D. Marshall (Ed.), The Celebrity Culture Reader (pp. 770-798) New York: Routledge.

  • Bonner, F. J. (2006). Television: Language. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics 2nd ed. (pp. 548-554) UK: Elsevier Ltd.

  • Bonner, F. J. (2005). Looking inside: Showing medical operations on ordinary television. In G. King (Ed.), The Spectacle of the Real: From Hollywood to Reality TV and Beyond 1st ed. (pp. 105-116) Bristol, UK: Intellect.

  • Bonner, F. J. (2005). The celebrity in the text. In J. Evans and D. Hesmondhaigh (Ed.), Understanding Media: Inside Celebrity (pp. 57-96) Maindenhead, England: Open University Press.

  • Bonner, Frances (2005). Whose lifestyle is it anyway?. In D. Bell and J. Hollows (Ed.), Ordinary lifestyles: Popular media, consumption and taste (pp. 35-46) Maidenhead, England: Open University Press.

  • Bonner, F. J. (2002). Magazines. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The Media & Communications in Australia (pp. 188-199) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Bonner, F. J. (2000). Lifestyle programs -- no choice but to choose. In Graeme Turner and Stuart Cunningham (Ed.), The Australian TV Book 1st ed. (pp. 103-116) St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Bonner, F. J. and McKay, S. B. (2000). Politicising breast cancer. In Hannelore Best and Eileen Sellers (Ed.), International Images of Health: Perspectives, Power & Practice 1st ed. (pp. 61-68) Ballarat: University of Ballarat.

  • Bonner, Frances (1994). Representations of the Female Cook. In Coastscripts: Gender Representations in the Arts (pp. 63-71) Griffith University: AIWRAP.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • O'Regan, Thomas, Bonner, Frances J., Jacobs, Jason, Kilner, Kerry, Djubal, Clay and Mills, Catriona (2009) Austlit: Screenlit. St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, AustLit.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision