Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner

Emeritus Professor

Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Graeme Turner is one of the founding figures in media and cultural studies in Australia, and a leading figure internationally. He has published 23 books with international publishers, his work has been translated into 9 languages, and many of his books have gone into multiple editions. A former ARC Federation Fellow, a past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (2000-2012), his most recent projects have been focused on television and new media, and the formation of national communities. His most recent publications include (with Anna Cristina Pertierra) Locating Television: Zones of Consumption (Routledge, 2013), What's Become of Cultural Studies? (Sage, 2012), Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (S(Sage, 2010), and (with Jinna Tay) Television Studies after TV: Understanding television in the post-broadcast era (Routledge, 2009). He is an Emeritus Professor in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies..

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Academy of Humanities
  • PhD, University of East Anglia
  • Master of Arts, Queen's University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of Sydney

Publications

  • Turner, Graeme (2014) Is celebrity news, news?. Journalism, 15 2: 144-152.

  • Turner, Graeme (2014). Reality television and the demotic turn. In Laurie Oullette (Ed.), A Companion to Reality TV (pp. 309-323) Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Turner, Graeme (2013) Practising cultural studies today. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14 3: 463-467.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Turner, Graeme (2014). Reality television and the demotic turn. In Laurie Oullette (Ed.), A Companion to Reality TV (pp. 309-323) Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Turner, Graeme (2012). Television and new media. In Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane (Ed.), Taking stock: the humanities in Australian life since 1968 (pp. 160-165) Perth, WA, Australia: University of Western Australia Press.

  • Turner, Graeme (2011). Convergence and divergence: The international experience of digital television. In James Bennett and Niki Strange (Ed.), Television as digital media (pp. 31-51) Durham NC, USA: Duke University Press.

  • Cunningham, Stuart and Turner, Graeme (2010). Introduction: The media and communications today. In Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 3rd ed. (pp. 1-11) Crows Nest, N.S.W, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, Graeme (2010). Public relations. In Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 3rd ed. (pp. 207-216) Crows Nest, N.S.W, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, Graeme (2009). Television and the nation: Does it matter any more?. In Graeme Turner and Jinna Tay (Ed.), Television studies after TV: Understanding television in the post-broadcast era 1st ed. (pp. 54-64) Abingdon Oxford: Routledge.

  • Turner, Graeme (2008). Critical literacy, cultural literacy, and the English school curriculum in Australia. In S. Owen (Ed.), Richard Hoggart and cultural studies (pp. 158-170) London, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Turner, G. (2008). Film and Cultural Studies. In Donald, J. and Renov, M. (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Film Studies (pp. 270-284) London: Sage.

  • 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.

  • Turner, G. (2007). The Economy of celebrity. In Redmond, S. & Holmes, S. (Ed.), Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader 1 ed. (pp. 193-205) London: Sage Publications.

  • Turner, G (2006). Celebrity. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 2nd ed. (pp. 357-367) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, G (2006). Celebrity, the tabloid and the democratic public sphere. In P. D. Marshall (Ed.), The celebrity culture reader (pp. 487-500) New York: Routledge.

  • Turner, G (2006). Cultural identities. In G. Turner (Ed.), Film as Social Practice 4 ed. (pp. 170-175) Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Turner, G (2006). Informing the public: Is there a place for critical humanities?. In E. Probyn, S. Muecke and A. Shoemaker (Ed.), Creating Value: The Humanities & Their Publics (pp. 141-153) Canberra: The Australian Academy of the Humanities.

  • 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.

  • Turner, Graeme (2006). Public relations. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 2nd ed. (pp. 227-237) Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, G (2006). Spectacle versus narrative. In G. Turner (Ed.), Film as Social Practice 4 ed. (pp. 35-39) Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Turner, G and Cunningham, S. (2006). The media and communications today: Introduction. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The media and communications in Australia 2nd ed. (pp. 1-9) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, G. (2005). Discipline wars: Australian studies, cultural studies and the analysis of national culture. In D. Carter and M. Crotty (Ed.), Australian Studies Centre 25th Anniversary Collection (pp. 5-19) St Lucia, Qld.: The Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland.

  • Turner, G. (2004). Audience decline. In J. Sinclair (Ed.), Contemporary World Television (pp. 44-44) London: British Film Institute Publishing.

  • Turner, G. (2004). Television and democracy: Threats and opportunities. In J. Sinclair (Ed.), Contemporary World Television (pp. 4-6) London: British Film Institute Publishing.

  • Turner, G. (2003). Ethics, entertainment and the tabloid: The case of talkback radio in Australia. In C. Lumby and E. Probyn (Ed.), Remote Control: New Media, New Ethics (pp. 87-99) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Turner, G. (2002). Editor's introduction. In G. Turner (Ed.), The Film Cultures Reader (pp. 1-10) London: Routledge.

  • Turner, Graeme (2002). Public relations. In Stuart Cunningham and Graeme Turner (Ed.), The Media and Communications in Australia 1st ed. (pp. 217-225) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

  • Miller, T. and Turner, G. (2002). Radio. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The Media and Communications in Australia (pp. 133-151) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

  • Turner, G. (2002). Television production and distribution. In T. Miller and A. Lockett (Ed.), Television Studies (pp. 46-50) London: British Film Institute Publishing.

  • Turner, G. and Cunningham, S. (2002). The media and communications in Australia today. In S. Cunningham and G. Turner (Ed.), The Media and Communications in Australia (pp. 3-20) Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

  • Turner, G. (2001). Australasia. In Toby Miller (Ed.), A Companion to Cultural Studies 1 ed. (pp. 246-258) Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.

  • Turner, G. (2001). Reshaping Australian institutions: Popular culture, the market and the public sphere. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs 1 ed. (pp. 161-175) Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

  • Turner, G. (2001). Sold Out: Recent shifts in television news and current affairs in Australia. In M. Bromley (Ed.), No News is Bad News (pp. 46-58) Harlow: Longman.

  • Turner, G. (2000). Studying television. In Graeme Turner and Stuart Cunningham (Ed.), The Australian TV Book First ed. (pp. 3-12-12) St. Leonards, NSW, Australia: Allen and Unwin.

  • Turner, G. (2000). Television news and current affairs: Welcome to Frontline. In Graeme Turner and Stuart Cunningham (Ed.), The Australian TV Book (pp. 89-102) St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

  • Turner, G. (1999). Making it National reconsidered: The uses of nationalism in contemporary Australia. In Adi Wimmer (Ed.), Australian nationalism reconsidered: Maintaining a monocultural tradition in a multicultural society 1st ed. (pp. 18-28) Tubingen, Germany: Stauffenberg Verlag.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Turner, G. (1999). Australian literature & the public sphere. In: Alison Bartlett, Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee, Australian Literature & the Public Sphere: Refereed Proceedings of the 1998 Conference. 21st annual Conference of ASAL, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, (1-14). 3-7 July, 1998.

  • Turner, G. (1999). Australian popular music & everyday life. In: Gerry Bloustien, Musical Visions: Selected Conference Proceedings from the 6th National Australian/New Zealand IASPM and Inaugural Arnhem Land Performance Conference. 6th National Aust/NZ IASPM etc, Univ. of SA, (147-155). June, 1998.

Edited Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision