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

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bonner, Frances and McKay, Susan (2010). Slawa i zdrowie w australijskich czasopismach kobiecych. Świat (z) kolorowych czasopism: Prasa dla kobiet i dziewczyn w perspektywie interdyscyplinarnej.. (pp. 247-255) edited by Edyty Zierkiewicz. 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. Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal. (pp. 25-38) edited by Gareth Palmer. Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Bonner, Frances (2008). Ordinary television. The Television Genre Book. (pp. 175-176) edited by Glen Greeber. England: BFI Palgrave Macmillan.

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

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

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

  • Bonner, F. J. (2006). Television: Language. Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (pp. 548-554) edited by K. Brown. UK: Elsevier Ltd.

  • Bonner, Frances (2005). Looking inside: Showing medical operations on ordinary television. The Spectacle of the Real: From Hollywood to 'Reality' TV and Beyond. (pp. 105-115) Intellect Ltd..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bonner, Frances (1992). Confession time: women and game shows. Imagining women: Cultural representations and gender. (pp. 237-249) edited by Frances Bonner, Lizbeth Goodman, Richard Allen, Linda Janes and Catherine King. Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: Polity Press.

  • Bonner, Frances (1992). Towards a better way of being: feminist science fiction. Imagining women: Cultural representations and gender. (pp. 94-102) edited by Frances Bonner, Lizbeth Goodman, Richard Allen, Linda Janes and Catherine King. Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: Polity Press.

  • Frances Bonner (1984). Women and the new media. All her labours: embroidering the framework. (pp. 32-45) edited by Women and Labour Publications Collective. Sydney, Australia: Hale and Iremonger.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

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

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision