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Statement for HDR students

My PhD project investigates psychoanalytic concepts of death drive incorporated into comedy films. It does this by creating three 10-minute comedy films and developing an exegesis which explores psychoanalytic theories of the death drive and their relation to comedy films, including the three films made as part of the project. The aim and expected contribution of the project is to fill a gap in the study of the death drive in comedy films and to describe structural principles of comedy films that portray death and aggression based on the concept of the death drive.

Education/Academic qualification

Moving Image, Master, University of Sydney

24 Feb 202018 Jun 2021

Award Date: 8 Oct 2021

Media Arts and Production, Bachelor, University of Technology Sydney

6 Mar 201721 Nov 2019

Award Date: 18 Mar 2020

External positions

Membership, Australian Death Studies Society

23 Sep 2021 → …