Position

Associate Professor
English/Creative Writing & Aust Studies

Biography

Giselle Bastin has a BA (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, and a Ph.D. from Flinders University. Her research interests are biographies of the British Royal Family, narratives about royalty, and the representations of the upper-middle class and aristocracy in heritage film and English literature. Giselle's teaching and research also focuses on literary adaptations and film. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, and the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand. Giselle is currently researching the House of Windsor on screen, and is a regular media commentator about British royalty.

Giselle also conducts research into the relationship between secondary and tertiary sector English curriculum.

Giselle is the Course Coordinator of the BA at Flinders, and Coordinator of the BA--Enhanced Program for High Achievers.

Qualifications

B.Arts (Honours) The University of Adelaide (1988)
Ph.D. Flinders University (2001)

Honours, awards and grants

2016 Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Law

2012 School-based Academic Orientation and Transition/Retention Program $40K Grant

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts--Enhanced Program for High Achievers
Chair, Bachelor of Arts Management Committee and Bachelor of Arts Course Advisory Committee
First Year Director of Studies for the School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Topic Coordinator for: ENGL 1101 Approaches to Literature; ENGL2121: Adaptations: Literature on Screen; ARTS1000: Inquiry & Research Across the BA; ARTS2000: The Work-Ready BA; ARTS3000: Project & Conference; and an Honours topic on Literary Modernism.

Giselle lectures regularly in the following topics: ENGL1101 and 1102; and ENGL2040 Epochs of Literature.

Teaching interests

  • Film Adaptation of Literature/Literature on Screen
  • Mid-20th Century American Literature, Culture and Film
  • English and American Literature
  • Literary History
  • Literary Modernism

Topic Coordinator:

  • ARTS1000  Research and Inquiry Across the BA
  • ARTS2000  The Work-Ready BA
  • ARTS3000  Project and Conference
  • ENGL1101  Approaches to Literature
  • ENGL2121  Adaptations: Literature on Screen
  • ENGL7712  Advanced Literary Studies:TS Eliot and Virginia Woolf
  • ENGL7713  Advanced Genre Studies (Mid-20th Century American Literature, Film, and Culture)

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Biography
  • Cultural studies
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Film, television and digital media
  • Historical studies
  • Learning and teaching
  • Literary studies 
  • Popular cultural studies

Research interests

  • Royal Biographies and Biopics of the British Royal Family
  • Biographies of the English Upper-Middle Class and Aristocracy
  • Literature on Film
  • Heritage Film

I welcome Masters or PhD research proposals in

  • Literature on Film/in Adaptation
  • Heritage Film and the English/American Novel
  • Biography/Narratives of Royalty
  • Nostalgia/Heritage/Filming the Past

Supervisory interests

  • English country manor in literature and film
  • English literature
  • Literary culture

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Neo-Liberal Narratives in Contemporary American TV Drama (1) ; Thomas Pynchon's Fiction (1) ; Fiction by Charlotte and Emily Bronte (1) ; The Crime Stories of Margery Allingham (1) ;

Associate supervisor : The uncanny; travel writing; gothic fiction; postmodernism (1) ; The Adaptation Process From Screen to Text; Creative writing; fan fiction; young adult fiction (1) ; History of the Nation Review (1) ; Narratology: Examining Barthe's concepts of 'readerly' and 'writerly' texts (1) ; Creative writing (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (1) ; Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Stories (1) ; Therapeutic Life Writing (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Representations of Information Technology in Literature (1) ; Film Adaptations of Shakespeare (1) ; Campus clique; fiction; crime fiction (1) ; Language in James Kelman's Fiction (1) ; Feminist Crime Fiction: the Stories of Patricia Cornwell (1) ;

Publications

  • Bastin, G.E. (2017). The Re-Centering of the Monarch in the Royal Biopic: The Queen and The King's Speech. In R. Barton Palmer, William Epstein, Homer B. Pettey, ed. Biopics and British National Identity. New York, United States of America: State University of New York Press, pp. 1-26.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2015). Upstairs, Downstairs (2010-2012) and Narratives of Domestic and Foreign Appeasement. In James Leggott and Julie Anne Taddeo, ed. Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey. London, UK: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 165-175.
  • Bastin, G. (2012). Precursor Texts in the Novel and Film of Atonement. In D Glenn, MR Haque, B Kooyman & N Bierbaum, ed. The Shadow of the Precursor. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 188-201.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2011). Pandora's Voice-Box: How Woman Became the "Gossip Girl" In Melissa Ames and Sarah Himsel Burcon, ed. Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media. Jefferson, USA: McFarland and Company, pp. 17-29.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2006). The Innocent's a Broad!: Depictions of Australians in London in 'The Adventures of Barry McKenzie' and 'Diana and Me' In Tully Barnett, Nena Bierbaum, Syd Harrex, Rick Hosking, Graham Tulloch, ed. London Was Full of Rooms. Adelaide, SA: Lythrum Press, pp. 225-234.
  • Douglas, J.K., Bastin, G.E., McCrea, M.C. and Savvas, M.X. (Eds.). (2008). Journeying and Journalling Creative and critical meditations on travel writing. Adelaide: Wakefield.
    [Web Link]
  • Bastin, G.E. (2014). Adaptation Studies and the Australian National Curriculum. Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 39 pp. 15-30.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2010). There Were Three of Us in this Biography, So it Was a Bit Crowded: The Biographer as Suitor and the Rhetoric of Romance in Diana: Her True Story. Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 1(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Bastin, G.E. (2009). The 1970s gossip girls : gossip's role in the surveillance and construction of female social networks in Helen Garner's monkey grip. Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, 23(2) pp. 115-120.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2009). Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 24(1) pp. 34-52.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2005). From Grand Recit to Petit Histoire: Exploring Historical Cleavage in Kate Grenville's Joan Makes History. Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 11(1) pp. 28-37.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2014). Adaptation Studies and the Australian National Curriculum. Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 39 pp. 15-30.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2010). There Were Three of Us in this Biography, So it Was a Bit Crowded: The Biographer as Suitor and the Rhetoric of Romance in Diana: Her True Story. Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 1(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Bastin, G.E. (2009). Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 24(1) pp. 34-52.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2009). The 1970s gossip girls : gossip's role in the surveillance and construction of female social networks in Helen Garner's monkey grip. Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, 23(2) pp. 115-120.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2005). From Grand Recit to Petit Histoire: Exploring Historical Cleavage in Kate Grenville's Joan Makes History. Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 11(1) pp. 28-37.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2017). The Re-Centering of the Monarch in the Royal Biopic: The Queen and The King's Speech. In R. Barton Palmer, William Epstein, Homer B. Pettey, ed. Biopics and British National Identity. New York, United States of America: State University of New York Press, pp. 1-26.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2015). Upstairs, Downstairs (2010-2012) and Narratives of Domestic and Foreign Appeasement. In James Leggott and Julie Anne Taddeo, ed. Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey. London, UK: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 165-175.
  • Bastin, G. (2012). Precursor Texts in the Novel and Film of Atonement. In D Glenn, MR Haque, B Kooyman & N Bierbaum, ed. The Shadow of the Precursor. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 188-201.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2011). Pandora's Voice-Box: How Woman Became the "Gossip Girl" In Melissa Ames and Sarah Himsel Burcon, ed. Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media. Jefferson, USA: McFarland and Company, pp. 17-29.
  • Bastin, G.E. (2006). The Innocent's a Broad!: Depictions of Australians in London in 'The Adventures of Barry McKenzie' and 'Diana and Me' In Tully Barnett, Nena Bierbaum, Syd Harrex, Rick Hosking, Graham Tulloch, ed. London Was Full of Rooms. Adelaide, SA: Lythrum Press, pp. 225-234.

Professional and community engagement

Member of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
Member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Accents
  • Culture
  • English Language
  • Entertainment
  • Great Britain
  • Heritage
  • Literature - English
  • Media

Interests

  • British Royalty: William and Catherine
  • Diana, Princess of Wales: cultural and historical interpretations
  • Popular Biography/Biography studies
  • Popular English Heritage ('Downton Abbey', 'Upstairs, Downstairs').
  • Prince Charles
  • Prince Philip
  • The House of Windsor
  • The Monarchy in Australia/The Reign of Elizabeth II

Contact

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Location: Humanities Building (233)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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