Associate Professor Giselle Bastin

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (233)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 BA, BA (Hons) and BA--Enhanced Program for High Achievers


Chair, Bachelor of Arts Management Committee and Bachelor of Arts Course Advisory Committee

Topic Coordinator and lecturer:

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.

Research expertise
Biography
Cultural studies
Film, television and digital media
Historical studies
Learning and teaching
Literary studies 
Popular cultural studies
Research interests
  • Biographical, historical, literary, and filmed representations of the British Royal Family
  • Biographical, historical, literary, and filmed representations 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; theories of adaptation
  • Biography/Narratives of royalty and aspects of royalism
  • Nostalgia/Heritage/Filming the past
  • Literature by the Brontës
  • Biographies and biopics about literary figures
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
ENGL7713 Advanced Genre Studies (Mid-20th Century American Literature, Film, and Culture)
ENGL1101 Approaches to Literature
ARTS3000 Project and Conference
ARTS2000 The Work-Ready BA
ENGL7712 Advanced Literary Studies:TS Eliot and Virginia Woolf
ENGL2121 Adaptations: Literature on Screen
ARTS1000 Research and Inquiry Across the BA
Topic lecturer
ENGL2121 Adaptations: Literature on Screen
ENGL2140 Epochs of English
ENGL1101 Approaches to Literature
ENGL1102 Literary Interpretations
Supervisory interests
English country manor in literature and film
English literature
Literary culture
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: 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), The Brontes (1)
Associate supervisor: Representations of Information Technology in Literature (1), Campus clique; fiction; crime fiction (1), Language in James Kelman's Fiction (1), Feminist Crime Fiction: the Stories of Patricia Cornwell (1), Film Adaptations of Shakespeare (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Accents
Culture
English Language
Entertainment
Great Britain
Heritage
Literature - English
Media
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
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • 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
Further information

Recent Media Interviews

2018

May 18 SBS Television’s Live Coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding- Studio Panel Royal Expert, compared by Ray Martin, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creacy; May 17 ABC New Mornings, The Royal Wedding; 22 Apr. Paul and George Radio 2GB Sydney, The Successor to the Queen as Head of Commonwealth + royal wedding; 17 April ‘Prince Edward’s Visit to Adelaide’ ABC Radio 891; 17 Apr. ABC News Digital: interview about royal baby names.

2017

Dec. 2 ‘Meghan Markle and the British Press’, Radio 2GB Talking Lifestyle; Dec. 28 'Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement’, Radio Talking Lifestyle ABC News Digital with Jessica Haynes (Brisbane), The New Daily with Susannah Guthrie (Melbourne); Sept. 1 ‘The Rules of Royal Succession’, Noosa FM; Aug. 14 ‘King Charles or King William: Who’s Next in Line for the Throne?’, Radio 2GB Talking Lifestyle (formerly Radio 2UE); May 5 ‘Prince Philip Retiring from Public Life,’ Studio interview Ch 7 Today Tonight; May 4 ‘Prince Philip Retiring from Public Life,’ ABC Radio National; May 5 ‘Prince Philip: Rumours of Death Unfounded,’ New Zealand Herald; Mar. 17 ‘Plans for the Queen’s Funeral’, Panelist on The Drum, ABC News 24; Feb. 19 ‘Britain’s Prince Charles; future activist king, or apolitical figurehead?’, The Herald Sun, interview with Danielle Le Messurier.

2015

Nov. 2 ‘Charles and Camilla’s Australian Visit,’ ABC Radio (Brisbane); Sept 9 Retrospective Look at the Reign of EIIR,’ Today Tonight Channel 7; Sept. 6 ‘The Longest Reign: EIIR Reigns Longer than Victoria,’ Radio 2UE Sydney; Apr. 3 ‘Royal Baby Names’ Radio 2UE Sydney; Apr 23 ‘Prince Philip’s Australian Knighthood Conferred’ Channel 7 National News; Apr 26 ‘The Impending Birth of New Royal Baby ABC 24 Television; May 6 ‘Catherine and William: The Face of Modern Royalty,’ ABC Canberra.