Associate Professor Giselle Bastin

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities (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.

Key Roles:

  • President of the Australian University Heads of English (AUHE)
  • Course Coordinator of the Flinders BA and BA--Enhanced Program for High Achievers

Giselle's research focuses on the field of 'royalism' and biographies, biopics and histories about the British Royal Family, and representations of the upper-middle class and aristocracy in heritage film and English literature. Giselle is a regular media commentator about British royalty.

Indicative Publications:

  • "From Fairytale Romance to Royal Soap Opera: The 1980s and 1990s Television Biopics of Princess Diana and Prince Charles," Journal of Popular Culture. Vol. 15. No. 1 (2018) 194-214.
  • "The Re-Centering of the Monarch in the Royal Biopic: The Queen and The King's Speech," Rule Britannia! The Biopic and British Identity. Suny Press, 2018.
  • "Narratives of Domestic and Foreign Appeasement in the 2010-12 Upstairs, Downstairs," Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey (Rowman & Litchfield, 2015).
  • "Precursor Texts in the Novel and Film of Atonement," In the Shadow of the Precursor (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012).
  • "'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 (2010).
  • "Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family," a/b: Auto/Biography, 24:1 (2009):34-52.
  • "'The Innocent's A Broad!: Depictions of Australians In London in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie and Diana and Me," London Was Full of Rooms (Lythrum Press, 2006) 225-234.
  • "Pandora's Voice-Box: How Woman Became the 'Gossip Girl'," Women and Language:The Gendering of Talk, Gossip, and Communication Practices (2011).



Qualifications

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

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator of the BA, BA (Hons) and BA--Enhanced Program for High Achievers

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;

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
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
ENGL7714 Thinking About Theory
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), 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)
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
Queen Elizabeth II
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan
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
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan
  • 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.

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