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.
2016 Faculty Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Law
2012 School-based Academic Orientation and Transition/Retention Program $40K Grant
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.
I welcome Masters or PhD research proposals in
Vice President (Administration) The Australian University Heads of English (AUHE)
Member of the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
Member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
Recent Media Interviews
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.
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.
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.