Associate Professor Julia Erhart is the recipient of a grant from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2016), a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (2014), and a fellowship from Fulbright (2000).
Julia's current research is primarily in the area of women screen practitioners. Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films (IB Tauris, 2018) examines the innovations of women filmmakers in film forms including biopics and movies about the 'war on terror'. Forthcoming research includes The Cinema of Gillian Armstrong (Edinburgh 2019).
Julia is an internationally recognised researcher in LGBTQ identities and commercial media. Articles by her have appeared in numerous anthologies including Queer TV in the Twenty-First Century (McFarland, 2016), Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: Biopics and American National Identity (SUNY, 2016), and Queer Love in Film and Television (Palgrave, 2013), and in journals which include Continuum, Continuum, a/b: Auto/Biography, Screening the Past.
Julia is a committed, passionate, and nationally recognised teacher. In addition to receiving the OLT Citation, her accomplishments were acknowledged in 2012 when she received both the Vice-Chancellor's award and the Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching. At Flinders she has been the recipient of two competitive teaching grants, 'Embedding Transition Pedagogy Principles in First Year' and, with a colleague, a 'Teaching and Learning Innovation' grant.
Institutions Julia has taught at include the University of California (Santa Cruz), San Francisco State University, New York University, Brown University, and Technische Universität in Chemnitz. Born and raised in New York City, Julia worked for New Line Cinema, Paperjacks (a division of Pocket Books), and as a freelance film editor before becoming an academic. She currently lives in the Adelaide Hills.
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA, New York University
BA, Brown University
WOMEN FILM DIRECTORS - GILLIAN ARMSTRONG
Julia is the sole author of a monograph about Australian film director Gillian Armstrong (currently under construction; to be published by Edinburgh 2019).
GENDERING HISTORY ON SCREEN
Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films (IB Tauris 2018) asserts that women directors bring innovative and reflexive approaches to films about the past, including biographical films, first-person documentaries, Holocaust films, and movies about the 'war on terror'. In addition to Gendering History, Julia is the author of numerous articles on the subject which have appeared in The Queer Screen Reader (Routledge 2007), Screening the Past, Camera Obscura, and Screen. A Fulbright Fellowship was awarded in support of this project.
With colleagues in English, Screen and Media, Drama, and Archeology, Julia co-led the 2016 cross-disciplinary Humanities and Creative Arts research theme Technologies of Memory and Affect. The theme explored the impact of digital technologies on forms of public histories and popular memories.
NEW QUEER IDENTITIES
LGBTQ themes and identities (queer dads; donor conception; gay 'heroism') are the focus of this multi-platform research. Publications have appeared in Queer Love in Film and Television (Palgrave 2013), Queer TV in the Twenty-First Century (McFarland 2016), a/b: auto/biography studies, and in Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: Biopics and American National Identity (SUNY 2016).
This research explores issues of paratext and reception in both network and publicly-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation comedies. Essays consider Chris Lilley's satirical 'cringe' comedy (via separate essays published in Continuum 2014 and Continuum 2013).
Non-fiction media (documentary, biographical film, historical film); women's media practice; gender and LGBTQ studies in film and television; cultural studies of media; contemporary pedagogies
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence 2015 -
School of Humanities and Creative Arts Award for Part-time Teaching 2013 -
Pinnacle Foundation supporting LGBTIQ youth, Mentor, 2014 -
Let's Get Equal, Law Reform Lobby Group for Same-Sex Couples in SA, 2006 -
Pink Parents, SA Lesbian, Gay and Queer Parents Lobby/Community Group, 2001 -
Society for Cinema Studies, 1992 -
WIFT (Women in Film and Television)Australia, 1997 -
Opening Address, Cups and Coupling, Premiere Art Gallery, Adelaide, October 2005
Opening Address, MEG Wilderness School Video Launch, Adelaide, 2004
State Selector, Women on Women International Film Festival, Sydney, 2001
Address to Senior Scholars, Fulbright Orientation, Berlin, Sept 2000