Dr Nicholas Godfrey

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (305)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Nicholas Godfrey is a Senior Lecturer in Screen at Flinders University. He is the author of The Limits of Auteurism: Case Studies in the Critically Constructed New Hollywood (Rutgers University Press, 2018). His research and teaching interests include Hollywood cinema, film history, film style, film distribution and reception, film genres, Australian cinema and Asian cinema. He is a contributor to Metro and Senses of Cinema, and has been involved with programming films for the Adelaide Film Festival and the Mercury Cinema. He has also been a judge for the South Australian Screen Awards and the Australian Teachers of Media Awards.


PhD, Flinders University

BA (Hons), Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

2024 New Colombo Mobility Plan Grant ($75,900)

2023 Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (team), Flinders University

2023 Excellence in Teaching Award (team), College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University

2023 History Trust of South Australia 2022-23 History Grant ($4993) for project Auditing the State Film and Video Library of South Australia Collection

2019 Vice Chancellor's Award in Teaching Innovation, Flinders University

2019 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University

2019 New Colombo Mobility Plan Grant ($49,500)

2017 New Colombo Mobility Plan Grant ($89,100)

2016 Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University

2014 Part-Time Teaching Award, Humanities and Creative Arts Teaching Staff, Flinders University

2010 Australian Postgraduate Award

2010 Flinders University Medal

Key responsibilities

Teaching Program Director, Creative and Performing Arts (2021-2023)

Discipline Lead, Screen (2021-2022)

Major Convenor, Creative and Performing Arts (2019-2020)

College Academic Integrity Coordinator (2018-2020)

Topic coordinator
SCME1000 Film Form and Analysis
SCME2000 The Hollywood Industry
SCME2107 Asian Cinema
SCME3004 History of Film Style
SCME3012 Independent Research Project in Screen Studies
SCME2104 Popular Genres
Topic lecturer
SCME2101 Australian/Indigenous Media
SCME3006 Contemporary Screen Cultures
SCME2001 Television Studies
Supervisory interests
Asian cinema
Australian cinema
Film aesthetics
History, film industry
Hollywood history
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Television studies (1), Film aesthetics (1)
Associate supervisor: Contemporary Hollywood film cycles and audiences (1), Cinematic representation and reception (1)
Associate supervisor: Television Studies (1)