Dr Nick Prescott

Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (235)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Nick Prescott studied Literature, Film and Drama as an undergraduate, and has been working in those areas ever since. Nick wrote his PhD on American authors Don DeLillo and Thomas Pynchon, and has an ongoing fascination with contemporary and postmodern literature. Teaching for the English and Creative Writing Department since 2005, Nick is also responsible for core topics for the Bachelor of Creative Arts and frequently delivers lectures on French Cinema for his colleagues in Languages. Nick is a weekly film reviewer for the ABC, and has written on both literature and the cinema for numerous publications both in Australia and overseas.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Doctor of Philosophy

Honours, awards and grants

Most Popular Flinders Tutor, 2000 (Empire Times magazine)

Research expertise
Communication and media studies
Creative Arts
Film, television and digital media
History and philosophy of specific fields
Literary studies 
Other language, literature and culture
Research interests
  • Contemporary American and British Literature
  • Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and American Postmodern Literature
  • Crime Fiction and Film
  • Literature and Complexity Science
  • Postmodern Literature and Cinema
  • 1980s French Cinema
  • Genre Studies
Teaching interests
  • Postmodern Literature and Cinema
  • Crime Fiction and Film
  • Literature and Adaptation
  • Creative Arts Practice
  • Contemporary Genre Literature
  • 20th- and 21st-Century Literature
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Postmodernism and Cultural Theory
Topic coordinator
CREA1001 Introduction to the Creative Arts
ENGL2130 Crime Fiction and Film - From Poe to the Postmodern
ENGL7714 Thinking About Theory
ENGL7700 Thesis
CREA7701 Research Methods for Literature and Creative Writing
Topic lecturer
CREA1001 Introduction to the Creative Arts
CREA2106 Creative Arts Theory and Practise
ENGL2130 Crime Fiction and Film - From Poe to the Postmodern
CREA7701 Research Methods for Literature and Creative Writing
ENGL7714 Thinking About Theory
Supervisory interests
Contemporary American literature
Postmodern literature in English
Thrillers and crime fiction
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Postmodern Literature in English (1), Thrillers and crime Fiction (1), Long-form narrative in contemporary television drama (1)
Associate supervisor: Contemporary American literature (1), Thrillers and crime fiction (2), Postmodern Literature and Memory (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Arts
Cinema
Drama
Entertainment
Film
Literature - English
Media
Television
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary film and television
Crime Fiction and Film
Film and TV classification
Genre Literature
Postmodern Literature and Cinema
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Arts
  • Cinema
  • Drama
  • Entertainment
  • Film
  • Literature - English
  • Media
  • Television
Interests
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Contemporary film and television
  • Crime Fiction and Film
  • Film and TV classification
  • Genre Literature
  • Postmodern Literature and Cinema

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