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Biography

                                      

Joyleen Christensen is a Lecturer in film and literature in the English Language & Foundation Studies Centre.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theatre), University of New South Wales, 24/04/2004
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 12/12/2008
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle, 13/12/2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 07/12/2001
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle, 10/12/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Adaptation studies
  • Asian studies
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Enabling education
  • Fandom
  • Film and television
  • Literary studies
  • Mentor programs
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Stardom and celebrity
  • Student support

Research expertise

Joyleen Christensen's research focuses on issues related to her chosen disciplines of film, literature and cultural studies, as well as her interest in pedagogy and support strategies centred on enabling education.

She has recently completed a doctoral thesis entitled, Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200200Cultural Studies40
190200Film, Television And Digital Media30
200500Literary Studies30

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Member - Asian Studies Association of Australia

Awards

Recognition.

2013Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded for contributions made to the student learning experience at the University of Newcastle.
2013Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for Enabling Programs
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded for excellence in teaching
2012Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded for contributions to the Open Foundation by Distance ‘Week Zero’ Orientation Team
2006Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded for contributions to the Open Foundation enabling program.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cultural studies
  • Enabling education
  • Film studies
  • Literature

Teaching expertise

Joyleen Christensen is the recipient of a number of teaching excellence awards, including the 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support and the inaugural English Language & Foundation Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Enabling and undergraduate-level courses into which she has taught include:

• English Literature & Film (Open Foundation)

• Film Studies (Newstep)

• English (Newstep)

• Contemporary World Cinema and Its Contexts

• Film and Television Studies

• Introduction to Film and Television Studies

• The Australian Cinema

• Television in Australia

• Contemporary European Cinema

• Genre Study: The Horror Film

• Australian Literature: Narratives of Identity

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Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Christensen JJ, 'We are all the same, we are all unique': The paradox of using individual celebrity as metaphor for national (transnational) identity', Humanity, 2012 11-24 (2012) [C2]

Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Christensen JJ, 'Andy Lau ... Unforgettable', Another World of Popular Entertainments, Newcastle, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Christensen JJ, 'When Atticus met Eminem and Ennis met Obi-Wan: Enabling learning through the use of film adaptation', Teaching Adaptations Symposium Program, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E3]
2013Christensen JJ, 'When knowledge 'clicks': Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Christensen JJ, '"Let the world know we are all Chinese": The role of the music video in Andy Lau's 'New' patriotism', 4th Annual PopCAANZ Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Jaime Hunt

2013Christensen JJ, 'Infernal departures: Examining the production and reception of Hollywood/Hong Kong remakes and adaptations', 1st Global Conference. Hollywood and the World, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Christensen JJ, 'A big BOOST: Enhancing student engagement through packaged academic and peer support', Conference Handbook. Foundation & Bridging Educators New Zealand Inaugural Conference 2012, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2012Christensen JJ, 'Bridging the gap: Andy Lau Tak-wah and the porous borders of Chinese national cinema', 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Parramatta, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Christensen JJ, 'The charisma of Andy Lau: Cultural instability and the role of the celebrity in nationalist discourse', Celebrity Studies Inaugural Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Christensen JJ, 'Enabling efficacy: Promoting self- and collaborative efficacy within enabling education programs', Book of Abstracts. 1st International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
2010Christensen JJ, 'What more can I do? Linking student learning to proactive lecturer practices', New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators 9th National Conference. Programme, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
2009Kavanagh KO, Christensen JJ, 'Social Inclusion in a Distance Education Context', 3rd National Conference of Enabling Educators Abstracts, Toowoomba, QLD (2009) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$24,616

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2013 (2 grants)

Scholarship - Improving Access to Higher Education Conference$2,968
Funding Body: Criterion

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,96820132013
GNo:184341645

Postgraduate travel bursary - Teaching Adaptations Symposium$500
Funding Body: University of Tasmania

SchemeRole
Postgraduate Travel BursaryChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50020132013
GNo:184369476

2012 (5 grants)

HEPPP project grant - BOOST Open Foundation (Ourimbah)$9,220
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,22020122012
GNo:184369572

Scholarship - Shangri-La University Alliance Southern China 10-day cultural tour$3,000
Funding Body: Confucius Institute

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020122012
GNo:184369590

Scholarship - Evaluating & Optimising Social Inclusion in Tertiary Education: Measurement & Evaluation for Improved Participation Conference$2,968
Funding Body: Criterion

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,96820122012
GNo:184369610

Scholarship - Research Higher Degree Completion$1,526
Funding Body: Univerity of Newcastle

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,52620122012
GNo:184369646

Postgraduate bursary - Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference$375
Funding Body: Celebrity Studies Journal

SchemeRole
Postgraduate BursaryChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37520122012
GNo:184369602

2011 (1 grants)

Scholarship - Measuring & Improving Student Engagement & Experience Conference$2,859
Funding Body: Criterion

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,85920112011
GNo:184369618

2010 (1 grants)

Postgraduate travel bursary - Asia-Pacific Week$200
Funding Body: Australian National University

SchemeRole
Postgraduate Travel BursaryChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20020102010
GNo:184369630

2002 (1 grants)

Scholarship - History Department Summer Scholarship$1,000
Funding Body: Univerity of Newcastle

SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020022002
GNo:184369638
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Ms Joyleen Christensen

Work Phone(02) 4348 4190
Email
PositionsLecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaFilm, Media and Cultural Studies
Office
HO 1.69,
Humanities Office,
Ourimbah Campus
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/joyleen-christensen