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Dr Peter Schembri

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation

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Name
Dr Peter Schembri
Position(s)
Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Film, Screen & Animation
Discipline *
Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 8199
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), MBus(Comn) (Queensland University of Technology), DipEd (University of Queensland), BA(Hons) (University of Queensland), BBus(Comn) (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Keywords

Cultural sociology, Film & TV science fiction, Film Genres, Film History, Online and multimedia teaching and learning, cyberpunk, cyborgs, fantasy, horror

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background: Dr. Peter Schembri is a film, TV, and screen analyst and educator. He was the Tertiary (University) Representative on the State Department of Education’s Board of Senior Secondary School Studies Film and Television Review Panel. He holds a PhD from the University of Queensland in film and television studies, and a Master of Business  by research degree in genre studies (science fiction) from Queensland University of Technology .   Areas of Expertise:

  • Hollywood film and TV genres — including science fiction (Star Trek and other science fiction franchises); superheroes; fantasy; horror; cyberpunk / steampunk.
  • Narrative film and TV form and style.
  • Film, TV, game genres as a design process and production strategy.
  • Film, TV, game genres in combination with character design and worldbuilding.
  • Serial TV shows in the contemporary digital period.
  • Film and TV genres and game cinematics (ie cutscenes) in video games.
  • Film, TV, game analysis.
  • Multiplatform and transmedia storytelling.
  • Heritage Studies approaches to the study and interpretation of historical films and TV shows.
This information has been contributed by Dr Peter Schembri.

Teaching

  • Film, Television, and Animation Histories (KPB109)
  • Film, Television and Screen Genres (KPB112)
  • Critical Thinking about Television and Film (KPB303)
  • Contemporary Issues in the Screen Industries (KNB312)
This information has been contributed by Dr Peter Schembri.