Dr Bruce Isaacs
Lecturer, American Film & Hollywood
Bruce Isaacs has a PhD in Film Studies, with a focus on film aesthetics and culture. His research examines a wide range of film studies-related topics: histories of film (with a focus on Hollywood), film aesthetics and style, critical approaches to film production, film and popular culture (including the relationship between film and other pop culture art forms such as television, literature and music).
- Toward a New Film Aesthetic. New York: Continuum Press International, 2008 [Book]
- ‘A Reification of Spectacle: The Orientation of Future Cinema’. In Matthew Kapell and Steven McVeigh (eds.), Blockbuster Auteur: Themes in the Cinema of James Cameron. McFarland Press – Contracted for publication, 2011.
- ‘A Vision of a Time and Place: Spiritual Humanism and the Utopian Impulse”. In Matthew Kapell (ed.), Star Trek as Myth: Essays on Symbol and Archetype at the Final Frontier. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland Press, 2010: 182-196.
- ‘Screening Australia: Samson and Delilah’. Screen Education 54 (2009): 12-17. [Non-refereed]
- ‘The Birth of a Nation’. Metro 161 (June 2009): 35-40. [Non-refereed]
- ‘The Cinematic Real: Aesthetics and Spectacle’. Sydney Studies in English (October, 2007): 96-124.
- ‘A Survey of Popular and Scholarly Receptions of the Star Wars Franchise’. In Matthew Kapell and John Shelton Lawrence (eds.), Finding the Force in the Star Wars Franchise. New York and Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006.
- ‘Non-Linear Narrative’. In Nicholas Rombes (ed.), New-Punk Cinema. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2005: 126-139.
- [With Theodore Trost] ‘Story, Product, Franchise: Images of Postmodern Cinema’. In William Doty and Matthew Kapell (eds.). Jacking in to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation. New York: Continuum Press International, 2004: 65-83.
- ‘Popular Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of The Matrix’. New Media Poetics 3 (May 2004).