ROLE / ORGANISATION
Lecturer in Media and Screen Studies
Federation University Australia
Dr Lesley Speed lectures in Media and Screen Studies at Federation University Australia, Ballarat. She teaches in a wide range of subject areas, including media texts and contexts, Australian cinema, documentary film and video, Hollywood cinema, Asian cinema, and gender and representation. Her research about screen comedy, youth cinema, cultural value and discourses of generation has been published in Australia, the UK and the USA. She is the author of the books Australian Comedy Films of the 1930s: Modernity, the Urban and the International and Clueless: American Youth in the 1990s.