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Mark David Ryan

Associate Professor
Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Mark Ryan, publishing as Mark David Ryan, is an Associate Professor in screen and media industries and a Chief Investigator for the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), Queensland University of Technology. He is an expert in screen industries research, Australian horror and genre cinema, and genre film studies. He was the President of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAAZ) between 2015 and 2018.

Biography

Dr. Mark Ryan, publishing as Mark David Ryan, is an Associate Professor in screen and media industries and a Chief Investigator for the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), Queensland University of Technology. He is an expert in screen industries research, Australian genre cinema, genre film studies, and digital media. He was the President of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAAZ) between 2015 and 2018 and an Executive Member of Australian Screen Producers Education and Research Association (ASPERA) in 2015/2016. He is the co-editor of Australian Genre Film (with Kelly McWilliam, 2021, Routledge), Australian Screen in the 2000s (2017, Palgrave Macmillan), and the Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 (2015, Intellect). Ryan is a Chief Investigator of two Australian Research Council Linkage projects: Valuing Web Series: Economic, Industrial, Cultural and Social Value (2019-2023) and Australian Cultural & Creative Activity: A Population & Hotspot Analysis (2017-2020).

His research has been published in leading film and media studies journals, including New Review of Film & Television Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture and Policy, Senses of Cinema, and Studies in Australasian Cinema. His book chapters appear in collections published by leading international academic publishers including Routledge, Sage, University of Toronto Press, University of Ottawa Press, and Bloomsbury Press. Mark has edited special issues in key film and media journals.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Australian cinema
    Australian horror movies
    Australian genre film
    Screen industry research
    Screen genre studies

Personal Interests

    Ancient history
    Naval and maritime history
    Castles
    Basketball

Books

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 Featured Title - Australian Genre Film; McWilliam & Ryan - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Australian Genre Film

Australian Film Genre Studies.


Published: May 05, 2021 by Australian Genre Film
Authors: Mark David Ryan and Kelly McWilliam

This article is an introduction to Australian genre film studies and it examines the complex industrial, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped the tenuous position of genre films in Australian industry practices, film culture, policy frameworks, and public funding initiatives since the mid-1970s.

 Australian Screen in the 2000s

Australian Screen in the 2000s: An Introduction


Published: May 09, 2017 by Australian Screen in the 2000s
Authors: Mark David Ryan and Ben Goldsmith
Subjects: Film and Video, Media and Cultural Studies

Since 2000, approaches to Australian film and television are necessarily diverse, less concerned with totalising narratives around a national imaginary and with problematising national discourses than they are with responding to current trends and configurations in texts, production, distribution, exhibition and consumption. With a specific focus on the years from 2000 to 2015, this collection offers coverage of the diversity of Australian screen during this period.

Studies in Australasian Cinema

A Silver Bullet for Australian Cinema? Genre Movies and the Audience Debate.


Published: May 05, 2012 by Studies in Australasian Cinema
Authors: Mark David Ryan
Subjects: Film and Video, Media and Cultural Studies

This article argues that genre production is not a silver bullet that will single-handedly improve the Australian feature film industry's commercial performance. Genre movies have occupied, and continue to occupy, a difficult position within Australian cinema.

New Review of Film and Television Studies

Rethinking Genre Studies through Distribution Analysis: Issues in International Horror Movie Circuits


Published: May 05, 2011 by New Review of Film and Television Studies
Authors: Ramon Lobato and Mark David Ryan
Subjects: Film and Video, Media and Cultural Studies

The article proposes an alternative approach to genre studies based on an analysis of distributive circuits rather than film texts or generic categories that develops a conceptual framework that accounts for the multiple ways in which distribution networks leave their traces on film texts and audience expectations.