Josh Nelson (BCA Hons, PhD) is a freelance writer, academic, broadcaster and filmmaker. He has worked as a lecturer at The University of Melbourne, Monash University and Victoria University, and has extensive experience presenting to secondary schools on a number of film and media-related topics.
His work has been published in the Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood (Intellect Books) and on-line journals Kill Your Darlings, Screening the Past, Arts Hub and on his website, Philmology. Josh also co-hosts the Triple R (102.7FM) film criticism podcast Plato’s Cave and is a weekly guest on the Drive show with Rafael Epstein on ABC 774 Melbourne.
In 2008, his PhD thesis, ‘Ruptures and Regenerations: Violence, Trauma and Male Subjectivity in American Cinema (1976-2004)’ was nominated for a Chancellor’s Prize at The University of Melbourne. In 2009 Libido Ex Machina, a short film that Josh co-wrote and directed premiered at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Josh was awarded the 2011 Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Writing Award for ‘Best Review of a Non-Australian Film’.
More about Josh at http://www.philmology.com/
I have a diverse research and teaching background encompassing cinema and various forms of media, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and gender studies.
My primary aim in both my writing and teaching is to explore the relationship between film, culture and theory in a stimulating and wholly accessible manner.