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Dr Rosemary Overell

Rosemary Overell_186

Lecturer

 

Contact


Office: Richardson 6C20
Tel: 64 3 479 5723
Email: rosemary.overell@otago.ac.nz

@muzaken
 

Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Japanese and Asian Studies
  • Ethnographic methodologies

Rosemary Overell completed a doctorate, majoring in cultural studies and Japanese studies, at the University of Melbourne in 2012. Her thesis, Brutal: Affect Belonging In, and Between, Australia and Japan’s Grindcore Scenes, explored how fans of grindcore metal music feel ‘at home’ in scenic spaces. Rosemary’s research included two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Osaka, Japan, as well as in Melbourne, Australia. Rosemary has taught for a number of years at the University of Melbourne in cultural studies, Asian studies, media studies and cultural geography. Between 2011 and 2013 she co-ordinated subjects on popular music cultures and lifestyle and consumer cultures.

In 2014, Rosemary published her book Affective Intensities in Extreme Music Scenes with Palgrave. Currently, she is teaching two second-year communications subjects and working on nikkeijin migrants and youth cultures in Nagoya, Japan. She is also interested in experimental ethnographic methodologies.

She is also a member of the Performance of the Real research theme steering group.

Conferences organised

trans/forming feminisms: media, technology identity (2015)

Performance of the Real: Postgrad and Early Career Researcher Symposium (2016)

Mediating the Real (2016)

Mediating the Real 2: Mediations in a Post-truth Era (2017)

Outreach

'culture jamming' ("music / culture / politics") radio programme on 91Fm Radio One, Sundays 12-2pm (2013-2016)

Mediating the Real Reading group

Lacan Reading group (2016)

Marx's Capital reading group (2015)

Papers In 2017

Semester One:

MFCO 220 Writing for the Media
MFCO 332/441 Special Topic: Digital Asia

Semester Two:

MFCO102: Understanding Contemporary Media
 

Completed supervisions

MA

Alison Cumming: Children of the Revolution: Bolan, Bowie and the Carnivalesque.

PhD

Massimiliana Urbano: Radical politics, Social Media and the Subaltern Question in Italy.

Current supervisions

PhD

Hannah Herchenbach: Cultural Politics of the Dunedin Sound.

Peter Stapleton: The Punkumentary: Embodying a punk sensibility within the music documentary?

Megumi Yamaguchi. Representations of Empowerment in Japanese anime.


 
 

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Publications

Overell, R. (2014). Affective intensities in extreme music scenes: Cases from Australia and Japan. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 224p.

Overell, R. (2016). Brutal masculinity in Osaka's extreme-metal scene. In F. Heesch & N. Scott (Eds.), Heavy metal, gender and sexuality: Interdisciplinary approaches. (pp. 245-257). London, UK: Routledge.

Overell, R. (2015). Brutal belonging in other spaces: Grindcore touring in Melbourne and Osaka. In S. Baker, B. Robards & B. Buttigieg (Eds.), Youth cultures and subcultures: Australian perspectives. (pp. 89-102). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Overell, R. (2015). The Nikkeijin underground in Japanese extreme metal. In C. Feldman-Barrett (Ed.), Lost histories of youth culture. New York: Peter Lang.

Overell, R. (2014). Intermediality and interventions: Applying intermediality frameworks to reality television and microblogs. Refractory, 24. Retrieved from http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2014/08/06/overell/

Authored Book - Research

Overell, R. (2014). Affective intensities in extreme music scenes: Cases from Australia and Japan. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 224p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Overell, R. (2016). Brutal masculinity in Osaka's extreme-metal scene. In F. Heesch & N. Scott (Eds.), Heavy metal, gender and sexuality: Interdisciplinary approaches. (pp. 245-257). London, UK: Routledge.

Overell, R. (2015). Brutal belonging in other spaces: Grindcore touring in Melbourne and Osaka. In S. Baker, B. Robards & B. Buttigieg (Eds.), Youth cultures and subcultures: Australian perspectives. (pp. 89-102). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Overell, R. (2015). The Nikkeijin underground in Japanese extreme metal. In C. Feldman-Barrett (Ed.), Lost histories of youth culture. New York: Peter Lang.

Overell, R. (2013). (I) hate girls and emo(tion)s: Negotiating masculinity in grindcore music. In T. Hjelm, K. Kahn-Harris & M. Levine (Eds.), Heavy metal: Controversies and countercultures. (pp. 201-227). Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

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Journal - Research Article

Overell, R. (2014). Intermediality and interventions: Applying intermediality frameworks to reality television and microblogs. Refractory, 24. Retrieved from http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2014/08/06/overell/

Overell, R. (2012). '[I] hate girls and emo[tion]s': Negotiating masculinity in grindcore music. Popular Music History, 6, 198-223. doi: 10.1558/pomh.v6i1/2.198

Overell, R. (2010). Brutal belonging in Melbourne's grindcore scene. Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 35, 79-99. doi: 10.1108/S0163-2396(2010)0000035009

Overell, R. (2010). Emo online: Networks of sociality/networks of exclusion. Perfect Beat, 11(2), 141-162. doi: 10.1558/prbt.v11i2.141

Overell, R. (2009). The Pink Palace, policy and power: Home-making practices and gentrification in Northcote. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 23(5), 681-695. doi: 10.1080/10304310903056328

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Journal - Research Other

Overell, R. (2014). Lorde vs Miley: Where young feminism meets old class bias. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/lorde-vs-miley-where-young-feminism-meets-old-class-bias-22531

Overell, R. (2014). Gwar is over? The subcultural politics of thrash metal. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/gwar-is-over-the-subcultural-politics-of-thrash-metal-24789

Overell, R. (2014). Australia's first cat cafe: Stroke of genius or needless fluff? The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/australias-first-cat-cafe-stroke-of-genius-or-needless-fluff-26811

Overell, R. (2013). Change in packaging presents a fresh Miley Cyrus commodity. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/change-in-packaging-presents-a-fresh-miley-cyrus-commodity-17523

Overell, R. (2013). AKB48, headshaving and the sexual politics of J-Pop. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/akb48-headshaving-and-the-sexual-politics-of-j-pop-11995

Overell, R. T. (2012). [Review of the book Making music in Japan's underground: The Tokyo hardcore scene]. Japanese Studies, 32(2), 309-311. doi: 10.1080/10371397.2012.695177

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Overell, R. (2013). 'Brazilian / Japanese evil bastards': nikkeijin understandings of 'Japanese-ness' in Nagoya's grindcore scene. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Popular Music, Communities, Places, Ecologies. Retrieved from http://iaspm.org.au/iaspm-anz-2013-brisbane-program/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Overell, R. (2013, October). 'Brazilian/Japanese evil bastards': Nikkeijin understandings of 'Japanese-ness' in Nagoya's grindcore scene. Verbal presentation at the Edward W Said Symposium: Intellectual, Cultural Critic, Activist, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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