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Amie Taua_186
BA (Hons) (Otago)

Studying for: MA

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Thesis Title

Bicultural Audience Reception and Film

Thesis Abstract

My Masters thesis aims to develop a theory that sheds light on the viewing processes that the bicultural audience employs when consuming cinematic texts. Using qualitative approaches and an ethnographic methodology, I aim to provide insight regarding how the bicultural audience engages with mainstream films that rarely represent their experiences as New Zealanders, whose identities are informed by two different cultural knowledges and etiquettes.


Dr Davinia Thornley

Personal Information:

Born in Auckland and raised in Dunedin, Amie completed a BA majoring in English Literature and Media and Film Studies in 2014. In 2015, Amie completed a BA(Hons) majoring in Media and Film Studies, which included a dissertation entitled Bicultural Analogies in the Harry Potter Series: Understanding Negotiated Space in The Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Half-Blood Prince (2009), before backpacking through Thailand, Europe and the United States in 2016. Amie's areas of academic interest include audience reception, National cinema and Independent film.

Teaching and Tutoring

MFCO101: Screen Form and Culture

Research Postions

Screenwriting and Research Network Conference 2017
CSAA Cultures of Capitalism 2017

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