Glen is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Media and Communication.
Glen is an Early Career Researcher and has published diversely on popular cultural representations of gender, terror and disaster in American film and television, and the mediation of terror and ethics in Australian news media.
Glen’s research interests include:
Hollywood and American film and TV
Genre studies (especially horror, sci-fi and action)
Terrorism in popular culture
Cultural responses to 9/11
Popular culture and society (including gender in Asia)
Learning and Teaching.
Glen is a registered research supervisor who is able to supervise students at MA and PhD levels.
Participation in research groups and projects
Post-Industrial Media (PIM) project: A collaborative learning and teaching research project undertaken by media practitioner-teachers and members of the RMIT Media program that specifically deals with approaches to media education in higher education. Featured participant and documentary subject (interviewee and class filmed) in the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) funded project – Finding common ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic & international students (2008-2010), “Enhancing Domestic and International Student Engagement: Strategies for influencing attitudes and behaviours” (DVD).
2012 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research & Innovation) Postgraduate Research Student International Conference Fund, RMIT University
2011 Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant (National Conference of the Popular Culture & American Culture Association)
2011 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research & Innovation) Postgraduate Research Student International Conference Fund, RMIT University
2009 RMIT PhD Scholarship, RMIT University
2008 Interrogating Trauma International Conference Travel bursary, Curtin University and Murdoch University
Glen teaches into the Asian Media & Culture major in the Bachelor of Communication. He has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also taught into the Cinema Studies major, the Literary Studies major and the Masters of Communication.
Doctor of Philosophy (Communication Studies), RMIT University, 2013
Master of Arts (Communications) RMIT University, 2006
Graduate Diploma (Education – Primary) RMIT University, 1998
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy/English Literature) Monash University, 1996
2009 Nominated by RMIT for Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career Academic)
2008 RMIT Teaching Award (Outstanding Sessional Teacher), RMIT University
Awarded for innovations in approaches to student mentoring which have resulted in exemplary learning and teaching outcomes in Media and Cinema Studies, including a student leadership and peer mentor program to enhance domestic-international student interaction and understanding
2006 Masters Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, RMIT University
Awarded to the student with the highest grade point average of High Distinction in the first eight courses completed in the MA (Communication) by Coursework program
2005 Fairfax Business Media Prize, RMIT University
- Donnar, G. (2017). 'Food porn' or intimate sociality: Committed celebrity and cultural performances of overeating in meokbang In: Celebrity Studies, 8, 122 - 127
- Donnar, G. (2016). Redundancy and ageing: Sylvester Stallone's enduring action star image In: Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- Donnar, G. (2016). Narratives of cultural and professional redundancy: Ageing action stardom and the 'geri-action' film In: Communication, Politics and Culture Journal, 49, 1 - 18
- Donnar, G. (2016). A less than nostalgic reflection on 9/11: Mad men's re-imagining of the mediated experience of the Kennedy assassination In: Reflecting 9/11: New Narratives in Literature, Television, Film and Theatre, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Donnar, G. (2016). "It's not just a dream. There is a storm coming!": Financial crisis, masculine anxieties and vulnerable homes in American film In: Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, 6, 159 - 176
- Donnar, G. (2015). Persistently ambivalent: Chidlren, race, sexuality, and a post-apocalyptic Hollywood interracial future In: The Child in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema, Lexington, Lanham, Maryland, US
- Donnar, G. (2015). Monstrous men and bathroom mirrors: the bathroom as revelatory space in American cinema In: Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom
- Donnar, G. (2015). 'Ah, you lose you in there': Gothic Masculinities, Specters of Vietnam and Becoming Monstrous in Southern Comfort In: War Gothic in Literature and Culture, Routledge, New York, United States
- Donnar, G. (2015). Male anxiety, inadequacy and victimhood: Insecure and immature men in recent Norwegian cinema In: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 5, 155 - 168
- Donnar, G. (2013). Gendering apocalypse, selling (In)security and performing consumption securing in I Am Legend In: Apocalypse: Imagining the End, Inter-Disciplinary Press, United Kingdom
6 PhD Current Supervisions
- Screening Melbourne Conference, 22-24 February 2017.. Funded by: Ian Potter Foundation Conference Grant CAT0, Round 1, 2017 from (2017 to 2017)