Dr Gaunson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media & Communication
Dr Stephen Gaunson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
In 2017 he was the recipient of the National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Awards for University Teaching. His undergraduate teaching includes courses on national and international cinemas (Australia, Asia), Film Adaptation and Documentary Studies.
His writing explores the subjects of history on the screen. He is currently working on a variety of research projects.
Dr Gaunson is currently supervising research students in the subjects of national film industries, documentary, adaptation studies, live cinema, screenwriting, and cinema exhibition. He has also supervised students undertaking research concerning broader cinema history topics and welcomes proposals from creative and traditional researchers in the screen and creative writing fields.
Dr Gaunson is the Coordinator of Higher Degrees Research (HDR) in the School of Media & Communication.
He serves on a number of internal committees including the School's HDR Committee (Chair), Academic Workload Allocation Model (AWAM) Committee, and the School Research Committee (SRC). He is also on the committee for the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Research Collection.
- Doctorate of Philosophy, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, 2010
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours — Cinema Studies), LaTrobe University, 2000
- Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies), LaTrobe University, 1999
Dr Gaunson continues to work as a film script editor and assessor.
Produced featured films
2007: Script editor, Kings, De Facto Films (Tom Collins, Ireland)
Irish Film and Television Awards – Best Film (2007)
2005: Script editor, Dead Long Enough, De Facto Films (Tom Collins, Ireland)
Cardiff Film Festival – Audience Award Winner (2006)
- Strong, C.,Gaunson, S. (2021). Start Me Up: The Place and Displacement of Women in the Cinema of the Rolling Stones In: Mapping the Rockumentary, Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom
- Batty, C.,Burne, P.,Gaunson, S. (2020). Screenwriting the Beach: Conflict, Catharsis and the Character Arc in Australian Film In: Writing the Australian Beach, Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland
- Gaunson, S. (2019). Spirits Do Come Back: Bunyips and the European Gothic in The Babadook In: A Companion to Australian Cinema, John Wiley & Sons, United States
- Danks, A.,Gaunson, S.,Kunze, P. (2018). Where I'm calling from: An American-Australian cinema? In: American-Australian Cinema: Transnational Connections, Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland
- Gaunson, S. (2018). American Cartel: Block Bookings and the Paramount Plan In: American-Australian Cinema, Springer, New York
- Gaunson, S. (2018). Queer strangers: Alfred Hitchcock's Fidelity to Patricia Highsmith In: Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, 11, 5 - 16
- Gaunson, S. (2018). Based on a True Story In: A Companion to the Gangster Film, John Wiley and Sons, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Gaunson, S. (2017). Cinema plus: Robert Connolly and event audience screenings In: Studies in Australasian Cinema, 11, 77 - 84
- Gaunson, S. (2017). The 'Picture' habit: Bad decorum and delinquents at the Silent Cinema In: Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 14, 608 - 617
- Gaunson, S. (2017). White Male History: The Genre and Gender of The Proposition In: Australian Screen in the 2000s, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom
4 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions and 3 Masters by Research Current Supervisions