Monique Rooney

The Convenor of the Screen Studies Major at ANU, Monique Rooney teaches literature, film and television in the School of Literature, Languages and Literature. She researches in the broad areas of US Literature, melodrama and new media. She has a particular interest in melodrama as a durable, transmedial form that, first emerging in the enlightenment era, has crossed from theatre to the novel to film and now into television and other digital and social networking formats. Monique is currently undertaking research for a book called Only Mediate: Middlebrow Media in the Time of the Internet.

Monique is the editor of Australian Humanities Review

Selected publications

‘Air-object: on air media and David Lynch’s ‘Gotta Light?’ (Twin Peaks: The Return, 2017)”, New Review of Film and Television Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 123-143.

Living Screens: Melodrama and Plasticity in Contemporary Film and Television, Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015.

‘Melodrama: The Role of Imitation, Melody, Speech and Gesture in a Post-Enlightenment Mixed Form’ in Paula Rabinowitz et al. (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, Oxford University Press, 2018.

with Guy Davidson, ‘Queer Objects’, Angelaki, vol. 23, no. 1. Published by Routledge as a book in 2019.