Dr. Matthew Campora

Head of Screen Studies

Dr. Matthew Campora is a lecturer in Screen Studies at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney.

Matthew completed his PhD in Film Studies in 2009 at the University of Queensland, where he also lectured and tutored across a range of courses in film, television and media studies.

His dissertation, entitled Multiform Film Narrative: From the Arthouse to the Multiplex considers subjective-realist narration from its origins in to German Expressionist cinema through its use in contemporary American cinema in films such as Mulholland Drive, Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


PhD, Film Studies, University of Queensland, 2009

MPhil, Literary Theory, University of Queensland, 2006

MA, English, University of Memphis, 1995

BA, Liberal Arts, Crichton College, 1992


Complex Narrative in Australian Cinema. Metro Magazine, Issue 169. July, 2011.

Review. Modular Narratives in Contemporary Cinema by Allan Cameron. Senses of Cinema, Issue 55.

"Art Cinema and New Hollywood: Multiform Narrative and Sonic Metalepsis in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." New Review of Film and Television Studies, Volume 7, Issue 2 June 2009, pages 119-131.

Review. Understanding Media Users. Tony Wilson. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture. February, 2009.

Review. Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones. Roger Beebe and Jason Middleton. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture. February, 2008.

Review. Film: The Key Concepts. Nitzan Ben-Shaul. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture. October, 2007.

Review. American Cinema of the 1980s. Ed. Stephen Prince. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture. 2007.

Conference Papers and Presentations

"Violence Hub Narratives" Cultures of Violence and Conflict Conference, July, 2009. University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

"Incomprehensible Hollywood: Multiform Narrative in Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain" B For Bad Cinema Conference, April, 2009. Monash University, Melbourne Australia.

"Multiform Narrative and Sonic Metalepsis in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Screen Conference. July, 2007, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

"Sonic Reality Bleeding: Metaleptic Sound Bridges in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" School of EMSAH Research Seminar Series. UQ, March, 2007. Brisbane.

"Multiform Narrative in Mulholland Drive" EMSAH Works in Progress Conference. University of Queensland, 2005.

"Overcoming Irony?: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest" Australia/New Zealand American Studies Conference. University of Auckland, July 2004, New Zealand.




The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.