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Dr. Duncan McLean

Discipline Lead, Screen Studies

Dr Duncan McLean is a senior lecturer in Screen Studies. A passionate teacher, Duncan has over a decade of experience teaching film history and theory to undergraduate students and has been teaching at the Australian Film Television and Radio School since 2015.

Duncan received a PhD in Film Studies at Macquarie University in 2013 for a thesis entitled ‘The Rise of the Auteurist Filmmaker’ which explored the impact of the simultaneous emergence of auteur film criticism and expansion of tertiary film education in the USA in the 1960s on the directors of Hollywood’s Film School Generation. More recently he has written on genre and genre blending particularly in relation to the superhero film.