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Barbara Creed


Barbara Creed is Professor of Screen Studies in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her areas of research cover feminist and psychoanalytic theory, the cinema of human rights and film and the animal.

Her books include: The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 1993), now in its 6th edition; Phallic Panic: Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny (MUP, 2005) and Darwin’s Screens: Evolutionary Aesthetics, Time and Sexual Display in the Cinema (MUP, 2009).

Barbara is an active figure in the film community as speaker and writer. She has served on the Boards of Writers Week, the Melbourne International Film Festival and the VCA School of Film and Television. She is a member of the Academy of the Humanities.

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