DR Mark Nicholls

DR Mark Nicholls


  • Cinema Studies (Italian Cinema, Art Cinema, Film and Theatre/Performance)



  • Dr. MARK NICHOLLS is Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne where he has taught film since 1993. He is the author of Lost Objects of Desire: The Performances of Jeremy Irons, Berghahn Books (2012), Scorsese's Men: Melancholia and the Mob, Pluto and Indiana University Press (2004), and recently published chapters and articles on the love story in Australian Cinema (JPRS), Freud on screen (Routledge) Italian Art and Film in the Cold War (Third Text), Mad Men (Refractory) Martin Scorsese (Film Quarterly, Palgrave Macmillan, Blackwell & Cambridge), Luchino Visconti (QRFV) and Shakespeare in film (JFV). Mark is a film journalist and worked for many years on ABC Radio and for The Age newspaper, for which he wrote a weekly film column between 2007 and 2009. Mark has an extensive list of stage credits as a playwright, performer, producer and director. His current research is on the topic of "Film Rites: The Red Shoes and the Long Shadow of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes".   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1999
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Mark Nicholls welcomes students for supervision in the following areas: Italian Cinema, Art Cinema, Film and Performance/Theatre Studies, Film History, Freudian Psychoanalysis, Auteur study, the Melodrama and the Musical.