DR Radha O'Meara

DR Radha O'Meara

Positions

  • Creative Writing (Screenwriting)
  • Screen Studies (Film, television, narrative, globalisation)

Overview

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  • Dr. Radha O'Meara has been Lecturer in Screenwriting in the School of Culture and Communication since 2015. Radha has created fiction and non-fiction for film, video, television and new media. She has studied in Australia, the USA and Germany and taught at universities in Australia and New Zealand.

    Radha combines creative practice in screenwriting with research into screen cultures, screen industries and screen aesthetics. Her critical research focuses on serial narrative in contemporary film and television. She has published on soap operas, superheroes and cat videos.

    Radha teaches Writing for Screen (CWRI20009), Advanced Screenwriting (CWRI30014) and Serial Storytelling (CWRI40017).
    Radha coordinates the Masters of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing with Dr. Odette Kelada.
    Radha supervises research higher degree students studying topics including: female antiheroines, cannibalism on screen, telefantasy and the mystery film genre.

    Notable publications:
    Radha O'Meara, "Changing the Way We Think About Character Change in Episodic Series Television" Journal of Screenwriting 6.2, 2015.
    Radha O'Meara, "Sexism from Page to Screen: How Hollywood Screenplays Inscribe Gender" Networking Knowledge 10.2, 2017.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • PGDip (F+TV), Victorian College of the Arts 1998
  • BA (Hons), La Trobe University 1997
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1996

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Radha is available to supervise students in Screenwriting and Screen Studies, and has particular expertise in narrative.