FSS applauds Janice’s outstanding contribution to its program ahead of her Monash departure

Monash’s School of Media, Film and Journalism applauds the work of Dr Janice Loreck, who has made an impressive contribution to the discipline of film and screen studies since 2010.

Dr Jan Loreck.
Dr Jan Loreck.

Dr Loreck, who was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy in cinema studies in 2014, has been recognised by the Dean of Monash Faculty of Arts, Professor Rae Frances, for her innovation and outstanding performance in teaching.

Dr Loreck has won two Dean’s commendation teaching awards, and in 2009 won the Australian Postgraduate Awarded for her exceptional research as an HDR scholar.

She has taught film and screen studies units, including ATS1304 Introduction to Television Studies, ATS3531 Watching Film and Television, ATS2535 Storytelling in Film and Television, and ATS4002 Honours Research Methods Seminar.

Dr Loreck’s PhD thesis, Difficult Subjects: Women, Violence and Subjectivity in Distinguished Cinema, has been published as Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and has been acclaimed for its outstanding contribution to art cinema.

Janice Loreck's book, Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema was released.
Janice Loreck’s book, Violent Women in Contemporary Cinema was released.

“Boldly setting in motion several somewhat entrenched debates around art cinema, transgressive women, and generic hybridity in contemporary cinema, Janice Loreck’s book produces an enlargement and nuancing of our understanding of gendered subjectivity in cinema through the figure of the violent woman,” University of Otago’s Associate Professor Catherine Fowler said.

Dr Loreck has made significant research contributions to Monash and the discipline of film and screen studies internationally.

We congratulate Dr Loreck for her outstanding work and we wish her well in her future endeavours.