Dr Scott Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Academic Leader
Creative Industries
Location: Building 006, Room 2017
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Qualifications

MA (Hons)Auck., PhD Auck.

Professional memberships

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Popular Culture Association of America

Profile

Scott worked extensively in the Music Industry, both locally and internationally, before moving towards an academic career. Having previously taught at the University of Auckland and at Victoria, University of Wellington, Scott combines his continuing interests in popular culture with his love of cinema theory, critical and cultural studies.

Scott's first book - The Politics of Insects: David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation - was published by Bloomsbury Press in 2011.

In 2013, Scott was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and research in Washington DC. A book based on his work is due for publication in 2015.

Scott has also edited a collection of essays on extreme and unpopular music, titled Blackest Sun: Essays on Music Outside the Mainstream. This collection will be published in 2015 by McFarland.

Scott's areas of interest include Psychoanalysis, Screen Aesthetics, Axiology, Outsider Art and Music, and Popular Culture studies.

Publications

Wilson, S. A. (2016). Death to Videodrome: Cronenberg, Zizek and the Ontology of the Real. Mediating the Real Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3606

Wilson, S. A. (2016). Dawn Chorus: Institutional Sound Use, Identity and Ideology. Periods and Waves: A Conference on Sound and History, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3605

Wilson, Scott A., & Leotta, Alfio. (2016). Peter Jackson (Bloomsbury Companions to Contemporary Filmmakers). New York, United States of America, Bloomsbury Academic (Vol. 1st).

Wilson, S. A. (2016). Cronenberg contra Žižek: Seeing Beyond the Screen of Trauma. Centre for Lacanian Analysis: Lacanian Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century -Psychoanalysis, New Technologies and Social Media, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Schnoor, C., & Wilson, S. A. (2016). Goldfinger Revisited: James Bond Set Designs by Ken Adam as Modernist Spaces of Power. A. Kusno & A. Ponte. 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, 33, Gold.

Wilson, S.A. (2015). Pictures. Directory of World Cinema: Australia & New Zealand, 978 1-84150-634-0.

Wilson, S.A. (2015). The Price of Milk. Directory of World Cinema: Australia & New Zealand, 978 1-84150-634-0.

Wilson, S.A. (2015). Woodenhead. Directory of World Cinema: Australia & New Zealand, 978 1-84150-634-0.

Wilson, S.A., Quaid, J., Flynn, M., and Craven, M. (2015). The Scented Darkness. A six-hour light, sound and dance performance, produced as part of the Auckland City Council's 2015 Arts Festival 'White Nights' event. Auckland Arts Festival 2015, The Civic: Taj Mahal Room.

Wilson, S.A. (2015). Introduction: Hush, May I Ask You All for Silence? Wilson, S.A., Music at the Extremes, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., Inc. (Vol. 1st).

Wilson, S.A. (2015). Documentary Edge Presents Documentary & Social Activism. Chromacon Indie Arts Festival 2015, AUT University: Auckland.

Wilson, S. (2015). A Danger to Self and Others: The Cinema of David Cronenberg. S. Redmond & L. Marvell, Endangering Science Fiction Film, New York, USA: Routledge (Vol. 1st).

Wilson, Scott. (2015). The Settled Screen: Colonization, Landscape and National Identity. Cine Cri '15: International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Wilson, Scott. (2015). The Settled Screen: Colonization, Landscape and National Identity. Hande Altay Dirim, Cine Cri '15: International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference.

Wilson, S.A. (2015). Music at the Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream. Jefferson, USA, McFarland & Co., Inc. (Vol. 1st).

Wilson, S. A. (2014). Discussion respondent (responding to N. Zuberi's 'Diaspora Aesthetics and Music in The Last Angel of History'). The Artefactual Image: Fragments, Folds and Futures, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wilson, S.A. (2014). THX 1138: (Re-) Made in God's Image. Deletion: The Open Access Forum in Science Fiction Studies (Vol. 3).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3033

Wilson, S.A. (2013). 'Distance Looks Our Way: Space, Place and Identity in New Zealand Cinema'. ANZSANA - Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America, Georgetown University.

Wilson, S.A. (2013). 'When Does the Hurting Stop?': Clover?eld and the (Re)Enabling of Fantasy in the Post-9/11 City. Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post-9/11 Films, Edited by Todd A. Comer and Lloyd Isaac Vayo. North Carolina: McFarland Books.

Wilson, S.A. (2013). Panel Chair: Environment. ANZSANA - Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America. Georgetown University. Georgetown University.

Wilson, S.A. (2013). Picturing Settlement: New Zealand Cinema and the Look of the Land. Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, School of Foreign Service: Georgetown University.

Wilson, S. A. (2013). 'Fun to be Had': Irony, Aesthetics and (Ilicit) Pleasure in Industrial Music. PCA/ACA Conference, Washington DC.

Wilson, S.A. (2012). Aching to Believe: The Heresy of 'Forgotten Silver'. In C. J. Miller (Ed). Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press.

Wilson, S., and Kolesova, E. (2012). Cool New Asia: Asian Popular Culture in a Local Context. Unitec ePress: Auckland.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). 'Games without Frontiers: The Rise and Rise of the Object of the Future'. Cool New Asia: Asian Popular Culture in a Local Context, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. 25-26 November.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). 'Knowing the University: Perspectives on the Idea of the University'. Globalization, Higher Education and the Knowledge Economy: Refiguring Subjects and Spaces in the Neoliberal University, University of Auckland. 1-2 December.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). The Politics of Insects: David Cronenberg's Cinema of Confrontation. New York: Continuum Publishers.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). Blowing Chunks: Fear Factor, reality television and abjection as a disciplinary practice. J. Vassilieva, and C. Verevis (Eds). After Taste: Cultural Value and the Moving Image, Victoria, Australia: Palgrave Macmillian.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). 'No One Else Gets It': Unpopular Music and the Sustained Self'. The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ) 2nd Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wilson, S.A. (2011). Berra, John (ed.).Directory of World Cinema: American Independent (Review). Media International Australia. 1329-878X (Vol. 139).

Wilson, S.A. (2010). Science Fiction Cinema in New Zealand. Directory of World Cinema: Australia & New Zealand (eds. Ben Goldsmith and Geoff Lealand). Bristol, UK. Intellect Publishers.

Wilson, S.A. (2010). Roundtable Discussion: 'Where Do Cinema Schools Stans in Today's Market?'. 33rd Rencontres Henri Langlois Festival International des Ecoles de Cinema, Poitiers, France, 10 December.

Wilson, S.A. (2010). Kirby-Diaz, Mary (ed.). Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet. Essays on Online Fandom. (Review). Media International Australia (Vol. 136).

Wilson, S.A. (2010). Blowing chunks: Fear Factor, reality television and abjection as a disciplinary practice. Continuum Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (Vol. 24/5).

Wilson, S. (2010). 'Touching from a distance': affective geographies in distanced fandom. The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Hawke Research Institute: University of South Australia, 6-8 April.

Wilson, S. (2010). Panel Chair: Mediated feeling: generating affect across distance. The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Hawke Research Institute: University of South Australia, 6-8 April.

Wilson, S., and Joyce, H. (2009). Bad Form: Contemporary Cinema's Turn to the Perverse. Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique (Vol. December 18).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2298

Wilson, S. (2009). New Zealand Film in the 1970s. Chapman, I. Glory Days: From Gumboots to Platforms978-1-86950-728-2.

Wilson, S. (2009). If the land could speak: The price of milk and post-settlement anxiety. Cumulus Aotearoa.

Wilson, S. (2009). Panel Chair: Brandon Hur - In Conversation. Misperforming Symposium.

Wilson, S. (2009). Panel Chair: Utopian Misfits. Misperforming Symposium.

Wilson, S. (2009). This Land Speaks for "Us": The Price of Milk and the Articulation of New Zealand's "Difficult" History. Radner, H., and Fossen, P. Remapping Cinema, Remaking HistoryRemapping Cinema, Remaking History: The XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand978-473-14886-7 (Vol. Two Two).

Wilson, S., and Joyce, H. (2009). Bad or Just Lost: Contemporary Cinema's Turn to the Perverse. B for BAD Cinema: Aesthetics, politics and cultural values.

Wilson, S. (2008). 'Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty':The Smiths' Cover Art, Nostalgia and Fan Narratives. Re-Thinking Music in Art: New Directions in Music Iconography, University of Otago.

Wilson, S. (2008). 'When Does the Mourning Stop': Enabling Fantasy in the post 9/11 City'. XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Otago.

Wilson, S. (2007). The politics of insects: discipline and resistance in the cinema of David Cronenberg. .

Turner, S., & Wilson, S. (2006). 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'. Kavka, M., Lawn, J., Paul, M. (Eds). Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture. Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Wilson, S. (2003). Crack the Whip: Representation and Repression of Animality. Cultural Studies Association of Australia Annual Conference, University of Canterbury, Christichuch.