Dr Linda Wight’s research expertise includes science fiction and fantasy literature and film, and is informed by gender studies, masculinities studies, feminist and queer theory. Linda’s current research continues to look at the way masculinities are portrayed and constructed in science fiction and other popular genres.
Linda has published her research in international, peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Her publications include analyses of men and masculinities in the Indiana Jones films, the James Bond films starring Daniel Craig, and science fiction films starring Tom Cruise. Linda has also published on works by significant science fiction authors including Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy and Lois McMaster Bujold.
Linda is Senior Lecturer in literature and screen studies at Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat), which she joined in 2011. She obtained her PhD, which examined the depiction of men and masculinities in recent science fiction, from James Cook University in 2010.
“Somebody to Love”: The Queer Possibilities of Amazon Prime’s Good Omens
Binge-watching: Cultural Studies and developing critical literacy in the age of surveillance capitalism
Cruising into the Future: The Redemption of ‘Authentic’ Masculinity in the Science Fiction Films of Tom Cruise.”
‘I came to find my father’: Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Lost Father.”
SUBLIME AND GROTESQUE: THE AESTHETIC DEVELOPMENT OF WEIRD FICTION IN THE WORK OF H.P. LOVECRAFT AND CHINA MIÉVILLE // SUBLIME E GROTESCO: O DESENVOLVIMENTO ESTÉTICO DA "WEIRD FICTION" NAS OBRAS DE H. P. LOVECRAFT E CHINA MIÉVILLE
â€œWeird Fictionâ€� is identifiable by its atmosphere of cosmic fear and unease which...
Learning to be men: Masculinities, pedagogy, and science fiction
Reclaiming Virtue and (Post)humanity in Moon
Killing Mother: Female Influence, Authority and Erasure in the Daniel Craig James Bond Films
The James Bond film franchise has attracted much criticism for its depiction of women. The...
Broken Brothers in Arms: Acting the mand in The Warrior's Apprentice
Honest reflections: big ideas and real life experiences of a new first year BA
Error in publication code - Reconcilitation in Ursula K. Le Guin's 'The Matter of Seggri'
Reconciliation in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Matter of Seggri"