School of Arts

Dr Chloe Benson

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Gippsland Campus, Room 1E225
Phone: 5327 6595


Doctor of Philosophy- Federation University Australia - 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Ballarat - 2011



Bachelor of Arts

Study areas

  • Screen and Media Studies
  • Literature
  • Texts, Creativity and Cultures


Chloe was awarded her PhD from Federation University in 2017. Her doctoral research examines filmic and paratextual representations of bisexuality in contemporary cinema across mainstream and niche exhibition contexts.

Chloe’s current research continues this trajectory, with a focus on queer cinema, representations of sexuality and desire, paratextuality, and regional film festivals.

Chloe has been employed by FedUni since 2013, teaching a range of screen, media and literature courses.

Areas of expertise

  • Queer cinema
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Bisexuality studies
  • Paratextual theory

Research interests

  • Depictions of gender, sexuality and desire in film and television
  • Contemporary treatment of bisexuality in popular culture
  • The representational politics of film promotion and marketing
  • Regional queer film festivals
  • Web series


Book chapters

Benson, Chloe (forthcoming), “’She’s that kind of woman’: Tracing the Gender and Sexual Politics of the Female Vampire via The Hunger and American Horror Story: Hotel”, in Steven Gerrard, Samantha Holland and Robert Shail (ed), Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television, Emerald Publishing.

Refereed journal articles

Benson, Chloe (forthcoming), “Pride and Pudency: Paratextual domestication and the US DVD release of Pride (Warchus 2014)”, Open Library of Humanities Special Collection: Pride, TBA.

Benson, Chloe (2018), “Carol”, Journal of Bisexuality Studies,vol. 18, no. 1.

Benson, Chloe (2017), “At the margins of the bromance: A queer reading of The Hangover Part III and its promotional materials”, Film Criticism, vol. 41, no. 1.

Benson, Chloe (2017), “Lovesong”, Journal of Bisexuality Studies,vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 514-17.

Benson, Chloe (2017), “Appropriate Behaviour”, Journal of Bisexuality, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 251-256.

Benson, Chloe (2016), “Language Matters”, Senses of Cinema, vol.80.


Benson, Chloe (2015) “Queer Capers: All about E and Lesbian Cinema”, Metro, vol. 186, pp. 20-25.

Benson, Chloe (2014), “Bi the Wayside: Reimagining Bisexuality in Contemporary Australian Cinema”, Metro, vol. 182, pp. 92-97.

Benson, Chloe (2013), “Making waves: The 23rd Melbourne queer film festival”, Metro, vol. 177, pp. 30-34.


  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ)