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Dr Alison Taylor

Level 5, Building 1, Arch Building, Bond University

Professional biography

Research Publications


Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, May 2017.

Book chapters:

‘Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher,’ in Kyle Stevens and Murray Pomerance (eds.) CLOSE UP: Great Cinematic Performances International. Forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.

Journal contributions:

‘The Avoidance of Love: The Piano Teacher as Anti-Melodrama’. Senses of Cinema 82, February 2017, online.

‘Bold Origins, Unfolding Futures: The Second Annual Queensland Film Festival’. Senses of Cinema 80, September 2016, online.

‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne’. Senses of Cinema 79, May 2016, online.

“There’s suspicion, nothing more”—Suspicious readings of Michael Haneke’s Caché (Hidden, 2005). M/C 15.1, 2012, online.



  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Film Studies, The University of Queensland
  • Honours in Film Studies, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Screen Production in Digital Media, Griffith University