Neighbours as a significant piece of popular television history

The Australian television soap opera Neighbours, reached a milestone in 2015, celebrating 30 years of broadcast. Dr Liz Giuffre and Dr Sarah Attfield from the University of Technology, Sydney will examine Neighbours as a piece of Australian media history, and how the show featured pioneering ideas of class and gender. Most famously, Kylie Minogue’s Charlene was a female apprentice mechanic – a non-traditional portrayal of gender and class that has arguably not been seen on contemporary Australian television since.

Dr Sarah Attfield is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney. Her research is focused on the ways in which working class experience is represented in literature and popular culture, and she has written on working class representation in British, American and Australian television and popular music.

Dr Liz Giuffre is a Lecturer in Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, as well as a freelance arts journalist. Her research interests include popular music, television, genre and screen sound studies. She is a regular contributor to Critical Studies in Television and an enthusiastic member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2016.

When: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6:30pm
Where: Margaret Martin Library
Level 1 Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
73 Belmore Road
Randwick NSW 2031
Cost: Free – book online.
Contact: contactus@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Presented by Randwick City Library.

Image: Neighbours cast, courtesy Network Ten


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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