Associate Professor Michael (Mick) Broderick
B.A. (RMIT), M.A. prelim (La Trobe), Ph.D (UTS)

Associate Professor of Media Analysis

About me

I’m Associate Professor of Media Analysis in the School of Arts at Murdoch University and Acting Director of the National Academy of Screen & Sound (NASS). I’ve held elected positions on the national management committees of the Australian Research Council’s Cultural Research Network (CRN) in 2004-06 and the Australian Screen Production Educators Research Association (ASPERA) in 2006-07 and 2009-11. My scholarly writing has been translated into French, Italian and Japanese, and my major publications include the research monograph Reconstructing Strangelove: Inside Stanley Kubrick’s ‘nightmare comedy’ (2016); editions of the reference work Nuclear Movies (1988, 1991) and, as editor, Hibakusha Cinema: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Nuclear Image in Japanese Film (1996, 1999, 2014). Recent co-edited collections (with Antonio Traverso) include Interrogating Trauma: Collective Suffering in Global Art and Media (2011) and Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives (2010).

am co-founding editor of the praxis-led e-journal IM: Interactive Media, and was an editorial board member of ScreenWorks (UK) and West Australian commissioning editor for Realtime/OnScreen. In 2008 I co-convened the international conference, art exhibition and film program ‘Interrogating Trauma: Arts & Media Responses to Collective Suffering’.

I have been a screen culture assessor for ScreenWest and was a board member of Revelation, Perth’s International Film Festival from inauguration in 2007 until 2014. I have twice been a peer judge for the West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs) and was invited as the sole academic representative for the 2004 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). From 1991-2000 I worked within the Cultural & Industry Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission. My media research, scriptwriting and production work has won competitive grants from the Australia Council, the NSW Film & Television Office, Film Victoria, the Australian Film Commission, ABC television, Screenwest, the Victorian Ministry for the Arts and the Australian Research Council. I have been awarded international fellowships and bursaries to conduct scholarly and archival research at the US Library of Congress, the US National Archives, the University of Surrey-Roehampton, Hiroshima City University, UCLA Special Collections, the University of the Arts London and University of California Santa Barbara. Other competitive fellowships include Researcher in Residence at the United States Studies Centre (University or Sydney, 2010) and visiting Research Fellow at the National Film & Sound Archive (Canberra, 2010).

I’ve held a number of research consultancies, including those for the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency film library and with the Australian National Museum to audit the nation’s cold war artifacts, infrastructure and atomic heritage. My curated exhibition of cold war material culture, Half Lives, was installed at the Museum of Western Australia throughout the summer of  2004-05. The exhibition has since been modified and remodelled as Atomicalia and was installed at museums in Japan during 2009-10. As part of a new opera, Shelter, the Atomicalia exhibition recently toured major cities in Canada (Edmonton 2012 and Toronto 2014). My popular culture exhibition Nuke York, New York, co-curated with Robert Jacobs, was installed throughout September at Cornell University, New York to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It was also mounted at the City University of New York in November 2012. Other curatorial work includes presenting a program of West Australian indigenous films for the 2011 Rwandan and Zanzibar Film Festivals; exhibitions of my photographic works of landscapes impacted by nuclear testing, and Global Hibakusha portraits (Fremantle 2013, Melbourne 2014); creating a program of atomic films for the Bath International film Festival in 2005; and a three-month season The Atomic Age in Film for Physicians for Social Responsibility at the Laemmle Cinemas in Santa Monica to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the nuclear age.



Teaching area

Critical Topics in Communication and Media Studies (CMS306)

•  Advanced Research in the Arts (BAR300).



Research areas

• national cinemas/media industries (Australia, USA, Japan, Rwanda)

• government and institutional global media policy

• nuclearism and apocalypse as a cultural phenomenon

• trauma and representation

• film history, film genre, non-fiction and documentary forms

• critical theory, narrative

• anime

• cold war television and film history

• gender and masculinity

• interactive media technologies

• dark tourism

Current/Recent Projects

• Utilitarian Filmmaking in Australia 1945 – 1980 (2016-19). Four year Australian Research Council funded Discovery project. With co-Chief Investigators: Prof. Ross Gibson (U. Canberra), A/Prof. Deane Williams (Monash), Prof. Joe Masco (U. Chicago).

Post-Kubrick. Guest editor of a special issue/dossier of essays on the impact of Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre across a range of media and performance for the scholarly e-journal Screening the Past (2017).

• Reading On the Beach. Research monograph analysing the multiple mediated forms of Nevil Shute’s terminal narrative and their changing geopolitical contexts over decades, from newspaper serialisation, novel, radio serial, film, TV miniseries and opera.

Stanley Kubrick – a Legacy. Edited collection of essays analysing the creative legacy of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick from adverting, music video, film and television drama, uncompleted projects, homages, exhibitions and performances, online fandom and social media, and the official Stanley Kubrick Archive.

• Nuclear Futures (2014-16). Three-year multimedia and community arts project funded by the Australia Council and Arts South Australia. Co-Investigator and co-project leader on a range of initiatives across Australia and overseas. A/Prof. Paul Brown (UNSW) Project Team Leader and Chief Investigator.

• Fading Lights: Australian POW and Occupation Force experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (2014-15). Curtin University funded, ultra high-definition and 3D immersive documentary installation/exhibition. Co-director, co-producer, co-writer (with Stuart Bender).

Global Hibakusha. (2011-14) Japanese funded, three-year Kaken-hi research project exploring the social and cultural connection between radiation exposed communities around the world. Co-investigator with A/Prof. Robert Jacobs, Hiroshima City Univesity.

• 100 Messages of Hope. (2008-) Ongoing applied media project between Murdoch University, the Rwandan Commission for the Fight Against Genocide and the Kigali Memorial Centre, producing and uploading messages of hope from genocide survivors.

Survivors of Trauma (2012) Exploring the use of positive messages to survivors of trauma to boost engagement and wellbeing in their supporters. Pilot project supported by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. Co-investigator with Emma Thomas (team leader), Prof. Craig McGarty, A/Prof. Martin Mhando, Dr Anglea Ebert and Dr Girish Lala (Murdoch University).


Awards and grants

(2016-19) Utilitarian Filmmaking in Australia 1945 – 1980 ($363,359). Australian Research Council Discovery project. Co-Chief Investigator on a project that aims to discover, document and analyse a lasting archive of Utilitarian Filmmaking in Australia.

(2014-16) Nuclear Futures ($620,000). Australia Council: Creative Communities Partnership Initiative and Arts South Australia. Co-Investigator and project leader on a range of multimedia and community arts initiatives across Australia and overseas.

(2015) Fading Lights: Australian POW and Occupation Force Experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ($25,000). Curtin University. Co-investigator on hyper-visualisation proof-of-concept project exhibiting Australian POW and Occupation troop experience of Japan.

(2011-14) The Global Hibakusha Project. (¥11,000,000 A$150,000) Japanese funded, three-year Kaken-hi research project exploring the social and cultural connection between radiation exposed communities around the world.

(2010-11) Australian International Cultural Council grant: $20,000. For translation/subtitling into Kinyarwandan and Swahili to tour a program of WA indigenous films to East Africa in 2011.

(2010-12) Global Hibakusha: A Cross Cultural Study to Establish Links Between Hibakusha Communities at Nuclear Test Sites Throughout the World (¥3,000.000 A$33,000). Hiroshima City University Special Academic Peace Research Grants

(2010) National Film and Sound Archive visiting fellowship (residency). Awarded to audit the national audio-visual repository of material on nuclear testing in Australia for potnetial reuse in serious gaming. Canberra, November.

(2010) United States Studies Centre fellowship: $25,000. Awarded Scholar-in-Residence to develop research on a century of US-Australian cooperation and competition in film production on both sides of the Pacific. University of Sydney, May-June.

(2010) Murdoch Discoverers grant: $18,500. Develop a serious game proof-of-concept and proptype based on the history of British atomic testing in Australia and field research at Maralinga.

(2002-05). Australian Research Council Linkage grant: $95,000. “Is Australian Pay-TV meeting its promise?” Co-chief investigator with industry partner, the Australian Film Commission, and APA(I).

Speaking engagements, Media and Events

Recent Invited Presentations /Plenary / Keynotes

(2016). Keynote. Hibakusha traces: digital remembrance amid the traumascapes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hawaii. 7-9 January.

(2015). Invited speaker. The Power and the Passion: Midnight Oil and Australian anti-nuclear songs of the late Cold War. Sonic Contestations. Princeton University, 23-24 October.

(2015). Invited speaker. Fading Lights: Australian POW and Occupation Force experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With Stuart Bender. John Curtin Gallery. 5 August.

(2015). Invited speaker. Rwandan Screen Aesthetics: Trauma, Memory and its Discontents. Spectres of Justice: the Aesthetics of Dealing with Violent Pasts. Marburg University, Marburg, Germany, 28-30 May.

(2014). Invited speaker. Crowdsourcing the short drama ‘Excursion’. Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy. RMIT University, 24-25 November. Excursion: invited opening night film. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 23 November.

(2014). Invited speaker. The Memory Network. University of South Australia, Adelaide, 30-31 October.

(2014). Invited speaker. “There is Still Time Brother…” Antipodean Cinema, Contestation and the late Cold War. The Cold War on Film: Then and Now. German Historical Institute, Moscow, 19-21 September.

(2014). Invited speaker. Rwandan Cinema, Memory and its Discontents. Rwanda Revisited:  Aftermath Symposium. Monash University, Melbourne, 21-24 August.

(2014). Invited speaker. Responding to the Nuclear Present. With Robert Jacobs and John O’Brien. Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto, Canada, 14 June.

(2013). Invited speaker. Apocalypse Australis: From Terra Nullius to Nuclear Terror on Southern Screens. Southern Screens Symposium:  Transnational zones and transcultural histories on the screens of the South. Curtin University, 13 November.

(2013). Invited speaker. Nuclear Nation documentary screening, A-bomb anniversary. ’Pakala Parnaku’. Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, 10 August.

(2013). Invited speaker. The Global Hibakusha Project, Transnational Nuclear Perspectives. 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Manchester. Co-presented with Robert Jacobs. 21 July.

(2013). Invited plenary facilitator. Plenary Session on National Collaboration. Screen Production and Research Collaboration (OLT). Victorian College for the Arts. 7 July.

(2013). Invited plenary speaker. Plenary panel establishing an East Africa Film Commission.  Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar Tanzania. 5 July.

(2012). Shelter-Atomicalia. Pre-opera exhibition launch and talk at La Cité Francophone, Edmonton Opera, Canada. 16 November.

(2012). Nuke York. Address to Macalay Honors College students and faculty and exhibition launch. City University of New York. 20 November.

(2012). Hiroshima/Nagasaki Film Festival. Invited speaker by the Conservation Council of WA for the 67th anniversary commemoration of the atom bombings, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge. 5 August.

(2012). Lessons from Rwanda. Invited by the United Nations Association of WA to open Refugee Week with the Governor of Western Australia at the State Library. 16 June.

(2011). Nuking New York: Relocating Ground Zero from Hiroshima to New York City in the American Imagination? Center for International Studies, Cornell university, New York. 6 September.

(2011). ‘Atomicalia’—Items and Icons of the Nuclear Era after the Cold War. Invited guest speaker, Legacies of the Cold War conference. Hamburg Institute for Social Research. Hamburg, Germany. 24-26 August.

(2010). On the Beach. Introduction to special NSFA screening and in-conversation with Vincent Plush. National Film & Sound Archive. 25 November.

(2010). Trauma-Cinema-Rwanda: mediating the ‘unrepresentable’. Monash University. 21 October.

(2010). Uneasy Allies – Representing Americans as other in Australian national Cinema. United States Study Centre, University of Sydney. 12 May.

(2010). Mediating Trauma: strategies in representing human suffering and communicating its effects to an international audience. Opening Plenary speaker. National Commission for the Fight against Genocide conference: ‘16 ans après le Génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi Rwanda. Gestion de ses conséquences.’ Kigali, Serena Hotel, 4-6 April.

(2009). Nuclear Themes in Film. Panel with Robert Jacobs and Takeshi Uemura. Hiroshima Peace Film Festival. Hiroshima Peace Museum. 23 November.

(2009). Atomicalia: Material Culture Collecting in the Atomic Age. Hiroshima Peace Institute Research Forum. Hiroshma. 27 July.

(2009). Anime and the Apocalyptic: Violence, Regeneration and Ideologies of Transcendence. Hiroshima City University. July 30.

(2008). Approaching Genocide: Representing and Negotiating Mass Trauma in Rwanda and Japan. Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara. 23 April.

Recent Media Interviews

(2017). “Reconstructing Strangelove” Author Q&A: Mick Broderick. Columbia University Press. 11 March.

(2017). New Books in Film: Mick Broderick’s “Reconstructing Strangelove”, interviewed by Joel Tscherne, New Books in Film, 3 March.

(2017). Trump’s Strange Loves.Columbia University Press. 15 February.

(2017). Story-telling a key to reconnect nuclear veterans with their past. Interviewed by Lauren Beldi, Pacific Beat. ABC Radio Australia. 5 January.

(2016). Utilitarian filmmaking in Australia 1946-80. Interviewed by Gillian O’Shaughnessy on the 4 year ARC Discovery project. ABC Radio 720. 8 March.

(2016). Dr Strangelove. Interviewed in Los Angeles by Curtis Tsui for the Criterion Collection Blu-ray edition. 17 January.

(2015). National Geographic TV. Interviewed by Breige Whitehead on the Fukushima disaster for the series 72 Dangerous Places to Live. 19 November.

(2015). Bomben spøger. Interviewed by Danish journalist Peter Harmsen about Japanese popular culture responses to the atomic bombing. Weekendavisen. 10 August: p. 4.

(2015). History revived from the dome. Interviewed by Liam Croy on the Fading Lights exhibition. The West Australian. 9 August: p. 27

(2015). Hiroshima: A-bomb survivors who can finally tell their stories. Interviewed by Associate Editor Shane Green. The Age. 6 August: pp. 1, 5-6. The story was also featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Brisbane Times and over 50 local and regional Fairfax newspapers throughout Australia.

(2015). The Fading Lights exhibition. Perth Tonight. Interviewed by Chris Ilsley on the Nagasaki POW and BCOF history. 6PR, Perth. 3 August.

(2015). Mad Max blundar för oljekrisen. Kultur. Interviewed by Karolina Bergström on Mad Max: Fury Road and apocalyptic cinema. 19 May.

(2014). The Radioactive Show. 3CR radio Melbourne. Astroboy to Godzilla:
exploring nuclear themes in pop culture. Interviewed by Gem Romuld. 2 August, re-broadcast 10 January 2015.

(2013). Sydney Morning Herald/The Age. Perth filmmakers’ novel way to finance university-shooting movie. Interview by Robyn Preston. 6 October.

(2013). Canal Sur TV Spain (CSN-2). Global Hibakusha Project. Interviewed at Polomares on linger radioactive contamination from cold war nuclear accidents. 18 July.

(2013). The Australian. The end is nigh as Hollywood tackles the apocalypse with gusto. Interviewed by Michael Bodey. Weekend Review. 25 May.

(2012). Drive Program. ABC Radio 720. Interviewed by Russell Woolf on media and trauma in post-genocide Rwanda.18 June.

(2012). Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. ABC Radio 720 post-screening panel, interviewed by Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Ace Cinemas Subiaco. 18 January.

(2011). Radio Australia. Pacific Beat. The Global Hibakusha Project. Interviewed by Geraldine Coutts. 9 August.

(2011). ABC Radio National. Movie Time. Trash and Treasure: Barefoot Gen. Interviewed by Jason di Rossi. 15 July.

(2011). 3CR Melbourne. Radioactive Show. Interviewed by Jessie Boylan on the Global Hibakusha Project. 12 June.

(2010). Canberra Times. The Nuclear War film that had US in a Tizz. Interviewed by Sally Prior about the special screening of ‘On the Beach’. 25 November.

(2010). New Times, Rwanda. Australian expert calls for community consultation on graphic Genocide images. Interviewed by Charles Kwizera. 12 April.

(2009). ABC International Television. News Hour with Jim Middleton. Interviewed about Rwandan genocide, included video shot from field trips in 2007 and 2009.

(2009). Doctor’s Orders: How a dead serious novel became the nightmare satire of Strangelove. Interviewed by Bilge Bbri for the Museum of the Moving Image. 26 May.

(2009). Act Now. The Rwanda Project. 1 May.

(2006). ABC Television. The Collectors. Studio interview by Collectors panel on the ‘atomicalia’ collection. 8 April.

(2006). ABC Television. The Collectors. Interviewed at home by David Devoss on the material culture of the atomic age. 13 March.

(2005). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Lights, Camera, Armageddon. Interviewed by deputy editor Josh Schollmeyer on the representation of nuclear weapons and terrorism in Hollywood film. May June (Vol. 61, No. 3).

(2005). Cosmos Magazine. Science Fiction Cinema Poster Art. Interviewed by Ray Edgar on the iconography of cold war science fiction exploitation art. August

Recent Conference Papers / Seminar Presentations

(2017). Nuking Melbourne – the imagination of disaster on screen. Screening Melbourne Conference, RMIT, Monash, Deakin Universities. Deakin Edge, Melbourne 21-23 February.

(2016). “Fury Road” and the hero monomyth. The Rise and Future of Heroism Science. Murdoch university, Perth 11-12 July.

(2015). Not Reconciled: Grey Matter and the lacunae of post-genocide Rwandan cinema. Cinema at the End of the World Conference. Monash University and ACMI, Melbourne, 17-19 November.

(2015). Australia’s Nuclear Nor’ West Trail. International Scientific Conference: Navigating Along the Stefano Trail. University of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik, Croatia 1-3 September.

(2014). Crowd-source funding as an innovative production methodology. Creative Practice, Context and Commentary: a Dialogue on Inspirational Production. Zanzibar International Film Festival. Zanzibar, 20-22 June.

(2013). Run.Hide.Fight. — defamiliarizing violence and the aesthetics of survival in the short drama Excursion. Co-presented with Stuart Bender. RevCon. Revelation Film Festival Academic Conference, Perth, 12 July.

(2013). Towards an East African Screen Commission. Screen Production And Research Conference (SPARC), Zanzibar, Tanzania, 29 June.

(2013). Nukes Down Under: Turning Atoms for Peace into Weapons for War. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations conference, Washington DC, 22 June.

(2012). Networking Pacific hibakusha: connecting radiation affected communities cross-generationally through new social media. Co-presented with Robert Jacobs. Pacific History conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 5-8 December.

(2012). Rwandan Cinema and its Challenges to Memory. Presenter, chair and panel convenor, Decolonising Screen Memory. Film & History Confernce, Melbourne 3-5 December.

(2012). Nuclear Zenith — 1962 as the Apex of Cold War Colonialism. Co-presented with Robert Jacobs. “1962 Un Monde” conference, Oran, Algieria, 15 October.

(2011). Afterlives of a Thesis. A joint Murdoch and Curtin universities in screen media/creative arts symposium. Fremantle Arts Centre. 3 July.

(2010). Getting Our “Hair Mussed”: Cold War Logics of Armageddon Informing ‘On the Beach’ and ‘Dr Strangelove’. Panel convenor. Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. University of Texas, Austin USA. 1 October.

(2010). Ranking outlets for Screen Production Research. ASPERA Conference. UTS, Sydney. 7 July.

(2009). Augmenting the Archive: extending Australia’s audio-visual heritage at cold war sites. Panel convenor: Applying digital and mobile technologies for in-situ heritage and tourism management. Australian Archaeology Association conference. Adelaide. 13 November.

(2009). Topographies of Trauma, Dark Tourism and World Heritage: Interpreting 20th Century Catastrophe. Krishner-Somers seminar, Murdoch University, 29 April.

(2008). Trauma Cinema: Active Witnessing of Catastrophic Historical Events in Japanese and Chilean cinemas. Centre for Advanced Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific (CASAAP) Seminar series, Curtin University. 29 May.

(2008). In from the Cold: Hunter and the Construction of Australian Espionage Drama. Television and the National Conference. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. 19-21 November.

(2008). Reconciling Trauma: Transnational Cultural Practices in Mediating Survivor Testimony. Panel convenor and presenter. Cultural Crossroads Conference, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. 10-14 July.

(2007). Sustaining Nuclear Terra. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) annual conference. Flinders University, Adelaide. 6-8 December.

(2007). Critical Masses: Interpreting Australia’s Cold War Nuclear Sites. New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference. University of Sydney. 21-26 September.

(2007). Making Things New: Regeneration and Transcendence in Animé. Animated Dialogues. Monash University, Berwick. 17-19 June.

2007). Critical Masses: Augmented Virtual Experiences and the Xenoplastic at Australia’s Cold War and Nuclear Heritage Sites. 2nd International Conference on Digital and Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA). Ambassador Hotel, Perth. 19-21 September.

2007). Digital Content Archiving and Repositories. 4th annual ASPERA Conference. Griffith University, Brisbane. 27-29 June.

(2007). 2nd life & Beyond: Virtual Communities and Making Media in a Digital World. Revelation Screen Industry Conference. Panel Chair. Art Gallery of WA. 22 July.

(2006). 2 or 3 Things I Know About Stanley: Inside the Kubrick Archive. VIIIth International Film & History Conference. State Library of Victoria. 16-19 November.

(2006). Global Youth Culture. SCMS workshop, convened by Tim Shary. Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference. Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver. 1-5 April.

(2006). Digital Futures. Imagining Tomorrow. NASS/ 3rd ASPERA National Conference. Perth: Murdoch University. 27-28 June.

(2006). Filling the Hole in the Future: Art and Popular Culture in Response to the Atom Bomb. Hiroshima Peace Institute. Orrington Hotel Evanston/Northwestern University. 15-16 February.

(2005). Septic Tanks Downunder: Americans as ‘other’ in Australian Cinema. American Association of Australian Literary Studies. Harvard University, Boston, 28-30 April.

(2005). Ambiguous Allies: Australian National Cinema’s representation of Americans in the Second World War. The Digger and the Larrikin Live On: ANZAC Conference. Imperial War Museum, London, 23-24 April.

(2005). The Buck Stops Here: Harry S. Truman’s Hiroshima Revisionism in ‘The Beginning or the End’. The Atomic Bomb and American Society. University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge, 15-17 July.

(2005). State of the Industry. Revelation Film Festival. Screen Industry Conference. Panel Chair. July.

(2005). James Dean: Rebel 50 years on. SCMS workshop with Murray Pomerance, Tim Shary, David Slocum, Susan White, Jon Lewis & Daniel Biltereyst. Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference. University of London, 31 March – 3 April.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

PhD, current

    • Jo Law (Part time). Sole Supervisor.
    • Briohny Doyle (APA scholarship, full time). Sole Supervisor.
    • Philip R. Davey (Part time). Sole Supervisor.
    • Antonia Cavcic (APA scholarship, full time). Co-supervisor with Leonie Stickland.
    • Brendon Briggs (APA scholarship, full time). Co-supervisor with Martin Mhando
    • Gwen Velge (APA scholarship, full time). Co-supervisor with Rick Mason
    • Olivia Efthimiou (APA scholarship, full time). Co-supervisor with Ingrid Richardson.
    • Minaxi May (part time). Co-supervisor with Julia Hobson.
    • Christopher Rowett  (part time). Co-supervisor with Michael Sturma.
    • Daniel Featherstone (part time). Co-supervisor with Andrew Turk.

PhD Completions

    • Stuart Bender: Changing patterns of violence in contemporary combat films. Sole Supervisor. Completed June 2012. Awarded PhD.
    • Frank Rijavec: Digital Songlines and the Two Rivers Project. Sole Supervisor. Completed November 2009. Awarded PhD.
    • Sarra Rossetti: Shoalwater Pearl and Magical Realism. Co-supervisor with Jenny DeRueck. Completed April 2009. Awarded PhD.
    • Marion McCutcheon, ARC Linkage APA(I): Is Australian Pay TV Meeting its Promise? Principal Supervisor (with Alec McHoul). Completed February 2006. Awarded PhD.
    • Katie Ellis: This Ain’t no Pretty Waltz: Disability in 1990s Australian National Cinema. Sole Supervisor. Completed August 2004. Awarded PhD.
    • Pastorn Sungsri: Thai National Cinema, an Evaluative History. Principal Supervisor (with Martin Mhando). Completed July 2004. Awarded PhD.

MPhil, current

    • Daniel Featherstone (Part time). Co-supervisor with Andrew Turk.



Publications, Curated works, Creative Arts Production


Broderick, Mick. (2016). Reconstructing Strangelove: inside Stanley Kubrick’s “nightmare comedy”. New York: Columbia University Press.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso (Eds). (2011). Interrogating Trauma: Arts & Media Responses to Collective Suffering. London: Routledge.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso (Eds). (2010). Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Broderick, Mick. Ed. (1996). Hibakusha Cinema: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Nuclear Image in Japanese Film. London: Keagan Paul International (2nd printing Routledge, London, 2014; Japanese language edition: Gendai Shokan, Tokyo, 1999).

Broderick, Mick. (1991). Nuclear Movies: a Critical Analysis and Filmography of International Feature Length Films Dealing With Experimentation, Aliens, Terrorism, Holocaust. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co.; (revised expanded edition of Nuclear Movies: A Filmography. Northcote, Vic.: Post•Modem Publishing, 1988).

Edited Special Issue Peer-reviewed Journals

Broderick, Mick. (2017). Forthcoming Special issue ‘Post-Kubrick’ dossier. Screening the Past.

Broderick, Mick. (2012). Special issue ‘Masculine/Feminine’. IM: Interactive Media. 8. (Spring).

Broderick, Mick and Gill Leahy. (2011). Special issue on Screen Media Production/Creative Arts. Selected papers from the 2010 ASPERA conference.Text: Journal of Writers and Writing Courses, April.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso (Eds). (2010). Interrogating Trauma: Arts & Media Responses to Collective Suffering. Special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 24: 1, February.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso (Eds). (2010). Arts and Media Responses to The Traumatic Effects of War on Japan. Special issue of Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. No. 24, April.

Broderick, Mick,  Jennifer De Rueck, and Josko Petkovic (Eds). (2008). Trauma. Special issue. IM: Interactive Media. 4. (Summer).

Recent Journal Articles (refereed)

Broderick, Mick. (2017, under review). Animating Kubrick – auteur influences in The Simpsons. ‘Post-Kubrick’ dossier. Screening the Past.

Broderick, Mick and Stuart Bender. (2016). “Dude, Get a Shot of This”: The Performance of Violence in the School Shooting Film Excursion. Text. Vol. 20, No. 2, October.

Broderick, Mick. (2016). ‘There is Still Time … Brother’ antipodean cinema and nuclearism in the mid-to-late Cold war, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol. 36, No. 1: 53-67

Broderick, Mick. (2016). Apocalypse Australis: eschatology on southern screens, Critical Arts, Vol. 29, No. 5: 608-620

Broderick, Mick and David Palmer. (2015). Australian, British, Dutch and U.S. POWs: Living under the shadow of the Nagasaki Bomb. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 32, No. 5, August 10, 2015.

Broderick, Mick. (2014). Proliferation Down Under: Turning Australia’s Atoms for Peace into Weapons for War. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. Vol. 2, No. 1: 1-15.

Girish Lala, Craig McGarty, Emma Thomas, Mick Broderick, Martin Mhando. (2014). Messages of Hope And Messages of Support: The Role of Positive Stories of Survival in Assisting Recovery and Developing Wellbeing in Rwandan Genocide Survivors and Their Supporters. Journal of Social and Political Psychology. Vol. 2, No.1.

Bender, Stuart and Mick Broderick (2014). Run.Hide.Fight. — defamiliarising violence and (pre)trauma in the short drama Excursion. Screenworks. No. 5.

Broderick, Mick. (2013). Fallout On the Beach. Screening the Past. No. 36

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (2012). Nuke York, New York: Nuclear Holocaust in the American Imagination from Hiroshima to 9/11. Japan Focus:The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 11, No. 6, March 12.

Jacobs, Robert and Mick Broderick. (2012). United Nations Report Reveals the Ongoing Legacy of Nuclear Colonialism in the Marshall Islands. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10 Issue 47, No. 1, November 19.

Broderick, Mick and Gill Leahy. (2011). The Creative Screen Production Sector in Australia Now. Text: Journal of Writers and Writing Courses. April, 1-3.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso. (2010). Post-war Trauma in Japan: Media, Arts and Gender. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. No. 24, April.

Traverso, Antonio and Mick Broderick. (2010). Interrogating Trauma: Towards a Critical Trauma Studies. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. Vol. 24, No. 1, February 2010, 1–13.

Broderick, Mick (2010). Topographies of Trauma, Dark Tourism and World Heritage: Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. 24. April.

Broderick, Mick, Mark Cypher & Jim Macbeth (2009). Critical Masses: Augmented Virtual Experiences and the Xenoplastic at Australia’s Cold War and Nuclear Heritage Sites. Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress. 323-343.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Superflat Eschatology: Renewal and Religion in Anime. Animation Studies. 4. 29-45.

Broderick, Mick. (2008). Waiting to Exhale: Somatic Responses to Place and the Genocidal Sublime. IM: Interactive Media. 4. (Summer 2008).

De Rueck, Jennifer, Mick Broderick and Josko Petkovic. (2008). Scoping Trauma. IM: Interactive Media. 4. (Summer 2008).

Broderick, Mick. (2005). Uneasy Allies: the Shifting Representation of Americans in Post-WWII Australian Cinema. PostScript, (15, 3): 96-111.

Recent Book Chapters

Mick Broderick. (under contract, 2017). The Power and the Passion: Midnight Oil and Australian anti-nuclear songs of the late Cold War. In Jessica Schwartz and Noriko Manabe (Eds). Nuclear Music: Sonic Responses to War, Disaster, and Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mick Broderick. (under contract, 2017). Fading Lights: Digital Visualization and the Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Cassandra Atherton (Ed.). Memorializing the Atomic Bomb. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (under contract, 2017). The Global Hibakusha Project: international cultural exchange amongst the grandchildren of atomic survivors. In Paul Brown and NAJ Taylor (Eds). Australian Art in the Nuclear Age. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Broderick, Mick. (in press). From ‘First Strike’ to ‘Massive Retaliation’ in SAC’s Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP). In Piers Bizony and Jan Harlan (Eds). Dr. Strangelove. Loogne: Taschen.

Broderick, Mick and Stuart Bender. (in press). Australian POW and Occupation Force Experiences in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a Digital Hyper-Visualisation. In Robert Jacobs and NAJ Taylor (Eds). On Hiroshima Becoming History. New York: Routledge.

Broderick, Mick. (2016). Atomic Pop. In  J.D. Mittmann (Ed.). Black Mist Burnt Country. Upwey Vic.: Burrinja. 66-77.

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (2016). Global Hibakusha Project. The Nuclear Culture Source Book. In Ele Carpenter (Ed.). London: Black Dog Publishing. 108-09.

Broderick, Mick and Junko Hatori. (2015). Pica-don: Japanese and American reception and promotion of Hideo Sekigawa’s Hiroshima. In Matthew Edwards (Ed.). Enola’s Light: Japanese Cinema and the Atomic Bomb. Jefferson Nth Carolina: McFarland & Co. 77-87.

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (2015). Fukushima and the Shifting Conventions of Documentary: from Cinema and Broadcast to Social Media Netizenship. In Camille Deprez and Judith Perine (Eds.) Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 217-232.

Broderick, Mick. (2015). Reconstructing Strangelove: Outtakes from Kubrick’s cutting room floor. In Tatjana Ljujic, Peter Krämer and RIchard Daniels (Eds). Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives. London: Black Dog. 150-173.

Broderick, Mick. (2014). From Trinity to Tranquility: the Atom and Space in Matthew Day Jackson’s Sublime. In Andreas Beitin and Martin Hartung (Eds). Matthew Day Jackson: Total Accomplishment. Karlsruhe: ZDM Publications. 61-72.

Broderick, Mick. (2012). ‘Justice Through Strength and Courage’: Captain Midnight and the Military-Industrial Complex. In Cynthia Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper (Eds). Rocketmen Series and their Fans. New York: Palgrave McMillan. 193-211.

Broderick, Mick and Antonio Traverso. (2010). New Perspectives in International Trauma Culture: An Introduction. In Mick Broderick and Antonio Traverso (Eds). Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives. Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press. 1-14.

Broderick, Mick. (2010). ‘The Buck Stops Here’: Hiroshima Revisionism in the Truman Years. In Robert Jacobs (Ed.). Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture in Response to the Atom Bomb. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield. 135-158.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Mediating Genocide: Producing Digital Survivor Testimony in Rwanda. In Janet Walker & Bhaskar Sarkar (Eds). Documentary Testimonies: Global Archives of Suffering (AFI Film Reader). Routledge: New York. 215-44.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Better the Devil You Know: The Antichrist at the Millennium. In Ian Conrich (Ed.). Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema. London: I.B. Taurus. 227-244.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Making Things New: Regeneration and Transcendence in Anime. In John Walliss & Kenneth Newport (Eds). The End All Around Us: Apocalyptic texts and Popular Culture. London: Equinox Publishing. 120-147.

Broderick, Mick. (2007). Rebels With a Cause: Children Subverting the Military-Industrial Complex in Film. In Tim Shary and Alexandra Seibel (Eds). Youth Culture in Global Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press. 37-56.

Broderick, Mick and Mark Gibson. (2005). Mourning, Monomyth and Memorabilia: the Consumer Logics of Collecting 9/11. In Dana Heller (Ed.). Selling 9/11: How a National Tragedy Became a Commodity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 200-220.

Broderick, Mick. (2005). Armageddon Without A Cause: Playing ‘Chicken’ in the Atomic Age. In David Slocum (Ed.). Rebel Without A Cause: An Anniversary Reader. Syracuse: State University of New York Press. 149-170.

Recent Curated, Production and Creative Research (NTRO)


Broderick, Mick. (2016). Counts per Minute. Two-part Installation for the group show Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb – Maralinga and Australian Art. National touring exhibition 2016-19. Launched 27 September, SH Ervin National Trust Gallery, Sydney.

Broderick, Mick. (2015). Fading Lights: Australian POW and Occupation Force experiences of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Co-director, co-producer, co-writer (with Stuart Bender). Ultra high definition and immersive documentary installation/exhibition.

Broderick, Mick. (2015). Inside the Dome. Co-producer, interviewer. 7 minute 3D documentary filmed inside the World Heritage protected Genbaku Dome, with third-generation hibakushaKana Miyoshi.

Mick Broderick.  (2015). Polygon – Kazakhstan. Curated photographic exhibition. ‘Yellowcake Country’. Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle,14-31 August.

Broderick, Mick. (2014-15). Off the Map. Producer, co-writer, stills. 11 minute drama. Stuart Bender: Director, producer, co-writer.

Broderick, Mick. (2014). Atomicalia. Curated cold war artfactual installation/exhibition to complement the Canadian opera, Shelter. Tapestry New Opera, Toronto. June 9-15.

Mick Broderick. (2013). Excursion. Co-producer, script editor, original story, stills. 19 minute drama. Stuart Bender: Director, co-producer, co-writer. Official section at five international film festivals.

Mick Broderick. (2013) Ground Zeroes – Maralinga. Curated photographic exhibition. ‘Pakala Parnaku’. Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, 2-18 August.

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (2012). Nuke York, New York. Updated multimedia installation/exhibitionMacalay Honors College, City Universtity of New York.

Broderick, Mick. (2012). Hiroshima Traces. DOP, editor, director, producer. 10 minute documentary. Screened at Hiroshima/Nagasaki Film Festival,  Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 5 August. Screened during 67th anniversary commemoration and film festival program.

Broderick, Mick. (2012). Atomicalia. Curated to complement the new opera, Shelter, a revised cold war artfactual installation/exhibition. Edmonton Opera, La Cité francophone, Edmonton Canada. 15-20 November.

Broderick, Mick and Robert Jacobs. (2011). Nuke York, New York. Curated multimedia installation/exhibition. Cornell University, New York. Hartell Gallery. 5-17 September.

Broderick, Mick and Martin Mhando. (2011).Australian International Cultural Council. Curated travelling program of West Australian indigenous film. Zanzibar International Film Festival, 19-30 July, and Rwandan Film Festival, 24-25 August.

Broderick, Mick. (2010). Hope for the Future. Writer, co-editor, co-producer. 8 minute documentary. Yves Kamuronsi: director, editor, co-producer. Screened on Rwanda National Television, 7 April. Screened 20,000+ audience, Rwanda National Stadium during 16th anniversary ceremony.

Broderick, Mick. (2010). Here Lies Augustine Morelli. Co-Executive Producer (with John McMullan). 19 minute drama. Peter Clark: writer-director. Murdoch Screen Academy honours production.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Atomicalia: Material Culture of the Nuclear Era. Cold war artfactual installation/exhibition. Hiroshima Peace Film Festival. Space Pica. October-November.

Broderick, Mick. (2009). Atomicalia: Material Culture of the Nuclear Era. Cold war artefactual installation/exhibition. Hiroshima City University Museum. 24 July-7 August.

Broderick, Mick. (2008). Fugue.  Executive producer, script editor, actor. 50 minute drama. Jamie Helmer: writer-director. Murdoch Screen Academy honours production.

Broderick, Mick. (2007). Exhale. New media installation. 30 minute digital diptych. New Revelations. Spectrum Project Space, Perth. 14-28 July.

Broderick, Mick and Alexandra Chapman. (2005). Hiroshima 60+ film program. Bath International Film Festival. October.

Broderick, Mick and Anna Edmundson. (2004-05). Half Lives: Experiencing the Nuclear Age. Material culture installation/exhibition for the Western Australia Museum running 15 December 2004 to 10 February 2005.

Broderick, Mick. (2004-05). Where the World Changed: Trinity, New Mexico. Writer-director-producer. 10 minute documentary.