Anna Zsubori

Anna Zsubori

AFHEA, PhD candidate, winner of the departmental Graduate Teaching Assistantship 
Superstar Awards – Best Graduate Teaching Assistant Nominee (2019/2020)
Research Assistant (November 2019 December 2019)
PGR Student Representative (May 2018 – May 2019) 

Qualifications:

  • MLitt – Film Studies (University of Dundee, United Kingdom)
  • MA – Teacher of Hungarian Grammar and Literature (Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Hungary)
  • BA – Communication and Media Studies (Vitéz János Katolikus Főiskola, Hungary)

Academic Service:

2016-present: YECREA representative to the Audience and Reception Studies section of the European Communication Research and Education Association

Research Interests:

Cinematic portrayal of female bodies, representation of gender and race in films, feminism, fairy tales, animations, Disney

Brief Description of the PhD Project:

The project is researching Central & Eastern European tweens' understanding of identity through the Disney Princess phenomenon

PhD Supervisors:

Dr Melanie Kennedy, Dr Jilly Kay

Prof Helen Wood, Dr Ranjana Das

Publications:

2018:

Zsubori, A. and Das, Ranjana (2018). 'Twenty years of Pottermania: British young people's experiences of fantasy at the intersections of the fictive and the "real"' in Journal of Children and Media
Download here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/aCPDimutrbVmrI3Trv3K/full

Zsubori, A. (2018). ‘Gender studies banned at university – the Hungarian government’s latest attack on equality’ in The Conversation.
Link here: https://theconversation.com/gender-studies-banned-at-university-the-hungarian-governments-latest-attack-on-equality-103150

Further publications can be found on www.filmvilag.hu

Teaching Experience:

MS7009 – Contemporary Issues in Media and Culture Studies

MS1010 – Creative Audiences

MS2012 – Global Film Culture

MS1003 – Global Media

MS3009 – Media, Celebrity and Fan Culture

MS7025 – Researching Media and Public Communication

MS7223 – Studying Film

MS1008 – Television Studies

Conference Presentations:

2020:

Zsubori, A. (2020). 'The Hungarian government's anti-gender policy and Hungarian tween audiences' identity production through Disney Princesses' - International Webinar on Women & Media: The Changing Narratives & Identities. IQAC Women's College, Calcutta, India, 28th September 2020. More information can be found on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMTKtsjv_NGKW-r3aiq3x8XL04OYQgVXZU4R-vF4FEDrVyWg/viewform

2019:

Zsubori, A. (2019). 'Fans' creative re-imaginings of Disney Princesses online' - Fan Studies Network Conference. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, 28th - 29th June 2019. More information can be found on https://fanstudies.org/2019/02/01/fan-studies-network-2019-conference-portsmouth-uk-28-29-june-2019/

Zsubori, A. (2019). 'Hungarian tween audiences' reception of the Disney Princess phenomenon' - Across the Live/Mediatised Divide: Audience Research Conference. University of York, York, 17th - 18th September 2019. The conference's programme can be found on https://www.york.ac.uk/media/tfti/documents/newsevents/Schedule%2007.08%20public.pdf

Zsubori, A. (2019). 'The Hungarian government's anti-gender approach, audience research, and the Disney Princess phenomenon' - Media, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Europe, G&C ECREA Conference. University of Padua, Padua, 15th - 16th November 2019. The conference's programme can be found on
https://gcecrea.wixsite.com/gendercommunication/programme

2018:

Zsubori, A. (2018). 'Children's Creative Identity Production and the Representation of Disney Princesses' - MeCCSA Annual Conference. London South Bank University, London, 10th January 2018. The conference's programme can be found on http://meccsa2018.org/parallel-sessions/

Zsubori, A. (2018) 'Authentic Disney Celebrity Heroines and the representation of gender and race in Disney Princesses' - Celebrity Studies Conference. Sapienza University, Rome, 27th June 2018. The conference's programme can be found on https://celebritystudiesconference.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/final-celebrity-conference-program_ver1.pdf

Zsubori, A. (2018) 'Disney Princesses as post-feminist celebrities: Representation of gender and multiculturalism through the discursive production of Disney Princesses as 'celeactors'' - Console-ing Passions Conference. University of Bournemouth, Poole, 13th July 2018. The conference's programme can be found on https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/Console-ing-Passions-Conference-2018-Programme.pdf

2017:

Zsubori, A. (2017). 'Monstrous-Feminine in fairy tales: The embodiment of childhood fears in Disney’s Cinderella (1950 and 2015)' – All about Cinderella: Retellings in the cultural imagination. University of Bedfordshire, Luton, 9th June 2017. The conference’s programme can be found on https://www.beds.ac.uk/cinderella/programme

Invited Talks and Guest Lectures:

2020:

Zsubori, A. (2020). 'Hungarian tweens' negotiation of identity through the Disney Princess Phenomenon' - Online presentation at the 20th University Week. School of Communication, Universidade de Brasília, Brasilia, 23rd September 2020. More information can be found on http://dex.unb.br/semanauniversitariaunb

2019:

Zsubori, A. (2019). 'Adults vs children as audiences' - Guest Lecture. University of Surrey, Guildford, 12th December 2019. Module: SOC2080: Transforming Audiences.

2018:

Zsubori, A. (2018). ''Animated reality': The cultural construction of and audiences attitudes towards Disney Princesses' - Presentation at the Visual and Multimodal Research Forum. University College London, London, 10th May 2018. More information can be found on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/events-pub/may-2018/animated-reality

Zsubori, A. (2018). 'Children as audiences' - Guest Lecture. University of Surrey, Guildford, 6th December 2018. Module: SOC2080: Transforming Audiences.

Research Collaborations:

2019:

Research assistantship working on FORTITUDE, a project aiming to improve legal capability of children and young people, funded by a 2 million euro grant from the ERC.

2018:

Workshop facilitation at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA). Lugano, 31st October 2018. More information can be found on http://yecrea.eu/ecc-lugano/ecc-yecrea-pre-conference/

2017:

Workshop facilitation at Audiences 2030 - the Grand Finale of the CEDAR network. Lisbon, 28th September 2017. More information can be found on https://cedarahrc.com/audiences-2030-lisbon-conference/

Relevant Links:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Zsubori

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