Roger Hillman

Dr Roger Hillman

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2011
  • Section(s): Arts


Dr Roger Hillman is Emeritus Professor in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He began his academic career as a Germanist, publishing a study of the German novel and its depiction of society in the nineteenth-century, but is now best known for his work in film studies in a series of influential analyses ranging across national and discipline boundaries to explore not merely the visual but the auditory in cinema. He has close connections to three Australian universities, Sydney, Adelaide and the ANU as well as a number of overseas institutions, especially Berkeley, and the universities of Graz and Bologna, where he has researched and taught. Hillman has been the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, and a CRASSH (Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) Fellowship, with a project focusing on representations of Gallipoli in film and literature. Throughout 2009 he was a member of the Humanities and Creative Arts panel of the ARC. He has been a member of the SH5 panel of the European Research Council, as well as the Research Council of Lithuania.

His publications include ‘Zeitroman: The Novel and Society in Germany 1830-1900’ (1983), ‘Fields of Vision: Essays in Film Studies, Visual Anthropology and Photography’ (1995, co-edited with Leslie Devereaux), and ‘Unsettling Scores: German Film, Music and Ideology’ (2005).

Acknowledgement of Country

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