5 questions: Prof Lorna Piatti-Farnell

13 Oct, 2020
5 questions: Prof Lorna Piatti-Farnell

After taking a traditional route to academia through a degree in English literature and history, Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell began researching popular culture after realising it could tell us a lot about the way we live.

We asked Professor Piatti-Farnell five questions ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address – she discussed her research on popular culture, what’s surprising about her research, and her hopes for the industry.

“I’m hoping to help others continue to make a contribution so that popular culture can be seen as a truly meaningful field by engaging with different areas of our lives, whether it’s the shows we watch, the music we listen to or the clothes we wear to truly find a way to place ourselves in the world,” she said.

The Meaning of Fun: Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

This is a free public lecture, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

When: Tuesday 27 October, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Where: WA Conference Centre, City Campus (the event will also be live-streamed)

Find out more about the Professorial Address

Watch the Livestream

Watch the video

Five questions with Professor of Popular Culture Lorna Piatti-Farnell from AUT Communications on Vimeo.