Kim Wilkins

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317

Academic interests

  • film studies
  • television studies
  • cultural and national identity
  • indie cinema

Courses taught


My background is primarily film studies and English literature. To date my research has looked at American indie cinema, with a focus on the use of irony in relation to national and cultural identity. I have also taught and researched television studies. My current research looks at post-reunification Berlin screen cultures.


  • Dean's commendation for course teaching excellence 'Hollywood: Art, Industry, Entertainment' (Head Tutor), University of Sydney (2018)
  • Official Teaching Commendations, University of Sydney (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials, FASS, University of Sydney (2015)
  • Australian American Association ANZASA Scholarship (2012)

  • US Embassy Australian American Association Conference Scholarship (2012)

Education and Positions held 

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo (2019-2023)
  • Sessional lecturer and tutor, University of Sydney, Australia (2013–2018) 
  • Sessional lecturer and course coordinator, University of Newcastle, Australia (2012 - 2019)
  • PhD candidate, University of Sydney, Australia (2011–2016)
  • Masters in English, University of Sydney, Australia (2010–2011)



  • Wilkins, Kim (2019). These Violent Delights: Navigating Westworld as “Quality” Television, In Alex Goody & Antonia Mackay (ed.),  Reading Westworld.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-3-030-14515-6.  Chapter 2.
  • Wilkins, Kim (2019). "You can be John Malkovich." Celebrity, Absurdity, and Convention in Being John Malkovich, In Kim Wilkins & Wyatt Moss-Wellington (ed.),  ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze.  Edinburgh University Press.  ISBN 9781474447621.  Chapter 4.  s 67 - 85
  • Wilkins, Kim & Moss-Wellington, Wyatt (2019). Jonze Between the Lines, In Kim Wilkins & Wyatt Moss-Wellington (ed.),  ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze.  Edinburgh University Press.  ISBN 9781474447621.  Introduction: Jonze Between the Lines.  s 1 - 12
  • Wilkins, Kim (2018). Assembled Worlds: Intertextuality and Sincerity in the films of Wes Anderson. Texas Studies in Literature and Language.  ISSN 0040-4691.  60(2), s 151- 173
  • Wilkins, Kim (2017). ‘I don’t know who I am most of the time’: Constructed Identity in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There. Film Criticism.  ISSN 0163-5069.  41(1) . doi:
  • Wilkins, Kim (2016). This, please, cannot be that’: The Constructed World of P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia. Sydney Studies in English.  ISSN 0156-5419.
  • Wilkins, Kim (2014). Cast of Characters: Wes Anderson and Pure Cinematic Characterization, In Kunze Peter (ed.),  The Films of Wes Anderson: Critical Essays on an Indiewood Icon.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-349-48692-2.  Chapter 2.
  • Wilkins, Kim (2013). The Sounds of Silence: Hyper-Dialogue and American Eccentricity.. New Review of Film and Television Studies.  ISSN 1740-0309.
  • Wilkins, Kim (2019). American Eccentric Cinema. Bloomsbury Academic.  ISBN 9781501336911.  224 s.
  • Wilkins, Kim & Moss-Wellington, Wyatt (ed.) (2019). ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Edinburgh University Press.  ISBN 9781474447621.  264 s.
  • Wilkins, Kim (2019, 28. august). Interview about new book "American Eccentric Cinema". [TV].  TRT World.
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