Below are Mel's Articles:
Five Reviews of Philip Seymour Hoffman Films
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After actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on 2 February 2014, I compiled my reviews of some recent Hoffman films, which were first published in The Thousands between 2009 and 2011.

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Writers Victoria Winter School – Features
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On 16 July 2014, I’m teaching a winter workshop on feature writing at Writers Victoria.

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ACMI ‘Bad Girls’ Panel
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In association with Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition at ACMI, I participated in a panel discussion on 17 October, 2013, about the bad girls of music video.

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Out of Shape Readings and Signings
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My debut non-fiction book, Out of Shape: Debunking Myths about Fashion and Fit, was published on 1 June, 2013. To promote the book I participated in a number of public readings and events.

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ACMI Hollywood Costume Public Events
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As film and clothes are two of my key research interests, I gave numerous public talks on screen costume during ACMI’s Hollywood Costume exhibition between 24 April and 18 August, 2013.

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Imaginary Jingles and the Loneliest Choir
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I like to fritter away my musical training on making capricious little songs on my computer.

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Guest Speaking at Educational Institutions
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If you’re a lecturer, teacher or librarian in search of an expert ‘talking head’, I’m an articulate and entertaining commentator on media and popular culture – why not get in touch?

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Podcast: Hell Is For Hyphenates
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In December 2013 I co-hosted the film podcast Hell Is For Hyphenates, discussing the films of Kathryn Bigelow and the best cinema releases of 2013.

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Talking Spring Racing Fashion On Radio National
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On 8 November, 2013, I spoke to Cassie McCullagh and Jason DiRosso of ABC Radio National’s program The List about the class dimensions and carnivalesque role of spring racing fashion.

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Out of Shape Interview on Radio National Drive
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On 7 October, 2013 I appeared on ABC Radio National’s Drive program, hosted by Waleed Aly, discussing my book Out of Shape alongside actress Lulu McClatchy, who was appearing in a production of Neil LaBute’s play Fat Pig.

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