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A Hardy

Dr Ann Hardy

MA Cant; Dip Journ. Dip. Film & TV Production Middlesex; PhD Waikato

Email: ann.hardy@waikato.ac.nz

Publications

  • Davis, C. H., Michelle, C., Hardy, A., & Hight, C. (2016). Making global audiences for a Hollywood ‘blockbuster’ feature film: Marketability, playability and The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey (2012). Journal of Fandom Studies, 4(1), 105-125.
  • Michelle, C., Davis, C. H., Hardy, A. L., & Hight, C. (2015). Pleasure, disaffection, 'conversion' or rejection? The (limited) role of prefiguration in shaping audience engagement and response. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 18 pages. doi:10.1177/1367877915571407
  • Michelle, C., Davis, C. H., Hight, C., & Hardy, A. L. (2015). The Hobbit hyperreality paradox: Polarization among audiences for a 3D high frame rate film. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 1-22. doi:10.1177/1354856515584880
  • Davis, C. H., Michelle, C., Hardy, A., & Hight, C. (2014). Framing audience prefigurations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: The roles of fandom, politics and idealised intertexts. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 11(1), 50-87. Retrieved from http://www.participations.org/Volume%2011/Issue%201/4.pdf
  • Michelle, C., Hardy, A. L., Davis, C. H., & Hight, C. (2014). An unexpected controversy in Middle-earth: audience encounters with the ‘dark side’ of transnational film production. Transnational Cinemas, 1-18. doi:10.1080/20403526.2014.941185
  • Zalipour, A., Michelle, C., & Hardy, A. (2014). Modes of engagement among diasporic audiences of Asian New Zealand film. The Communication Review, 17(4), 311-335. doi:10.1080/10714421.2014.960735
  • Hardy, A., Hight, C., & Michelle, C. (2011). Reservoir Hill and audiences for online interactive drama. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 8(2), 616-643. Retrieved from http://www.participations.org/editorial_board.htm
  • Hardy, A., Michelle, C., Davis, C. H., & Hight, C. (2013). Shire Politics: Local factors in the international prefiguration of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. In A. P. T. Lee, D. K. Trees, & M. R. Desai (Eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges (pp. 1-15). Conference held at Freemantle, Western Australia: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.