Associate Professor Daniel Reynaud
Daniel Reynaud's interest lies in the Anzac legend and its representation in early Australian films. He is the author of Celluloid Anzacs: the Great War through Australian cinema
and The hero of the Dardanelles and other World War One silent dramas
. He has also authored a number of articles in academic journals about the interaction between history and film.
Daniel has worked with the National Film and Sound Archive in the recovery and partial reconstruction of several silent films, including The hero of the Dardanelles
(1915), Australia's first Gallipoli movie.
Other works include Reading with new eyes
, which brings fresh insight into understanding the Bible, and Media values
, which explores the media from a Christian perspective.
Daniel is also an artist who has produced cartoons, poetry and two albums of original music.
Daniel is an associate professor who serves as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Theology at Avondale College of Higher Education. He has been lecturing at Avondale since 1992.
How important is it to be aware of the development of the Anzac legend?
We need to know where we have come from. An awareness of change in our history helps prevent arrogance and prejudice, and it encourages further cultural maturity.
What prompted your interest in Bible literature?
I discovered understanding some basic literary characteristics of ancient literature made reading the Bible exciting and rewarding.
What do you enjoy most about your media work?
Giving audiences the keys to understanding how the media communicates so they are in control of the media, rather than the other way around.
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