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Professor Daniel Reynaud

School: School of Humanities and Creative Arts
Position: Professor
Location: White Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2196
Extension: #196
Fax: (02) 4980 2118
Qualifications: BA (PUC); BEd (Avondale); PhD (UoN)
Research: Anzacs & religion
Anzac cinema
Anzac social history
History, literature & media
Learning & Teaching: online learning; wargaming as pedagogy in history; the pedagogy of history tours
About: Daniel has been at Avondale since 1992, teaching modern history and the intersection of history, literature and media. His varied work includes books, book chapters and articles in refereed journals as well as many articles in popular journals, marketing consultancies, radio and television interviews, public lectures in schools, churches and community groups and scripts for a number of documentaries.

In 2009 he was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.

In 2017, he was Visiting Professor in history at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee, USA.

Daniel's interest lies in the Anzac legend, exploring its representation in early Australian films, as well as investigating the Anzacs and religion. He 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.

His most recent book is a study of Anzac faith and belief, titled Anzac Spirituality: The First AIF Soldiers Speak.
Other works include the books, The Man the Anzacs Revered, a best-selling biography of legendary Great War chaplain William McKenzie, 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 a musician and has recorded three albums of original music.
Select Publications: Anzac Spirituality: The First AIF Soldiers Speak. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018

The Man the Anzacs Revered: William 'Fighting Mac' McKenzie, Anzac Chaplain. Warburton: Signs Publishing, 2015

Celluloid Anzacs: The Great War through Australian Cinema. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2007

‘The Enigma of Jesus in the Gospel of John,’ in Signs to Life: Reading and responding to John’s Gospel. Kendra Haloviak Valentine, with Carolyn Rickett, Daniel Reynaud, Jane Fernandez and Nathan Brown. Warburton Vic: Signs Publishing, 2013, pp 103-112

For a list of publications, visit Daniel Reynaud publications

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