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Stuart is a graduate of Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Languages Degree and a Honours Degree Bachelor of Arts. He is in the final semester of his Master of Language Studies Degree.

Stuart is pictured here with his Honours Degree thesis investigation of la bande dessinée, specifically, the adventures of Tintin and his creator. Stuart has furthered his investigation of the literature in his Masters Degree thesis investigation of the stereotypes, representations, and controversies in the Tintin albums and other comic book literature.

Stuart can be booked as a keynote speaker at your event via this website.

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What's new with Stu - March 2018

Lecturer at The University of Adelaide on March 20

Following on from my lecture at The Adelaide Language Festival at The University of Adelaide, I received an invitation to conduct a lecture on constructed languages to students of applied linguistics as part of their degree subject; Language in Society.

My lecture provided a background about languages that have been constructed specifically for the TV and film industry, for example; the Klingon language; where it is spoken and to which language family it belongs, number of speakers and percentage of children speaking it; basic knowledge in language such as greetings; one unique characteristic; and information about where it might be possible to continue to learn the language in Adelaide or online.

Most appreciative thanks to Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann for inviting me to lecture on the topic!

A great attendance for my keynote today!

The presentation explained a selection of more than 200 pieces that are on exhibit from the golden age of popular culture; the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

Lexicon: A Retro Pop Culture Exhibition, has received many visitors during its season and I am pleased to announce that The exhibition has been extended to April 15, and I have been booked to conduct the second keynote at the Unley Museum on April 8 at 3pm.

All welcome!

A Dalek invades my Adelaide Fringe Exhibition!

An official gatecrasher, but most welcome, as our Dalek from the classic TV series; Dr Who will greet all visitors upon entering Lexicon.  

The exhibition is being well attended with much interest in my upcoming keynote historical presentation about popular culture in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

I will be speaking at The Unley Museum on March 18 and April 8 from 3pm, and all welcome! 

Radio Interview with 1079 Life FM, Feb 22!

I had a most enjoyable time during my interview with 1079 Life Fm Breakfast Show Presenters, Scotty and Bec, with much conversation about my current Adelaide Fringe Festival Exhibition, Lexicon: A Retro Pop Culture Exhibition that also offers the viewer a linguistic, and cultural presentation of the celebration of the genre, and its influence in a global society. 

Selected pieces that are on exhibit were discussed with many personal memories shared from this era of pop culture. 

Most appreciative thanks to 1079 Life FM for the promotion of my exhibition!

Exhibition Exhibitor - Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018!

A great attendance for the offical launch of my Fringe Exhibition!

There was a steady flow of visitors to the launch of Lexicon - An exhibition of retro pop culture from the golden age (1940s, 50s, and 60s), is sure to entertain and inform lovers of TV, Film, Radio, and Music! 

I have been booked to conduct a guided tour of the exhibition during its run, and if you click on the event banner below, exhibition times, and tour can be viewed! 

Lexicon runs from Feb 15 to March 25!

Guest Lecturer/Presenter - Adelaide Language Festival - November 29

What a fantastic festival it was!

I conducted a lecture on artistically constructed languages that have been engineered for the tv and film industry. There are more than 100 languages that are being studied by scholars and pop culture fans, and I presented the Klingon language from the Star Trek Universe; Its unique syntax and structure of grammar.  

The course provided background about the language, for example; where it is spoken and to which language family it belongs, number of speakers and percentage of children speaking it; basic knowledge in language such as greetings; one unique characteristic; and information about where it might be possible to continue to learn the language in Adelaide or online.

30 languages were presented during the festival which was open to the general public, and I am most pleased in receiving an invitation to be a featured lecturer once again at next year's festival!

See link below for an interview conducted by SBS TV National News about my lecture at the Adelaide Language Festival.

Interview with SBS TV 

Guest Presenter - Supanova Comic-Con on November 17 to 19!  

I was a featured presenter at Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming Expo in Adelaide on November 17, and I presented a new talk; Asterix vs The World. A comparative analysis of Asterix and other classic European comic book literature and their American, Australian and British counterparts. 

I had a most enjoyable time engaging with the audience during my presentation, and on day two of the festival, I conducted a linguistic presentation/interactive workshop on artistically constructed languages that have been specifically engineered for the entertainment industry.

A most enthusiastic audience in attendance with the syntax of two languages; Klingon and Vulcan, from the Star Trek franchise, explained and demonstrated with audience participation encouraged!

Record attendances for Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming Festival in Adelaide!

Interview with the Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper on Artistically Constructed Languages

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