Mel Campbell

Mel Campbell is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist, critic, copywriter and editor. Mel researches and writes about film and television, clothing and costume, books and ideas, media and consumer culture, and the wonderful, underrated banalities of everyday life. She’s fascinated by the persistence of the past in the present, and the moments and artefacts we take for granted or leave behind. Her first book was Out of Shape: Debunking Myths about Fashion and Fit (Affirm Press, 2013). She writes on film, TV and media at Junkee, The Big Issue, Crikey, Metro, The Guardian and more. She is currently a co-host of fortnightly culture podcast The Rereaders, a columnist on writing at Overland magazine, a lecturer in Monash University’s Master of Communications and Media Studies program, and a commentator in live discussions, on radio and online. She tweets at @incrediblemelk