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Biography

Maryanne Dever is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science. She holds degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney. Before coming to the University of Newcastle in 2010 she held positions at the University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong and Monash University where she was an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research.

Maryanne Dever is joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).

Maryanne Dever is recognised for her research in the areas of feminist literary and cultural studies and archive studies. Her current research focuses is on the status of archived paper with the advent of digital technologies.

She co-convenes, the 'archivefutures' research network, an international network of scholars and archivists engaged in speculative and theoretically informed  considerations of  archived manuscripts and personal papers. 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 05/04/1994
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland, 19/12/1984
  • Master of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 07/12/1987

Research

Research keywords

  • Archives
  • Digital Humanities
  • Feminism
  • Gender Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Literature

Research expertise

Maryanne Dever's research encompasses archive studies, feminist literary and cultural history and digital humanities. Current research projects focus on issues of intimacy and materiality in relation to both research practice (methodology) and to the socio-cultural status of archived objects.

She also has on-going research interests in the area of gender, work and higher education and has published widely on women's and gender studies. She is particularly interested in everyday sexism and how it manifests itself in contemporary academe, the latter having developed as a key area of interest since her appointment at the University of Newcastle.

She has been awarded the Inaugural Humanities Research Centre/Gender Institute Fellowship at the ANU for 2014. She has previously held the following research fellowships: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Sexuality, Gender and Feminism at McGill University (Nov 2011 - Feb 2012); Manning Clark House/Copyright Agency of Australia Fellowship, Canberra (2009); Visiting Scholar, McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW), McGill University, Montreal, Canada (April - June 2008 ); Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women's Studies, Institute of Women's Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada (Jan - March 2008); Visiting Scholar, School of Research Studies and Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Hong Kong (January 1997); Harold White Fellowship, National Library of Australia, Canberra, (1995).

She has received funding from: the Australian Research Council and the Sidney Myer Fund.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210201Archival, Repository And Related Studies40
200205Culture, Gender, Sexuality30
200500Literary Studies30

Appointments

Visiting Researcher
University College London (United Kingdom)
01/02/2014 - 01/04/2014
Inaugural Gender Institute + HRC Visiting Scholar
Humanities Research Centre, ANU (Australia)
01/01/2014 - 01/12/2014
Visiting Scholar
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (IGSF), McGill University (Canada)
01/11/2011 - 01/02/2012
Fellow
Manning Clark House/Copyright Agency of Australia (Australia)
01/01/2009 - 01/11/2009

Invitations

Animate Archives
Transforming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Plenary speaker)
2013
The Pleasures of Paper: Five Provocations
Memornet Summer School, University of Tampere, Finland (Keynote Address)
2012
Archive, Memory, Materiality, Method
Memornet Summer School, University of Tampere, Finland (Keynote Address)
2011
'Feminism's Archive'. Feminist Theory Now Series 2014
Gender Institute, Australian National University, Australia ( )
2014

Collaboration

Maryanne Dever is the co-founder and co-convenor (with Linda Morra) of the 'Archive Futures' international research network. www.archivefutures.com. The network hosts innovative research events in a variety of locations internationally.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Maryanne Dever has substantial leadership and management experience. Her previous posts have included: Director of the Centre for Women's Studies & Gender Research (1999 - 2007); Research Coordinator in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University (2005-2006); Chair of the Faculty of Arts OSP Committee, Monash University (2009-2010).

She has completed a comprehensive programme of formal leadership and management training. She has experience and training in performance management and change management.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Feminist Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Research Methods

Teaching expertise

Maryanne Dever has extensive programme management, teaching and curriculum development experience across literary studies, women's and gender studies, and cultural studies. She has received a series of awards and citations for her teaching, including the Dean of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching and Curriculum Development, Monash University (2008). She held a 2011 University of Newcastle Teaching and Learning Fellowship.

She is an experienced graduate supervisor and has supervised more than 16 higher degree theses to completion. She would be particularly interested to work with high-calibre students on the following: engagements with literary archives; key questions in gender and higher education; gender and cultural production.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Dever ME, Newman S, Vickery A, The Intimate Archive: Journeys Through Private Papers, National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 198 (2009) [A1]
2013Dever M, ' Provocations on the pleasures of archived paper', Archives and Manuscripts, 41 173-182 (2013) [C1]
2010Dever M, 'GRETA GARBO'S FOOT, OR, SEX, SOCKS AND LETTERS', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 25 163-173 (2010) [C1]
2014Dever ME, 'Archiving Feminism: Papers, Politics, Posterity', Archivaria, 77 25-42 (2014) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Dever ME, Newman S, Vickery A, The Intimate Archive: Journeys Through Private Papers, National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 198 (2009) [A1]

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dever ME, 'The private in the public archive', Revealing Privacy: Debating the Understandings of Privacy, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 19-30 (2012) [B1]
2008Dever ME, 'Students, Careers, and Employers: Findings from an International Study', Bologna and Beyond: New Perspectives on Gender and Gender Studies., Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany 63-74 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (16 outputs)

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2014Adkins L, Dever M, 'Housework, Wages and Money: The Category of the Female Principal Breadwinner in Financial Capitalism', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 50-66 (2014) [C1]
2014Brunner LK, Dever M, 'Work, Bodies and Boundaries: Talking Sexual Harassment in the New Economy', Gender, Work & Organization, 21 459-471 (2014) [C1]
2014Dever ME, 'Archiving Feminism: Papers, Politics, Posterity', Archivaria, 77 25-42 (2014) [C1]
2014Dever ME, 'Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings [book review]', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 102-104 (2014) [C3]
2014Adkins L, Dever M, ' Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-11 (2014) [C3]
2014Dever ME, 'The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order [Book Review]', Australian Feminist Studies, 28 445-446 (2014) [C3]
2014Dever M, ' Photographs and manuscripts: working in the archive', Archives and Manuscripts, 1-13 (2014)
2013Dever M, ' Provocations on the pleasures of archived paper', Archives and Manuscripts, 41 173-182 (2013) [C1]
2012Castan M, Paterson J, Richardson P, Watt H, Dever ME, 'Early optimism?: First-year law students' expectations and aspirations', Legal Education Review, 20 1-11 (2012) [C1]
2012Dever ME, Henderson M, 'The Activist's Archive - Merle Thornton', Australian Feminist Studies, 27 221-223 (2012) [C3]
2010Dever ME, Newman S, Vickery A, 'The Intimate Archive', Archives and Manuscripts, 38 94-137 (2010) [C1]
2010Dever M, 'GRETA GARBO'S FOOT, OR, SEX, SOCKS AND LETTERS', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 25 163-173 (2010) [C1]
2009Dever M, Morrison Z, 'Women, research performance and work context', Tertiary Education and Management, 15 49-62 (2009) [C1]
2007Bartlett A, Dever ME, Henderson M, 'Notes Towards an Archive of Australian Feminist Activism', Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 16 (2007) [C1]
2005Dever ME, 'Baby Talk: The Howard Government, Families and the Politics of Difference', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women s liberation, 31 45-61 (2005) [C1]
2005Dever ME, 'A Friendship that is Grown on Paper: Reflections on Editing Marjorie Barnard's Letters to Nettie Palmer', Antipodes: a global journal of Australian/New Zealand literature, 19 13-19 (2005) [C1]
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Dever M, ' Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace', Archives and Manuscripts (2013) [C3]
2012Dever ME, 'The Censor's Library 2012 Review', Australian Literary Studies (2012) [C3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$40,970

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2010 (2 grants)

Archiving Feminism$5,700
Funding Body: Office of the Premier of Queensland

SchemeRole
Office of the Premier of QueenslandInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,70020102011
GNo:185461571

Archiving Feminism$5,270
Funding Body: Sidney Myer Foundation

SchemeRole
Sidney Myer FoundationInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,27020102011
GNo:185461563

2007 (1 grants)

Gender differences in early post-PhD employment and the influence of PhD context and family on women’s academic careers$30,000
Funding Body: Universities Australia

SchemeRole
Universities Australia Executive WomenInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020072007
GNo:185461551
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.35

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132021PhD (Cultural Studies)Principal SupervisorMigrant Children on Chinese Television: modernity and cultural identity
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Associate Professor Maryanne Dever

Work Phone(02) 49854279
Fax(02) 49216933
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaFilm, Media and Cultural Studies
Office
MCG36,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/maryanne-dever