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Associate Professor Maryanne Dever

Associate Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (Film, Media and Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

MARYANNE DEVER HAS TAKEN LEAVE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE. SHE IS CURRENTLY A VISITING PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF TAMPERE AND TURKU, FINLAND.

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. 

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 was 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.

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.

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.

Collaborations
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.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Archives
  • Digital Humanities
  • Feminism
  • Feminist Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature
  • Popular Culture
  • Research Methods

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality 30
210201 Archival, Repository and Related Studies 40
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 1/06/2015 Visiting Professor University of Tampere
Finland
1/01/2015 - 1/06/2015 Visiting Professor University of Turku
Faculty of Arts
Finland
1/02/2014 - 1/04/2014 Visiting Researcher University College London
United Kingdom
1/01/2014 - 1/12/2014 Inaugural Gender Institute + HRC Visiting Scholar Humanities Research Centre, ANU
Australia
1/11/2011 - 1/02/2012 Visiting Scholar McGill University
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Canada
1/01/2009 - 1/11/2009 Fellow Manning Clark House/Copyright Agency of Australia
Australia

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 The Pleasures of Paper: Five Provocations
Organisation: Memornet Summer School, University of Tampere Description: Memornet Summer School
2011 Archive, Memory, Materiality, Method
Organisation: Memornet Summer School, University of Tampere Description: Memornet Summer School

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Animate Archives
Organisation: Transforming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney Description: Plenary.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Public Lecture: 'Feminism's Archive'. Feminist Theory Now Series 2014
Organisation: Gender Institute, Australian National University Description: Public Lecture
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Dever ME, Newman S, Vickery A, The Intimate Archive: Journeys Through Private Papers, National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 198 (2009) [A1]
1997 Dever M, Australia and Asia: Cultural Transactions, RoutledgeCurzon, Honolulu, 230 (1997)
1995 Dever M, M. Barnard Eldershaw: Plaque with laurel, essays, reviews & correspondence, Univ of Queensland Pr, St Lucia, 283 (1995)
1994 Dever M, Wallflowers and witches: Women and culture in Australia, 1910-1945, Univ of Queensland Pr, St Lucia, 175 (1994)
1991 Dever ME, Travesty: Miscarriages of Justice, Pluto Press, Sydney (1991)
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Chapter (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Dever ME, 'The private in the public archive', Revealing Privacy: Debating the Understandings of Privacy, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 19-30 (2012) [B1]
2008 Dever 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]
2002 Dever M, Cuthbert D, Pollak L, '¿Life After Women¿s Studies: Graduates and the Labour Market¿.', Women¿s Studies On Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change., Duke University Press, Durham 312-338 (2002)
1999 Dever ME, 'Wrestling with the Devil, or From Pedagogy to Profit and Back Again', Meeting the Challenge, Routledge, New York 49-62 (1999)
1994 Dever ME, '"Conventional women of ability": M. Barnard Eldershaw and women's cultural authority'', Wallflowers and Witches: Women and Culture in Australia, 1910 to 1945., University of Queensland Press, St Lucia 133-146 (1994)
1994 Dever M, 'Introduction', Wallflowers and Witches: Women and Culture in Australia, 1910 to 1945, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia ix-xvi (1994)
1994 Dever ME, '"Conventional women of ability": M. Barnard Eldershaw and women's cultural authority'', Wallflowers and Witches: Women and Culture in Australia, 1910 to 1945., University of Queensland Press, St Lucia 133-146 (1994)
1994 Dever M, 'Introduction', Wallflowers and Witches: Women and Culture in Australia, 1910 to 1945, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia ix-xvi (1994)
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Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Dever ME, ADKINS LISA, 'Feminism re-engaged', Australian Feminist Studies, 30 1-2 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2015.1011486
Co-authors Lisa Adkins
2014 Dever M, Morra L, 'Literary archives, materiality and the digital', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 223-226 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01576895.2014.966731
2014 Dever ME, Morra L, 'Journal Special Issue: Archives and Manuscripts', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 223-308 (2014) [C6]
2014 Dever M, 'Photographs and manuscripts: working in the archive', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 282-294 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01576895.2014.956322
2014 Dever ME, 'Archiving Feminism: Papers, Politics, Posterity', Archivaria, 77 25-42 (2014) [C1]
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Gender and Labour in New Times: An Introduction', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2014.913469
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lisa Adkins
2014 Adkins 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]

According to a range of authors and popular commentators, the post-Fordist socioeconomic order has produced a new category of female labourer, the 'female principal breadwinner'. ... [more]

According to a range of authors and popular commentators, the post-Fordist socioeconomic order has produced a new category of female labourer, the 'female principal breadwinner'. This article opens out this category of worker to critical scrutiny. We suggest that while the very idea of the female principal breadwinner is open to all manner of existing lines of feminist critique, beyond this it forces a confrontation with a number of issues vital to feminist analyses of transformations to women's labour-both waged and unwaged-in contemporary financialised post-Fordism. We pursue two issues in particular. First, transformations to the labour of social reproduction-including transformations to the measurement and valuation of domestic labour-and second, the financialisation (and shifting capacities) of wages specifically and money more generally. We suggest that if transformations to women's labour are to be fully grasped and understood feminist theory must renew and rethink its analyses of domestic labour, wages and money. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/08164649.2014.913468
Co-authors Lisa Adkins
2014 Brunner LK, Dever M, 'Work, Bodies and Boundaries: Talking Sexual Harassment in the New Economy', Gender, Work & Organization, 21 459-471 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/gwao.12048
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
Co-authors Lisa Adkins
2014 Dever ME, 'Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings [book review]', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 102-104 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01576895.2014.888033
2014 Dever ME, 'The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order [Book Review]', Australian Feminist Studies, 28 445-446 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2013.876663
2014 Dever ME, Morra L, 'Journal Special Issue: Archives and Manuscripts', Archives and Manuscripts, 42 223-308 (2014) [C6]
2014 Adkins L, Dever M, 'Journal Special Issue: Gender and Labour in New Times', Australian Feminist Studies, 29 1-105 (2014) [C6]
Co-authors Lisa Adkins
2013 Dever M, 'Provocations on the pleasures of archived paper', Archives and Manuscripts, 41 173-182 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01576895.2013.841550
Citations Scopus - 3
2012 Dever ME, Henderson M, 'The Activist's Archive - Merle Thornton', Australian Feminist Studies, 27 221-223 (2012) [C3]
2012 Castan 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]
2010 Dever ME, Newman S, Vickery A, 'The Intimate Archive', Archives and Manuscripts, 38 94-137 (2010) [C1]
2010 Dever ME, 'Greta Garbo's Foot or Sex, Socks and Letters', Australian Feminist Studies, 25 163-173 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08164641003762461
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 Dever ME, Morrison Z, 'Women, Research Performance and Work Context', Tertiary Education and Management, 13 49-62 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13583880802700107
Citations Scopus - 8
2007 Dever M, Curtin J, 'Bent babies and closed borders: Paid maternity leave, ideal families and the Australian population project', ASIAN JOURNAL OF WOMENS STUDIES, 13 33-62 (2007)
Citations Web of Science - 1
2007 Dever ME, Curtin J, 'Bent Babies and Closed Borders: Paid Maternity Leave, Ideal Families and the Australian Population Project', Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 13 33-62 (2007)
2007 Bartlett A, Dever ME, Henderson M, 'Notes Towards an Archive of Australian Feminist Activism', Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 16 (2007) [C1]
2005 Dever 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]
2005 Dever 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]
2004 Dever M, 'Women's studies and the discourse of vocationalism: Some new perspectives', Women's Studies International Forum, 27 475-488 (2004)
DOI 10.1016/j.wsif.2004.09.004
2004 Dever ME, Maher JM, '¿What matters to women: Beyond reproductive stereotypes¿.', People and Place, 23 7-12 (2004)
2004 Saugeres L, Dever M, '¿I forgot to have children!: Untangling links between feminism, careers and voluntary childlessness.¿', Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 6 116-126 (2004)
2003 Dever ME, '¿How students characterised the vocational gains from women¿s studies (or why we need not be anxious)¿', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 29 34-49 (2003)
2002 Dever ME, Dever M, ''I don't know where this will take me': Rethinking study/work relationships for women's studies students', Women's Studies Quarterly, 30 256-270 (2002)
2001 Dever ME, Day E, '¿Beyond the Campus: Some Initial Findings on Women¿s Studies, Careers, and Employers¿.', Journal of International Women¿s Studies, 2 (2001)
1999 Dever ME, Cuthbert D, Dacre A, '¿Women¿s Studies Graduates and the Labour Market: New Thoughts and New Questions¿', Atlantis: a women's studies journal, 23 102-110 (1999)
1999 Dever M, 'Notes on Feminist Pedagogy in the Brave New (Corporate) World', European Journal of Women's Studies, 6 219-225 (1999)
DOI 10.1177/135050689900600208
1998 Dever ME, 'Culture shocks: feminism and difference in the classroom', Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 4 130-152 (1998)
1997 Dever ME, 'Exploring Feminist Research: a Student-Centered Model', Feminist Teacher: a journal of the practices, theories, and scholarship of feminist teaching, 11 91-103 (1997)
1996 Dever ME, 'Reading other people's mail', Archives and Manuscripts, 24 116-129 (1996)
1995 Dever ME, '¿No Mine and Thine but Ours¿: Finding ¿M. Barnard Eldershaw', Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 14 65-76 (1995)
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Review (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Dever M, 'Basements and attics, closets and cyberspace', Archives and Manuscripts (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01576895.2013.799428
2012 Dever ME, 'Reading by Numbers', Australian Literary Studies (2012) [C3]
2012 Dever ME, 'The Censor's Library 2012 Review', Australian Literary Studies (2012) [C3]
2012 Dever ME, 'Reading by Numbers', Australian Literary Studies (2012) [C3]
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Dever ME, Dever M, Boreham P, Weston M, Haynes M, Kubler M, et al., 'Gender Differences in Early Post-PhD Employment in Australian Universities: The influence of PhD Experience on Women¿s Academic Careers.', Universities Australia, 170 (2008)
2006 Dever ME, Dever M, Morrison Z, Dalton B, Tayton S, 'When Research Works for Women', Monash University, 52 (2006)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $270,970

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $5,000

Paper$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Maryanne Dever
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500898
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $10,970

Archiving Feminism$5,700

A collaborative project with the National Library of Australia to preserve the papers of Merle Thornton, feminist activist.

Funding body: Sidney Myer Foundation

Funding body Sidney Myer Foundation
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Archiving Feminism$5,270

Collaborative project with the National LIbrary of Australia to facilitate the preserving of the papers of Merle Thornton, feminist activist.

Funding body: Office of the Premier of Queensland

Funding body Office of the Premier of Queensland
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20071 grants / $30,000

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

Study of gender differences in post-PhD career outcomes for a cohort of Australian PhD graduates.

Funding body: Universities Australia

Funding body Universities Australia
Project Team
Scheme Universities Australia Executive Women
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20051 grants / $225,000

The Letters of Vance and Nettie Palmer$225,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 The Impact of Inequality: How Australian Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults in Same-Sex Parented Families Perceive Themselves to be Affected by Anti-Gay Laws
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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News

Australian Feminist Studies journal launches mentoring scheme

Australian Feminist Studies launches innovative mentoring scheme for new academic writers

June 3, 2015

Faculty of Education and Arts scholars Professor Lisa Adkins and Associate Professor Maryanne Dever were recently appointed editors-in-chief of the journal Australian Feminist Studies.

Associate Professor Maryanne Dever

Position

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Email maryanne.dever@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49854279
Fax (02) 49216933

Office

Room MCG36
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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