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Patricia Pender is a Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the author of Early Modern Women’s Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty (Palgrave 2012) and the co-editor, with Sarah C. E. Ross and Rosalind Smith, of Early Modern Women and the Apparatus of Authorship, a special issue of Parergon (December, 2012). She has previously published essays on Anne Askew, Mary Sidney, and Anne Bradstreet in journals such as Women’s Writing, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and Huntington Library Quarterly and currently coordinates, with Rosalind Smith, a three-year Australian Research Council project on the Material Cultures of Early Modern Women’s Writing (2012-2014)

Patricia has active research interests in early modern literature, feminist literary history and theory, and contemporary popular culture. In addition to her early modern scholarship, she has published a number of essays on the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is currently working on a monograph on Buffy and Contemporary Feminism (forthcoming with I.B. Tauris).

Qualifications

  • PhD, Stanford University, 13/06/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Early modern literature and culture
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender and popular culture
  • Women writers 1500-1800

Research expertise

Patricia Pender is a Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the author of Early Modern Women’s Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty (Palgrave 2012) and the co-editor, with Sarah C. E. Ross and Rosalind Smith, of Early Modern Women and the Apparatus of Authorship, a special issue of Parergon (December, 2012). She has previously published essays on Anne Askew, Mary Sidney, and Anne Bradstreet in journals such as Women’s Writing, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and Huntington Library Quarterly and currently coordinates, with Rosalind Smith, a three-year Australian Research Council project on the Material Cultures of Early Modern Women’s Writing (2012-2014)

Patricia has active research interests in early modern literature, feminist literary history and theory, and contemporary popular culture. In addition to her early modern scholarship, she has published a number of essays on the cult television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is currently working on a monograph on Buffy and Contemporary Feminism (forthcoming with I.B. Tauris).

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200503British And Irish Literature80
190204Film And Television20

Appointments

Fellow UON
School of Humanities and Social Science (Australia)
01/07/2007 - 01/07/2012

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Australian popular culture
  • Early modern literature and culture
  • Literature and adaptation
  • Women's literary history
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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Pender PJ, Using shite gifts for academics, OL Society, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [J2]

Research Background This poem was written as part of larger creative project investigating the intersection of canonical English literature – particularly Medieval and Renaissance – with contemporary popular culture – in this case the social media institution of Facebook. It examines the use of the then-popular Facebook application, Shite Gifts for Academics, which trades in a tongue-in-cheek “gifting” of some of the clichés of academic life – e.g. by presenting a Facebook friend with “an overbearing male colleague” or, in the case of my poem, a “dorky medievalist.” The poem is set at the biennial Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference (ANZAMEMS) and comments on the culture surrounding Australian research culture of that time. Research Contribution The poem contributes to an emerging strand of poetics in Australia and beyond that explores the mutual imbrication of academic literary studies and popular culture (Kate Lilley, Susan Howe). It does so by juxtaposing the representation of academics in popular culture (Facebook) and government policy (ARC guidelines) with the absorption of areas of literary studies in popular culture (such as the film Dark Knight’s pastiche of medievalism). Research Significance The poem was published in one of the leading Australian literary and political journals, Overland, and I was subsequently contacted by the Shite Gifts application’s designer who posted it more widely on the internet.

Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Pender PJ, Smith R, Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, 232 (2014) [A3]

Co-authors: ROS SMITH

2012Pender PJ, Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 232 (2012) [A1]

DOI: 10.1057/9781137008015

Citations:

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Pender PJ, Smith R, 'Introduction: Early Modern Women¿s Texts: Production, Transmission and Reception', Material Cultures of Early Modern Women¿s Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 1-13 (2014) [B1]

Co-authors: ROS SMITH

2014Pender PJ, 'Dispensing Quails, Mincemeat, Leaven: Katherine Parr¿s Patronage of the Paraphrases of Erasmus', Material Cultures of Early Modern Women¿s Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 36-54 (2014)
2013Pender PJ, Smith R, 'Afterword: Reading early modern women and the poem', Early Modern Women and the Poem, Manchester University Press, Manchester 244-252 (2013) [B1]

Co-authors: ROS SMITH

2013Pender PJ, 'Rethinking authorial reluctance in the paratexts to Anne Bradstreet's poetry', Early Modern Women and the Poem, Manchester University Press, Manchester 165-180 (2013) [B1]
2010Pender PJ, 'Between 'Sygne' and 'Substance': Rhetorics of figurality in the 'Examinations of Anne Askew'', Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women's Writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne 222-233 (2010) [B1]
2010Pender PJ, 'Andrew and the homoerotics of evil', Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon. New Essays, McFarland & Company, Inc, Jefferson 93-105 (2010) [B1]
2009Pender PJ, 'The third wave feminism suite', The World is a Text: Writing, Reading and Thinking About Visual and Popular Culture, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 448-458 (2009) [B2]
2007Pender P, 'Mea Mediocritas: Mary Sidney and the Early Modern Rhetoric of Modesty', What is the New Rhetoric, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom 104-125 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Kinder E, Pender P, 'A copy of a copy of a copy: Framing the double in fight club', Literature-Film Quarterly, 42 541-556 (2014)

Citations: Scopus - 0

2013Pender PJ, 'Abram E. Cutter's Archive of Bradstreetiana in the Boston Public Library', Notes and Queries, 60 268-269 (2013) [C3]

DOI: 10.1093/notesj/gjt085

Citations:

2012Pender PJ, Smith RL, 'From paratext to epitext: Mapping the authorial apparatus in early modern women's writing', Parergon, 29 193-201 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

Co-authors: ROS SMITH

2012Pender PJ, 'Framing the reformation woman writer: John Bale's prefaces to Anne Askew's Examinations', Parergon, 29 29-45 (2012) [C1]

Citations: Scopus - 0

2012Ross SCE, Pender PJ, Smith RL, 'Guest editorial: Early modern women and the apparatus of authorship', Parergon, 29 (2012) [C6]

Co-authors: ROS SMITH

2011Pender PJ, 'The ghost and the machine in the Sidney family corpus', Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 51 65-85 (2011) [C1]

DOI: 10.1353/sel.2011.0000

Citations: Scopus - 1

2011Pender PJ, 'Remapping Early Modern Religious Literature [book review]', Huntington Library Quarterly, 74 353-358 (2011) [C3]
2010Pender PJ, 'Reading Bale Reading Anne Askew: Contested Collaboration in The Examinations', Huntington Library Quarterly, 73 507-522 (2010) [C1]

DOI: 10.1525/hlq.2010.73.3.507

Citations: Scopus - 3 | Web of Science - 1

2009Pender PJ, 'The perfect electrometer: Dorothy Wordsworth's Lover's discourse', Australian Humanities Review, 67-84 (2009) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Pender PJ, 'Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry, and Culture, 1640-1680 (2014)

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Pender PJ, ''This triall of my slender skill': Aemilia Lanyer's Inexpressibility Topoi', Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, Venice, Italy (2010) [E3]
2009Pender PJ, 'Anne Bradstreet's Rhetoric of reluctance in the prefatory apparatus to The tenth muse', Abstracts for Early Modern Women and Poetry Conference, London, UK (2009) [E3]
2009Pender PJ, 'Reading Bale reading Askew: Framing and Interpretation in The Examinations', Sixteenth Century Society and Conference 2009: Program of Events, Geneva, Switzerland (2009) [E3]
2008Pender PJ, 'Desperately seeking Dorothy: The 'Perfect Electrometer'', The Art of the Real: National Creative Non-Fiction Conference. Program, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
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Creative Work (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Pender PJ, "From Isabella with contempt" (2014)
2014Pender PJ, "Crosses" (2014)
2011Pender PJ, Australia, Hunter Writers Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2009Pender PJ, Using shite gifts for academics, OL Society, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [J2]

Research Background This poem was written as part of larger creative project investigating the intersection of canonical English literature – particularly Medieval and Renaissance – with contemporary popular culture – in this case the social media institution of Facebook. It examines the use of the then-popular Facebook application, Shite Gifts for Academics, which trades in a tongue-in-cheek “gifting” of some of the clichés of academic life – e.g. by presenting a Facebook friend with “an overbearing male colleague” or, in the case of my poem, a “dorky medievalist.” The poem is set at the biennial Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference (ANZAMEMS) and comments on the culture surrounding Australian research culture of that time. Research Contribution The poem contributes to an emerging strand of poetics in Australia and beyond that explores the mutual imbrication of academic literary studies and popular culture (Kate Lilley, Susan Howe). It does so by juxtaposing the representation of academics in popular culture (Facebook) and government policy (ARC guidelines) with the absorption of areas of literary studies in popular culture (such as the film Dark Knight’s pastiche of medievalism). Research Significance The poem was published in one of the leading Australian literary and political journals, Overland, and I was subsequently contacted by the Shite Gifts application’s designer who posted it more widely on the internet.

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$1,000,575

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2014 (4 grants)

Early Modern Women and the Institutions of Authorship: Publication, Collaboration, Translation$149,800
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$149,80020142016
GNo:G1300324

The Early Modern Wonem's Research Network (EMWRN)$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith, Doctor Trisha Pender, Ms Wendy Alexander
SchemeRole
Strategic Networks GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:G1400958

2013 Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301446

Love's Victory Conference, Penshurst Place, UK, 7-9 June 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400525

2013 (1 grants)

Early Modern Women and the Institutions of Authorship$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1300464

2012 (1 grants)

The Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing: Editing, Reception and Mediation$210,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith, Doctor Trisha Pender, Professor Paul Salzman, Dr Kate Lilley, Dr Sarah Ross, Professor Michelle O'Callaghan, Professor Susan Wiseman
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020122014
GNo:G1100291

2010 (1 grants)

Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, 8 - 10 April 2010$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020102010
GNo:G1000140

2009 (3 grants)

Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020092009
GNo:G0189648

Early Modern Women's Writing and Rhetoric of Modesty$2,500
Funding Body: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Travelling FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020092010
GNo:G0189644

Sixteenth Century Studies conference, Geneva, 28-30 May 2009$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190237

2008 (2 grants)

NEER Research Cluster: Early Modern Women Writers$2,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith, Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Research NetworksInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020082008
GNo:G0188553

PCACA , San Francisco, USA, 19/3/2008 - 22/3/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188598

2007 (2 grants)

2007 Research Fellowship$560,575
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$560,57520072012
GNo:G0187114

2007 Research Fellowship Project grant$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Trisha Pender
SchemeRole
Fellowship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020072007
GNo:G0188108
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.25

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
20152019PhD (English)Principal SupervisorReassessing the early modern "closet drama": genre and material culture
20142018PhD (English)Co-SupervisorHybridity and the Post-Human in Contemporary Women's Science Fiction
20132017PhD (English)Principal SupervisorComing Home: The Representation of Single Mothers in Contemporary American Romance Fiction
20132014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Strange Potential of Ordinary Things
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Specular Selves: the Life and After-life of the Image in the Harry Potter sequence
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorApplication of Stylometric Techniques to Writing
20112014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Pleasure Narrative: Sexual Agency and Teen Feminism in Young Adult Fiction

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013M Philosophy (English)Co-SupervisorUnruly Women
2013PhD (English)Co-SupervisorComputational Stylistics, Cognitive Grammar, and the Tragedy of Mariam: Combining Formal and Contextual Approaches in a Computational Study of Early Modern Tragedy
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Research Collaborations

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CountryCount of Publications
Australia5
United Kingdom1
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Dr Patricia (Trisha) Pender

Work Phone(02) 4921 5369
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
Office
143,
McMullin Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/patricia-j-pender