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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford - UK, 23/09/2008
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 01/12/1991

Research

Research keywords

  • Australian women's writing
  • Renaissance women's writing
  • True Crime

Research expertise

My primary field of research is Renaissance literature, specialising in women's poetry, and the relationships between genre, politcs and history in the period. My secondary field is in true crime writing in Australia, examining a neglected but increasingly central popular genre and its relationship to constructions of Australian nationalism.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200500Literary Studies50
200299Cultural Studies Not Elsewhere Classified25
190499Performing Arts And Creative Writing Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - ASAL

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Australian Humanities Review
  • Editor - HEAT
  • Editor - Artemis

Awards

Research Award.

1994ORS Bursary Award
Universtiy of Oxford (United Kingdom)
ORS Burasary, University of Oxford
1994Eleanor Sophia Wood and Woolley Travelling Scholarship
University of Sydney (Australia)
1991-1994 Eleanor Sophia Wood and Woolley Travelling Scholarship, University of Sydney
1990Australian Postgraduate Research Award
University of Sydney (Australia)
1990 Australian Postgraduate Research Award, University of Sydney
1990University Medal
University of Sydney (Australia)
1990 University Medal, University of Sydney

Administrative

Administrative expertise

My administrative experience is in several periods acting as discipline convenor for English.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Australian literature
  • Popular culture
  • Renaissance literature

Teaching expertise

My teaching expertise, developed at the Universities of Newcastle, Oxford and London, is in the fields of Renaissance literature and contemporary Australian literature, with a special interest in women's writing and true crime. I have taught at all levels in both fields, developing a number of new courses and majors.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Smith RL, Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621: The Politics of Absence, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 169 (2005) [A1]
2008Smith RL, 'Dark places: True crime writing in Australia', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature: JASAL, 8 17-30 (2008) [C1]
2000Smith RL, 'Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: The Politics of Withdrawal', English Literary Renaissance, 30 408-431 (2000) [C1]
2001Smith RL, '"Lindamira's Complaint."', Meridian, 18:1 73-85 (2001) [C1]
2001Smith RL, '"Clara Morison: The Politics of Feminine Heterotopia."', Southerly, 61:3 40-51 (2001) [C1]
2000Smith RL, ''In a mirrour clere': Protestantism and Politics in Anne Lok's Miserere mei Deus', 'This Double Voice': Gendered Writing in Early Modern England, Macmillan, Basingstoke 41-60 (2000) [B1]
2009Smith R, 'Protestantism and Politics in Anne Lock's Miserere Mei Deus', Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700, Ashgate Publishing, London, England (2009) [B1]
2009Smith R, 'Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: the Politics of Withdrawal', Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700, Ashgate Publishing, London, England 79-102 (2009) [B1]
2010Smith RL, 'Plaintes full of dissimulation: The casket sonnets, female complaint and true crime', Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women's Writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne 125-142 (2010) [B1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Smith RL, Sonnets and the English Woman Writer, 1560-1621: The Politics of Absence, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 169 (2005) [A1]

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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: Patricia J Pender

2013Smith RL, 'Lost in the Media: Evil Angels and twentieth-century Australian true crime', Telling Stories: Australian life and literature 1935-2012, Monash University Press, Clayton, Vic 418-424 (2013) [B1]
2013Smith RL, 'A 'goodly sample': exemplarity, female complaint and early modern women's poetry', Early Modern Women and the Poem, Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK 181-200 (2013) [B1]
2010Smith RL, 'Plaintes full of dissimulation: The casket sonnets, female complaint and true crime', Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women's Writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne 125-142 (2010) [B1]
2009Smith R, 'Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: the Politics of Withdrawal', Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700, Ashgate Publishing, London, England 79-102 (2009) [B1]
2009Smith R, 'Protestantism and Politics in Anne Lock's Miserere Mei Deus', Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700, Ashgate Publishing, London, England (2009) [B1]
2001Smith R, 'Australie (Emily Manning)', , Gale Research, Detroit, (2001) [B2]
2000Smith RL, ''In a mirrour clere': Protestantism and Politics in Anne Lok's Miserere mei Deus', 'This Double Voice': Gendered Writing in Early Modern England, Macmillan, Basingstoke 41-60 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Smith RL, 'Reading Mary Stuart's casket sonnets: Reception, authorship, and early modern women's writing', Parergon, 29 149-173 (2012) [C1]
2012Pender PJ, Smith RL, 'From paratext to epitext: Mapping the authorial apparatus in early modern women's writing', Parergon, 29 193-201 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Patricia J Pender

2012Smith RL, 'The case of Frederick Deeming: The true crime archive as publication event', Southerly, 72 56-73 (2012) [C1]
2012Smith RL, 'The case of Mary Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley and Lord Bothwell: Initiating the literature of husband-murder in sixteenth-century England', Notes and Queries, 59 498-501 (2012) [C3]
2012Ross SCE, Pender PJ, Smith RL, 'Guest editorial: Early modern women and the apparatus of authorship', Parergon, 29 (2012) [C6]

Co-authors: Patricia J Pender

2010Smith RL, 'Babysitter killers and daughters of death: Women, true crime and the media in 1970s Australia', Australian Feminist Studies, 25 325-336 (2010) [C1]
2009Glastonbury KA, Smith RL, 'Introduction: The art of the real', Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, - 1-4 (2009) [C2]

Co-authors: Keri Glastonbury

2009Glastonbury KA, Smith RL, 'Introduction: The Art of the Real', Australian Humanities Review, 39-41 (2009) [C2]

Co-authors: Keri Glastonbury

2008Smith RL, 'Dark places: True crime writing in Australia', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature: JASAL, 8 17-30 (2008) [C1]
2001Smith RL, '"Clara Morison: The Politics of Feminine Heterotopia."', Southerly, 61:3 40-51 (2001) [C1]
2001Smith RL, '"Lindamira's Complaint."', Meridian, 18:1 73-85 (2001) [C1]
2000Smith RL, 'Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: The Politics of Withdrawal', English Literary Renaissance, 30 408-431 (2000) [C1]
1997Smith R, '"On Speaking Positions," Vol 30, pp.248-250. 248-250 (1997) [C1]
1997Smith R, '"Celebrity: A Construction Manual," Continuum Vol 11, pp.150-152.', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 114 150-152 (1997) [C1]
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Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Smith RL, 'Heterogeneity, Materiality, and the Publication Event: Editing Mary Stuart's Poetry', Renaissance Society of America, Annual Meeting, New York, 2014 ABSTRACTS, New York (2014)
2010Smith RL, ''A goodly sample': Exemplarity, Rhetoric, and Female Gallows Confessions', Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2010, Venice, Italy (2010) [E3]
2010Collins-Gearing BM, Smith RL, 'Disciplining English: The challenge of Indigenising the discipline', A Scholarly Affair. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference. Program and Abstracts, Byron Bay, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Glastonbury KA, Smith RL, 'Conference editors', Text: The Art of the Real: Proceedings of the Art of the Real: National Creative Non-Fiction Conference, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E4]

Co-authors: Keri Glastonbury

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$444,177

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2014 (1 grants)

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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:G1400958

2013 (1 grants)

2013 International Visitor - O'Callaghan$7,278
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith, Professor Michelle O'Callaghan
SchemeRole
DVCR International Visitor SupportChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,27820132013
GNo:G1301147

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 ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020122014
GNo:G1100291

2011 (2 grants)

CEF Teaching Relief - Smith$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020112011
GNo:G1100549

Early modern women's writing and expansion of the Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN)$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020112011
GNo:G1000926

2010 (3 grants)

Writing Centre$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

SchemeRole
Pilot Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020102010
GNo:114089673

Writing Cultures Research Group$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

SchemeRole
Pilot Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020102010
GNo:114089685

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
ISL-HCA International Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020102010
GNo:G0900163

2009 (2 grants)

Performance Enhancement Initiative: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines$3,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50020092009
GNo:114089697

Early Modern Women's Poetry, London, 17-18 July 2009$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020092009
GNo:G0190244

2008 (2 grants)

Embedding Writing in the Curriculum$8,673
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Teaching and Learning Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,67320082008
GNo:114089709

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 NetworksChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020082008
GNo:G0188553

2007 (1 grants)

The Colonial Present, University of Queensland, 1/7/2007 - 4/7/2007$671
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$67120072007
GNo:G0188007

2006 (1 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship Semester 1, 2006$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020062006
GNo:G0185963

2005 (1 grants)

Dark places: True crime writing in Australia$3,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50020052005
GNo:G0184724

2003 (2 grants)

Mary Queen of Scots: sovereignty, gender and textual practice$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0182369

Memory and Commemoration: Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies fourth conference). Melbourne, Victoria 5 - 8 Feb 2003$455
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45520032003
GNo:G0182700

2000 (1 grants)

Her Painted Words: Authenticity, Gender and Genre in Renaissance Women's Sonnet Sequences.$6,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020002000
GNo:G0178903

1998 (2 grants)

Nineteenth-century Australian Women's Poetry: An Anthology with a Critical Introduction.$5,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019981998
GNo:G0177336

English Renaissance Literature$1,600
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Dr Nancy Wright, Associate Professor Rosalind Smith, Professor D Bevington
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,60019981998
GNo:G0177491

1997 (2 grants)

Gender & Genre in Nineteenth Century Australian Women's Poetry$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019971997
GNo:G0177682

Gender and Genre in Nineteenth Century Australian Women's Poetry$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00019971997
GNo:G0177020
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.9

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
20132017PhD (English)Co-SupervisorComing Home: The Representation of Single Mothers in Contemporary American Romance Fiction
20132021PhD (English)Co-SupervisorPain Killer: Truth or Dare
20102019PhD (Nursing)Co-SupervisorA Mixed Methods Study of Academic Literacies Development within a Cohort of Undergraduate Nursing Students
20092017PhD (English)Principal SupervisorThe Moving and Sorrowful Voice That Cries Out: Trauma and Post-Structuralism in Turner Hospital's Fictional Prose
20072013M Philosophy (English)Co-SupervisorCreative Exploration of Marginalised Australian Identity

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
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
2011PhD (English)Co-SupervisorReading the Self-Help Manual: Amazon.com Customer Reviews of Dating and Marriage Manuals for Heterosexual Women
2010PhD (English)Co-SupervisorRewriting Scapegoat Texts: Mimetic Desire and the Dynamics of Rivalry in Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and the English Patient, and Peter Careys, Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang
2009PhD (English)Sole Supervisor"For Australia": Joseph Furphy and Australian Literary Culture, 1889-1912
2009PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Triumphant Approach: Chasing the Unwritable Book
2008PhD (English)Co-SupervisorPound's Imponderabilia: Space and Community in the Poetry of Ezra Pound
2006PhD (English)Co-SupervisorIntimate Ephemera: an investigation of life narratives in Australian zines
2004PhD (English)Sole SupervisorAustralian Women's Letters Between 1788 and 1840
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Associate Professor Rosalind Smith

Work Phone(02) 4921 5180
Cell / Mobile Phone0401 568283
Fax(02) 4921 6933
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Assistant Dean Research Training, Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
Office
GP125,
General Purpose,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/ros-smith