SLEW people

Dr Rebecca Beirne

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Expertise: television studies; gender, sexuality and LGBTIQ studies; film studies; media audiences and consumption; race and ethnicity in media cultures; postcolonial studies; documentary film and television; popular culture; media institutions; comics and graphic novels

Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: Indigenous literature; postcolonial literature; children's literature; Young Adult Literature

Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: authorship; computational stylistics; drama; early modern; English literature; Jane Austen; literary studies; Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; stylistics; text mining.

Dr Gabriella Edelstein

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: drama; early modern literature; Jacobean and Elizabethan playwrights; Shakespeare

Dr Hamish Ford

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Expertise: film theory and history; post-war European cinema, cinema and philosophy; post-colonial studies; contemporary world cinema; film modernism; documentary cinema; race and ethnicity in media cultures; politics and media culture

Dr Jessica Ford

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Expertise: contemporary feminisms; American indie cinema; gender studies; women filmmakers; television studies; Australian television; authorship on screen; race and gender in media cultures; feminist media studies; gender, sexuality and race in digital cultures; popular culture; reboots, adaptations and retellings; celebrity studies

Associate Professor Keri Glastonbury

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: contemporary Australian poetry; nonfiction; creative writing.

Associate Professor Jesper Gulddal

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: global crime fiction; mobility studies; World Literature; comparative literature; history and theory of the novel; 18th and 19th century literature; literary theory

Dr Alexandra Lewis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: Australian literature; creative writing; fiction; fin-de-siècle literature; history of medicine, psychology and the emotions; life writing; literature and science 1800 to present; memory studies; Neo-Victorian fiction; short fiction; the Brontes and George Eliot; trauma narratives circa 19th century to present; travel writing; twentieth-century women’s writing; Victorian literature and culture

Dr Erin McCarthy

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Digital Humanities/English and Writing

Expertise: British literature; bibliography; book history; computational humanities; digital humanities; early modernity; history of reading; manuscript studies; paleography; poetry and poetics; quantitative methods; scholarly editing; women’s writing

Dr David Musgrave

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: contemporary Australian poetry and novel; the satire; creative writing

Associate Professor Trisha Pender

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: early modern women's literature; Jane Austen; literature and film; popular culture; contemporary women's literature

Mrs Sophie Rankin

Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: French language, foreign language acquisition.

Associate Professor Alistair Rolls

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: Boris Vian; existentialism; fetishism; twentieth and twenty-first century literature

Dr Michael Sala

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: creative writing; contemporary fiction; memoir

Professor Paul Salzman

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: early modern literature (sixteenth and seventeenth century); Australian literature; women's writing; prose fiction; literary and cultural history.

Dr Shigeru Sato

Honorary Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Japanese

Expertise: Socio-economic impact of World War II in Southeast Asia; literary studies

Professor Rosalind Smith

Honorary Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, especially women’s writing; material cultures of the book; marginalia; form; genre; sonnets; complaint; authorship and attribution; true crime in early modern and Australian literature

Dr Graham Squires

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Japanese

Expertise: intellectual history in the Meiji period; Japanese-English translation

Dr Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: foreign language acquisition; French culture, language and literature; literary analysis; literary translation theories and practices

Associate Professor Caroline Webb

Honorary Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: SF and fantasy literature, including Children's/YA fantasy literature; British modernist literature; recent British women's fiction

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