Professor Anna Gibbs

Professor Anna Gibbs

Professor,
Communications (sohca)

Biography

Professor Anna Gibbs is based in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at UWS, and is a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre and the Digital Humanities Research Group.

She has published widely across the fields of textual, media and cultural studies with a particular focus on affect theory, mimetic communication, corporeality and feminism.Other current research interests include new materialism, experiemental and conceptual writing and e-poetry.

Co-editor of three collections of contemporary Australian writing, she is also an experimental writer, collaborates with artists and performers, and curator of ‘(Un)coverings: art, writing and the book’ (Horus and Deloris Gallery, Pyrmont, 2009). She is a long-time practitioner and theorist of fictocriticism.

Her ARC-funded Discovery Projects include ‘The Power of the Image: affect, audience and disturbing imagery’ with Virginia Nightingale, and Creative Nation: writers and writing in the new media culture’ with Maria Angel (UWS) and Joseph Tabbi (University of Illinois, Chicago), the major outcome of which was the Australian Directory of Electronic Literature and Text-based Art (ADELTA).

A member of The Longford Project group of artists, she is currently working on a collaborative project investigating co-incidence, connection and collaboration through the history of a pinprick-sized town in northern Tasmania, and the intersectng, overlapping and clashing passgae of a few generations of Aboriginal and European people through a critical point in time. This project, which held an Australia Council Development Grant in 2013, has exhibited at Articulate Space in Sydney; Sydney College of the Arts Gallery; and the Tasmanian International Arts Festival. The group has been awarded a Bindanon residancy in 2016, and exhibitions in Hobart and Launceston are planned for 2017.

She has successfully supervised more than 40 postgraduates in writing, the interdisciplinary creative arts, and textual, visual, media and cultural studies.

This information has been contributed by Professor Gibbs.

Qualifications

  • DipAdultPsychodynamicPsychotherap Australian College of Psychotherapists
  • PhD Murdoch University
  • BA University of Adelaide

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Communications (sohca)

Contact

Email: A.Gibbs@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: n/a
Mobile:
Location: 1.G.54
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Gibbs, A. (2015), 'Writing as method : attunement, resonance and rhythm', Affective Methodologies: Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect, Palgrave 9781137483188.
  • Gibbs, A. (2013), 'Apparently unrelated : affective resonance, concatenation and traumatic circuitry in the terrain of the everyday', Traumatic Affect , Cambridge Scholars 9781443848671.
  • Gibbs, A. (2012), 'Disaffected', Museum Objects: Experiencing the Properties of Things, Routledge 9780415581776.
  • Gibbs, A. (2011), 'Affect Theory and Audience', The Handbook of Media Audiences, Blackwell 9781405184182.
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2010), 'Memory and Motion: the body in electronic writing', Beyond the Screen: transformations in literary structures, interfaces and genres, Transcript 9783837612585.
  • Gibbs, A. (2010), 'After Affect', The Affect Theory Reader, duke university press 9780822347583.
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2009), 'On Moving and Being Moved: The Corporeality of Writing in Literary Fiction and New Media Art', Literature and Sensation, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443801164.
  • Gibbs, A. (2007), 'Horrified: Embodied Vision, Media Affect And The Images From Abu Ghraib', Interrogating the War on Terror, Cambridge Scholars 1847181309.
  • Gibbs, A. (2006), 'Writing and Danger : the intercorporeality of affect', Creative Writing : theory beyond practice, Post pressed 192121404X.
  • Gibbs, A. (2001), 'Round and Round the Looking Glass: New French Feminisms', Contemporary Australian Literary Criticism: A Reader, University of Queensland Press .

Journal Articles

  • Gibbs, A. (2015), 'Mimesis as a mode of knowing : vision and movement in the Aesthetic Practice of Jean Painleve', Angelaki, vol 20, no 3 , pp 43 - 54.
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2015), 'The futures of writing : experiments in digital exscryption', Journal of Poetics Research, vol 3 .
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2014), 'The ethos of 'walking' : digital writing and the temporal animation of space', Formules, vol 18 , pp 151 - 163.
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2013), 'At the time of writing : digital media, gesture and handwriting', Electronic Book Review, vol 2013, no August .
  • Gibbs, A. (2011), 'Writers, writing and writing programs in the information age', Text: journal of the AAWP, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2011), 'Geospatial Aesthetics: Time, Space, Agency and Movement in Electronic Writing', Spache und Literatur, vol 108, no 42 , pp 13 - 21.
  • Gibbs, A. (2010), 'At the time of writing : Sedgwick's queer temporalities', Australian Humanities Review, vol 2010, no 48 , pp 41 - 54.
  • Gibbs, A. (2010), 'Constant oscillation : Maria Cruz's "00 (yes)'', Eyeline, vol nv, no 71 , pp 80 - 82.
  • Gibbs, A. and Hawke, S. (2008), 'The Thalassal trend : the currency of water : and the role of affect in the psycho-somatic relation', Thalassa, vol 19, no 1 , pp 37 - 57.
  • Gibbs, A. (2008), 'Panic! : affect contagion, mimesis and suggestion in the social field', Cultural Studies Review, vol 14, no 2 , pp 130 - 145.
  • Gibbs, A. (2008), 'Cartographies of feeling : one night's tango in Paris', Emotion, Space and Society, vol 1, no 2 , pp 102 - 105.
  • Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2006), 'Media Affect and the Face: Biomediation and the Political Scene', Southern Review: Communication, Politics and Culture, vol 38, no 2 , pp 24 - 39.
  • Gibbs, A. (2005), 'Fictocriticsm, Affect, Mimesis: engendering differences', Text: journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, .
  • Gibbs, A. (2005), 'In Thrall: affect contagion and the bio-energetics of media', M/C: a journal of media and culture, vol 8, no 5 .
  • Gibbs, A. (2003), 'Writing and the flesh of others: Feminism and fictocriticism in Australia', Australian Femenist Studies, vol 18, no 42 , pp 309 - 319.
  • Gibbs, A. (2002), 'Disaffected', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 16, no 3 , pp 335 - 341.
  • Gibbs, A. (2001), 'Contagious Feelings: Pauline Hanson and the Epidemiology of Affect', The Australian Humanities Review, .

Conference Papers

  • Grigar, D., Tabbi, J., Kirschenbaum, M., Tata, M., Heckman, D., Angel, M. and Gibbs, A. (2009), 'E-Ject: On the Ephemeral Nature, Mechanisms, and Implications of Electronic Objects'', Digital Arts and Culture Conference, Irvine, calif.

Exhibitions

  • 2015, 'History, Memory, Longford'

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Interruptions in the Everyday', Published Work
  • 2014, 'Art in the aftermath : the work of repair', Published Work
  • 2013, 'From there to here and then to now : a very rough guide', Published Work
  • 2012, 'Surfacings', Published Work
  • 2012, 'Falling through time', Published Work
  • 2011, 'As If By Magic', Published Work
  • 2011, 'Craft Arts International - Analogues of Landscape : Benjamin Sewell', Published Work
  • 2011, 'Falling', Published Work
  • 2009, 'Peter E Charuk: a retrospective', Published Work
  • 2007, 'Jacket Magazine', Published Work
  • 2006, 'Strange Attractors: charm between art & science', Published Work
  • 2005, 'Artspace Projects', Published Work
  • 2005, 'Acupuncture for Turtles: A Selection of Award-Winning Stories from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Competition 1998-2002', Published Work

Previous Projects

Title: Designated Research Group - Communication and Affect Research Group
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs
Years: 2000-07-13 - 2002-12-31
ID: P0013008
Title: Towards a Theory of Sympathy: Mimicry in the Therapeutic Field
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs
Years: 2000-07-01 - 2002-07-30
ID: P0012886
Title: From Sympathy to Sympathetic Communication
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs
Years: 2003-01-25 - 2004-01-24
ID: P0011716
Title: From 'Sympathy' to Sympathetic Communication
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs
Years: 2004-02-16 - 2005-02-15
ID: P0011634
Title: Writing in the Image Culture
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs and Maria Angel
Years: 2007-12-10 - 2008-12-09
ID: P0015904
Title: The Power of the Image: affect, audience and disturbing imagery
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Virginia Nightingale and Anna Gibbs
Years: 2006-01-10 - 2009-10-30
ID: P0014641
Title: Creative nation: writers and writing in the new media arts
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs and Maria Angel
Years: 2011-03-29 - 2014-12-30
ID: P00018284
Title: New Media Art and Writing: Towards a Glossary of Literary Terms for Digital Environments
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities
Western Researchers: Anna Gibbs
Years: 2010-12-06 - 2010-12-31
ID: P00018166

Supervision

Professor Gibbs is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Invented Form of Remedial Fiction
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Feminist perspectives of Australian colonial history/the adolescent literature 'Coming of Age' genre/postmodern meldings of past and present/ fictocriticism
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Novel with Thematic and Theoretical Notions
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Colour of Dissonance
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Antinomies of the Avant-Garde: Roberto Bolano and the Fate of Radical Literature
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Molly Haydock
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Genre Incursions: (non) Fictional - (auto) Biographical - (ficto) Critical Movements in 21st Century New Media Texts: the Form/ula of an Unruly Subject
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Psychic Life of Music
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Hyperlink and Literature
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Anorexia and the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: A Novel
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Not Known at this Address: Ethics, Writing and Approaching 'The Other' After Alain Badiou
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Tortured Bodies: Narratives on the War on Terror
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Transgenerational Transmission and Poetics of Trauma: A Fictional-Conceptual Manifesto
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Call Waiting
Field of Research: LITERATURE
Thesis Title: semi-detached
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Places and Spaces of the Writing Life.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Water Novel (With Mata Hari)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Jig-saw
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: With Tender Contempt.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Performance piece based on memory/body/trauma "My Vicious Angel"
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Shelter
Field of Research: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
Thesis Title: "Libertine" A Novel, & A Writers Reflection The Libertine Dynamic: Existential Erotic and Apocalyptic Gothic
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Concerto Inn
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Machines for feeling: Narrating autistic experience
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: 'Through the window'
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Thesis Title: Wet: A Novel and a Project
Field of Research: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
Thesis Title: The Making of Terra Captivius
Field of Research: SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Thesis Title: Visions of Excess
Field of Research: CREATIVE ARTS; THE ARTS
Thesis Title: The Earth Eaters
Field of Research: THE ARTS
Thesis Title: Missing Lebanon: Art and Autobiography
Field of Research: THE ARTS
Thesis Title: Tom Boyd, Victorian Working Man Both Ordinary and Peculiar: A Lesson in Applied Physiognomy
Field of Research: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Thesis Title: The GLOSSARY as Fictocriticism: a Project and New Moon Through Glass
Field of Research: CREATIVE ARTS
Thesis Title: Changing Bodies: Representations of Metamorphic Comic Characters
Field of Research: CREATIVE ARTS
Thesis Title: Nomad's Home: A Pilgrimage to Translation
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis Title: Discontinued Narratives of Migration and an Art Practice with Earth
Field of Research: CREATIVE ARTS
Thesis Title: "At all events, in retrospect I became preoccupied": The Prose Fictional Metaphysics of W. G. Sebald
Field of Research: LITERATURE
Thesis Title: Walking for Food: Regaining Permapoesis
Field of Research: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED; CREATIVE ARTS; STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY; EARTH SCIENCES
Thesis Title: Writing Women: Text, Desire and the Feminine Subject
Field of Research:

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