Researchers

The Writing & Society Research Centre brings together scholars in the humanities, writers, and members of the publishing industry, who have a common interest in exploring the social power of writing.

Follow the links below for information on individual Centre members. Contact details are available via the staff directory.

Chris Andrews

Senior Lecturer

A translator of Spanish-language fiction whose research interests include contemporary Latin American fiction, modern French fiction and poetry and experimental formalism in literature.

Maria Angel

Senior Lecturer

A scholar whose interests include writing and affect, and bio-evolutionary theories of human communication.

Diego Bubbio

Senior Research Fellow

Holds an ARC future fellowship. His research is mainly in the area of post-Kantian philosophy.

Chris Conti

Associate Lecturer

A scholar whose current project brings together Hans Blumenberg's ideas on the anthropological significance of rhetoric with writers such as Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Patrick White, and John Barth.

Milissa Deitz

Lecturer

Worked as a journalist for 15 years, her research interests include convergent and participatory media, social media, surrogacy, culture jamming and online identities.

Ben Etherington

Research Lecturer

A scholar and critic whose work concerns the emergence of literary materials and communities during decolonization. Further interests: dialect verse, relation between literature and music, Marxian aesthetics.

Kate Fagan

Lecturer

A writer, editor and musician whose research interests include Australian poetry and literature, C20th American literature, cultural and literary theory, innovative poetics and contemporary music.

Chris Fleming

Senior Lecturer

A René Girard scholar whose research interests include philosophy, literary theory, and cultural and social analysis.

Anna Gibbs

Professor

Has published across the genres of fiction, poetry, and fictocriticism, as well as critical and theoretical writing in textual, cultural and feminist studies.

James Gourley

Lecturer

A scholar of modern and contemporary literature whose research interests include temporality, cyclicity and the novel.

Ivor Indyk

Whitlam Chair

A publisher and literary critic whose research interests include Australian literature and literary publishing.

Anne Jamison

Lecturer

A feminist literary critic whose research interests include Victorian literature and culture and Irish writing.

Gail Jones

Professor

A novelist and scholar whose interests include narrative, cinema, cultural studies, contemporary literature and Australian literature.

Helen Koukoutsis

Associate Lecturer

A scholar who specialises in nineteenth-century American literature, especially Emily Dickinson and her cultural milieu.

Sara Knox

Associate Professor

A novelist and scholar whose research interests include historical fiction, death, violence and representation.

Alex Ling

Lecturer

A scholar whose research interests include contemporary European philosophy, film theory and history, mathematics and logic, psychoanalysis, and visual art and culture.

Sally Macarthur
Senior Lecturer
A scholar whose research interests include new classical music, women's music and music in spiritual and cross-cultural contexts.

Rachel Morley

Lecturer

A scholar whose research includes life writing and creative non-fiction; qualitative research theory/practice (including ethnographies of writing and representation); archival studies; and affect and writing.

Matthew McGuire

Lecturer

A novelist and scholar whose research interests include crime fiction, Scottish and Irish literature.

Chris Peterson

Lecturer

A scholar researching the intersection of race and animality in fiction whose interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, sexuality studies, and critical theory.

Anne Rutherford

Senior Lecturer

A scholar whose research interests include theories of cinematic affect and embodiment; film theory; documentary cinema; multimedia installation; Asian cinemas; Indigenous cinema; writing and affect.

Lorraine Sim

Lecturer

A scholar whose research interests include modernism and modernity, Virginia Woolf, theories and cultural histories of the everyday, and the intersections between literature and philosophy.

Anthony Uhlmann

Professor

A renowned Beckett scholar whose research interests include modernist aesthetics, literature and philosophy, and literary form.

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Lecturer

A scholar whose research interests include deconstruction, biopolitics, Carl Schmitt, Spinoza, Walter Benjamin, and Greek literature.

Alexis Wright

Distinguished Research Fellow

A novelist whose works include the Miles Franklin Prize winning Carpentaria
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