School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Associate Professor Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore

Associate Professor
English Program

Phone: +61 2 6268 8856
Fax: +61 2 6268 8879

Research Interests

Nicole Moore is coordinator of the English Studies Program at UNSW Canberra. Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary research in cultural history and book history, with a special interest in censorship and comparative national frames. She is the author of The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books (University of Queensland Press, 2012), which won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature in 2013, and has been shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and for the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History.

She was a co-editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (Allen and Unwin, 2009) for the period 1900-1950, and with Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff is co-editor of a volume on Australian and New Zealand Literatures currently being developed for the Modern Languages Association Options for Teaching series.

She is interested in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. A current collaborative project on the publication of Australian literature in the German Democratic Republic has been supported by funding from the Group of Eight and the German academic exchange agency DAAD. A further project in development is an edited collection on censorship and the limits of the literary, considering the question across time and through international comparisons.


South by East: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic. Co-edited with Christina Spittel. London: Anthem Press, contracted for 2014.

The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2012.

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. Co-editor. General Editor, Nicholas Jose. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2009. Republished as The Literature of Australia, London and New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.

Sugar Heaven, by Jean Devanny [1936]. Vulgar Press: Carlton, Vic., 2002. Editor of the scholarly edition.

Bibliographic Database

Banned in Australia: A bibliography of books banned by federal censorship in Australia 1901-1975. With Marita Bullock. 500+ entries. AustLit, July 2008.

Journal editing

Reviews Editor, Australian Feminist Studies, 2005 – 2012.

New Urgencies in Australian Studies. Co-edited with Michelle Arrow. Special Issue Australian Humanities Review. No. 38, 2006.

Feminist Histories/ Histories of Feminism. Special Issue Australian Feminist Studies. Co-edited with Mary Spongberg. 20.48, 2005.

Vision Splendid. Special Issue Journal of Australian Studies. Co-edited with Richard Nile. University of Queensland Press and API Network. No. 66, 2000.

Reviews Editor, Australian Humanities Review, 2000-2005.

Book Chapters (selected)

Journal Articles

Courses Taught

ZHSS1102 English 1B
ZHSS2120 Heroism, Banditry and Manhood
ZHSS2133 Australian Literature
ZHSS2135 Literatures of the World
ZHSS3105 English Literature from 1890
ZHSS3139 Literary Theory
ZHSS8103 Nearest Neighbours: Literature and Culture of the Asia Pacific
ZHSS8109 Australian Literary Culture

Postgraduate Supervision

She has supervised to successful completion PhD dissertations on:

She is currently supervising a project on history, memory and identity in contemporary Chinese-Australian novels and a creative non-fiction project about Irish Australian soldiers who fought in the Irish Rebellion of 1916.

Areas of Potential Supervision