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Associate Professor Nicole Moore is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in English literary studies at UNSW Canberra. She has a BA Honours (First Class, University Medal) from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of Queensland. She was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Tasmania immediately after graduating, and then took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Macquarie University in Sydney, where she became a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Cultural History. In 2010 she was appointed Associate Professor in English at UNSW Canberra and in 2014 she took up her four-year ARC Future Fellowship.
She has held visiting fellowships at the Menzies Centre, Kings College London, the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, the National Archives of Australia, and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University. A/Prof Moore is the current Vice President of the Australian University Heads of English association (AUHE) and past Chair of the AUHE Learning and Teaching Committee, and she is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Office of Learning and Teaching Project "Teaching First Year Discipline Subjects", for the Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH). She is co-editor of the Studies in Australian Literature series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne) and has served on the executives of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) and the Australian Studies Association (ASA). A/Prof Moore is currently on the editorial boards of Australian Literary Studies, Australian Feminist Studies, Hecate: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) and Studies in Australasian Cinema, and acts as a referee for numerous national and international presses, journals, and research funding bodies.
Associate Professor Moore's main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. She is the author of The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books, which won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature in 2013, and was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award, the Penny Pether prize from the Australian Law, Literature and the Humanities Association, and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History.
Her research pursues issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. A/Prof Moore's Future Fellowship enables her to embark on a biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett.
Australian and New Zealand Literature. Co-edited with Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff. New York: Modern Languages Association, Options for Teaching Series, forthcoming 2016.
Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View. Editor. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2015.
South by East: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic. Co-edited with Christina Spittel. London: Anthem Press, forthcoming 2015.
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 . Vulgar Press: Carlton, Vic., 2002. Editor of the scholarly edition.
Banned in Australia: A bibliography of books banned by federal censorship in Australia 1901-1975. With Marita Bullock.
http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/5960610. 500+ annotated entries. AustLit, July 2008.
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)
- "Relocating Literary Sensibility: Colonial Australian Print Culture in the Digital Age." With Nicholas Birns. Australian and New Zealand Literature. Co-edited with Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff. New York: Modern Languages Association, Options for Teaching Series, forthcoming 2016.
- "Introduction." With Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff. Australian and New Zealand Literature. Co-edited with Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff. New York: Modern Languages Association, Options for Teaching Series, forthcoming 2016.
- "Surrealism to Pulp: Australian Customs and the Limits of the Literary." Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View. Ed. Nicole Moore. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2015.
- "Introduction." Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View. Ed. Nicole Moore. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2015.
- "World Literature's Cold-war Compass: Introduction," with Christina Spittel. South by East: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic. Eds. Nicole Moore and Christina Spittel. London: Anthem Press, forthcoming 2015.
- "Sedition as Realism: Frank Hardy's Power without Glory parts the Iron Curtain." South by East: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic. Eds. Nicole Moore and Christina Spittel. London: Anthem Press, forthcoming 2015.
- "Red Love as Seditious Sex: Bans on proletarian women's writing in 1930s Australia." Sex, Texts, Comrades: Red Love across the Pacific. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015.
- "1957: The Catcher in the Rye is caught in the net." Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935-2012. Eds. Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2013.
- With Christina Spittel. "Bobbin Up in the Leseland: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic." Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia. Eds. Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2012. 113-126.
- "'Because they were white, baby, and they ruled the world': Die australische Zensur von James Baldwin's Another Country."Flachware: Fussnoted der Leipziger Buchwissenschaft. Eds. Carmen Laux and Patricia F. Zeckert. Leipzig: Plottner Verlag, 2012. 148-168.
- "Articulate Contraband." Banned Books in Australia: A Baillieu Library Exhibition. Ed. Stephanie Jaerling. University of Melbourne, 2010. 9-14.
- "Australian Literature 1900-1950." Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. General Editor Nicholas Jose. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2009. 23-30.
- "Introduction." Oh Lucky Country by Rosa Cappiello. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2009.
- With Marita Bullock. "Banned in Australia: Introducing Australia's Bibliography of Banned Books." Banned in Australia, Austlit: 2008. 7000 words.
- "The work of Dorothy Hewett." Companion to Australian Literature. Eds. Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer. New York: Boydell and Brewer/University of Rochester Press, 2007. 321-334.
- "Mother is, like, history." Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis. Eds. Brigitta Olubas and Elizabeth McMahon. University of Western Australia Press, 2006. 172-190.
Journal Articles (selected)
- "'A recognised trouble-maker wherever he goes': Redacted Affect and the International Reach of Australia's Cultural Cold War," Australian Literary Studies, forthcoming, 2015.
- "Censorship Is." Australian Humanities Review. Key Words Special Issue. Issue 54, May 2013. http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-May-2013/AHR54_3_Moore.pdf
- "Impossible Literary Histories." Australian Literary Studies. 25.3 (2010): 49-60.
- "An interview with Betty Roland." Southerly Special Issue: Tribute to Elizabeth Webby. 67.1-2 (2007): 362-76.
- "National Parapraxis: Sex and Forgetting in Australian Censorship History." Australian Historical Studies Special Issue: History of Sexuality, 37.126 (2005): 296-314.
- "Treasonous Sex: Birth Control Obscenity and White Australia." Australian Feminist Studies Special Issue: New Directions in Women's History, 20.48 (2005): 319-342.
- "Remember Love and Struggle? Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven and Contemporary Australian Political Fiction." Australian Literary Studies 21.3 (2004): 251-263.
- "The Absolutely Incredible Obscenity of Letty Fox." Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) 2 (2003): 67-79.
- "Obscene and Over Here: National Sex and the Love Me Sailor Obscenity Trial." Australian Literary Studies 20.4 (2002): 316-329.
- "Dorothy Hewett: Twentieth Century Writer." Tribute. Overland 169 (2002): 15-17.
- "Interrupting Maternal Citizenship: Birth Control in Mid-wave Women's Writing." Australian Feminist Studies 17.38 (2002): 151-164.
- "To be rid, to be rid of it ?': Abortion and the Cosmopolitan Modern in Dymphna Cusack's Jungfrau." Australian Studies (London, UK). 16.2 (2001).
- "The Politics of Cliché: Sex, Class and Abortion in Australian Realism." Modern Fiction Studies, Working Class Fiction special issue, 47.1 (2001): 69-91.
- "A Monster of Indecision: Abortion, Choice and Commodity Culture in Christina Stead's The Beauties and Furies." Southerly 61.2 (2001): 142-157.
- "The Rational Natural: Conflicts of the Modern in Eleanor Dark." Hecate Eleanor Dark special issue, 27.1 (2001): 19-31.
- "That Critical Juncture': Maternalism in Australian Feminist Anti-Colonial History." The Vision Splendid, University of Queensland Press,Journal of Australian Studies 66, Dec. (2000): 95-102.
- "Future Now." Southerly, 60th Anniversary Issue, 59.3 & 4 (1999): 27-36.
- "Asking for More: The Impact of Dorothy Hewett." Overland 153 (1998): 26-31.
- "Jill-of-all-Trades: Dorothy Hewett talks to Nicole Moore." Overland 153 (1998): 34-41. Interview. Republished Jacket 9, October 1999. http://jacketmagazine.com/09/moor-iv-hewe.html
- "Me Operation': Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels, 1920s -1950." Hecate 22.1 (1996): 27-46.
- "The Burdens Twain or Not Forgetting Yourself: The Writing of Betty Roland's Life." Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Studies 18.1 (1992): 6-26.
A/Prof Moore has supervised to successful completion higher degree dissertations on:
- contemporary Canadian and Australian Indigenous theatre
- Australian women's writing of the 1970s: creative writing project
- the post 9-11 Australian political novel.
- Irish Australian soldiers who fought in the Irish Rebellion: creative non-fiction project
Her current supervisions include a project on memory and identity in contemporary Chinese-Australian novels, and another on the representation of women's suffrage in Australian writing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries..
Areas of Potential Supervision
A/Prof Moore welcomes enquiries from potential research candidates in these broad areas:
- Australian and English literatures
- Postcolonial and Indigenous literatures
- Creative writing
- Australian Cultural Studies