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 an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in English studies at UNSW Canberra. Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary 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 and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History.

She is a co-editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (Allen and Unwin, 2009) and with Nicholas Birns and Sarah Shieff is co-editor of a volume on Australian and New Zealand Literatures for the Modern Languages Association Options for Teaching series in development for 2015.

She is interested in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. Her Future Fellowship enables her to embark on a biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett.


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 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

Postgraduate Supervision

A/Prof Moore 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