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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 . 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+ 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)
- "Introduction." Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View. Ed. Nicole Moore. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2015.
- "Surrealism to Pulp: Australian Print Censorship 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.
- "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 2014.
- "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 2014.
- "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 2014.
- "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.
- "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 Studies21.3 (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 Clich?: 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 PhD dissertations on:
- contemporary Canadian and Australian Indigenous theatre
- Australian women's writing of the 1970s
- the post 9-11 Australian political novel.
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
- Australian and English literatures
- Postcolonial and Indigenous literatures
- Creative writing
- Australian Cultural Studies