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Early Career Researchers

  • Dr Shannon Burns
    Dr Shannon Burns

    Dr Shannon Burns

    Biography

    Dr. Shannon Burns is a writer, reviewer, sometimes-lecturer in English and Creative Writing and sometimes-tutor in European Studies at the University of Adelaide.

    Publications
  • Dr Maggie Tonkin
    Dr Maggie Tonkin

    Dr Maggie Tonkin

    Biography

    Maggie Tonkin teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century literary studies in the English Discipline at the University of Adelaide. She also has a background in dance, and writes regularly for the leading industry magazine, Dance Australia. She is a member of the judging panel for the AusDance National Dance Awards and of the Adelaide Critics Circle.

    Maggie has written substantially on Angela Carter, and has also recently been co-editing, with Dr Mandy Treagus, Dr Sharon Crozier De-Rosa and Madeleine Seys, a collection of essays on Victorian studies, Changing the Victorian Subject. Next in the pipeline is a book to be co-authored with Garry Stewart, Artistic Director of the Australian Dance Theatre, commemorating the company's 50th anniversary. She is also in the preliminary stages of researching the representation and influence of R.D. Laing and anti-psychiatry in and on late twentieth-century fiction.

    Publications  Staff Directory
  • Dr Anne Bartlett
    Dr Anne Bartlett

    Dr Anne Bartlett

    Biography

    Anne Bartlett is an Adelaide writer and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She graduated from Flinders University with Honours in English and Drama, and worked on the 1972 Adelaide Festival production of Pygmalion.

    After a long stint of freelance writing and editing, she returned to the academic world in 1997 as an inaugural student in the MA (Creative Writing) program at the University of Adelaide. From 1999-2001 she was contracted to the SA Division of Aboriginal Affairs to record Indigenous life stories.

    She completed her PhD (Creative Writing) at the University of Adelaide in 2006; the creative component, the novel Knitting, was published internationally in 2005/6 and long listed for the Miles Franklin. She has taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, and has privately mentored several life stories towards successful self-publication. She is currently redrafting her second novel.

    Publications  Website
  • Ms Kelli Rowe
    Ms Kelli Rowe

    Ms Kelli Rowe

    Biography

    Kelli Rowe is a writer and musician living in Adelaide. She is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the English and European Studies Departments. Kelli collaborates as a writer and a musician with electronic musicians in both Adelaide and California.

    Research Interests

    Sound and word, Gerald Murnane, experimental literature and criticism, collaborative criticism, failure.

    Publications
  • Dr Chelsea Avard
    Dr Chelsea Avard

    Dr Chelsea Avard

    Biography

    Chelsea Avard holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. Her thesis consisted of a novel and fictocritical exegesis exploring the relationship between narrative structure, point of view and ekphrastic strategies in the production of literary fiction. Chelsea co-edited the Wakefield anthology The Body, and her short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications including The Sleepers Anthology. She has taught across the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide since 2009.

    Current Research

    Chelsea's central research interests focus on the relationship between word and image; she is currently working on a project exploring the ekphrastic drive in contemporary Australian literary fiction.

    Research Interests

    Collaborative writing and research; contemporary Australian literature; creative non-fiction; fictocritical writing; interdisciplinary research; ekphrasis and interart relations; exegetical writing; experimental fiction; quantum mechanical models for the reading and production of literary fiction; the representation of time, identity, sexuality, perspective and perception; representations of suicide and suicide bereavement.

    Publications
  • Dr Aaron Humphrey
    Dr Aaron Humphrey

    Dr Aaron Humphrey

    Biography

    Dr Aaron Humphrey is a researcher at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the department of media. His research combines critical analysis with creative practice to investigate the relationships between images and texts, and between media and society. He was recently awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his doctoral dissertation about comics and pedagogy.

    His academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Composition Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Comics Grid and The Conversation. As a cartoonist, his comics are currently used in digital rhetoric courses and for postgraduate medical education. As a filmmaker, his short films have screened in festivals in Australasia and North America.

    His current research projects include the use of comics and “graphic medicine” for medical education, visual discourse about asylum seekers within Australia and the historical development of emoji.

    He is a co-founder and co-organiser of ‘Inkers and Thinkers,’ Australasia’s annual academic conference devoted to comics and graphic narratives.

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