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Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Alexis Harley's research compasses literature from the late eighteenth century on, with particular focus on Victorian scientific literature and literary engagements with the idea of nature, animals, and evolutionary theories. Her doctoral research explored the autobiographies of Victorian atheists and agnostics, and she is currently completing a book about the influences of evolutionary theories on nineteenth-century autobiography. She has abiding interests in animal rights discourse and all forms of autobiography (from logbooks to microblogs), and an emerging interest in literary responses to climate change.


  • –present
    Lecturer, La Trobe University


  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Research Areas

  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • Literary Studies (2005)