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Professor in Writing and Literature, Deakin University

Ann Vickery is Head of Writing, Literature, and Culture at Deakin University. Researching predominantly in the areas of literary feminism, poetry, and modernism, she is the author of Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing (2000) and Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Women's Poetry (2007). She co-authored The Intimate Archive: Journeys through Private Papers (National Library of Australia, 2009) and co-edited Poetry and the Trace (2013). She is also the author of three poetry collections, the most recent being Bees Do Bother: An Antagonist's Care Pack (Vagabond Press, 2021). She co-founded the Australian Modernist Studies Network. She also co-founded and became editor-in-chief of HOW2, an early online journal of innovative women's writing and scholarship. She is currently the President of the Australian University Heads of English and the series editor of Palgrave's Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Deakin University
  • 2009–2018
    Senior lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2005–2009
    Monash University Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2001–2002
    Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University/Temple University
  • 1998–2000
    Macquarie University Research Fellow, Macquarie University


  • 1998 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, BA/LLB