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Jessica Gildersleeve

Professor of English Literature, University of Southern Queensland

Jessica Gildersleeve is Professor of English Literature at the University of Southern Queensland, where she is a member of the Centre for Heritage and Culture and the Centre for Health Research. Her research is concerned with the relationships between affect, narrative, and culture across the contemporary period.

Her most recent books include Screening the Gothic in Australia and New Zealand: Contemporary Antipodean Film and Television (Amsterdam UP 2022), The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature (Routledge 2021), and Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things (Edinburgh UP 2019).


  • –present
    Senior lecturer in English Literature, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2010 
    University of Bristol, PhD (English)
  • 2005 
    University of Queensland, BA (Hons) (English)