Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide

My research interests range from literary studies to dance and performance. My literary interests are in twentieth and twenty-first century literature, with special interests in postmodernism and women's writing. I have published widely on the British writer Angela Carter, including the monograph, Angela Carter and Decadence: Critical Fictions/Fictional Critiques (Palgrave, 2012). I sit on the International Advisory Panel of the Angela Carter Society and regularly publish articles and book chapters in Carter studies. Current projects include an examination of the literary and wider cultural impact of existential psychiatrist R.D. Laing.

I have a dance background and write and review regularly for the national dance press, and also sit on judging panels for various dance awards. My monograph FIFTY: Half a Century of Australian Dance Theatre, a history of Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company, was published in 2016 by Wakefield Press. I am currently researching the choreographic process of Meryl Tankard, for which I was awarded a National Library of Australia Fellowship (2018).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide