Curriculum Vitae

Employment

Current Positions

Professor, Literary and Textual Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Research School of the Humanities and the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University (Jan. 2020–)
Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Australian National University (Jan. 2018–Dec. 2022)
College of Experts
, Australian Research Council, Department of Education and Training (Jan. 2019–Dec. 2021)
Visiting Research Fellow
, King’s Digital Laboratory, King’s College London (Feb. 2019–Jan. 2021)

Previous Positions

Associate Professor, Literary and Textual Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Research School of the Humanities and the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University (2016–2017)
Head
, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Australian National University (2011–2013)
Senior Lecturer in Literary and Textual Studies, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Australian National University (2011–2015)
Lecturer, School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Tasmania (2009–2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council Fellowship, Department of English, University of Sydney (2007–2009)
PhD Candidate and Tutor, School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Queensland (2002–2005)

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), University of Sydney, 2008

PhD in English, University of Queensland, 2006

  • These title: “In/Visibility: Women Looking at Men’s Bodies in and Through Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction” (Supervised by Professor Leigh Dale and Dr Jude Seaboyer)
  • Dean’s Commendation List for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses

Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class), James Cook University, 2000

  • University Medal
  • Graduate Association Medal

Grants and Awards

Major Grants

Future Fellowship ($949,780) “Reading at the Interface: Literatures, Cultures, Technologies”, Australian Research Council (2018–2022) 
Discovery Grant
($261,000) “‘To Be Continued’: Exploring the World of Novels in Colonial Periodicals”, Australian Research Council (2013–2016)
Postdoctoral Fellowship ($665,675) (with Professors Leigh Dale, Robert Dixon and Gillian Whitlock) “Resourceful Reading: New Archives for Australian Literature”, Australian Research Council (2007–2010)
Travelling Scholarship ($80,776) Awarded to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) applicant with the highest ranking of all applicants across the University, University of Queensland (2002–2005)

Other Grants

Partnership Seed Fund (£3,165) project Member, “Critical Modeling Workshop”, Menzies Centre, King’s College London (2020)
Workshop Grant
($7,991) Project Leader, “Seeing Australian Literature Through New Eyes: A Collaborative Workshop for Academics, Teachers and Editors”, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University (2020)
Global Research Partnerships Scheme
($33,000) Lead Applicant, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Australian National University (2020)
Strategic Funding ($21,000) Supervisor, “Visualising Australian Literary History” (2019-2021)
Strategic Funding
($30,000) Project Member, Melbourne Education Research Institute, University of Melbourne (2019)
Strategic Funding
($10,000) Project Lead, Crowdsourcing To be continued, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU (2019)
External Visitor Support
($2,832) Lead Applicant, “An Australasian Network for Digital Literary Studies”, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU (2018)
Strategic Funding
($10,000) Project Lead, To be continued website security, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, ANU (2018)
Small Grant Scheme ($6,600) Project Lead, “Modelling Australian Literary Criticism”, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU (2017)
Small Grant Scheme
($9,838) Project Lead, “Discovering Worlds: Building Community Engagement with the History of Australian Newspaper Novels”, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU (2015)
Travel Bursary (£500) Recipient, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (2012)
Travel Bursary (€500) Recipient, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (2012)
Pilot Project Grant ($3,200) Project Lead, “Colonial Periodicals: Mapping a Transnational Literary System”, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU (2011)
Education Committee Funding ($850) Project Lead, “Surveying Digital Humanities Teaching”, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU (2010)
Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES) Grant ($4,360) Project Member, “Preventing Plagiarism: Ethical Academic Writing”, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney (2009)

Prizes, Honours and Fellowships

Awarded, Senior Fellowship, 2019, “Temporal Communities” Cluster of Excellence, Freie Universität, Berlin (October to December)
Shortlisted, Walter McRae Russell Award, 2018, Association for the Study of Australian Literature (for the best book of literary scholarship on an Australian subject published in the proceeding two calendar years)
Shortlisted, Literary Scholarship Award, 2018
, Australian University Heads of English (for the best book of literary scholarship, published by an Australian-based author, in the last twelve months)
Awarded, Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award, 2014
, James Cook University (to recognise graduates of the university who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of endeavour; citation)
Awarded, Australian Bicentennial Fellowship, 2013, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies (hosted by the English Department at King’s College London, April to June)
Shortlisted, Walter McRae Russell Award, 2013, Association for the Study of Australian Literature (for the best book of literary scholarship on an Australian subject published in the proceeding two calendar years)
Shortlisted, Fortier Prize, 2012, Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (for the best paper by a young scholar/early stage researcher at each annual conference)
Awarded, Dean’s Commendation List for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses, 2006, University of Queensland (for those few PhD and MPhil graduates whose theses are judged by their assessors to be outstanding and making major contributions to their field of research)
Awarded, University Medal, 2000, James Cook University (for outstanding academic achievement in both coursework studies and research undertaken at undergraduate level)
Awarded, Graduate Association Medal, 2000, James Cook University (for a graduating student who during their course of study has displayed a high level of academic achievement and made an outstanding contribution to the University community through activities such as sport, cultural activities or student welfare)
Undergraduate awards: P. F. Rowland Memorial Prize (2000); Townsville Bulletin Prize for English Honours (2000); Brian Unkles Prize (1999); Colin Roderick Prize B for Australian Literature (1999); Jessie Mary Vasey Prize (1999); Colin Roderick Prize A for Australian Literature (1998); Douglas Suthers Memorial Prize (1998)

Publications and Presentations

Books (here for links to full text, reviews, and datasets)

2018. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History. Ann Arbor: Michigan University Press. 
2012. Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field. London: Anthem Press.
2008. Damaged Men/Desiring Women: Male Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction. Germany: VDM.

Edited Collections

2018. with Imelda Whelehan. Christmas Eve in a Gum Tree and Other Forgotten Australian Stories. Canberra: Obiter Press.
2017.
with Carol Hetherington. To Be Continued: The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database: http://cdhrdatasys.anu.edu.au/tobecontinued/
2017
. “How I Pawned My Opals” and Other Lost Stories by Catherine Martin. Canberra: Obiter Press.
2014. with Paul Arthur. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2009
. with Robert Dixon. Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
2006.
with Leigh Dale. Special Issue on Reading. Australian Literary Studies 22.3.

Refereed Journal Articles (here for links to full text and datasets)

Forthcoming. “Why You Can’t Model Away Bias.” Modern Language Quarterly 81.1 
2017
. “Fictional Systems: Mass-Digitisation, Network Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Australian Newspapers.” Victorian Periodicals Review 50.1: 100-38.
2017. “The Equivalence of ‘Close’ and ‘Distant’ Reading; or, Toward a New object for Data-Rich Literary History.” Modern Language Quarterly 78.1: 77-106.
2016. “Thousands of Titles Without Authors: Digitized Newspapers, Serial Fiction, and the Challenges of Anonymity.” Book History 18.
2014.
with Carol Hetherington. “Retrieving a World of Fiction: Building an Index, and Full-text Archive, of Serialised Novels in Australian Newspapers.” Script & Print 38.4 (2014): 197-211. [Republished 2015The Indexer 33.2 (June): 57-65.]
2012. with Leigh Dale. “‘Bullshit’, an Australian Story; or What an Organisational Change Impact Statement Tells Us About Higher Education in Australia.” Australian Humanities Review 53.
2012. “‘Sidelines’ and Tradelines: Publishing the Australian Novel, 1860 to 1899.” Book History 5: 93–122.
2011. “‘we’re not truckin’ around’: On and off-road in Samuel Wagan Watson’s Smoke Encrypted Whispers.” Humanities Research XVIII.2: 109-19.
2010. “Publishing and Australian Literature: Crisis, Decline or Transformation?” Cultural Studies Review 16.2: 24-48.
2009. “Along Gender Lines: Reassessing Relationships between Australian Novels, Gender and Genre from 1930 to 2006.” Australian Literary Studies 24.3-4: 79–95.
2008. “Graphically Gendered: A Quantitative Study of the Relationships between Australian Novels and Gender from the 1830s to the 1930s.” Australian Feminist Studies 23.58: 435–50.
2008. “‘Opportunistic Transpositions and Elisions’: Roger McDonald’s The Ballad of Desmond Kale; or, The Fiction Question: Who Owns Stories?” Antipodes 22.2: 89–95.
2008. “Beyond the Colonial Present: Quantitative Analysis, “Resourceful Reading” and Australian Literary Studies.” JASAL Special Issue: The Colonial Present edited by Gillian Whitlock and Victoria Kuttainen: 184–97.
2006. “‘Unexpected Effects’: Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction.” Australian Literary Studies 22.4 (2006): 443–59.
2006. “Aussie Battler in Crisis? Shifting Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity.” Journal of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association 2.1: 1–18. [Republished 2009Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. New Delhi: SSS Publications. 337–57.]
2006. “Reading (in/and) Miranda.” Australian Literary Studies 22.3: 357–67.
2001. “The Pregnant Man: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in the Poetry of Dorothy Porter’s ‘Akhenaten’.” LiNQ 28.1: 22–29.

Book Chapters (here for links to full text and datasets)

Forthcoming. “The Archive.” The Cambridge Companion to Literature in the Digital Age. Ed. Adam Hammond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Forthcoming
. “Data Worlds: Patterns, Structures, Libraries.” The Cambridge History of World Literature. Ed. Debjani Ganguly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2019. “‘Large, Vigorous and Thriving’: Early Australian Publishing and Futures of Publishing Studies.” Legacies of Publishing. Ed. Aaron Mannion and Millicent Weber. Melbourne: Monash University Press. 
2017
. “From Adelaide to Genoa: Locating Catherine Martin’s Lost Fiction.” “How I Pawned My Opals” and Other Lost Stories by Catherine Martin. Ed.  Katherine Bode. Canberra: Obiter Press.
2017.
 “Book History in Australia since 1950.” Oxford History of the Novel in English: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the South Pacific since 1950. Ed. Coral Howells, Paul Sharrad and Gerry Turcotte. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2014. with Paul Arthur. “Collecting Ourselves.” Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theory. Ed. Paul Arthur and Katherine Bode. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2014. with Tara Murphy. “Methods and Canons: A Data-Rich Approach to Literary Reputations.” Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theory. Ed. Paul Arthur and Katherine Bode. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2014. with Roger Osborne. “Book History from the Archival Record.” Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Ed. Leslie Howsam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2010. “Looking (im)properly: Women Objectifying Men’s Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction.” Women Constructing Men. Ed. Sarah Frantz and Katharina Rennhak. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. 185–206.
2009. “From British Domination to Multinational Conglomeration? A Revised History of Australian Novel Publishing, 1950 to 2007.” Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture, edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 194–219. [Republished 2012Sold by the Millions: Australia’s Bestsellers. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Toni Johnson-Woods. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 22-45.]
2009. with Robert Dixon. “Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age?” Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Ed. Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 1–27.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2015. with Mark Towsey, Simon Burrows, Julieanne Lamond, Mark Reid, Glenn Roe, and Sydney Shep. “Remapping Cultural History? Digital Humanities, Historical Bibliometrics, and the Reception of Print Culture.” Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015. 
2014.
 “Mining a ‘Trove’: Modeling a Transnational Literary Culture.” Digital Humanities 2014. University of Lausanne, July 16-22. Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. 98-100. [here]
2012. “Modeling Gender: The ‘Rise and Rise’ of the Australian Woman Novelist.” Digital Humanities 2012. University of Hamburg, July 16-22. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press. 119-20. [here]

Other Publications

2019. “Day 3 Response.” Computational Literary Studies: A Critical Inquiry Online Forum. 3 April.
2019. “Day 2 Response.” Computational Literary Studies: A Critical Inquiry Online Forum. 3 April: .
2019. “Day 1 Response.” Computational Literary Studies: A Critical Inquiry Online Forum. 3 April: .
2018
. “To Be Continued: Discovering Serialised Fiction in Trove’s Digitised Newspapers.” National Library of Australia Blog, 28 February.
2017
. “Literature as Olympic Event? Understanding the Scoreboard for Australian Women’s Writing.” eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 16.2: online.
2016
. “Digital Scholarship Futures.” Celebrating Independent Thought: ISAA Twenty Years On. 2015 Conference Proceedings. Canberra: Independent Scholars’ Association of Australia.
2015.
 “‘To Be Continued’: A World of Novels in Australian Newspapers.” Island Magazine 141 (June).
2014. “Rev. of A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction, by Jerome McGann. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2014.” Archives and Manuscripts. [here]
2008. “Divergent Convergences: Manifesting Literary Feminisms Conference. Monash University and the University of Queensland, 13-14 December, 2007.” Australian Feminist Studies 23.58 (December): 549–50.

Keynotes

2019. “Reading (as) Data: Modeling Transnational Literary Engagements.” Doing Literature in a Global Perspective Conference. Freie Universität, Berlin. 24–26 October.
2019
. “Building Literary Worlds: Corpus Construction Beyond Representation.” COST Action for Distant Reading Training Camp. 23–25 September.
2019
. “Reading History in the Mass-digitised Age: Opportunities and Challenges.” Reading Culture and Libraries in Change Conference. University of Turku, Finland. 22–23 May.
2019
. “Digital Collections: Archival and Editorial Impulses Remixed.” Institute of Professional Editors Conference. Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne. 8–10 May.
2019. “Reading Beyond the Book.” World Book Day Lecture. Otago University Centre for the Book, New Zealand. 7 March.
2018
. “Communications Circuits and Interdisciplinary ‘Riots’ in the Digital (Humanities) Age.” Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing annual conference: ‘From First to Last Texts, Creators, Readers, Agents’. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia. 2 July.
2017
. “‘Large, Vigorous and Thriving’: Legacies and Futures of Australian Publishing.” Independent Publishing Conference. Small Press Network, Melbourne, Australia. 16 November.

Plenary Panels

2018. with Denise Meredyth, Penelope Aitken, Dennis Del Favero and Joanne Tompkins. “Digital Humanities in the Era of Linkage, Impact, Engagement and Innovation.” Digital Humanities Australasia 2018. University of South Australia, Adelaide. 25–28 September.
2018
. with Rosalind Smith, Tully Barnett, Rachel Hendery, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, and William Pascoe. “New Directions in Digital Humanities Infrastructure: Adventures in Collaboration and Scale.” Digital Humanities Australasia 2018. University of South Australia, Adelaide. 25–28 September.
2017
. with Anne Brewster, Beth Driscoll, Ken Gelder, Anna Johnston, Sue Kossew, Jeanine Leane and Nicole Moore. “The ARC and Australian Literary Studies.” Association for the Study of Australian Literature annual conference. LaTrobe University, Melbourne. 14 July.
2016
. with Leigh Dale, Carol Ferrier, Sarah Holland-Batt, Victoria Kuttainen and Ariella Van Luyn. “Looking Forward/Looking Back: Writing Women in Australia.” Foundation for Australian Literary Studies 50th Anniversary Town Hall Forum. James Cook University, Townsville. 18 October.

Invited Panels

2020. “MLQ and the Project of Literary History” with Jonathan Arac, Jed Esty, Barbara Fuchs, Sharon Marcus, and Susan Wolfson. Modern Language Association Convention. Seattle. 9–12 January.
2020
. “Databases and Print Culture Studies” with Lise Jaillant, Richard Jean So and Ted Underwood. Modern Language Association Convention. Seattle. 9–12 January.
2019
. “Laboratories of the Humanities: Researchers, Collections and Australia’s Past, Present and Future” with Kylie Brass and Alison Dellitt. Museums Galleries Australia National Conference, Alice Springs. 14–17 May.
2018
. “Ethics of Social Media Data Panel” with Robert Ackland, Daniel Angus and Jenny Davis. Digital Societies? New Frontiers in Social Research. Australian National University, Canberra. 11 September.
2018. “Reading/Australia/Now: Australian Reception Network Roundtable” with Ika Willis, Jennifer Clement, Tom Clark, Julieanne Lamond, Simone Murray and Maggie Nolan. 2018 Literary Studies Convention, Australian National University, Canberra. 3–7 July.
2018
. “Discovering history at scale through Trove” with Hilary Berthon, Garrick Hitchcock, Mark Finnane and Helen Morgan. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2018: “The Scale of History.” Australian National University, Canberra. 2–6 July.
2015
. “Remapping Cultural History? Digital Humanities, Historical Bibliometrics, and the Reception of Print Culture” with Mark Towsey, Simon Burrows, Julieanne Lamond, Mark Reid, Glenn Roe and Sydney Shep. Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference. University of Western Sydney. 29 June–3 July.

Invited Presentations

2020. “Archive and Empire/Digital and Material: A Lunch-Time Conversation with Kath Bode and Jason Rudy.” Rutgers University, New Jersey. 30 January.
2020
. “DH Futures.” Rutgers University, New Jersey. 30 January.
2020
. “Why You Can’t Model Away Bias.” Sawyer Seminar Series. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh. 28 January.
2020
. “Reading (as) Data: Literary History with Mass-digitized Collections.” University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh. 27 January.
2020
. “What’s the matter with digital literary studies? The case against “The computational case against computational literary criticism’.” University of Virginia, Virginia. 22 January.
2020
. “Lunchtime book discussion: A World of Fiction.” University of Virginia, Virginia, 21 January.
2019
. “Reading (in) the Past: Literary History with Mass-digitized Collections.” Wülzburg University, Germany. 30 October.
2019
. “Literary history with mass-digitised collections: Reading (in) the past.” HumLab Lecture Series, Umëa University, Sweden. 13 December.
2019
. “Transformative Encounters: Digital Humanities and Book History.” WeChangeEd Lecture Series, Ghent University, Belgium. 20 November.
2019
. “What’s the matter with digital literary studies?” Digital Humanities Symposium, Cardiff University, Wales, 29 May.
2019
. “What’s the matter with digital literary studies?” King’s Digital Lab Seminar Series, King’s College London, 28 May. 
2018
. “What is reading?” What is a Document? A workshop on documentation, records and evidence. Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney. 8–9 November.
2018. “The future of literary history: Mass-digitized collections, literary data, and American fiction in the Antipodes.” TXTLab, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 4 May.
2018
. “Mass-digitisation and textual studies; an Australian case study.” Centre for Textual Studies and Digital Humanites, Loyola University Chicago. 1 May.
2018
. “Mass-digitization and literary history: Sustaining discoveries and building communities.” Information School, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States. 27 April.
2018
. “The future of literary history: Mass-digitized collections, literary data, and American fiction in the Antipodes.” Department of English and DH@UVA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States. 24 April.
2015
. “‘Distant Reading’ as ‘Close Reading’; or, How to Escape Hermetic Hermeneutics in Approaching Digital Archives.” University of Technology, Sydney. 23 October.
2014
. “Digital Humanities and Digitised Newspapers: The Australian Story’. Digital Scholarship Group Seminar Series. Northeaster University Boston. 30 September.
2014.
 “New Literary Histories: The Digitisation of Print Culture and Transformation of the Archive.” English Department Seminar Series. King’s College London. 16 June.
2012. “Reading Between the Lines: A Big-data Approach to Australian Literary History.” What is Digital Humanities? Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane. 1-2 November.
2011. “Novel knowledge: Australian Fiction, AustLit and the Digital Humanities.” New Directions in Digital Humanities Seminar Series, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. 10 November.
2010. “Mining the Field: Speed Reading in the Digital Age.” The Life of Information Symposium. The Australian National University, Canberra. 24 September.
2010. “Australian Publishing: A Trans/National Concern.” Menzies Centre, University of London, London. 17 February.
2009. “Australian Publishing: A National Interest?” Literature, Identity and Culture Research Group Seminar Series. Wollongong University, Wollongong. 28 May.
2008. “Transition: PhD to Academic.” Professional Development Panel. Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Annual Conference. University of Sydney, Sydney. 2 October.

Conference Papers

2019. with Larissa McLean Davies and Wayne Sawyer. “Possibilities for Agency? Exploring the interface of digital humanities and L1 literary eduction.” ARLE: International Association for Research in L1 Education, Lisbon. 26–28 June.
2018
. with Victoria Riddell. “From Scarcity to Abundance: Reciprocity and its Rewards.” eResearch Australasia 2018. Pullman Melbourne Albert Part, Melbourne. 15–19 October.
2018
. with Geoff Hinchcliffe. “To be continued: Collections as collaborations.” Digital Humanities Australasia 2018. University of South Australia, Adelaide. 25–28 September.
2018
. “Australian literature at the interface of readers, cultures, and technologies.” Literary Studies Convention. Australian National University, Canberra. 3–7 July.
2018. with Larissa McLean Davies, Philip Mead and Sue Martin. “Active Interfacing: Digital Humanities and Secondary English Teaching.” Literary Studies Convention. Australian National University, Canberra. 3–7 July.
2015. “Networks of Literary Works.” Literary Studies Convention. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. 7-12 July.
2014. “Mining a ‘Trove’: Modeling a Transnational Literary Culture.” Digital Humanities 2014. University of Lausanne, Lausanne. 7-11 July.
2013. with Carol Hetherington. “A World of Stories in Colonial Periodicals.” Country. Association for the Study of Australian Literature Annual Conference. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. 3–5 July.
2012. “Modeling Gender: The ‘Rise and Rise’ of the Australian Woman Novelist.” Digital Diversity. Digital Humanities 2012. University of Hamburg, Germany. July 16-22.
2012. “Multi/National Publishing and the Australian Novel: Redrawing the Battle Lines?” The Battle for Books. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Conference. Trinity College, Dublin. 26-29 June.
2011. “Reading Data in Search of Readers.” Australian Literature: Field, Curriculum, Emotion. Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Annual Conference. University of Melbourne, Melbourne. 5–8 July.
2011. “Beyond the Book: Publishing the Nineteenth Century Australian Novel.” The Long Twentieth Century. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane. 28-30 April.
2010. with Tara Murphy. “Methods and Canons: An Interdisciplinary Excursion.” Archive Madness. Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Annual Conference. University of New South Wales, Sydney. 7–10 July.
2010. “‘we’re not truckin’ around’: on the road with Samuel Wagan Watson.” Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference. Albuquerque, 10–13 February.
2008. “What Have Numbers Got To Do With Literary Studies?” Early Career Research Showcase. University of Sydney, Sydney. 1 October.
2008. “Australian Literature: Crisis, Decline, Phase or Transformation?” Changing Australia. British Australian Studies Association (BASA) Annual Conference. Royal Holloway, University of London, London. 1–5 September.
2008. “Graphic Novels: Australian Literature/World Literature?” Resourceful Reading Panel. Australian Literature in a Global World. Association for the Study of Australian Literature Annual Conference. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. 29 June–2 July.
2007. “Novel Gender Trends: Quantitative Models of the Relationship Between Gender, Novels and Criticism in Australian Literary History.” Manifesting Literary Feminisms Conference. Monash University, Melbourne. 13–14 December.
2007. “Reading from a Distance: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Statistical Analysis in Australian Literary Studies.” The Colonial Present. Association for the Study of Australian Literature Annual Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane. 1–4 July.
2003. “Men in Pain: Disruptive Male Bodies in Australian Women’s Fiction.” Culture Incorporated. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch. December 6–8.

Teaching

Australian National University
Literature in the Digital Age, Convenor (2017)
Contemporary Australian Writing, Convenor (2017, 2011)
Digital Humanities: Projects and Theories, Convenor (2015, 2014, 2012)

Guest Lectures: Digital Humanities: Projects and Theories (2018, 2017); Doing Research PhB Course (2017), Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices (2015)

University of Tasmania
Australian Literature: Masculinities, Convenor (2010)
Postcolonial Fiction, Convenor (2009)

University of Sydney
Australian Texts/International Contexts, Lecturer (2009, 2008)
Academic Writing and Rhetoric, Tutor (2007)

Guest Lectures: Magazines and Australian Print Culture (2009), Early Postgraduate Seminar Series (2008), English Language and Literary Theory A (2008)

University of Queensland
Academic Writing, Tutor (2005, 2004)
Renaissance Literature, Tutor (2003)
Contemporary Australian Literature, Tutor (2002)

James Cook University
University Preparation Course, Convenor (2001)

Mentoring Programs and Presentations

Mentor, Network for Early Career Academics Mentoring Scheme, Australian National University (2019, 2018)
Member, Future Fellowship Peer Review Panel, College of Arts and Social Sciences and College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University (2018)
Presenter, Australian Research Council Fellowship’s ROPE Section, Research School of Population Health’s Equity and Diversity Committee, Australian National University (2018)
Presenter, Future Fellowship Workshop, Network for Early Career Academics, Australian National University, Canberra (2018)
Presenter, PhD to Present: HASS Panel, Australian National University Research Services. Australian National University (2018)
Participant, Leadership Program, Australian National University (2010)
Presenter, Postdoctoral Fellowships Workshop, Association for the Study of Australian Literature Annual Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2010)
Co-convenor and presenter, Academic Honesty, Postgraduate Professional Development Course, University of Sydney (2009)
Presenter, Getting Started on Your Research Project, Department of English, University of Sydney (2008)
Presenter, Transition: PhD to Academic, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association Annual Conference, University of Sydney (2008)
Presenter, Postdoctoral Opportunities, Advanced Postgraduates’ and Early Career Researchers’ Seminar Series, Department of English, University of Sydney (2008)
Presenter, Conceptualising Your Research Project, Early Postgraduate Seminar Series, Department of English, University of Sydney (2008)

Research Supervisions

Current Research Students

Galen Cuthbertson. “Teaching Computers to Read: The Role of Deep Learning in Literary Reception Studies” (PhD; Chair of Panel)
Alice Grundy. “Editing and Publishing of Post-War, Award-Winning Fiction by Female Australian Authors” (PhD; Supervisor)
Xiang Li, “Female Identity in ‘The Drover’s Wife’ Stories and Adaptations” (PhD; Supervisor)
Fiannuala Morgan. “Visualising Australia’s Literary Imaginary” (PhD; Chair of Panel)
Kate Oakes. “Representations of Animals in Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials Series” (PhD; Supervisor)
Miriam Potter. “An Eco-critical Reading of Patrick White” (PhD; Chair of Panel) 

Past (Completed) Research Students 

Dr Tania Evans “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things: Masculinities in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire” (PhD; Awarded July 2019; Chair of Panel)
Dr Imogen Matthews. “Anita Heiss as Public Intellectual” (PhD; Awarded December 2019; Supervisor)
Jack Foster. “Posthuman Compositions” (Honours, 1st Class; Awarded December 2019) Annabel Quan. “‘One day you will go mad with magic’: Returning to Structure in the Winternight Trilogy” (Honours, 1st Class; Awarded December 2019)

Conference and Symposium Organisation

Literary Convention: The Literary Interface, Organising and Programming Committee, Australian National University, 4-7 July 2018

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting, Co-Convenor with Professor Paul Arthur, Australian National University, 28-30 March 2012

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Workshops, Convenor, Australian National University, 17 March 2012

Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium, Co-Convenor with Professor Robert Dixon, University of Sydney, 4-5 December 2008

Early Career Researcher Showcase, Co-convenor with Dr Tara Murphy, University of Sydney, 1 October 2008

Editorial Positions

Series Editor, Cambridge University Press’s Elements of Digital Literary Studies Series (2019–)
Editorial Board, Post45 Data Collective, Emory University (2019–)
Editorial Board
, International Journal of Digital Humanities, University of Budapest (2019–)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cultural Analytics (2015–)
Editorial Board Member
, Australian Literary Studies (2015–)
Editorial Board Member
, Book History and Print Culture Series, Anthem Press (2015–)
Series Editor
, Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture, Anthem Press (Mar. 2015–2019)
Editorial Board Member, New Scholar (2011–)
Editorial Board Member, Literary and Linguistic Computing (2011–2014)
Acting Reviews Editor, Australian Literary Studies (2011)

Administrative Roles

Chair, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics Research Reference Group, Australian National University (2017–2018)
Member, College of Arts and Social Sciences Research Committee
, Australian National University (2017–2018)
Head, Digital Humanities Hub, Australian National University (2011–2013)
Head of School (Acting), Interdisciplinary Humanities Group, Australian National University (Sept. 2012–Jan. 2013; Feb. 2013)
Member, Australian National University eResearch Reference Group, Australian National University (2013)
Member, Coursework Subcommittee to the CASS Education Committee
, Australian National University (2012)
Member, Australian National Data Service Steering Committee, Australian National University (2011–2013)
Member, eResearch Subcommittee to the CASS Research Committee, Australian National University (2011–2012)

Professional Roles

Advisory Board, Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University (2018–)
ERA Committee Member
, Australian National University (2018–)
Assessor
, Tuckwell Scholarship, Australian National University (2018)
Advisory Board
, ‘WhatEvery1Says‘ (Mellon Funded Project based at the University of California) (2017–2019)
Judging Panel Member, Walter Russell McCrae Award (2015)
Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council (2014–)
Archive Futures Research Network Member, http://archivefutures.com/ (Jun. 2013–)
Founding Committee Member, Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (Mar. 2011–Mar. 2014)
Chair, Judging Panel, ALS Gold Medal (2011)
Communications Manager, Association for the Study of Australian Literature (Jul. 2009–Jul. 2011)

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