Curriculum Vitae

Employment

Current Position

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

Previous Positions

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 Competitive Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant ($261,000) “‘To Be Continued’: Exploring the World of Novels in Colonial Periodicals” (2013-2015)
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship ($665,675) (with Professors Leigh Dale, Robert Dixon and Gillian Whitlock) “Resourceful Reading: New Archives for Australian Literature” (2007–2010)
University of Queensland Travelling Scholarship ($80,776) Awarded to the APA applicant with the highest ranking of all applicants across the University of Queensland (2002-2005)

Other Competitive Grants

College of Arts and Social Sciences Small Grants ($6,600), “Modelling Australian Literary Criticism”, Australian National University (2017)
College of Arts and Social Sciences Small Grants
($9,838), “Discovering Worlds: Building Community Engagement with the History of Australian Newspaper Novels”, Australian National University (2015)
Australian Bicentennial Fellowship (£1,500), Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Hosted by the English Department at King’s College London (April to June 2013)
Travel Bursary (£500), Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (2012)
Travel Bursary (€500), Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (2012)
College of Arts and Social Sciences Pilot Project Grant ($3,200) “Colonial Periodicals: Mapping a Transnational Literary System” (2011)
College of Arts and Social Sciences Education Committee Funding ($850) “Surveying Digital Humanities Teaching”
Faculty of Arts Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES) Grant ($4,360) (with Dr Rebecca Johinke and Dr Nicola Parsons), “Preventing Plagiarism: Ethical Academic Writing” (2009)

Awards and Shortlistings

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)
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)
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)
University Medal, 2000, James Cook University (for outstanding academic achievement in both coursework studies and research undertaken at undergraduate level)
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)

Forthcoming in 2018. Bode, Katherine. A World of Fiction: Mass-Digitisation and the Future of Literary History. Michigan: Michigan University Press. 
2012. Bode, Katherine. Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field. London: Anthem Press.
2008. Bode, Katherine. Damaged Men/Desiring Women: Male Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction. Germany: VDM.

Edited Collections

Forthcoming in 2018. Katherine Bode, ed. “How I Pawned My Opals” and Other Lost Stories by Catherine Martin. Canberra: Orbiter Press.
2014. Arthur, Paul and Katherine Bode, eds. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2009.
Bode, Katherine and Robert Dixon, eds. Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
2006.
Bode, Katherine and Leigh Dale, eds. Special Issue on Reading. Australian Literary Studies 22.3.

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

2017. Bode, Katherine. ‘Fictional Systems: Mass-Digitisation, Network Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Australian Newspapers,’ in Victorian Periodicals Review 50.1: 130-38.
2017. Bode, Katherine. ‘The Equivalence of “Close” and “Distant” Reading; or, Toward a New object for Data-Rich Literary History,’ in Modern Language Quarterly 78.1: 77-106.
2016. Bode, Katherine. ‘Thousands of Titles Without Authors: Digitized Newspapers, Serial Fiction, and the Challenges of Anonymity.’ Book History 18.
2014.
Bode, Katherine and 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 in The Indexer 33.2 (June 2015): 57-65.]
2012. Bode, Katherine and 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. Bode, Katherine. ‘“Sidelines” and Tradelines: Publishing the Australian Novel, 1860 to 1899.’ Book History 5: 93–122.
2011. Bode, Katherine. ‘“we’re not truckin’ around”: On and off-road in Samuel Wagan Watson’s Smoke Encrypted Whispers.’ Humanities Research XVIII.2: 109-19.
2010. Bode, Katherine. ‘Publishing and Australian Literature: Crisis, Decline or Transformation?’ Cultural Studies Review 16.2: 24-48.
2009. Bode, Katherine. ‘Along Gender Lines: Reassessing Relationships between Australian Novels, Gender and Genre from 1930 to 2006.’ Australian Literary Studies 24.3-4: 79–95.
2008. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘“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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘“Unexpected Effects”: Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction.’ Australian Literary Studies 22.4 (2006): 443–59.
2006. Bode, Katherine. ‘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 in Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2008. 337–57.]
2006. Bode, Katherine. ‘Reading (in/and) Miranda.’ Australian Literary Studies 22.3: 357–67.
2001. Bode, Katherine. ‘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 in 2018. Bode, Katherine. ‘From Adelaide to Genoa: Locating Catherine Martin’s Lost Fiction’.“How I Pawned My Opals” and Other Lost Fiction by Catherine Martin. Ed. Katherine Bode. Canberra: Orbiter Press.
2017.
Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine and Paul Arthur. ‘Collecting Ourselves.’ Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theory. Ed. Paul Arthur and Katherine Bode. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
2014. Bode, Katherine and 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.
2014. Bode, Katherine and Roger Osborne. ‘How to Read the Archival Record.’ Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book. Ed. Leslie Howsam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2010. Bode, Katherine. ‘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, 2010. 185–206.
2009. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Ed. Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2009. 194–219. [Republished in Sold by the Millions: Australia’s Bestsellers. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Toni Johnson-Woods. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 22-45.]
2009. Bode, Katherine and 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. Bode, Katherine. ‘Digital Scholarship Futures.’ Celebrating Independent Thought: ISAA Twenty Years On. Canberra: Independent Scholars Association. 
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Towsey, Mark, Katherine Bode, 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.
Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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]

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

2015. Bode, Katherine. ‘”To Be Continued”: A World of Novels in Australian Newspapers.’ Island Magazine 141 (June).
2014. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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.

Invited Presentations

2016. Bode, Katherine. ‘Looking Forward/Looking Back: Writing Women in Australia.’ Town Hall Forum. Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University, Townsville. 18 October.
2015
. Bode, Katherine. ‘“Distant Reading” as “Close Reading”; or, How to Escape Hermetic Hermeneutics in Approaching Digital Archives.’ University of Technology, Sydney. 23 October.
2014.
Bode, Katherine. ‘Digital Humanities and Digitised Newspapers: The Australian Story’. Digital Scholarship Group Seminar Series. Northeaster University Boston. 30 September.
2014.
Bode, Katherine. ‘New Literary Histories: The Digitisation of Print Culture and Transformation of the Archive’. English Department Seminar Series. King’s College London. 16 June.
2012. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘Mining the Field: Speed Reading in the Digital Age.’ The Life of Information Symposium. The Australian National University, Canberra. 24 September.
2010. Bode, Katherine. ‘Australian Publishing: A Trans/National Concern.’ Menzies Centre, University of London, London. 17 February.
2009. Bode, Katherine. ‘Australian Publishing: A National Interest?’ Literature, Identity and Culture Research Group Seminar Series. Wollongong University, Wollongong. 28 May.
2008. Bode, Katherine. ‘Transition: PhD to Academic.’ Professional Development Panel. Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) Annual Conference. University of Sydney, Sydney. 2 October.

Conference Papers

2015. Bode, Katherine. ‘Networks of Literary Works.’ Literary Studies Convention 2015. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. 7-12 July.
2015.
 Towsey, Mark, Katherine Bode, Simon Burrows, Julieanne Lamond, Mark Reid, Glenn Roe, and Sydney Shep. ‘Remapping Cultural History? Digital Humanities and the Reception of Print Culture.’ Panel. Digital Humanities 2015. Western Sydney University, Sydney. 29 June-3 July.
2014.
Bode, Katherine. ‘Mining a “Trove”: Modeling a Transnational Literary Culture.’ Digital Humanities 2014. University of Lausanne, Lausanne. 7-11 July.
2013. Bode, Katherine and Carol Hetherington. ‘A World of Stories in Colonial Periodicals.’ Country. Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Annual Conference. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. 3–5 July.
2012. Bode, Katherine. ‘Modeling Gender: The ‘Rise and Rise’ of the Australian Woman Novelist.’ Digital Diversity. Digital Humanities 2012. University of Hamburg, Germany. July 16-22.
2012. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine and 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. Bode, Katherine. ‘“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. Bode, Katherine. ‘What Have Numbers Got To Do With Literary Studies?’ Early Career Research Showcase. University of Sydney, Sydney. 1 October.
2008. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘Graphic Novels: Australian Literature/World Literature?’ Resourceful Reading Panel. Australian Literature in a Global World. Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Annual Conference. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. 29 June–2 July.
2007. Bode, Katherine. ‘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. Bode, Katherine. ‘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 (ASAL) Annual Conference. University of Queensland, Brisbane. 1–4 July.
2003. Bode, Katherine. ‘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

2017
Convenor. Combined 2nd/3rd Year and Masters Course. ‘Literature in the Digital Age.’ School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University (Second Semester)

2017
Convenor. Combined 2nd/3rd Year and Masters Course. ‘Contemporary Australian Writing.’ School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University (First Semester)

2015
Co-Convenor. Combined 2nd/3rd Year and Masters Course. ‘Digital Humanities: Projects and Theories.’ Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Australian National University (Second Semester)

2014
Convenor. Masters Course. ‘Digital Humanities: Projects and Theories.’ Digital Humanities Hub, Australian National University (Spring Semester)

2012
Convenor. Masters Course. ‘Digital Humanities: Projects and Theories.’ Digital Humanities Hub, Australian National University (Spring Semester)

2011
Convenor. 2nd/3rd Year Course. ‘Contemporary Australian Writing.’ School of Cultural Inquiry, Australian National University (Second Semester)

2010
Co-Convenor. ‘Postdoctoral Fellowships Workshop.’ Association for the Study of Australian Literature Annual Conference, University of New South Wales (10 July)
Convenor. Honours Course. ‘Australian Literature: Masculinities.’ School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Tasmania (First Semester)

2009
Convenor. 2nd/3rd Year Course. ‘Postcolonial Fiction.’ School of English, Journalism and European Languages, University of Tasmania (Second Semester)
Lecturer and Tutor. 1st Year Course. ‘Australian Texts/International Contexts.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Co-Convenor of ‘Session on Academic Honesty.’ Postgraduate Professional Development Course, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Guest Lecturer on ‘Major Trends in Australian Book Publishing.’ Masters Course. ‘Magazines and Australian Print Culture.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)

2008
Guest Lecture on ‘Conceptualising Your Research Project.’ Postgraduate Course. ‘Early Postgraduate Seminar Series.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Guest Lecture on ‘Quantitative Research Methods in Australian Literary Studies.’ 3rd Year Course. ‘English Language and Literary Theory A.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (Second Semester)
Lecturer and Tutor. 1st Year Course. ‘Australian Texts/International Contexts.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Guest Lecturer on ‘Getting Started on Your Research Project.’ Honours Course. Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Guest Lecturer on ‘Postdoctoral Opportunities.’ Postgraduate Course. ‘Advanced Postgraduates’ and Early Career Researchers’ Seminar Series.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)

2007
Guest Lecturer on ‘Postdoctoral Opportunities.’ Postgraduate Course. ‘Advanced Postgraduates’ and Early Career Researchers’ Seminar Series.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First Semester)
Tutor. 1st Year Course. ‘Academic Writing and Rhetoric.’ Department of English, University of Sydney (First and Second Semester)

2005
Online Tutor. 1st Year Course. ‘Academic Writing.’ School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland (First Semester)

2004
Tutor. 1st Year Course. ‘Academic Writing.’ School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland (First Semester)

2003
Tutor. 2nd/3rd Year Course. ‘Renaissance Literature.’ School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland (Second Semester)

2002
Tutor. 2nd/3rd Year Course. ‘Contemporary Australian Literature.’ School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland (Second Semester)

2001
Convenor. Five-day University Preparation Course. ‘UNIPREP.’ Teaching and Learning Centre, James Cook University (February)

Conference and Symposium Organisation

Literary Convention: The Literary Interface, Organising 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

Administrative Roles

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

Professional Roles

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cultural Analytics (Nov. 2015–present)
Editorial Board Member
, Australian Literary Studies (Aug. 2015-present)
Editorial Board Member
, Book History and Print Culture Series, Anthem Press (Jul. 2015-present)
Series Editor
, Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture, Anthem Press (Mar. 2015–present)
Judging Panel Member, Walter Russell McCrae Award (2015)
Archive Futures Research Network Member, http://archivefutures.com/ (Jun. 2013–present)
Editorial Board Member, New Scholar (2011–present)
International Reviewer, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (2011–present)
Founding Committee Member, Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (Mar. 2011–Mar. 2014)
Acting Reviews Editor, Australian Literary Studies (Feb. 2011–Oct. 2011)
Chair, Judging Panel, ALS Gold Medal (2011)
Communications Manager, Association for the Study of Australian Literature (Jul. 2009–Jul. 2011)

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