Emeritus Prof Susan Sheridan

Position/s:Emeritus Professor, School of Humanities
School of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Location: Humanities (123A)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Qualifications

BA Hons University of Sydney
PhD University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Research and supervision

Research interests

Australian cultural and literary history
Women Writers
Cultural theory

Publications

Books
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2011). Nine Lives: Postwar women writers make their mark. St. Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press.
  • Sheridan, S.M., Ryan, L., Baird, B. and Borrett, K.J. (2002). Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years. Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press.
Book chapters
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Some versions of coastal : Thea Astley, Captain Simpson and the North Queensland Coast. In Susan Hosking et al, ed. Something Rich & Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 114-126. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2006). Violence, irony and reading relations : Thea Astley's drylands. In Susan Sheridan, Paul Genoni, ed. Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 164-175.
Refereed journal articles
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Dorothy Hewett's paths to the Chapel Perilous. Westerly, 54(1) pp. 170-188. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Generations lost and found : reading women writers together. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4) pp. 39-52.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). In the driver's seat : Muriel Spark's editorship of poetry review. Journal of Modern Literature, 32(2) pp. 133-142. [doi:10.1353/jml.0.0047]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). When was modernism? The cold war silence of Christina Stead. Hecate, 35(1-2) pp. 204-218. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2008). Australian letters and postwar modernity. Australian Literary Studies, 23(3) pp. 264-278.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2007). Suburban Sonnets: 'Mrs Harwood', Miriam Stone and Domestic Modernity. Australian Literary Studies, 23(2) pp. 140-152.

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Books
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2011). Nine Lives: Postwar women writers make their mark. St. Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press.
  • Sheridan, S.M., Ryan, L., Baird, B. and Borrett, K.J. (2002). Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years. Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press.
Book chapters
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2013). 'Hazel Rowley's Christina Stead: The Biographer's Art' In Magnificent Obsessions: Honouring the Lives of Hazel Rowley. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 49-58.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2013). 'Generations of women poets: Sisters Publishing is established' In Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni, ed. Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935-2012. Melbourne: Monash University Press, pp. 363-370.
  • Sheridan, S. (2012). "Opposing all the things they stand for": Women Writers and the Women's Magazines. In P Kirkpatrick & R Dixon, ed. Republics of letters: literary communities in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, pp. 195-204. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S. (2010). Reading feminism in Kate Grenville's fiction. In Sue Kossew, ed. Lighting Dark Places: Essays on Kate Grenville. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, pp. 1-16.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2010). Kate Llewellyn and Feminism. In Paul Sharrad, ed. Kate Llewellyn. Wollongong NSW: University of Wollongong Press, pp. 104-112. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Introduction. In Bush Studies. Sydney: Sydney University Press, pp. v-xi.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Australian feminism : women writers and literary studies. In Amit Sarwal, Reema Sarwal, ed. Reading down under : Australian literary studies reader. New Delhi: SSS Publications, pp. 106-113. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Some versions of coastal : Thea Astley, Captain Simpson and the North Queensland Coast. In Susan Hosking et al, ed. Something Rich & Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 114-126. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2006). Violence, irony and reading relations : Thea Astley's drylands. In Susan Sheridan, Paul Genoni, ed. Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 164-175.
  • Sheridan, S.M., Magarey, S. and Lilburn, S.G. (2006). Feminism in the news. In Joanne Hollows, Rachel Moseley, ed. Feminism in Popular Culture. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers, pp. 25-40.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2005). Women's Magazines. In Companion to Women's Historical writing. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 607-608.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2001). Popular Culture. In Kramerae, C; Spender, D, ed. The International Encyclopedia of Women. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2001). Are we Post-Colonial Yet? In Bird; Dixon; Lee, ed. Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950 - 2000. St. Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press, pp. 364-368.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2001). Popular Culture. In Bird; Dixon; Lee, ed. Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950 - 2000. St. Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press, pp. 186-193.
Refereed journal articles
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2013). 'Reading All the Rivers Run, Nancy Cato's Eco-Historical Epic' Australian Humanities Review, 55 pp. 119-132.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2012). White Women Writing in the Contact Zone: Catherine Martin and Nancy Cato. Australian Feminist Studies, 27(73) pp. 249-257. [10.1080/08164649.2012.700259]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2012). Sex and the City: New Novels by Women and Middlebrow Culture at Mid-Century. Australian Literary Studies, 27(3-4) pp. 1-12.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2012). "Cranford at Moreton Bay": Jessica Anderson's The Commandant. Southerly, 72(1) pp. 121-135. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S. (2011). Historical novels challenging the national story. History Australia: Journal of The Australian Historical Association, 8(2) pp. 7-20. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S. (2011). A friendship in letters: the correspondance of Judith Wright and Barbara Blackman. Life Writing, 8(2) pp. 203-217. [10.1080/14484528.2011.559736]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Generations lost and found : reading women writers together. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4) pp. 39-52.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). Dorothy Hewett's paths to the Chapel Perilous. Westerly, 54(1) pp. 170-188. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). In the driver's seat : Muriel Spark's editorship of poetry review. Journal of Modern Literature, 32(2) pp. 133-142. [doi:10.1353/jml.0.0047]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2009). When was modernism? The cold war silence of Christina Stead. Hecate, 35(1-2) pp. 204-218. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2008). Australian letters and postwar modernity. Australian Literary Studies, 23(3) pp. 264-278.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2007). Gentlemen's agreements: Southerly's first editors. Southerly, 67(1-2) pp. 333-347.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2007). Suburban Sonnets: 'Mrs Harwood', Miriam Stone and Domestic Modernity. Australian Literary Studies, 23(2) pp. 140-152.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2006). Adrienne Rich and the women's liberation movement : a politics of reception. Women's Studies, 35(1) pp. 17-45. [doi:10.1080/00497870500443813]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2003). 'Thea Astley: A Woman among the Satirists of Postwar Modernity' Australian Feminist Studies, 18(42) pp. 261-271. [doi:10.1080/0816464032000151748]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2003). Christina's Stead's Last Book: The Novel and the Best-Seller. JASAL: Journal of The Association For The Study of Australian Literature, 2 pp. 41-52.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2002). My Brilliant Career: The Career of the Career. Australian Literary Studies, 20(4) pp. 330-335.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2002). Cold War, home front: Australian women writers and artists in the 1950s. Australian Literary Studies, 20(3) pp. 155-166. [Link]
  • Sheridan, S.M. and Furby, P. (2002). An Artist in the WAAAF: Elsa Russell's War. Hecate, 28(2) pp. 157-173.
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2002). Words and things: Some feminist debates on culture and materialism. Australian Feminist Studies, 17(37) pp. 23-30. [doi:10.1080/08164640220123425]
  • Sheridan, S.M. and Magarey, S. (2002). Local, Global, Regional: Women's Studies in Australia. Feminist Studies, 28(1) pp. 129-152.
Refereed conference papers
  • Sheridan, S.M. and Lilburn, S.G. (2003). Fragments of an international feminism: Australian print media reporting of four International women's conferences. In Casting new shadows: proceedings of the Australian Women's Studies Association Conference 2001. Sydney, NSW: Macquarie University. Australian Women's Studies Association Conference. Macquarie University, NSW. Jan 2001.
Journal articles
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2003). The Day Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia by Sylvia Lawson (Book Review) Australian Feminist Studies, 18(42) pp. 331-332. [doi:10.1080/0816464032000171412]
  • Sheridan, S.M. (2001). Review of Carole Ferrier, Jean Derrany: Romantic Revolutionary. Australian Literary Studies, 19(4) pp. 442-446.
Other public research outputs
  • Sheridan, S.M. and Genoni, P. (2006). Editors. Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Professional and community engagement

Expertise for media contact

  • Australian Literature especially women writers
  • Feminist Theory position of women in Western societies and cultures; strategies for change
  • Gender and Australian Cultural History especially media history

Subject/s

  • Australia
  • Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • Literature - Australian
  • Women


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