Gillian Dooley is an Honorary Associate Professor in English Literature, having retired from Flinders University Library, where she had been Special Collections Librarian 1999-2015 and Publishing Support Librarian 2016-2017, in May 2017. She graduated from Flinders with a PhD in English in 2001. She was the founding general editor of the Flinders Humanities Research Centre's electronic journal Transnational Literature from 2008-2018, and was founding co-editor of Writers in Conversation 2014-2020. She has published several monographs and scholarly editions and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Her research interests include the writers J.M. Coetzee, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Naipaul, Jane Austen, and maritime explorer Matthew Flinders. She has presented a number of keynotes and public lectures, in person and online, all over the world. Her particular interest is in music and literature, and as a singer she often organises and performs in programs of music with literary themes. In 2023 she was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University. A major project completed recently is the detailed cataloguing of the complete music collection of Jane Austen and her family, and her book She Played and Sang: Jane Austen and Music will be published by Manchester UP in 2024. She has been a regular book reviewer for various journals and magazines, including Australian Book Review.
Ann Flaxman Prize for English Honours (1995)
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation (1995)
Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Flinders University (2008)
Affiliate Member, J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice (2013-)
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