Dr Gillian Dooley

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (123)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Gillian Dooley is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English, 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 is founding general editor of the Flinders Humanities Research Centre's electronic journal Transnational Literature and founding co-editor of Writers in Conversation.She has published two monographs and several scholarly editions. Her research interests include the writers J.M. Coetzee, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Naipaul, Jane Austen, and maritime explorer Matthew Flinders. She has a particular interest in music and literature, and as a singer often organises and performs in programs of music with literary themes. She is a regular book reviewer for various journals and magazines, including Australian Book Review.

Qualifications
Ph.D. (Flinders University 2001)
B.A. (Hons.) (Flinders University 1996)
Graduate Diploma in Library Studies (S.A.I.T. 1988)
Graduate Diploma in Secretarial Studies (Canberra CAE 1978)
B.A. (ANU 1977)
Honours, awards and grants

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-)

Key responsibilities
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of English (Full academic status)
  • General Editor, Transnational Literature (electronic journal published by Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities)
  • Founding co-editor, Writers in Conversation (electronic journal published by Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities)
  • Visiting fellow, Music, Southampton University
  • Co-convenor, 'Immortal Austen' conference, Adelaide, July 2017.
  • Member, Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities Management Group
  • Chair, Music Advisory Committee, Flinders University
  • Treasurer, South Pacific Association for Literature and Language Studies (SPACLALS)
  • Treasurer, Corinthian Singers of Adelaide
  • Affiliate member, J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice
  • Advisory Committee Member, New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences
  • Advisory Board Member, Journal of Contemporary Literature
  • Editorial Committee Member, Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature
  • Editorial Board Member, Gitanjali and Beyond
Research expertise
History and philosophy of specific fields
Library and information systems
Literary Studies
Research interests
  • Life and writings of Matthew Flinders.
  • Music in Jane Austen's life and work.
  • Doris Lessing
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • Iris Murdoch
  • J.M. Coetzee
  • Contemporary Australian literature
Teaching interests
  • Occasional guest lectures and tutorials in English literature, editing and publishing
  • guest lectures in library studies at UniSA
Supervisory interests
English literature
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: English literature (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
History - British
Literature - Australian
Literature - English
Literature - West Indian
Music
Contemporary novelists
Literature
Matthew Flinders
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • History - British
  • Literature - Australian
  • Literature - English
  • Literature - West Indian
  • Music
Interests
  • Contemporary novelists
  • Literature
  • Matthew Flinders
Further information
See full text of selected publications online in the Flinders Academic Commons
Jane Austen's Music website