Dr Kylie Cardell

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (237)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I teach undergraduate and Honours level classes in English and Creative Writing and I research in the field of autobiography studies. I am the author of Dear World: Contemporary Uses of the Diary (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014) and Editor (with Kate Douglas) of Telling Tales: Autobiography of Childhood and Youth (Routledge, 2015). I am the essays Editor for the Australian scholarly journal, Life Writing. My primary research interest is in practices of documenting the everyday. In my work, I focus on marginal and ordinary forms of life writing, such as diaries, letters, and comics, as well as social media and digital, online modes and this is part of an ongoing attention to acts of contemporary self-representation that characterizes my research in general.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) First Class, The University of Queensland
PhD, The University of Queensland
Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education), Flinders University.
Honours, awards and grants
Key responsibilities
Research expertise
Biographical research
Biography
Communication and media studies
Literary Studies
Research interests
  • Life writing/narrative across various media
  • Diary studies
  • Humour and autobiography
  • New media and self-representation
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Literary/cultural theory
  • Graphic novels/memoirs
  • Journalism
  • War narrative (nonfiction)
  • Feminist literature/memoir
Topic coordinator
ENGL2141 Life Writing
ENGL3211 Exploring Genres
Topic lecturer
ENGL2131 Twenty-First Century Literature
ENGL1101 Approaches to Literature
Supervisory interests
Contemporary life narrative (auto/biography) in various media
Creative nonfiction
Humour and autobiography
Life writing/life narrative
New media
Popular biography Biography studies
Popular culture, film and television
Social impact of new media technologies
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Life Narrative (3)
Associate supervisor: Life Writing (7), Creative Writing (2)
Completion
Associate supervisor: New Media (Blogging) (1), Australian Studies (1), Life Narrative (4)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Laura Deane

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Dissertation Excellence - JAN 2014

Pamela Graham

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Dissertation Excellence - MAY 2017

Emma Maguire

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Dissertation Excellence - MAY 2017

Publications
Expert for media contact
Culture
Ethics
Literature - Australian
Literature - English
Television
Testimony
Writing
Diary Studies:
Life Narrative:
Life Writing and Culture:
New Media:
Writing and Therapy
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Culture
  • Ethics
  • Literature - Australian
  • Literature - English
  • Television
  • Testimony
  • Writing
Interests
  • Diary Studies:
  • Life Narrative:
  • Life Writing and Culture:
  • New Media:
  • Writing and Therapy

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