Susan Sheridan taught in Women’s Studies at Flinders University until her retirement in 2006. She convened the ‘Feminism and the Humanities’ year at the ANU Humanities Research Centre in 1986 and was foundation Reviews Editor of Australian Feminist Studies (1985-2005). Her books include Christina Stead (Harvester, 1988), Along the Faultlines: Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women’s Writing 1880s to 1930s (Allen & Unwin, 1995), Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women’s Weekly in the Postwar Years (UNSW Press, 2002); Nine Lives: Postwar women writers making their mark (University of Queensland Press, 2011 and The Fiction of Thea Astley (Cambria, 2016); as editor, Grafts: Feminist Cultural Criticism (Verso, 1988), Debutante Nation: Feminism Contests the 1890s (Allen & Unwin 1993, with Sue Rowley and Susan Magarey) and Thea Astley’s Fictional Worlds (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006, with Paul Genoni).
Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities
Currently member of Judges Panel for the Miles Franklin Literary Award; Chair, Literature Panel Arts SA; Member, Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities