Alison Bartlett

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G37, Arts Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Current projects

1. Activist Legacies

Current work on feminist, environmental, and scholarly activism is appearing in:

  • Feminist Protest Camps, edited by Catherine Eschle and Alison Bartlett. Bristol UP, forthcoming 2022
  • The Sound of Lamentation:Hearing Maternal Academic Subjects, in (Re)Birthing the Feminine: Creating a Spaces of Motherhood in Academe, Palgrave 2020
  • Feminist Heritage Walks. Gender, Place & Culture journal, 2019
  • Situating the 1980s Australian women's peace camps. Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene, Palgrave 2018  
  • Never Again: Reflections on Environmental Responsibility After Roe 8, UWAP 2017
  • Postmatneral times and raidcal feminist thinking. Refiguring the Maternal, Routledge 2018
  • Highways, activism, and Solastalgia. TEXT Journal 22(1), 2018
  • In Search of Activism, Feminism, and Life in the Neoliberal University Outskirts 37, 2017

2. Australian Literature

  • Gendering Australian Literature. In The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature, ed. Jessica Gildersleeve. Routledge 2021.
  • Reading the 'Gold Coast Symphony' in Thea Astley's The Acolyte. Queensland Review 26.2 2019.

 

Biography

Alison Bartlett has specialised in the interesections of literary and gender analysis though literary, cultural, material, and pedagogical fields. She has been teaching English & Cultural Studies and also Gender Studies at UWA since 2005. Previously she taught literature at the University of Southern Queensland for ten years. She is a graduate of James Cook University of North Queensland with a BA Hons majoring in literature and history; a PhD applying French psychoanalytic feminist theory to contemporary Australian literary practices; and a GradCertEd (Tertiary). 

Alison has published books on Australian women's writing, maternal culture, and social cultures in the era of #metoo; she has edited books on Australian feminist objects, breastfeeding ethics, Australian literature, and postgraduate supervision, as well as editing journal issues on museum studies, social memory, breastfeeding culture, and women's writing. She has worked with the National Museum of Australia on representing the Australian women's movement, has been Chair of the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association, and Editor of Outskirts online journal of feminist cultural studies since 2006.

Previous positions

Senior Lecturer, English, Media and Communications, University of Western Australia
Lecturer in Literature, University of Southern Queensland
Tutor in Literature, James Cook University of North Queensland

Teaching

No longer teaching

Research interests

Australian Literature
Activist Legacies
Australian Feminist Histories
Feminist Objects and Affect
Feminist Pedagogy
Maternal Bodies and Breastfeeding

Education/Academic qualification

James Cook University Queensland

19941995

James Cook University Queensland

19911995

James Cook University Queensland

19871990

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

Aug 2018Nov 2018

Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor

Mar 2015Jun 2015

Research expertise keywords

  • Australian Literature
  • Australian Feminism
  • Gender And Society
  • Pedagogy
  • Australian Studies
  • Feminism
  • Australian literature—contemporary
  • Breastfeeding practices
  • Maternity and motherhood studies
  • Gender and cultural studies
  • Feminist activism
  • Australian feminist histories
  • Women's issues
  • Feminist philosophy

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