Associate Professor Fiona   Morrison
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Fiona Morrison

BA (H1, University of Sydney) PhD (University of Sydney), Grad. Cert. Adult Education (AIW)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

My research and teaching interests arein the area of postcolonial literatures in English and Australian literature. I have also taught a great deal across the English literary canon as well as liteary theory, gender and rhetorical studies.

My current research project, Christina Stead in America, reads Stead’s American novels with a particular focus on her Australian and transnational background, her commitment to the mobile subject position of “fellow traveller” and her allied critique of World War II America. This project picks up sustained work on Stead’s I’m Dying Laughing, as well as material from the politics section of my recent critical edition of Dorothy Hewett’s nonfiction prose.

Under the Scientia scholarship scheme, she is looking for strong applicants for 2018 for the PhD project "Migrant Subjects, Literary Work and Literary Circulation in a Global World"In the current world, cross cultural mobility operates in a number of ways across a wide geographical scale and the Contemporary Humanities and Creative Arts have been central in representing and negotiating these ranges of experiences. We are interested in supervising projects that investigate the literary representations of migrant mobilities in late modernity, including those by refugees. We are particularly interested in the ways in which questions of gender, genre and geography frame these representations. The modes of circulation of literary texts in and around global literary systems, including aspects of translation, publication and reception might form a key aspect of this project.

Publications

Books
  • Morrison, F (ed.) Dorothy Hewett: Selected Prose. Nedlands: University of Western Australian Press, 2011.
  • Morrison, F and Michael Parker. Masters in Pieces: The English Canon for the Twenty-First Century. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Journal articles

 

  • Morrison, F. “Leaving the Party: Dorothy Hewett, literary politics and the long 1960s.” Southerly 73.4 (2012) In press.
  • Morrison, F. “’I must have a mask to hide behind’: Signature, Imposture and Henry Handel Richardson.” JASAL Special Issue: Archive Madness (2011).

  • “The Quality of 'Life': Dorothy Hewett’s Literary Criticism” JASAL 10 (2010).

  • “The Elided Middle: Christina Stead’s For Love Alone and the Colonial ‘Voyage In. ’ Southerly 69:2 (2009): 155-174.

  • “On Foreign Ground: Expatriate Masculinity and the Unhomely Woman in Henry Handel Richardson’s Maurice Guest.” Southerly 61:2 (2001): 64-79.
  • “Figures of the Many and the One: Gender, Genre and Narrative Structure in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet.” Sydney Studies in English 25 (1999): 133-151.
Book chapters
  •  Morrison, F. ‘The American Introduction: Perfect Readers, Unread Books and Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children.Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia. Ed. Peter Kirkpatrick. Sydney: Sydney UP (forthcoming, January, 2012)
  • “The ‘American Dilemma’: Christina Stead’s Cold War Anatomy”. Reading Across the Pacific: United States-Australian Intellectual Histories. Edited by Nicholas Birns and Robert Dixon. Sydney: University of Sydney Press. In press.
  • “’The Cruel Book’: Political Satire and the Female Satirist in I'm Dying Laughing.” 2000. In The Magic Phrase: Critical Essays on Christina Stead. Ed. M.A. Harris. Studies in Australian Literature Series. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2000. Reprinted in Gale/Cengage. Twentieth Century Literary Criticism vol. 226. Belmont: Gale/Cengage Learning 2010.
  • “The Rhetoric of Sensation: Austen, Bronte and the ‘Gothic Romance.’” Proceedings of the English Association Conference, 2010. Ed. Richard Madeleine. Sydney: The English Association, 2010.
  • “To Have Loved and Lost: Life Writing and the Rhetoric of Consolation.” New Directions: Proceedings of the English Association Conference, 2008. Ed. Richard Madeleine. Sydney: The English Association, 2008. 110-121.
  • F. Morrison and M. Harris. Introduction. The Little Hotel. By Christina Stead. Sydney: Richmond, 2003.
Conference proceedings
  • “Anglo-Celtic Elegy: Reading the Cultural Hyphen.” Origins and Revivals: Proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies 2001. Ed. G. G. Evans. Sydney Series in Celtic Studies. Sydney: The Centre for Celtic Studies, 2001. 457-470.
Academic reviews
  • Morrison, F. “A Tenacious Hold.” Review of Susan Sheridan, Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers Making their Mark. St Lucia: UQP, 2012. In Australian Feminist Studies 27.72 (2012): 225-227.
  • “The Young Dancer.” Review of Dorothy Hewett. The Gypsy Dancer. Ed. Christine Alexander and others. Sydney: Juvenilia Press, 2009. Accepted for Southerly 71:2 (2010).
  • “Ghostbusting”. Review of Teresa Peterson. The Enigmatic Christina Stead: A Provocative Re-reading. Melbourne: MUP, 2000. In Overland 168 (2002): 102-106.
Phone
+61 2 9385 5275
Location
311B, Level 3 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2019, Christina Stead and the Matter of America, Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvscxs57
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2014, '““This Intricate Lasting Nature”: Passage, Pastoral Elegy and the Pedagogy of Loss in Shirley Hazzard’s The Evening of the Holiday.”', in Olubas B (ed.), Shirley Hazzard: new critical essays, edn. Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 13 - 23, https://sup-estore.sydney.edu.au/jspcart/cart/Product.jsp?nID=958&nCategoryID=1
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2014, '“Bursting with Voice and Doubleness: Vernacular presence and visions of inclusiveness in Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet.”', in McCredden L; O'Reilly N (ed.), Tim Winton: Critical Essays., edn. 1st, UWAP, Nedlands, pp. 49 - 74, http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/tim-winton-critical-essays
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2012, '‘The American Introduction: Perfect Readers, Unread Books and Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children.', in Kirkpatrick P (ed.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 127 - 136, http://fmx01.ucc.usyd.edu.au/jspcart/cart/Product.jsp?nID=655&nCategoryID=30
    Books | 2011
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    2011, Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett, Morrison , (ed.), University of Western Australia Press, Perth
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2011, 'Introduction', in Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, pp. 2 - 28
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2010, 'The Rhetoric of Sensation: Austen, Bronte and the Gothic Romance.', in Scoping the syllabus : papers from the English Association English Teachers Conference 2010, edn. Original, English Association, Sydney, pp. 107 - 116
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2008, 'To Have Loved and Lost: Life Writing and the Rhetoric of Consolation', in New Directions, edn. Original, English Association Sydney, Sydney, pp. 110 - 121
    Books | 2006
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison ; Parker M, 2006, Masters in Pieces: The English Canon for the Twenty-first century, Original, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2003, 'Introduction', in Morrison F (ed.), The Little Hotel. By Christina Stead., Richmond, Sydney, pp. ix - xiv
    Books | 2003
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    2003, The Little Hotel, Morrison ; Harris M, (ed.), Richmond (ETT), Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2000, '“’The Cruel Book’: Political Satire and the Female Satirist in I'm Dying Laughing.”', in Harris M (ed.), The Magic Phrase: Critical Essays on Christina Stead. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 244. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 183-192. Print., edn. Original, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, pp. 224 - 240
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2021, ''A transfiguration of my local patriotism' Christina Stead, the figure of oceanic totality and 'A Night on the Indian Ocean'', Westerly, vol. 62, pp. 87 - 100
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2018, 'The Antiphonal Time of Violence in Leah Purcell's' The Drover's Wife', Southerly: a review of Australian literature, vol. 78, pp. 173 - 191, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=422638758895079;res=IELLCC
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2017, '“A transfiguration of my local patriotism”: Christina Stead, the figure of oceanic totality and ‘A Night on the Indian Ocean’.', Westerly, vol. 2, pp. 87 - 100, https://westerlymag.com.au/issues/62-2/
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F; Rooney, B, 2016, 'Introduction "Rediscovering Christina Stead"', Australian Literary Studies
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2016, '‘A Vermeer in the Hayloft’: Christina Stead, Unjust Neglect and Transnational Improprieties of Place and Kind', Australian Literary Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.a746944c30
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2014, '“‘Foxy Lady’: Radical Chic and Rhetorical Markets in Christina Stead’s Letty Fox: Her Luck.”', Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, vol. 27, pp. 111 - 122
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2013, '“Modernist/Provincial/Pacific: Christina Stead, Katherine Mansfield and the Expatriate Hometown.”', JASAL Special Issue: The Colonies, vol. 13, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/2897
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison F, 2012, 'Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers Making their Mark', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, vol. 27, pp. 225 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2012.683385
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2012, 'Leaving the Party: Dorothy Hewett, Literary Politics and the Long 1960s', Southerly, vol. 72, pp. 36 - 50, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=787139479570750;res=IELLCC
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2011, 'I must have a mask to hide behind’: Signature, Imposture and Henry Handel Richardson.', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL). Rpt in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 327. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016. Prod. Layman Poupard. 219-322. Print., vol. Archive Madness, pp. 1 - 12
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2010, 'The Quality of ‘Life’: Dorothy Hewett’s Literary Criticism.', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. Common Readers and Cultural Critics, pp. 1 - 10
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2009, 'The Elided Middle: Christina Stead’s For Love Alone and the Colonial Voyage In.', Southerly, vol. 69, pp. 155 - 174
    Journal articles | 2001
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2001, '“On Foreign Ground: Expatriate Masculinity and the Unhomely Woman in Henry Handel Richardson’s Maurice Guest.” Rpt in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 327. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016. Prod. Layman Poupard. 219-322. Print.', Southerly, vol. 61, pp. 64 - 79
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 1999, '“Figures of the Many and the One: Gender, Genre and Narrative Structure in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet.”', Sydney Studies in English, vol. 25, pp. 133 - 155
  • Conference Papers | 2001
    Associate Professor Fiona Morrison
    Morrison , 2001, '“Anglo-Celtic Elegy: Reading the Cultural Hyphen.”', in Origins and Revivals, Centre for Celtic Studies, Sydney, Sydney, pp. 457 - 470

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