Professor Helen   Groth
Professor

Professor Helen Groth

Bachelor of Arts, 1st Class Hons & Medallist, University of Sydney;

PhD, University of Cambridge

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I am an expert on the history of literature, with particular expertise in nineteenth-century literature, literary sound studies, and literature & photography. My current book projects explore aspects of literature's enduring engagement with riotous activity.  My monograph Riotous Lives and Literary Writing is in progress and a co-edited collection Writing the Global Riot. Literature in a Time of Crisis is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2023. I am also co-editing (with Julian Murphet) The Edinburgh Companion to Sound & Literary Studies, forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press in 2023.

After completing my PhD at the University of Cambridge, I taught at the University of Exeter before returning to Australia where I have held positions at the University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, and an Australian Research Council Fellowship at the University of Sydney. I came to UNSW in 2010 to take up an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2010-2014) in the School of Arts and Media. I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and was Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2017-2019.   

I am the sole author of 2 books Victorian Photography and Literary Nostalgia (Oxford University Press, 2003/2004) and Moving Images. Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), as well as the co-author of a third monograph (with Natalya Lusty), Dreams and Modernity. A Cultural History (Routledge, 2013). The latter research on dreams and the history of the science of mind was funded by an ARC Discovery Grant (2010-2013). I have also coedited a number of books and special issues of journals including a special issue of Textual Practice ‘On Anachronism’ (2012), Sounding Modernism (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and Mindful Aesthetics. Literature and the Science of Mind (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). 

My recent research on rioting and the literary archive is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant (2018-2021). 

 

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 4864
Location
RM 220, Level 2 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2020, 'Literary Soundscapes', in Sound and Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 135 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108855532
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2019, 'Critical Listening and Rhetorical Reading', in Wolfreys J; Szuba M (ed.), Reading Victorian Literature: Essays in Honour of J. Hillis Miller, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 332 - 345, https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctvs32qvm
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2019, 'Charlotte Bronte and the Listening Reader', in The Brontës and the Idea of the Human Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 107 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316651063
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2018, 'Dickens' Visual Mediations', in Robert Patten ; Catherine Waters ; John Jordan (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 241 - 256
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2018, 'Rioting and writing voice in Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge', in Sound, Space and Civility in the British World, 1700-1850, Routledge, pp. 88 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315609942
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Helen Groth
    Murphet J; Groth H; Hone P, 2017, 'Introduction: Sounding Modernism', in Murphet J; Groth H; Hone P (ed.), Sounding Modernism Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film, pp. 1 - 18
    Edited Books | 2017
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Murphet J; Hone P, (eds.), 2017, Sounding Modernism. Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film [Anthology], Edinburgh University Press
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2017, 'How to Listen to Joyce: Gramophones, Voice and the Limits of Mediation', in Groth H; Murphet J; Hone P (ed.), Sounding Modernism. Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 63 - 76, https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-sounding-modernism.html
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2016, 'Mediating Popular Fictions: From the Magic Lantern to the Cinematograph', in Gelder K (ed.), New Directions in Popular Fiction, Palgrave, London, pp. 287 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52346-4
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Professor Helen Groth
    Danta C; Groth H, 2014, 'Introduction: Between Minds', in Danta C; Groth H (ed.), Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind, edn. 1, Bloomsbury, New York, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781472543707
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2014, 'The Mind as Palimpsest.James Sully's Psychological Aesthetics', in Groth ; Danta C (ed.), Mindful Aesthetics. Literature and the Science of Mind, Bloomsbury, New York, pp. 107 - 121, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/mindful-aesthetics-9781441162526/
    Edited Books | 2014
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Danta C, (ed.), 2014, Mindful Aesthetics. Literature and the Science of Mind, Bloomsbury, New York
    Books | 2013
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2013, Moving Images. Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
    Books | 2013
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Lusty N, 2013, Dreams and Modernity. A Cultural History, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203144176
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2012, 'Panoramic Byron: Reading, History and Pre-Cinematic Spectacle', in Parsons N; Mitchell K (ed.), Reading Historical Fiction: the Revenant and Remembered Past, Palgrave, London, pp. 85 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137291547_6
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2011, 'Kaleidoscopic Vision in late Victorian Bohemia: George Sims's Social Kaleidoscope', in Colligan C; Linley M (ed.), Media, Technology and Literature in the Nineteenth Century. Image, Sound, and Touch, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 91 - 104, http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409400097
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Helen Groth
    Sheehan P; Groth H, 2010, 'Introduction', in Groth H; Sheehan P (ed.), Remaking Literary History, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 1 - 11, http://www.c-s-p.org./
    Edited Books | 2010
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Sheehan P, (ed.), 2010, Remaking Literary History
    Edited Books | 2009
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, (ed.), 2009, Literature and Sensation
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2009, 'Introduction', in Groth H; Sheehan P; Uhlmann A (ed.), Literature and Sensation, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. i - x
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2009, 'Cosmopolitan sympathies : Edward Bulwer Lytton's sensational tale of Pompeii', in Groth H; Sheehan P; Uhlmann A (ed.), Literature and Sensation, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 12 - 23, http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/130454
    Books | 2004
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2004, Victorian Photography and Literary Nostalgia, Original, Oxford University Press, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 1999, 'Victorian Women's Poetry and Scientific Narratives', in Armstrong I; Blain V (ed.), Women’s Poetry, Late Romantic to Late Victorian, Gender and Genre, 1830-1900, Macmillan, London, pp. 325 - 351
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 1996, 'Island Queens: Nationalism, Queenliness and Women's Poetry 1837-1861', in Island Queens: Nationalism, Queenliness and Women's Poetry 1837-1861, Boydell and Brewer, Oxford, pp. 14 - 30, http://www.boydellandbrewer.com/
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2019, 'Julia Margaret Cameron's ‘fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire by Jeff Rosen', Victorian Studies, vol. 61, pp. 347 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/victorianstudies.61.2.37
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2019, 'Silent Modernism: Soundscapes and the Unsayable in Richardson, Joyce, and Woolf by Annika J. Lindskog', James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 440 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jjq.2019.0070
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2018, 'Rioting, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, and the Limits of Liberalism', Occasion, vol. 11, http://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/liberalism-literature-and-emotions-long-nineteenth-century
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2015, 'Andrew McGann. Popular Literature, Authorship and the Occult.', Journal of British Studies, vol. 54, pp. 782 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jbr.2015.101
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2015, 'Phonographic Books and the Late Nineteenth-Century Reader', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 29, pp. 116 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.dfe18da7c4
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2015, 'Modernist Voices and the desire for communication in Christina Stead's Seven Poor Men of Sydney', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 14
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Groth H; Cummins J, 2015, 'Critical Soundings: Voice, Space and Sound in Victorian Literature', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 9
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2014, 'Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society by Sue Zemka [Review]', Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 69, pp. 141 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.141
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Sheehan P, 2012, 'Introduction: Timeliness and Untimeliness', Textual Practice, vol. 26, pp. 571 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2012.696484
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2012, 'The Soundscapes of Henry Mayhew. Urban Ethnography and Technologies of Transcription', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 18, pp. 109 - 130, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/index
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2012, 'Projections of Alice: anachronistic reading and the temporality of mediation', Textual Practice, vol. 26, pp. 667 - 686, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0959236X.2012.696489
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2011, 'Subliminal Histories: Psychological Experimentation in the Poetry and Poetics of Frederic W. H. Myers', 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 22, http://19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/about
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2010, 'Review of Luisa Cale and Patrizia Di Bello (eds) Illustrations, Optics and Objects in Nineteenth Century Literature and Visual Culture', The Review of English Studies, vol. 61, pp. 653 - 654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/res/hgq058
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2008, 'Domestic phantasmagoria : the Victorian literary domestic and experimental visuality', South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 108, pp. 147 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00382876-2008-027
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2008, 'Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science by Jennifer Tucker [Review]', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, vol. 30, pp. 99 - 101
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2007, 'Reading Victorian illusions : Dickens's "Haunted Man" and Dr. Pepper's 'Ghost'', Victorian Studies, vol. 50, pp. 35 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.2979/VIC.2007.50.1.43
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2007, 'Kaleidoscopic vision and literary invention in an 'Age of things' : David Brewster, "Don Juan", and 'A lady's kaleidoscope'', ELH - English Literary History, vol. 74, pp. 217 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/elh.2007.0005
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2005, 'From Life: Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography by Victoria Olsen [Review]', Victorian Studies, vol. 48, pp. 197 - 198
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2003, 'Consigned to Sepia:remembering Victorian Poetry', Victorian Poetry, vol. 41, pp. 611 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/vp.2004.0006
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2003, 'Literary Nostalgia and Poetic Idylls in Early Victorian Photographic Discourse', Nineteenth Century Contexts, vol. 25, pp. 199 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0890549032000153858
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2002, 'Technological mediations and the public sphere: Roger Fenton's Crimea exhibition and "the charge of the light brigade"', Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 30, pp. 553 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1060150302302092h
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H, 2000, 'A different look - Visual technologies and the making of history in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Casa Guidi Windows', Textual Practice, vol. 14, pp. 31 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/095023600363337
  • Other | 2015
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Cummins J (ed.), 2015, Critical Soundings. Voice, Space and Sound in Australian Literature [Special Issue]., Association for the Study of Australian Literature
    Other | 2012
    Professor Helen Groth
    Groth H; Sheehan P (ed.), 2012, The Uses of Anachronism "Introduction: Timeliness and untimeliness" [Special Issue], Taylor & Francis (Routledge), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2012.696484

Awards

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2016.

Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Leadership, 2019.

Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (with Jumana Bayeh and Julian Murphet) 2018-2021

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (with Natalya Lusty) 2010 - 2013

Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of New South Wales 2010 - 2014

Macquarie University Research Development Grant 2006 - 2009

Australian Research Council Fellow, University of Sydney 1998 - 2001

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2003 - 2005

Macquarie Early Career Research Grant 2005.

 

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