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 participants: lucy frost
 Lucy Frost
Professor of English
University of Tasmania

Research Projects
ARC Discovery Grant

Title: Female Convicts as Women Travellers: an investigation into how the itineraries of convict experience affected life narratives

ARC Linkage Grant

Title: The Silent Buildings of Willow Court: testing a new and innovative model for cultural heritage assessment

CRC for Sustainable Tourism: Tactical Research Grant

Title: Within these walls: A self-guided Tour and Interpretive Booklet for the Female Factory historic Site (Cascades)
Significant Contributions to this research

Current Writing Project

(from preceding ARC Discovery Grant, "Narratives of Vanishing"): "The Lure of a 'Vanishing Race': Putting Truganini Behind Glass"

Current University/Industry Projects and Activities

  • Director, International Centre for Convict Studies
  • Board Member, Female Factory Historic Site, Ltd
  • Convenor, Female Factory Research Group
  • Co-Convenor, University of Tasmania Research Cluster, "Colonialism and its Aftermath"
  • Board Member (representing University), Tasman Institute for Conservation and Convict Studies
  • Seminar member (invited), Premier of Tasmania's Cultural Heritage Seminar
  • Member, Pacific Regional Prize Committee (administering Premier's literary and history awards)

    Refereed Publications in the past five years
    Books Frost, Lucy, & Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, eds, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives. Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001.

    Frost, Lucy, ed., Wilde Eve: Eve Langley's Story. Random House Australia, Sydney 1999.

    Frost, Lucy, No Place for a Nervous Lady: Voices from the Australian Bush. McPhee Gribble/Penguin, Melbourne 1984 (reprinted 1984, 1985, 1989); revised edition, Queensland University Press, St Lucia 1995 (reprinted 1999).

    Book Chapters

    Frost, Lucy, "Shadowed by the Bush", forthcoming in J. Ryan, ed., Imagining Australia, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2004.

    Frost, Lucy & Susan Ballyn, "Sephardi Convicts in Van Diemen's Land," in P. & A Elias, eds., A Few From Afar: Jewish Lives in Tasmania from 1804. Hobart Hebrew Congregation, Hobart, 2003, pp 73-82.

    Frost, Lucy & Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Introduction, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001, pp. 1-5.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Displaying Trugernanna' in M. Halligan, ed. Storykeepers, Duffy & Snellgrove, Sydney 2001, pp 69-93.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Eliza Churchill tells ' in L. Frost & H. Maxwell-Stewart, eds, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001, pp. 79-90.

    Frost, Lucy, 'The Vanishing Iberian Connection', in S. Ballyn, et al. eds, Changing Geographies: Essays on Australia, Centre D'Estudis Australians, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona 2001, pp. 2141.

    Frost, Lucy, & Susan Ballyn, 'A Spanish Convict, Her Clergyman Biographer, and the Amanuensis of her Bastard Son', in L. Frost & H. Maxwell-Stewart, eds, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001, pp. 91104.

    Frost, Lucy, Eleanor Conlin Casella, & Ellen Cornwall, '"your unfortunate and undutiful wife"', in L. Frost & H. Maxwell-Stewart, eds, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives, Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001, pp. 105-15.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Terra Nullius and Australia's Vanishing Bodies' in R. Wilson & C. von Maltzan, eds, Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, Literary and Cultural Theory: vol. 9, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2001, pp. 21933.

    Frost, Lucy, & Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, 'At large with the run-a-ways', in L. Frost & H. Maxwell-Stewart, eds, Chain Letters, Melbourne University Press, Carlton 2001, pp. 2019.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Mudrooroo and the Politics of Identity', New Directions in Australian Studies, ed. C. Vanden Driesen & A. Mitchell, Prestige Books, New Delhi 2000.

    Articles and short pieces (excluding reviews):

    Frost, Lucy, 'Annie Baxter Dawbin,', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Who Speaks for the Past?' Siglo, 11 (1999), pp. 1-4.

    Frost, Lucy, 'singing and dancing and making a noise': spaces for women who speak, University of Tasmania Occasional Paper No. 52, University of Tasmania, Hobart 1999, pp. 1-20.

    Frost, Lucy, 'Interview with Lucy Frost', The Vintage Quarterly, Random House, Sydney 1999, pp. 198-210.

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