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 participants: susan sheridan
 Susan Sheridan
Head of Department of Women's Studies
Flinders University

Research Projects
Large ARC Grant, with Associate Professor Susan Magarey, University of Adelaide: 'The politics of representing feminism for popular consumption in the Australian Print Media, 1970 1995'. Funding for 3 years from 1999: $37,500, $45,000, $47,500.
Ten Career-best publications (*relates to present project application)

Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years, (with Barbara Baird, Kate Borrett and Lyndall Ryan) Sydney, University of NSW Press, 2002. Along the Faultlines: Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing, 1880s-1930s, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1995.

Christina Stead, Key Women Writers Series, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester/Wheatsheaf, 1988. (Awarded Walter McRae Russell Prize for best first book of Australian literary studies, 1989.)

DebutanteNation: Feminism Contests the 1890s, co-edited with Susan Magarey and Sue Rowley, North Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1993.

Grafts: Feminist Cultural Criticism, edited and introduced by Susan Sheridan, London: Verso, 1988.

Articles and chapters

'Thea Astley: A Woman among the Satirists of Postwar Modernity', Australian Feminist Studies vol. 18, no. 42, 2003.

'Cold War, Home Front: Australian Women Writers and Artists in the 1950s', Australian Literary Studies, vol.20, no.3, 2002, pp.155-66.

'Christina Stead's For Love Alone: A Female Odyssey? (repr. of 1978 article) in The Magic Phrase: Critical Essays on Christina Stead, edited by Margaret Harris, UQP, 2000, pp. 174-190.

'Reading the Women's Weekly: Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture' in Transitions: New Australian Feminisms, edited by Barbara Caine and Rosemary Pringle, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1995.

'Women Writers, 1915-1965' in L. Hergenhan, ed., The Penguin New Literary History of Australia, Ringwood: Penguin, 1988, pp.319-36.

'Australian Feminist Literary History: Around 1981', Hecate, vol.19, no.1 1993, 101-115 (Repr. in The Jane Gallop Seminar Papers, ed. J.J. Matthews, Canberra: ANU Humanities Research Centre, 1994).
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
Member of the Executive of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature.
Research Supervisions
Esti Sugiharti, 'Race and Gender in Afro-American and Indigenous Australian Women Writers' (PhD under examination).

Phyllis McKillup, 'Four South Australian Women Artists', PhD 2001.

KylieO'Connell, 'Dealing with Difference: Reading Performative Identity', PhD, 2001.

Paula Furby, 'Australian Women Artists and the Contemporary Arts Society, 1939-1959: A Feminist Study', PhD, 1999.

Nor Faridah Abdul Manaf, 'Anglophone Women's Writing in Malaysia before and after Independence', PhD, 1998 (co-supervised with Dr Lyn Jacobs, English).

Margaret Allen, 'Three South Australian Women Writers', PhD, 1992.
Teaching Programs
I teach in a Women's Studies program, which is not directly relevant. Some WS subjects are included in the Flinders University Australian Studies program (which is not an autonomous department or degree program).

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