Researcher

Professor Nicole Moore

My Expertise

Australian literature, censorship, Women's writing, 

Fields of Research (FoR)

Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature), Comparative Literature Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Biography

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Biography

Nicole Moore is Professor in English and Media Studies and Associate Dean for Special Collections at UNSW Canberra. 

Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. Her 2012 book The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books won the Walter...view more

Nicole Moore is Professor in English and Media Studies and Associate Dean for Special Collections at UNSW Canberra. 

Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. Her 2012 book The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award, the Penny Pether prize from the Australian Law, Literature and the Humanities Association, and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History. Recent edited collections pursue the topics of global literary censorship, Australian literature in the German Democratic Republic, and teaching Australian and New Zealand literature. Her research pursues issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature, governance and history within and across national boundaries. 

Through 2014-2018 an ARC Future Fellowship enabled her to embark on a biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett. 

Nicole is the Past President of the Australian University Heads of English association (AUHE). She is editor of the award-winning Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne). She is a member of the editorial boards of Australian Literary Studies, Hecate: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) and Studies in Australasian Cinema, and acts as a referee for various national and international presses, journals, and research funding bodies. Prof. Moore has held visiting fellowships at the Menzies Centre, Kings College London; the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; the National Archives of Australia, and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University.

Her role as Associate Dean for UNSW Canberra's Special Collections is to foster and oversee research, curation and partnerships utilising the rich manuscript materials and rare books held in the UNSW Canberra Academy Library.

**Scholarships are available at UNSW Canberra for PhD students who have achieved a H1/High Distinction result or equivalent for a research project in their UG program and/or have completed an MPhil or Masters by Research. To explore potential topics, contact Professor Moore on n.moore@unsw.edu.au. 

Current PhD supervisions: 

Sandeep Singh - Poetry, postcolonialism and the Cold War in South East Asia: Four case studies

Gayani Ranawake - Effective communication in contemporary science writing

Priyanka Shivadas - A comparative study of contemporary Indigenous literature in Australia and India

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Location

Blg 28 Rm 105
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
UNSW Canberra

Contact

+61 2 5114 5231