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Researcher: Fletcher, LM (Professor Lisa Fletcher)

Fields of Research

Popular and genre literature
British and Irish literature
Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Literary studies
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
North American literature
Postcolonial studies
Cultural studies
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Children's literature
Literary theory
Cinema studies
Central and Eastern European literature (incl. Russian)
Screen and media culture
Other literatures in English
Media studies
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Pacific Peoples sociology
Cultural geography
Globalisation and culture
Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Consumption and everyday life
History and philosophy of the humanities
Print culture
Service oriented computing

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Other education and training
The media
Other culture and society
Publishing and print services
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Languages and linguistics
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Understanding past societies
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Citizenship and national identity
Understanding Australia's past
Information systems, technologies and services

Career Best Publications

'... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies; New Literatures Review
Cave: Nature and Culture; Reaktion Books
Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity; Ashgate
Island genres, genre islands: Conceptualization and representation in popular fiction; Rowman and Littlefield
Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings; Palgrave Macmillan

Research Publications

#loveyourshelfie: Mills & Boon books and how to find them; Mémoires du livre/Studies in Book Culture
'... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies; New Literatures Review
'Bookish Radio', Interview with Kylie Baxter
'His paintings don't tell stories . . . ': Historical Romance and Vermeer; Working Papers on the Web
'Mere Costumery?' Georgette Heyer's Cross-Dressing Novels; Masquerades: Disguise in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present
'Pulp-in-the-Pink' Rev. of Love Brought to Book: A Bio-bibliography of Australian Romance Novels edited by Juliet Flesch
'Review of Babel, or the necessity of violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution', Interview by R.F. Kuang
'Review of Free Love', by Tessa Hadley
'Review of The Fell', by Sarah Moss
'Telling it Slanted': Rev. of Tierra del Fuego: New and Selected Poems by Jennifer Strauss and The Gatekeeper's Wife by Fay Zwicky; Hecate's Australian Women's Book Review
'… Some Distance to Go': A Critical Survey of Island Studies’; Island Studies
Blended English: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English literary studies; Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
Mobilising the audience edited by Mark Balnaves, Tom O'Regan and Jason Sternberg
Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field, Ken Gelder
BT007. Love-O-Meter
Cave Genres/Genre Caves: Reading the Subterranean Thriller; Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings
Cave: Nature and Culture; Reaktion Books
Caves as Anti-Places: Robert Penn Warren's The Cave and Cormac McCarthy's Child of God; Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture
Caves as anti-places: Robert Penn Warren’s The Cave and Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God; Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination
Co-authorship trends in English literary studies, 1995-2015; Studies in Higher Education
Daniel Martin and the 'Ill-concealed Ghost'; John Fowles: A New Casebook
Editor of 'Teaching and Learning' Journal of Popular Romance Studies; Journal of Popular Romance Studies
First Year English at UTAS; EduTATE
First Year English at UTAS
First-Year English at UTAS: Interview with the 2012 Winner of the TATE Prize in Excellence in English Learning
Flagrantly gendered; Australian Book Review
Genre worlds and popular fiction: the case of twenty-first-century Australian romance; Journal of Popular Culture
Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and 21st-Century Book Culture; University of Massachusetts Press
Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century; Australian Literary Studies
Hilary Mantel: Raising the dead, speaking the truth; The Contemporary British Novel Since 2000
Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity; Ashgate
Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity; Ashgate
Historical Romance, Gender and Heterosexuality: John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman and A. S. Byatt's Possession; Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Inheriting the Past: Peter Corris's The Journal of Fletcher Christian and Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang; Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Inspiration and Spectacle: the case of Fingal’s Cave in nineteenth-century art and literature; Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Introduction; The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean
Introduction: Space, Place, and Popular Fiction; Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings
Island genres, genre islands: Conceptualization and representation in popular fiction; Rowman and Littlefield
Journal of Island Studies: preliminary ideas from 1991, and comments from 2015; Island Studies Journal
Kathy Marks (2008) Pitcairn, Paradise Lost: Uncovering the Dark Secrets of a South Pacific Fantasy Island
Key Concepts and the Thriller: Space, Place, and Mapping; Teaching Space, Place and Literature
Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence; Insight Publications P/L
Operation Unique: Administering Pitcairn Island in the Twenty-first Century; Empire Calling: Administering Colonial Australasia and India
Pedagogy report: embedding popular romance studies in English units: teaching Georgette Heyer's Sylvester; Journal of Popular Romance Studies
Picturing Adventure: Popular Fiction, Illustration and the British Empire, 1875-1914; The Making of English Popular Culture
Picturing the Empire in India: Illustrating Henty; English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
Picturing the Indian Tiger: Imperial iconography in the nineteenth century; Victorian Literature and Culture
Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings; Palgrave Macmillan
Reading the News: Pitcairn Island at the Beginning of the 21st Century; Island Studies Journal
Reading the Postcolonial Island in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide; Island Studies Journal
Review of 'The Vanishing Act'
Review of Desire: Love Stories in Western Culture by Catherine Belsey
Review of Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Review of Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
Teaching English in Tasmania: An Emerging Conversation about the Transition from TCE English to Studying English at University
The 25th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The ancient roots of children’s fantasy fiction: from the Odyssey to Artemis Fowl and the laws of magic; FAFNIR - Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean; Valancourt Classics
The Genre of Islands: Popular Fiction and Performative Geographies; Island Studies Journal
The Making of Island Genres, Genre Islands
The Politics of Aboriginal Poetry; Aedon
The publishing ecosystems of contemporary Australian genre fiction; Creative Industries Journal
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Popular Romance Studies: What is it, and why does it matter?; Journal of Popular Romance Studies
The speleotourist experience: approaches to show cave operations in Australia and China; Helictite: Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
The teaching of English in Tasmania: building links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary teachers; English in Australia
Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring; Insight Publications P/L
What is Australian Popular Fiction?; Australian Literary Studies
Women, Akubras, Ereaders: Romance Fiction and Australian Publishing; The Return of Print? Contemporary Australian Publishing
Word Clouds; The Pocket Instructor: Literature. 101 Exercises for the College Classroom
Writing the Happy Ever After: An Interview with Anne Gracie; Journal of Popular Romance Studies
X-Rated Fiction for Women; Australian Women's Book Review
“Cave Culture”

Research Projects

Bridging the gap: teaching adaptations across the disciplines and sharing content for curriculum renewal; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Colonial Mutiny and its Aftermath: Authority and Rebellion in Boys' Magazines, 1879-1918; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Genre worlds: Australian popular fiction in the 21st century; Australian Research Council (ARC)
No Longer Going Solo? Measuring and Understanding Co-Authorship Trends in English Literary Studies; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pitcairn Island: Histories and Texts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Genre World of Romance in 21st-Century Australia; Romance Writers of America (RWA)

Research Candidate Supervision

"There Are More Things"- Weird Fiction and the Anomalies of Genre
A Comparative Study of the Romance Narrative Strand Within the Works of Iris Murdoch and A.S.Byatt
Cinematic Campfires- Australian Feature Film and Reconciliation, 2000-2010
Domestic disillusionment- New England writers & their homes in the 19th Century
Island Fictions- Castaways and Imperialism
Little Terrors- The Child Antagonist in the Horror Film.
Space and Sexuality in the Post-Victorian Fiction of Sarah Waters
Surrealist historiography as a methodology for understanding the relationship between art and politics in the Tasmanian landscape
The Woman Who Did- Janet Achurch, Ibsen, and the New Woman
This Mortal Coil- Travel, Identity, Mortality in the Work of Robert Dessaix
Those Other Others- Reading the Nonhuman in 21st Century British Fiction
Wild Child, Feral Text- Reading the Human-Animal Borderland