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Researcher: McAlister, J (Dr Jodi McAlister)

Fields of Research

Literary Studies
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing
Other Literatures in English
North American Literature
Film and Television

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'You and I are humans, and there is something complicated between us”: Untamed and Queering the Heterosexual Historical Romance; Journal of Popular Romance Studies
A series of fortunate readers: a collaborative review article of important; Text
Between Pleasure and Pain: The Textual Politics of the Hymen; Virgin Envy
Breaking the Hard Limits: Romance, Pornography, and Genre in the Fifty Shades trilogy; Fifty Shades of Grey: An Inquiry into Dangerous Things
Breaking the Hard Limits: Romance, Pornography, and Genre in the Fifty Shades trilogy; 8th global conference on The Erotic
Breaking the Hard Limits: Romance, Pornography, and the Question of Genre in the Fifty Shades Trilogy; Analyses/Rereadings/Theories (A/R/T Journal)
Dissolved in a Mutual fire: Heroines, Heroes, Desire, and Compulsory Demisexuality in the Romance Novel; Elizabeth Jolley Conference
Erotic Romance; Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Romance
Falling in Love with Virginity: The Changing Relationship between Romantic Love and Virginity Loss in the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance; International Association for the Study of Popular Romance Conference
First Love, Last Love, True Love: Heroines, Heroes, and the Gendered Representation of Love in the Romance Novel; 3rd Global Conference on Gender and Love
Girls Growing Up Gordie: The Post-Apocalyptic Heroine and the Australian Girl Reader of Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn Chronicles; Text
Here There Be Monsters: Girls Navigating Virginity Loss in Confessional Narratives; inaugural International Girlhood Studies Association conference
Ironheart
Love and Listening: The Erotics of Talk in the Romance Novel; University of Love, Romance Writers of Australia conference
Major Milestones in a Minor Culture: Girls’ Approach to Virginity Loss in the 21st Century; Minor Culture, conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Pleasures of the Female Gaze: The Vampire Diaries and the Multiplicity of Desire; The Radicalism of Romantic Love: Critical Perspective
Reactions to Anna Goldsworthy’s Quarterly Essay: Women are still fighting to tell their stories in first person
Ripping the Hero’s Bodice: Straight Characters in Queer Romance and Reactions to Anna Cowan's Untamed'; Australian Genre Crossings Symposium
Take one sip when someone says “Connection”: passion versus intimacy in the Bachelor/ette Australia; Small screens: essays on contemporary Australian television
That complete fusion of spirit as well as body”: Heroines, Heroes, Desire, and Compulsory Demisexuality in the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance Novel; The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
The immortal and the immoral: the romance, the novel, and the romance novel
The radical, romantic gaze of Outlander
The Virgin Subject: A Brief History of the Virgin Heroine in the Immortal and Immoral Novel; National Popular Culture & American Culture Conference
The Virgin's Voice: Renaissance and Modern Readings of Virginity in The Changeling; Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
This Modern Love: Representations of Romantic Love in Historical Romance; National Popular Culture & American Culture Conference
This Modern Love: Representations of Romantic Love in Historical Romance; Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand conference
Travelling through time and genre: are the Outlander books romance novels?; Adoring Outlander: essays on fandom, genre, and the female readership
True Tales of the First Time: An Introduction to the Virginity Loss Confessional Genre; Confessional Culture conference
True tales of the first time: sexual storytelling in the virginity loss confessional genre; Sexualities
Valentine
Waiting for the Right Boy in the Right Place in the Right Time: Girls Negotiating the Virgin Identity; Perspectives on Identity Conference

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision