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Researcher: Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)

Fields of Research

Literary studies
Popular and genre literature
Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Australian history
British and Irish literature
Musicology and ethnomusicology
Print culture
Environmental sociology
Cultural geography
Drama, theatre and performance studies
Impacts of tourism
Environment and culture
International relations
Cinema studies
History of empires, imperialism and colonialism
Other language, communication and culture
Cultural theory
Human geography
Environmental politics
Environmental history
North American literature
Cultural studies
Tourism management
Environment policy
Other creative arts and writing
Social geography
Globalisation and culture
Fine arts
Education policy
Literature in Spanish and Portuguese
Screen media
Heritage and cultural conservation
Stylistics and textual analysis
Urban geography
Other literatures in English
Archival, repository and related studies
Communication technology and digital media studies
Public policy
Public participation and community engagement
Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Performing arts
Applied and developmental psychology
Performance art
Defence studies
History and philosophy of the humanities
Urban community development
Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Social and cultural anthropology
Heritage tourism, visitor and audience studies
Communication studies
Service oriented computing
Historical studies

Research Objectives

Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in human society
Understanding Australia's past
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
The performing arts
Understanding past societies
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
The creative arts
International relations
Visual communication
Public services policy advice and analysis
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Gender aspects in education
Communication across languages and culture
Conserving natural heritage
Languages and linguistics
Understanding the past of the Americas
Defence and security policy
Other environmental management
Tourism infrastructure development
Other health
Understanding climate change
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Sustainability indicators
Conserving collections and movable cultural heritage
Urban planning
Information systems, technologies and services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'A Place of Ideals in Conflict': Images of Antarctica in Australian Literature; The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and Their Writers
'Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania; Tourism in Tasmania
'Scott of the Antarctic' on the German Stage: Reinhard Goering's Die Südpolexpedition des Kapitäns Scott; New Theatre Quarterly
'Stirring things up': Chaos, Complexity and the Hard-Boiled PI; Essays in Arts and Sciences
'Summer Visitor Numbers to Antarctica Surge': Interview with Gabriella Power
'The only almost germ-free continent left': Pandemics and purity in cultural perceptions of Antarctica; Environmental Humanities
'This year thousands of tourists are expected to head to the Antarctic ice', Interview with Miriam Corowa
Antarctica as a Scientific Utopia; Foundation the International Review of Science Fiction
Goodbye Normal Gene: Confronting the Genetic Revolution, ed. by Gabrielle O'Sullivan, Evelyn Sharman, and Stephanie Short, and Cracking the Gender Code: Who Rules the Wired World? by Melanie Stewart Miller
A biography of iceberg B09B; Australian Humanities Review
A brief history of Stephen Hawkings blockbuster; Nature: Books and Arts
A Flight of the Imagination: Mawson's Antarctic Aeroplane; Polar Journal
A polar explorer in insanity’s archives: transmitting the story of Antarctic wireless operator Sidney Jeffryes; AICCM Bulletin
Academic parenting: work-family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level; Studies in Higher Education
Afterlands: A Novel
American cows in Antarctica: Richard Byrd's polar dairy as symbolic settler colonialism; Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History
Animals; The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing
Antarctic Cities: from Gateways to Custodial cities
Antarctic Diaries and Heroic Reputations: Changing the Subject; Antarctica and the Humanities
Antarctic fiction in English: a thematic analysis
Antarctic Protected Areas: A Humanities and Social Sciences Perspective
Antarctic theatricals: the frozen farce of Scott's first expedition; Theatre Notebook
Antarctic Travel Writing and the Problematics of the Pristine: Two Australian Novelists' Narratives of Tourist Voyages to Antarctica; Travel Writing
Antarctic Travel Writing and the Problematics of the Pristine: Two Australian Novelists' Narratives of Tourist Voyages to Antarctica; Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism
Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South; Cambridge University Press
Antarctica in the Australian Imagination; Polar Record
Antarctica looking forward; Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Antarctica: that sweep of savage splendour
Anthropocene Antarctica: Approaches, issues and debates; Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences; Routledge
Antipodean Utopias; Australian Cultural History
Australian Cultural History: The Journal of the History of Culture in Australia; Australian Cultural History
Beyond the heroic stereotype: Sidney Jeffryes and the mythologising of Australian Antarctic history; Australian Humanities Review
Can you name any books or films set in Antarctica?
Captain John King Davis on F.I.S. Endeavour: Preparing for Oceanographic Work in the Southern Ocean; Polar Record
Caught between nationalism and internationalism: replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart; International Journal of Heritage Studies
Chaos Theory and James Joyce's Everyman
Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean; Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal on The Interactions of People and Animals
Chromodynamics: Science and Colonialism in Kim Stanley's Mars Trilogy; Ariel
Chromodynamics: Science and Colonialism in the Mars Trilogy; Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical Essays
Claiming our role in Antarctica
Co-authorship trends in English literary studies, 1995-2015; Studies in Higher Education
Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations; Ashgate
Constructing a Place through Literature - The Image of Antarctica
Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies; Continuum
Cows in Antarctica? How one expedition milked them for all their worth
Cryonarratives for Warming Times: Icebergs as Planetary Travellers; Ice Humanities: Living, Working, and Thinking in a Melting World
Dogs, Meat and Douglas Mawson; Australian Humanities Review
Eggs, emperors and empire: Apsley Cherry-Garrard's 'Worst Journey' as imperial quest romance; Kunapipi
Encounters with Antarctic animals in ABC's Catalyst; Engaging with Animals
Evenings with Melanie Tait
Evenings with Melanie Tait
Fictionalizing Antarctica; Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica
Fictions of Antarctica
Filming the Frozen South: Animals in Early Antarctic Exploration Films; Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human
Five cities that could change the future of Antarctica
From gateway to custodian city: Understanding urban residents' sense of connectedness to Antarctica; Geographical Research
Geocaching in Antarctica: heroic exploration for the digital era?; The Polar Journal
Going Outside: Captain Oates's Literary Legacy; Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent
Holly Henry. Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy
How is Antarctica changing and what will the greater impacts be? ABC Radio interview, The Conversation Hour
Ice and the Ecothriller: Popular Representations of Antarctica in the Anthropocene; Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences
Ice Islands of the Anthropocene: the Cultural Meanings of Antarctic Bergs; Postcolonial Literatures of Climate Change
Icescape theatre: staging the Antarctic; Performance Research
Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent; Quintus Publishing
Interview for 'Bookish Radio'
Interview with Will Murray about 'Frozen Memories, Now Digital: Antarctic Photographic Collections Preserved for Future Generations'
Introducing SC-HASS: The new SCAR standing committee on the humanities and social sciences; The Polar Journal
Introduction; The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson's forgotten newspaper 1913
Introduction; Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations
Introduction: Imagining Antarctica; Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent
Isolation, Connectedness and the Uses of Text in Heroic-Era Antarctica: The Cases of Inexpressible and Elephant Islands; Island Studies Journal
It's just that uncertainty that eats away at people: Antarctic expeditioners' lived experiences of COVID-19; PLOS ONE
Key Concepts and the Thriller: Space, Place, and Mapping; Teaching Space, Place and Literature
Knowing quanta: The ambiguous metaphors of popular physics; Review of English Studies
Krill and Charisma
Literatura Antártica: un análisis temático; Boletin Antartico Chileno
Locating the thing: The Antarctic as alien space in John W. Campbell's 'Who Goes There?'; Science Fiction Studies
Making music on the march: sledging songs of the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration; Polar Record
Marching on Thin Ice: The Politics of Penguin Films; Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations
Mental Illness and the Mawson Expedition
Michael H. Whitworth: Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor and Modernist Literature
More than 100,000 tourists will head to Antarctica this summer. Should we worry about damage to ecosystems on the ice?
Nationalism in Today’s Antarctic; Yearbook of Polar Law
News at the ends of the earth: the print culture of polar exploration
Newspapers from the edge of the world; Ernest
Performing Ice; Palgrave Macmillan
Performing Ice: Histories, Theories, Contexts; Performing Ice
Performing Sovereignty over an Ice Continent; Performing Ice
Peter Kitson, ed., North and South Poles and Max Jones, the Great Quest
Placing women in the Antarctic literary landscape; Signs
Polar Disciplines
Polar Newspapers as Colonising Fictions: The Frontier Journalism of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition; New Literatures Review
Polar Travel; The Cambridge History of Travel Writing
Poles apart: geographical and other insights
Popular Cosmology as Mythic Narrative: A Site for Interdisciplinary Exchange; Crossing Boundaries: Thinking through Literature
Publishing and Polar Exploration; Poles Apart: Fascination, Fame and Folly
Putting a Face to a Name; The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom
Reading Aldiss and Penrose's White Mars as 'science fiction'; Foundation
Reading Popular Physics: Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies; Ashgate
Remembering Sidney Jeffryes and the darker side of our tales of Antarctic heroism
Report on the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)
Representing the Polar Regions through Historical Fiction; The Cambridge History of the Polar Regions
Rethinking Tasmania’s regionality from an Antarctic perspective: flipping the map; M/C Journal
Review of Shakleton: a life in poetry by Jim Mayer,Oxford, Signal 2014
Romancing the Pole: A Survey of Nineteenth-Century Antarctic Utopias; Australian Cultural History
Science & Policy for Deep Oceans, Space, and Antarctica: Human Experiences
Scott at the opera: interpreting Das Opfer (1937); Polar Journal
Scott's Last Biscuit: the Literature of Polar Exploration
Silent continent? Textual responses to the soundscapes of Antarctica; ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Songs of the South: a song cycle for mezzo soprano and piano based on lyrics from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration; International Journal of Contemporary Composition
South Pole: Nature and Culture; Reaktion Books
Steven Myer: Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science
T.S. Eliot and the Poetics of Evolution: Sub/Versions of Classicism, Culture and Progress
Tasmania from below: Antarctic travellers accounts of a southern 'gateway'; Studies in Travel Writing
The 'alien' next door: Antarctica in South American fiction; The Polar Journal
The Adelie Blizzard: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition's neglected newspaper; Polar Record
The Antarctic in literature and the popular imagination; Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions
The Antarctic youth coalition: an experiment in citizen participation and south - south cultural diplomacy; The Polar Journal
The Coldest War: Imagining Geopolitics from the Bottom of the Earth; The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature
The Cultural Turn in Antarctic Studies; Polar Journal
The Land that Time Forgot: Fictions of Antarctic Temporality; Futurescapes: Space in Utopian and Science Fiction Discourses
The Novel in English in Antarctica to 1950; The World Novel in English to 1950
The Poetry of Antarctic sound and the sound of Antarctic poetry; Antarctica: Music sounds and cultural connections
The Poetry of Antarctica; The Cambridge History of Australian Poetry
The Polar Journal; Polar Journal
The Polar Press
The poles as planetary places; The Polar Journal
Things from Another World: Dogs, Aliens, and Antarctic Cinema; Cinematic Canines: Dogs and their Work in the Fiction Film
Two pages of Xavier Mertz's missing Antarctic diary: a contextualization and reconstruction; Polar Record
Unstable Places and Generic Spaces: Thrillers Set in Antarctica; Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings
Various contributions; Antarctic Resolution
Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic; The Musical Quarterly
What and who is an Antarctic ambassador?; Polar Record
What's Left of Theory; Continuum:
What's wrong with 'expeditioner'?; Polar Record
Where borders break down: recollections of a polar traveller; Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World
Where is the South Pole?
Why Australians should care about the South Pole
Worries as tourists flock to Antarctica in wake of pandemic by Nick Grimm
Yesterday's tomorrows and tomorrow's yesterdays: Utopian literary visions of Antarctic futures; Polar Journal

Research Projects

ADAPT - Adaptation pathways through knowledge co-production to anticipate Antarctica uncertain tourism futures; Dutch Research Council (NWO) (DRC)
Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Antarctic Imaginations: A Study of Creative Responses to the Continent for Science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Beyond the 'Continent for Science': Integrating the Humanities into Antarctic Studies; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Bringing Psychology to the Antarctic Archives: The 'Case' of Sidney Jeffryes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Comparative Analysis of Fictional and Popular Non-fictional Representations of Antarctic Science and Scientists since 1950; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Creative Antarctica: Australian Artists and Writers in the Far South; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Creative Antarctica: Exploring Models for HASS Practitioners and Researchers to Work in the Far South; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Creatures of the Ice: A Cultural Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Antarctica; Australian Research Council (ARC)
No Longer Going Solo? Measuring and Understanding Co-Authorship Trends in English Literary Studies; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Of Persons and Penguins: A Pilot Project for a Study of Representations of Antarctic Animals; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Representations Of Antarctica As A Scientific Utopia: A Pilot Project For A Book-Length Study Of Fictional Antarctic Utopias; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Research to Expedite the Completion of a Monograph, South Pole; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rising Stars Programme - E Leane; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Transforming Tourists' Antarctic Experience; Australian Research Council (ARC)
AAD-UTAS public engagement collaboration
Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways
ARC College of Experts 2023: Prof Elizabeth Leane
Higher Degree Research bursary to support a project on Antarctic history, heritage, tourism and engagement

Research Candidate Supervision

"Scott of the Antarctic" - The Conservation of a Story
"There Are More Things"- Weird Fiction and the Anomalies of Genre
A 'New' Environmental Sensibility? Representing Non-Indigenous Connections with the Environment in Contemporary Writing in Australia
A Comparative Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Whaling Conflict in Australia and Japan in 2005-2006
An examination of pacifist ideology in British science fiction writing 1930-1950
Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics- Language and Landscape in Canadian and Australian Poetry
Joseph Conrad and the myth, mystery and meaning of the Macquarie Island Figurehead
Little Terrors- The Child Antagonist in the Horror Film.
Mediated Encounters with Antarctic Animals
New Creatures Made Known- (Re)discovering the Extinct King Island Emu
Not For Sale?- Symbolic uses of Antarctica for commercial purposes
Space and Sexuality in the Post-Victorian Fiction of Sarah Waters
The Hotel in Postmodern Literature and Film
The Nature of Man
The Remarkable Life of X - A Biography of Xavier Mertz
The vanishing future
Wild Child, Feral Text- Reading the Human-Animal Borderland