Professor Nicole Moore

Professor of English and Media Studies and Associate Dean Special Collections
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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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. She is the author of The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books, which 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. Her research pursues issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. Developing projects include a comparative account of censorship in the cultural Cold War.

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 co-editor of the Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne), and serves on the Board of Management for the AustLit electronic resource and the Education and Scholarships Committee for the State Library of NSW. 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. She 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 of $35,000 (AUD) 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@adfa.edu.au

Current PhD supervisions: 

Morgan Burgess - Australian and New Zealand suffragist literature

Sandeep Singh - Literature, postcolonialism and the Cold War in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia: Four case studies

Gayani Ranawake - Effective communication in contemporary science writing

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

Airlie Lawson - The trade in international publishing rights for Australian novels 2000-2015: An empirical study (Co-supervised ANU)

For her Engagement story please click

Books

Moore NR; Birns N; Shieff S, (eds.), 2017, Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, 1st, Modern Languages Association, New York

Moore N; Spittel C, (ed.), 2016, Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: Reading through the Iron Curtain, 1st, Anthem, London, http://www.anthempress.com/reading-through-the-iron-curtain

Moore N, (ed.), 2015, Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/

Moore N, 2012, The Censor's Library, 1st, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld., http://www.uqp.uq.edu.au/book.aspx/1174/The%20Censor's%20Library-%20Uncovering%20the%20Lost%20History%20of%20Australia's%20Banned%20Books

Bullock M; Moore N, 2008, Banned in Australia, Original, AustLit, e-resource, http://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/Banned

Book Chapters

Moore N, 2020, 'Australia', in Helgesson S; Neumann B; Rippl G (ed.), , De Gruyter, Berlin

Moore N, 2019, 'Print Censorship and the Cultural Cold War: Books in a Bounded World', in Hammond A (ed.), , Palgrave Macmillan, London

Moore N, 2019, ''Put on Dark Glasses or a Blind Man's Head': Poetic Defamation and the Question of Feminist Privacy in 1970s Australia', in Arrow M; Woollacott A (ed.), Everyday Revolutions: Gender, Sexuality and Society in 1970s Australia, Australian National University EPress, Canberra

Moore NR; Birns N; Shieff S, 2017, 'Introduction', in Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edn. Options for Teaching Series, Modern Languages Association, New York, pp. 1 - 14

Moore NR; Birns N, 2017, 'Relocating Literary Sensibility: Colonial Australian Print Culture in the Digital Age', in Moore N; Birns N; Shieff S (ed.), Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edn. Options for Teaching Series, Modern Languages Association, New York, pp. 15 - 28

Moore NR, 2016, 'Zola to Roth: Literature in the Dock in Australia', in Blume PF (ed.), Buch Macht Geschichte: Beiträge zur Verlags- und Medienforschung, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 311 - 328

Moore NR, 2016, 'Censorship and Literature', in Rabinowitz P (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://literature.oxfordre.com/

Moore NR, 2016, 'Sedition as Realism: Frank Hardy's Power without Glory parts the Iron Curtain', in Moore NI C O L E; Spittel C (ed.), Reading Through the Iron Curtain Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic, Anthem Press, London, pp. 93 - 116

Spittel C; Moore N, 2016, 'South by East: World Literature's Cold War Compass', in Spittel ; Moore N (ed.), Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: Reading through the Iron Curtain, Anthem, London, pp. 1 - 32

Moore N, 2015, 'Red Love as Seditious Sex: Bans on Proletarian Women's Writing in Australia in the 1930s', in Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century, pp. 39 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137507037_3

Moore N, 2015, 'Literary censorship internationally: Introduction', in Moore NR (ed.), Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, edn. Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/

Moore N, 2015, 'Surrealism to Pulp: The limits of the literary and Australian Customs', in Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, edn. Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/

Moore N, 2013, 'The Catcher in the Rye Gets Caught in the Net : Censorship and the Parliamentary Library', in Genoni P; Dalziell T (ed.), Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures 1935-2012, edn. Original, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 180 - 187

Moore N; Spittel C, 2012, 'Bobbin' Up in the Leseland: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic', in Kirkpatrick P (ed.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 113 - 126

Moore N, 2012, ''Because They Were White, Baby, and they Ruled the World': Die australische Zensur von James Baldwins Another Country', in Laux C; Zeckert PF (ed.), Flachware: Fussnoted der Leipziger Buchwissenschaft, edn. First, Plottner Verlag, Leipzig; London, pp. 147 - 168

Moore N, 2010, 'Articulate Contraband', in Jaehrling S (ed.), Banned Books in Australia, edn. First, University of Melbourne, Carlton Victoria Australia, pp. 9 - 15

Moore N, 2009, 'Australian Literature 1900-1950', in Jose N; Heiss A; Minter P; Webby E; Moore N; Goldsworthy K; McCooey D (ed.), Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, edn. hb, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 23 - 30

Bullock M; Moore N, 2008, 'Introduction', in Bullock M; Moore N (ed.), Banned in Australia, edn. Original, AustLit, e-resource, pp. N/A - N/A, http://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/Banned

Moore N, 2007, 'The Work of Dorothy Hewett', in Birns N; McNeer R (ed.), Companion to Australian Literature, edn. First, Boydell and Brewer/University of Rochester Press, New York, pp. 321 - 334

Moore N, 2006, '"Mother is, like, history"', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis, edn. First, University of WA Press, Perth, pp. 172 - 190

Arnason JP, 2001, 'Introduction', in Thesis Eleven, edn. 1, pp. v - vi, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0725513601064000001

Moore N, 1997, '“’Threatened People Don’t Breed’: The Maternal Strike in Australian Women’s Writing"', in Johnson A; Lee M; Schlunke K; Forward FS; Hodge B (ed.), Off The Sheep’s Back: New Humanities, edn. Original, School of Humanities, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, NSW, pp. 27 - 42

Journal articles

Moore NR, 2017, 'Editorial', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 3, https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/article/view/12455/11479

Moore N; Kennedy R; Leane J; McGrath A; Nugent M, 2016, 'Roundtable: Message from Mungo and the Scales of Memory', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 247 - 259, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2016/08/30/roundtable-message-from-mungo-and-the-scales-of-memory/

Moore N, 2016, 'Review of *The Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose*', Australian Literary Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.cc901fe861

Moore NR, 2016, 'Performing 1971: Dorothy Hewett's The Chapel Perilous - for Reading Australia', Westerly, pp. 126 - 143, https://readingaustralia.com.au/essays/the-chapel-perilous-2/

Moore NR, 2015, ''A recognised trouble-maker wherever he goes': Narrated Surveillance, Redacted Recognition and the International Reach of Australia's Cultural Cold War', Australian Literary Studies, pp. 52 - 69

Moore NR, 2015, '‘A recognised trouble-maker wherever he goes’: Narrated Surveillance, Redacted Recognition and the International Reach of ASIO’s Cultural Cold War', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 30, pp. 52 - 69, https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/

Moore N; Birns N; Shieff S, 2014, 'Naming the Nation: A Poetic Retrospect', Antipodes, vol. 28, pp. 263 - 266

Moore NR, 2014, 'Placing Sociality, Intimacy, Authority: Dorothy Hewett in the Biographical Frame', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, vol. 40, pp. 35 - 51

Moore N, 2013, 'Censorship is', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 54, pp. 45 - 65, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-May-2013/moore.html

Moore N, 2012, 'Review of Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett', Transnational Literature, vol. 4, pp. np - np, http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/jspui/bitstream/2328/25913/1/Dorothy_Hewett.pdf

Moore N, 2011, 'Impossible Literary Histories', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, pp. 49 - 60, https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/

Moore N, 2010, 'Editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 25, pp. 255 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2010.514322

Spongberg M; Moore N, 2007, 'Australian Feminist Studies: Editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640601153222

Moore N, 2007, 'Art Makes the World: Obituary for Mona Brand', Overland, vol. 189, pp. 93 - 94

Moore N, 2007, 'Betty Roland interviewed by Nicole Moore', Southerly, vol. 67, pp. 362 - 376

Moore N, 2005, ''National Parapraxis: Memory and Forgetting in Australian Censorship History.'', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 36, pp. 296 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10314610508682925

Moore N, 2005, ''Treasonous Sex: Birth Control Obscenity Censorship and White Australia.'', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 20, pp. 319 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640500280258

Moore N, 2005, 'An Indecent Obsession: Dr Nicole Moore on Australian Censorship Regimes', Memento, vol. 30

Moore N, 2004, 'Remember love and struggle? Reading Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven in contemporary Australian contexts', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, pp. 251 - 263

Moore N, 2004, '"Remember Love and Struggle? Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven and Contemporary Australian Political Fiction', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, pp. 251 - 263

Moore N, 2003, 'The Absolutely Incredible Obscenity of Letty Fox', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. 21, pp. 67 - 79, http://www.nla.gov.au/ojs/index.php/jasal

Moore N, 2002, 'Review of *Authority and Influence: A ustralian Literary Criticism I950-2000*, edited by Delys Bird, Robert Dixon, and Christopher Lee.', Australian Literary Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.749daaed15

Moore N, 2002, 'Obscene and Over Here: National Sex and the Love Me Sailor Obscenity Trial', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, pp. 316 - 329