Professor Nicole Moore

ARC Future Fellow and Professor of English and Media Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

LOCATION

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

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Nicole Moore is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in English literary 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 enables 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 Advisory Board 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)

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, (eds.), 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, 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, 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; 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

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

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, '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 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, 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, '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, 10.1057/9781137507037_3

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, 10.1057/9781137507037

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, 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; 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, 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, 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 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 ASIO’s Cultural Cold War', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 30, pp. 52 - 69, https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/

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, 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/AHR54_3_Moore.pdf

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, 'Impossible Literary Histories', Australian Literary Studies

Moore N, 2010, 'Editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 25, pp. 255 - 256, 10.1080/08164649.2010.514322

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

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

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

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

Moore N, 2005, 'Treasonous sex: Birth control obscenity censorship and white Australia', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 20, pp. 319 - 342, 10.1080/08164640500280258

Moore N, 2005, 'National parapraxis - Sex and forgetting in Australian Censorship history', AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES, vol. 36, pp. 296 - 314, 10.1080/10314610508682925

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, 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, 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, 'Dorothy Hewett: Twentieth-century Writer. (Commissioned Tribute)', Overland, vol. 169, pp. 15 - 17

Moore N, 2002, 'Interrupting maternal citizenship: Birth control in mid-wave women's writing', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 17, pp. 151 - 164, 10.1080/08164640220147933

Moore N, 2002, 'Obscene and over here: National sex and the Love Me Sailor obscenity case', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, pp. 316 - 329

Moore N, 2001, 'The Politics of Cliche: Abortion, Sex and Class in Australian Realism', Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 47, pp. 69 - 91

Moore N, 2001, 'A Monster of Indecision: Abortion, Choice and Commodity Culture in Christina Stead's The Beauties and Furies', Southerly, vol. 61, pp. 142 - 157

Moore N, 2001, 'To be rid, to be rid of it ...: Abortion and the Cosmopolitan Modern in Dymphna Cusack's Jungfrau', Australian Studies, vol. 16, pp. 59 - 81

Moore N, 2001, 'The Rational Natural: Conflicts of the Modern in Eleanor Dark', Hecate, vol. 27, pp. 19 - 31

Moore N, 2000, 'That Critical Juncture: Maternalism in Australian Feminist Anti-Colonial History', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 66, pp. 95 - 102

Moore N, 2000, 'Female Curiosity and Colonial Scripts. Review Essay', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 15, pp. 284 - 286

Moore N, 1999, 'Future Now', Southerly, vol. 59, pp. 27 - 36

Moore N, 1999, 'Until Then. Review Essay', Overland, vol. 157, pp. 93 - 94

Moore N, 1998, 'Jill-of-all-Trades: Dorothy Hewett talks to Nicole Moore', Overland, vol. 153, pp. 34 - 41

Moore N, 1998, 'Asking for More: The Impact of Dorothy Hewett', Overland, vol. 153, pp. 26 - 31

Moore N, 1996, ''Me Operation': Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels 1920s-1950', Hecate, vol. 22, pp. 27 - 46

Moore N, 1992, 'The Burdens Twain or Not Forgetting Yourself: The Writing of Betty Roland's Life', Hecate, vol. 18, pp. 6 - 26

Conference Papers

Moore N, 2008, 'UnAustralia the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference, 6-8 December 2006', in Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 155 - 157, presented at , 10.1080/08164640701361790

Other

Moore NICOLE; Lucashenko M; Allen C; McCredden L; White J; Dunk J; Brayshaw M; Cooper M; Farrell M; Furaih A, Special Issue Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature