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Assoc Prof Jessica Gildersleeve

Assoc Prof Jessica Gildersleeve
Name Jessica Gildersleeve
Position Associate Professor (English Literature)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q202
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1043
Extension 1043
Email
Qualifications BA Qld , BA(Hons) Qld , PhD Bristol
Homepage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessica_Gildersleeve
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Jessica is a literary theorist and literary critic specialising in the narrativisation of trauma. She brings this expertise to the study of a range of literary and cultural contexts, including public health and pedagogical frameworks.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200299 )
  • Literary Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200599 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Literary Theory ( 470514 )
  • Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature) ( 470502 )
  • British And Irish Literature ( 470504 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Literary Studies ( 470500 )

Research interests
Public health as narrative, women's writing from the nineteenth century to the present, trauma theory, Modernism, contemporary literature, postcolonial literatures, Australian literature, literature and ethics, war and violence

Professional memberships
Peer Assessor, Arts Queensland

Industry affiliations
Executive Committee (Treasurer), Australian University Heads of English
Executive Committee (Membership), Australian Modernist Studies Network
Editorial Board, Queensland Review
Editorial Board, Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation
Editorial Board, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Editorial Board, Affirmations: Of the Modern
Editorial Board, Elizabeth Bowen Review

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature
ENL1001 Australian Stories
ENL2004 Gothic Stories
ENL3000 Modern Literature
ENL3004 The Literary Canon
ENL8014 Women's Writing since the 19th Century

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Cluster Leader (Storied Landscapes), Centre for Heritage and Culture
School of Humanities and Communication Representative, BELA Diversity and Inclusion Committee
BELA Representative, SAGE Athena SWAN Committee

Research most recent
‘Coping with COVID: Pandemic Narratives for Australian Children,’ Heliyon 8.5 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09454 (with Kate Cantrell et al)
‘Trans architecture and the prison as archive: “don’t be a queen and you won’t be arrested”’, Punishment & Society, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F14624745221087058 (with Tait Sanders et al)
‘Barracuda’s Freak Bodies and Elite Sport in Australia,’ Journal of Australian Studies 46.1 (2022), 98-111 (with Janet McDonald)


Research most notable
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Kate Cantrell, ed. Screening the Gothic in Australia and New Zealand: Contemporary Antipodean Film and Television. Amsterdam UP, 2022.
Gildersleeve, Jessica, ed. The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature. Routledge, 2021.
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Patricia Juliana Smith, ed. Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things. Edinburgh UP, 2019.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Christos Tsiolkas: The Utopian Vision. Cambria, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Don't Look Now. Auteur, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Richard Gehrmann, ed. Memory and the Wars on Terror: Australian and British Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Elizabeth Bowen and the Writing of Trauma: The Ethics of Survival. Rodopi, 2014.


Publications in ePrints

Halliwell, Sherree D. and du Plessis, Carol and Hickey, AndrewORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Mullens, Amy B.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Sanders, Tait and Clark, Kirsty A. and Hughto, Jaclyn M. W. and Debattista, Joseph and Phillips, Tania M. and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 (2022) A Critical Discourse Analysis of an Australian Incarcerated Trans Woman’s Letters of Complaint and Self-Advocacy. Ethos, 50 (2). pp. 208-232. ISSN 0091-2131

du Plessis, Carol and Halliwell, Sherree and Mullens, AmyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Sanders, Tait and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Phillips, Tania and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 (2022) A Trans Agent of Social Change in Incarceration: A Psychobiographical Study of Natasha Keating. Journal of Personality. ISSN 0022-3506

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and McDonald, JanetORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6006-4941 (2022) Barracuda’s Freak Bodies and Elite Swimming in Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 46 (1). pp. 98-111. ISSN 1444-3058

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 and Cantrell, KateORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5689-614X and Bryce, IndiaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3616-8003 and Daken, KirstieORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X and Durham, Jo and Mullens, AmyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0939-9842 and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-8357 and Johnson, RhiannanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0092-5954 (2022) Coping with COVID: pandemic narratives for Australian children. Heliyon, 8 (5):e09454. pp. 1-9.

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 (2022) Introduction: Christos Tsiolkas and Contemporary Australia — The Outsider Artist. Journal of Australian Studies, 46 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1444-3058

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200299 )
  • Literary Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200599 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Literary Theory ( 470514 )
  • Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Literature) ( 470502 )
  • British And Irish Literature ( 470504 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Literary Studies ( 470500 )


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