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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
Qualifications BA Qld , BA(Hons) Qld , PhD Bristol

Research interests
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 (Membership), Australian Modernist Studies Network
Executive Member, International Australian Studies Association
Editorial Board, Queensland Review
Editorial Board, Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation
Member, Katherine Mansfield Society
Member, Queensland Writers Centre
Member, Contemporary Women's Writing Association

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • 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)
12 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head of School (Research)
Mid-Career Researcher Representative, Research Committee
Cluster Leader (Storied Landscapes), Centre for Heritage and Culture

Research most recent
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Nike Sulway. 'The Violent Pacifist: Ethics and Disorder in Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests.' English 68.260 (2019): 67-88.
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Beata Batorowicz. '"He is telling us fairy tales": Parental Anxiety and Wartime Childhood in Life is Beautiful, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Fairy Tales from Auschwitz.' Holocaust Studies 24.1 (2018): 26-44.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. 'Hyperaesthesia and Futile Rage: Gender, Anxiety and Protest in Non-Combatants and Others.' Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity. Ed. Kate MacDonald. Abingdon: Routledge, 2017.

Research most notable
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Christos Tsiolkas: The Utopian Vision. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Don't Look Now. London: Auteur, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica, and Richard Gehrmann, ed. Memory and the Wars on Terror: Australian and British Perspectives. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Gildersleeve, Jessica. Elizabeth Bowen and the Writing of Trauma: The Ethics of Survival. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2014.

Publications in ePrints

Gildersleeve, Jessica and Sulway, Nike (2019) The violent pacifist: ethics and disorder in Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests. English, 68 (260). pp. 67-88. ISSN 0013-8215

Gildersleeve, Jessica (2019) Thea Astley’s modernism of the 'Deep North', or on (un)kindness. Queensland Review, 26 (2). pp. 245-55. ISSN 1321-8166

Gildersleeve, Jessica (2019) 'Weird Melancholy' and the modern television outback: rage, shame and violence in Wake in Fright and Mystery Road. M/C Journal, 22 (1).

Gildersleeve, Jessica and Batorowicz, BeataORCID: (2018) 'He is telling us fairy tales': parental anxiety and wartime childhood in Life is beautiful, The Boy in the striped pajamas and Fairy tales from Auschwitz. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 24 (1). pp. 26-44. ISSN 1750-4902

Gildersleeve, Jessica (2017) Christos Tsiolkas: the utopian vision. Cambria Australian Literature Series. Cambria Press, Amherst, New York. ISBN 9781604979787

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