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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
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 (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
Editorial Board, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Editorial Board, Affirmations: Of the Modern
Member, Katherine Mansfield Society
Member, Queensland Writers Centre
Member, Contemporary Women's Writing Association

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)
14 Years

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

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 ORCID: (2020) ‘A friend who stabs you’: Abjection, violence and the female clique in film. Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 9 (1). pp. 25-37. ISSN 2045-5852

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: (2020) Contemporary Australian Trauma. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 91-104. ISBN 9783030331351

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: and Cantrell, KateORCID: and Prowse, Nycole (2020) First a Play, Now a Book, Soon a Film: Reimagining Henry Lawson’s Short Story ‘The Drover’s Wife’. In: The Short Story and Its Readers: Words and the World Symposium, 2 Dec 2020, Geelong, Australia.

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: (2020) Letter to the Australians. Meanjin, 79 (1). pp. 193-194. ISSN 0025-6293

Gildersleeve, Jessica ORCID: and Sulway, NikeORCID: (2020) Neo-gothic dinosaurs and the haunting of history. In: Neo-gothic narratives: illusory allusions from the past. Anthem Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 141-154. ISBN 978-1-78527-217-2

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