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Professor Jessica Gildersleeve

Professor Jessica Gildersleeve
Name Jessica Gildersleeve
Position 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
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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.


  • 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 )

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


Peer Assessor, Arts Queensland


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


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

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


15 Years


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


  • 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 )