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Robyn MorrisDr Robyn Morris

Position: Lecturer, English Studies Program
 ERA Facilitator
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Univ. of Melbourne, PhD (UOW)
Location: 19.2066
Phone:    + 61 2 4221 8031
Email:
 robynm@uow.edu.au

Biography

Robyn is a Lecturer in the English Literatures Program. She received a BA (Hons) University of Melbourne with a focus on 20th Century Australian women's writing. Her PhD thesis (UOW) passed with Special Commendation for Outstanding Thesis and examined the concepts of race, gender, sexuality and the politics of surveillance in Asian Australian and Asian Canadian women's writing. She is the editor of Australasian Canadian Studies. 

Research Interests

  • comparative Australian and Canadian women’s writing
  • Asian diasporic/transnational writing
  • identity politics in contemporary literature and film
  • gender, and critical race/whiteness theory
  • the politics of trauma
  • the writer as cultural critic

Professional activities

  • 2009- Editor, Journal of Australasian Canadian Studies (ACS).
  • 2009 Judge, Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) Graduate Essay Award Prize.
  • 2007-09 Secretary Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)
  • 2007- Member, NSW Society of Editors.
  • 2005-08 Co-Editor, ACSANZ Newsletter.
  • 2006 Judge, International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) Postgraduate Travel Award Scholarship.

Awards

  • 2009 International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS). Fully funded travel grant to attend the World Seminar on Canada, Ottawa. $5000
  • 2007 Pacific Asia Network of Canadian Studies (PANCS) Travel Award. $4000
  • 2005/04 International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) Postgraduate Student Research Scholarship.  $3500
  • 2005 University of Wollongong Postgraduate Research Grant. $2500
  • 2004 Association for Canadian Studies in Canada and New Zealand (ACSANZ) Postgraduate Travel Award. $3000
  • 2003 Association for Canadian Studies in Canada and New Zealand (ACSANZ) Postgraduate Travel Award. $3500

Publications

Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date

Book chapters

  • Morris, R. L. 'Growing up Australian': Renegotiating Mateship, Masculinity and Australianness in Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon. Locating Asian Australian Cultures; Khoo, T., Eds.; 1 ed.;  Routledge: London, 2008.  pp 151-166.
  • Morris, R. L. 'Consumption, Commodification and Choice in writing by Lillian Ng and Evelyn Lau', in R. Dhawan & S. Gill (eds), Canadian studies today: responses from the Asia-Pacific, 1 edn, Prestige Books: Delhi, 2009. pp39-52.
  • Morris, R. L. Many Degrees of Dark and Light: Sliding the Scale of Whiteness with Simone Lazaroo. In Culture, Identity, Commodity: Diasporic Chinese Literatures in English; Khoo, T., Eds.; 1 ed.; Hong Kong University Press: Hong Kong, 2005. pp 279-298.

Journal articles

  • Morris, R. L. Food, race and the power of recuperative identity politics within Asian Australian women's fiction. Journal of Australian Studies 2008, 32, (4): 499-508.
  • Morris, R. L. 'Growing up an Australian': renegotiating mateship, masculinity and 'Australianness' in Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon. Journal of Intercultural Studies 2006, 27, (1-2); 151-166.
  • Morris, R. L. Re-visioning Representations of Difference in Larissa Lai's 'When Fox Is a Thousand' and Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner'. West Coast Line: a journal of contemporary writing and criticism 2004, 38, (2): 69-86.
  • Morris, R. L. What does it mean to be human?: Racing Monsters, Clones and Replicants. Foundation: the international review of science fiction 2004, 33, (Summer); 81-96.

Future research

  • Work in Progress: Monograph
  • Looking Through the Twin Lens: A New Politics of Surveillance in Asian Australian and Asian Canadian Women's Writing 
Last reviewed: 25 January, 2018