Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS), University of Tokyo: Visiting Professor of Australian Studies

The Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS) at the University of Tokyo is seeking applications for a Visiting Professor of Australian Studies for 2023-24 and 2024-25. This is a teaching and research position for approximately 10 months duration, and is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. CPAS welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with significant academic or public achievement in the field of Australian Studies broadly defined, including but not limited to cultural studies, history, literature, politics and society, philosophy and ethics, Indigenous issues, migration, foreign policy and international relations and environmentalism. Whilst Australia should remain the main focus, applications are also welcomed from candidates whose field of study covers the broader Pacific regions including Oceania, Polynesia, Micronesia and North America, with an emphasis on issues that are of particular relevance to the changing dynamics in the political economy and cross-cultural interchange in the area.

The Visiting Professor in Australian Studies is required to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research; and to participate in promoting Australian Studies within Japan. All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package and subsidised accommodation are available. The appointment is for a period of approximately 10 months and will commence in September 2023 or September 2024. Applicants may be considered for either term or both terms.

For details, including application instructions, salary and housing arrangements, and further information, please see the position description and this file. Applications are due 1 February 2023. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Kate Darian-Smith at the University of Tasmania (kate.dariansmith@utas.edu.au), who is managing the selection process on behalf of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA).

University of Queensland: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Cultural Heritage

Please note that there is a new vacancy at the University of Queensland:
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Digital Cultural Heritage, linked to the AustLit database
Full time, Continuing position
Teaching and Research Academic Level C or Level D
Closing date: 5 January 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-18298)
More information available here.

University of Melbourne: Lecturer in English Literary Studies

Please note that there is a new vacancy at the University of Melbourne:
Lecturer in English Literary Studies (world literatures in English, including Australian literature)
Full-time, Continuing
Level B position
Applications close: 31 Jan 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
More information available here.

AUHE Report on the Impact of Journal Ranking Systems on the Discipline of English in Australia

Please note that the AUHE Report on the Impact of Journal Ranking Systems on the Discipline of English in Australia is available under the ‘Documents and Reports’ section in the website. Massive thanks to Maggie Nolan for leading this initiative and Agata Mrva-Montoya and Rebekah Ward for all their work too.

Announcement – Voss Prize Longlist

AUHE is delighted to tell you that the Voss Prize longlist has been announced:

  • Ahmad, Michael Mohammed, The Other Half of You (Hachette Australia)
  • Behrendt, Larissa, After Story (University of Queensland Press)
  • Bitto, Emily, Wild Abandon (Allen & Unwin) 
  • Brabon, Katherine, The Shut Ins (Allen & Unwin)
  • De Kretser, Michelle, Scary Monsters (Allen & Unwin)
  • Down, Jennifer, Bodies of Light (Text Publishing Company)
  • Friedman, Graeme, What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams (Booktopia Book Club)
  • Kent, Hannah, Devotion (Picador Pan Macmillan)
  • Johnson, Susan, From Where I Fell (Allen & Unwin)
  • Pung, Alice, One Hundred Days (Black Inc) 

Shortlist for the AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship

AUHE is delighted to announce the shortlist for the AUHE Prize in Literary Scholarship. The shortlist is in alphabetical order:

  • Roger Osborne, The Life of Such is Life: A Cultural History of an Australian Classic (Sydney University Press, 2022)
  • Meg Samuelson, Claiming the City in South African Literature (Routledge, 2021)
  • Denise Varney, Patrick White’s Theatre: Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960-2018 (Sydney University Press, 2021)
  • Kim Wilkins, Beth Driscoll and Lisa Fletcher, Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and Twenty-First Century Book Culture (University of Massachusetts Press, 2022)

The winner will be announced on Friday 2 December at the AUHE Annual General Meeting, which will be held in-person at Deakin Downtown and on Zoom.

Warm thanks to Chris Danta, Tanya Dalziell, and Paul Giles for judging this year’s prize.

English in Australia 58.2 (2023) – Call for Papers

English in Australia 58.2 (2023) –
‘Literary Studies & Literary Education’

Deadline for full manuscripts: February 28, 2023
Download the CfP here

In issue 55.2 of English in Australia, Kuttainen and Hansen (2020) discussed the complex connections between the worlds of secondary English and university English, acknowledging that “the two systems generally do not talk to each other” (p. 43), and emphasized the importance of structural support for the local, idiosyncratic interactions that take place across the ‘secondary-tertiary nexus’. In volume 58 we take up this call, offering the journal as a space for English educators in both secondary school and higher education contexts to speak to each other through research and scholarship.

This call is for papers in the areas of literary studies and literary education. We are
seeking relevant research on literary texts, as well as research about the teaching of literature, or on the positioning of literature within English studies (tertiary) and the English curriculum (secondary).

We especially welcome and encourage researchers and teachers to share findings and insights from the world of tertiary literary studies that might interest a teacher audience. This could be a paper on a literary work of interest or note, or a paper about what it’s like to teach English or literature studies at university. We also, as always welcome education researchers and teachers to share current scholarly work, which can be anything relating to ‘literary’ aspects of English.

All authors should frame their manuscripts in ways that are relevant to readers in the context of secondary education in Australia.

Manuscripts for this upcoming special issue are invited on the following topics:
● Studies of literary texts, or collections of texts.
● Australian literary studies
● Indigenous literary studies
● Learning and/or teaching literature in secondary or tertiary contexts
● Pedagogy/andragogy in literary studies
● Literary industries and cultures
● Curriculum and assessment in secondary or tertiary literary studies
● Position of literature within the broader English curriculum.

Scholarly papers of between 4000 and 8000 words (including references) should be submitted to https://english-in-australia.scholasticahq.com/.

Guidelines for contributors and information about English in Australia can be found
at https://www.aate.org.au/journals/contribute-to-english-in-australia.

All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review.

Questions about this CFP can be directed to the following Editors:
Dr Kelli McGraw kelli.mcgraw@qut.edu.au
Professor Philip Mead philip.mead@uwa.edu.au

Kuttainen, Victoria, and Hansen, Claire (2020). Making connections: Exploring the complexity of the secondary-tertiary nexus in English from the perspective of regional Australia. English in Australia, 55(2). 39-51.

2022 AUHE AGM Agenda

The Agenda for the 2022 AUHE Annual General Meeting, which will take place both in person and online on Friday 2 December from 9.30 to 4pm, is now available at the following link and on the relevant page.

It would be much appreciated if you could please indicate your attendance and RSVP by 11 November via email (please reply to the email you received on 3 November by Deborah Pike regarding the AGM).