Dr Elizabeth Bullen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University, 1988
Doctorate by Research, Flinders University, 2000

Contact

Biography

Dr Liz Bullen lectures in the Literary Studies major sequence at the Burwood campus and off-campus Masters units in Children's Literature.

She has published on child and youth media cultures, globalization, and higher education. Her co-authored books include Consuming Children: Education, Entertainment and Advertising (2001), which was a Times Educational Supplement Book of the Week (UK). Haunting the Knowledge Economy (2006) is published in Routledges International Library of Sociology and draws on a range of theorists including Derrida and Lyotard to discuss the ways in which the intersections between knowledge, technology and the economy are reshaping contemporary life.

Liz's contribution to research at Deakin is in the field of childrens literature and media. Her literary analyses of childrens texts are strongly attentive to contemporary social and cultural change. Her current research centres on social class, with strands that include the influence of consumer capitalism on texts for the young.

Liz has also published on the textual treatment of global risk scenarios and the ways in which childrens fiction models resilience in the current climate of fear and uncertainty.

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Research interests

Children's literature
Class and consumerism
Postfeminist girlhood
Intersections between social theory and literary studies
Children, risk and cultural anxiety
Globalization and the cultural economy

Affiliations

Australasian Childrens Literature Association for Research
Childrens Literature Association
International Research Society for Childrens Literature
ARACY
 

Units taught

ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults
ALL701 Retelling Myths and Tales: Classic to Contemporary
ALL722 Texts for Young Adults

Professional activities

Vice-President, Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research
International Advisory Board, Children's Literature in Education
Member, Bachelor of Arts  Advisory Board

Research groups

Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention

Publications

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2017

The fairy tale police department: hybridity, the transnational television fairy tale, and cultural forms

E Bullen, N Sawers

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 1-1, Marvels and tales: journal of fairy-tale studies, Detroit, Mi., C1

journal

Countours of teenagers' reading in the digital era: scoping the research

L Rutherford, L Waller, M Merga, M McRae, E Bullen, K Johanson

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 27-46, New review of children's literature and librarianship, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Australian Fairy-tale films

N Sawers, E Bullen

(2016), pp. 233-245, Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney International Perspectives, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Paranormal politics and the romance of urban subcultures: youth mobility in Cassandra Clare's and Melissa Marr's fantasy texts

L Rutherford, E Bullen, L Prater

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 66-88, Jeunesse: young people, texts, cultures, Winnipeg, Man., C1

journal
2015

Asia and the autobiographical picture book

E Bullen, T Lunt

(2015), pp. 151-165, Asia literate schooling in the Asian century, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Disgusting subjects: consumer-class distinction and the affective regulation of girl desire

E Bullen

(2015), pp. 53-74, Girls, texts, cultures, Waterloo, Ontario, B1

chapter
2011

Dual audiences, double pedagogies : representing family literacy as parental work in picture books

E Bullen, S Nichols

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 213-225, Children's literature in education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Doing what your big sister does : sex, postfeminism and the YA chick lit series

E Bullen, K Toffoletti, L Parsons

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 1-15, Gender and education, Oxon, England, C1

journal

Skin pedagogies and abject bodies

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 279-294, Sport, education and society, Oxon, England, C1

journal

Class

E Bullen

(2011), pp. 48-52, Keywords for children?s literature, New York, B1

chapter

Local and global : cultural globalization, consumerism, and children's fiction

E Bullen, K Mallan

(2011), pp. 57-78, Contemporary children`s literature and film : engaging with theory, Hampshire, England, B1

chapter

Erotic capital, popular pedagogy, and healthy adolescent female sexuality

E Bullen

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 9-27, Girlhood studies, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2010

Consuming skin : demographies of female subjection and abjection

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2010), pp. 157-168, Critical pedagogies of consumption : living and learning in the shadow of the 'Shopocalypse', New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

The knowledge economy and research governance : how we got to where we are now

E Bullen, J Kenway, J Fahey

(2010), pp. 53-66, Re-positioning university governance and academic work, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2009

Inside story : product placement and adolescent consumer identity in young adult fiction

E Bullen

(2009), Vol. 31, pp. 497-507, Media, culture and society, London, England, C1

journal

The knowledge economy, scholarly work and the gift economy

J Fahey, J Kenway, E Bullen

(2009), pp. 277-292, Re-reading education policies : a handbook studying the policy agenda of the 21st century, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2008

The global corporate curriculum and the young cyberflâneur as global citizen

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2008), pp. 17-32, Youth moves : identities and education in global perspective, London, England, B1

chapter

Power of darkness : narrative and biographical reflexivity in 'A series of unfortunate events'

E Bullen

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 200-212, International research in children's literature, Edinburgh, Scotland, C1

journal
2007

Risk and resilience, knowledge and imagination: the enlightenment of David Almond's Skellig

E Bullen, E Parsons

(2007), Vol. 35, pp. 127-144, Children's literature : annual of the children's literature association and the modern language association division on children's literature, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal

Dystopian visions of global capitalism : Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines and M. T. Anderson's Feed

E Bullen, E Parsons

(2007), Vol. 38, pp. 127-139, Children`s literature in education, Delft, Netherlands, C1

journal

Who is Ryan Atwood? Social mobility and the class Chameleon in the OC

E Bullen

(2007), Vol. 11, pp. 1-15, Looking glass: new perspectives in children's literature, Bendigo, Vic., C1

journal
2006

The knowledge economy and innovation: certain uncertainty and the risk economy

E Bullen, J Fahey, J Kenway

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 53-68, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1

journal

Shopping for answers: reflections on a trial of online content delivery

E Bullen, E Parsons

(2006), Vol. Issue 8, pp. 1-15, Academic exchange quarterly : AEE (Extra), Stuyvesant Falls, N.Y., C1

journal

A sporting chance : class in Markus Zusak`s The Messenger and Fighting Ruben Wolfe

E Bullen

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 46-50, Papers : explorations into children's literature, Victoria Park, W.A., C1

journal

Haunting the knowledge economy

J Kenway, E Bullen, J Fahey, S Robb

(2006), Abingdon, England, A1

book

Knowledge beyond the knowledge economy: merely cultural? merely commercial? merely civilizing?

J Fahey, E Bullen, J Kenway, S Robb

(2006), pp. 287-301, Education research and policy : steering the knowledge-based economy, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter
2005

Cultural orienteering: a map for Anthony Browne`s into the forest

E Parsons, E Bullen

(2005), Vol. 43, pp. 8-17, Bookbird : news bulletin of the International Board on Books for Young People, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal

A taste for science: inventing the young in the national interest

J Fahey, E Bullen, J Kenway

(2005), pp. 200-213, Ordinary lifestyles : popular media, consumption and taste, Maidenhead, England, B1

chapter

Globalizing the young in the age of desire : some educational policy issues

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2005), pp. 31-43, Globalizing education : policies, pedagogies, & politics, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Bourdieu, subcultural capital and risky girlhood

E Bullen, J Kenway

(2005), Vol. 3, pp. 47-61, Theory and research in education, London, England, C1-1

journal

`Out on the borderlands`: Time, generation and personal agency in women`s lives

A MacKinnon, E Bullen

(2005), Vol. 3, pp. 31-46, Theory and research in education, London, England, C1-1

journal
2004

Can the arts and humanities survive the knowledge economy : a beginner's guide to the issues

E Bullen, J Kenway, S Robb

(2004), pp. 10-22, Innovation & tradition : the arts, humanities and the knowledge economy, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Subcultural capital and the female 'underclass'? A feminist response to an underclass discourse

E Bullen, J Kenway

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 141-153, Journal of youth studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

The knowledge economy, the techno-preneur and the problematic future of the university

J Kenway, E Bullen, S Robb

(2004), Vol. 2, pp. 330-349, Policy futures in education, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

'Creative destruction': knowledge economy policy and the future of arts and humanities in the academy

E Bullen, S Robb, J Kenway

(2004), Vol. 19, pp. 3-22, Journal of education policy, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2003

So young and enterprising : the knowledge economy in Australian schools

S Robb, J Kenway, E Bullen

(2003), pp. 43-54, Rethinking public education : towards a public curriculum, Flaxton, Qld., B1-1

chapter

Real or imagined women? Staff representations of international women postgraduate students

E Bullen, J Kenway

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 35-50, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1-1

journal

Self-representations of international women postgraduate students in the global university 'Contact Zone'

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2003), Vol. 15, pp. 1-16, Gender and education, London, England, C1-1

journal
2002

Who's afraid of a mouse? Grrrls, information technology and educational pleasures

E Bullen, J Kenway

(2002), pp. 55-69, Ghosts in the machine : women`s voices in research with technology, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter
2001

Consuming children : education, entertainment, advertising

J Kenway, E Bullen

(2001), Buckingham, England, A1-1

book

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Australian Teenagers' Reading Behaviour in the Digital Era

A/Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Leonie Rutherford, A/Prof Lisa Waller, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Margaret Merga

  • 2016: $16,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

William Anthony Kent

Thesis entitled: Here Be Dragons: Ideology and Socialisation in Young Adult Literature

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Dylan Gregory Holdsworth

Thesis entitled: Dis-topias: The Government of Disability in Dystopian Children¿s Literature

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Thomas Dylan Sandercock

Thesis entitled: Telling Trans: Reading Transgender Representation in Texts for Young People

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Catherine Sly

Thesis entitled: A Narratological Investigation of Australian Graphic Novels for Children

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Juliet O'Conor

Thesis entitled: Traditional Indigenous Australian Stories for Children

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2013

Brian Martin

Thesis entitled: Immaterial Land and Indigenous Ideology: Refiguring Australian Art and Culture

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2012

Mercedeh Makoui

Thesis entitled: Gender Relations in Iranian Picture Books: The Politics of Womanhood

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2011

Victoria Dunn

Thesis entitled: The Feminine Hero Body Project

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2010

Jade McKay

Thesis entitled: Fictional Femininity: New Millennial Narratives of Middle-aged Womanhood

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2009

Joanna Walkden Harris

Thesis entitled: Feminist Perspectives on Gender Ideology in Recent Young Adult Literature

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2008

Naarah Sawers

Thesis entitled: Critical Fictions: Science, Feminism and Corporeal Subjectivity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Amanda May Fewell

Thesis entitled: Handcrafting Reality

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts