Dr Elizabeth Bullen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

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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2016

Australian fairy-tale films

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Naarah Sawers

(2016), pp. 233-245, Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter

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

Dr Leonie Rutherford, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Lenise Prater

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

journal
2015

Asia and the autobiographical picture book

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Ms Trish 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter
2011

Erotic capital, popular pedagogy, and healthy adolescent female sexuality

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Kerry Mallan

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

chapter

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Susan 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Kim Toffoletti, Dr Elizabeth Parsons

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

journal

Skin pedagogies and abject bodies

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal

Class

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter
2010

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane Kenway, Johannah Fahey

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

chapter

Consuming skin : demographies of female subjection and abjection

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter
2009

The knowledge economy, scholarly work and the gift economy

Johannah Fahey, A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal
2008

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal

The global corporate curriculum and the young cyberflâneur as global citizen

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter
2007

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Elizabeth Parsons

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

journal

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Elizabeth 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

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal
2006

Haunting the knowledge economy

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Johannah Fahey, Simon Robb

(2006), Abingdon, England, A1

book

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Johannah Fahey, A/Prof Jane 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Dr Elizabeth Parsons

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

journal

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

Johannah Fahey, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane Kenway, Simon Robb

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

chapter
2005

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

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

chapter

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

Prof Alison MacKinnon, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

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

journal

Bourdieu, subcultural capital and risky girlhood

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane Kenway

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

journal

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

Dr Elizabeth Parsons, Dr Elizabeth 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

Johannah Fahey, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane Kenway

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

chapter
2004

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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane Kenway, Simon 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane 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

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Simon 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, Simon Robb, A/Prof Jane 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

Simon Robb, A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane 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'

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth 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

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, A/Prof Jane 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

A/Prof Jane Kenway, Dr Elizabeth Bullen

(2001), Buckingham, England, A1-1

book