Staff profile - Elizabeth Bullen
Dr Elizabeth Bullen
|Position:||Senior Lecturer |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Arts & Education|
|Department:||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92443965 +61 3 92443965|
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.
- Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University, 1988
- Doctorate by Research, Flinders University, 2000
Australasian Childrens Literature Association for Research
Childrens Literature Association
International Research Society for Childrens Literature
Vice-President, Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research
International Advisory Board, Children's Literature in Education
Member, Bachelor of Arts Advisory Board
Class and consumerism
Intersections between social theory and literary studies
Children, risk and cultural anxiety
Globalization and the cultural economy
Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention