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A/Prof. Ann Vickery

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Position

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1998
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law, University of Melbourne, 1992

Contact

ann.vickery@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43960

Biography

Ann Vickery is an Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin. She specialises in poetry, gender and sexuality studies, Australian literature, and modernism.

Publications

Ann is the author of Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing (Wesleyan UP, 2000) and Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Women's Poetry (Salt, 2007). The latter was shorted for the NSW Premier's Prize for Literary Scholarship and the Walter McRae Russell Award. She is also the author of two poetry collections The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon (Vagabond Press, 2014) and Devious Intimacy (Hunter Publishers, 2015). She co-wrote The Intimate Archive: Journeys through Private Papers (National Library of Australia, 2009) with Maryanne Dever and Sally Newman. She has also co-edited Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms with Margaret Henderson (Australian Literary Studies, 2009) and Poetry and the Trace (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013) with John Hawke. She edited a special issue, "Masque," of Cordite Poetry Review (2013), co-edited "The Political Imagination: Contemporary Postcolonial and Diasporic Australian Poetries" issue of Southerly, and  co-edited "New Feelings: Modernism, Intimacy, and Emotion" issue of Affirmations: of the Modern (2014).

Other
With Lorraine Sim and James Smith, Ann founded the Australasian Modernist Studies Network. She was a founding member and editor-in-chief of HOW2, a pioneering online journal of innovative women's writing and scholarship. She was poetry editor of Puncher & Wattmann up to the beginning of 2019 and remains a consulting editor of the press. She was also managing editor of the Journal of Poetics Research. She is on the editorial advisory board of Palgrave's Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series, Anthem Press, Cordite Schoarly, Rabbit: A Journal of Non-Fiction Poetry, and Zone.
Ann has been the judge of the Mary Gilmore Prize (Poetry), the Voss Literary Prize (fiction), the WA Premier's Prize for poetry, and the AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship. She was the Australasian representative at the 2016 Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam.

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Biography summary

Ann Vickery is Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She has held a Monash University Research Fellowship, a Macquarie University Research Fellowship, and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Research interests

Social Poetics, 20th and 21st century American poetry, Australian and American modernism, archival methodologies, literary feminisms 

Affiliations

Australian Modernist Studies Network founding member
HOW2 founding member and editor-in-chief (2001-2002)
Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Modernist Studies Association
Australian Women and Gender Studies Association

Teaching interests

Ann has particular teaching interests and expertise in contemporary literature, modernist literature, Australian literature, poetry, Romanticism, Gothic and supernatural literature, and gender and sexuality studies. She is interested in bringing together intersections between literary studies and creative writing, and literary studies and gender and sexuality studies.

Ann is interested in supervising in the areas of: poetry and poetics; modernism; Australian literature; gender and sexuality studies; social poetics (literary collaboration, coterie, community, and network); literary archives; and women's writing from the 19th century to the present. She has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD theses in the following areas: colonial poetry and print culture, American poetry, contemporary Australian poetry, British poetry, Turkish poetry, domestic noir, cyberpunk, dystopic literature, Gothic women's writing, Australian modernism, representations of transgender in children's and YA texts, and representations of disability in literature, film, and television (including children's and YA).

Units taught

ALL201 From Romanticism to Realism

ALL202 Modernism/Postmodernism

ALL201 Love, Death, and Poetry

ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds

ALL256 Gender, Sex and Literature

ALL727 Contemporary Poetry

AAR410 Honours Research Methods

AAR412 Honours Research Theory

Knowledge areas

Poetry, Australian literature, literary archives, women's writing, gender and sexuality.

Expertise

Ann has expertise in Australian literature, poetry, modernism, archival studies, and contemporary feminisms.
  • Literature & creative writing

Conferences

Conference Convenor

(with Daniel Marshall and Emma Whatman), "Queer Legacies, New Solidarities" conference, 22-24 November 2018, Deakin University, Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA), Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). Held at Deakin University and the State Library of Victoria. Also celebrating the 40th anniversary of ALGA. 

(with Lyn Hejinian, Eric Falci, and Kate Fagan), "Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry" conference, 14-16 April 2016, University of California, Berkeley. 

(with Jessica L Wilkinson, Cassandra Atherton, Anna Poletti, and Melinda Harvey), "Women's Writing and Environment," 5th Contemporary Women's Writing conference, 3-5 July 2014, State Library of Victoria.

(with Lorraine Sim) "Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion," Inaugural Modernist Studies Network Symposium, 6-7 February 2012, University of Western Sydney. 

(with Michael Farrell), "Poetry and the Contemporary" Symposium, 7-10 July 2011, Victorian Trades Hall. With John Hawke and Rose Lucas. "Poetry and the Trace: An International Conference," 13-16 July 2009, State Library of Victoria.

(with Margaret Henderson). "Manifesting Literary Feminisms: Drafts, Grafts, Nexus and Faultlines," 13-14 December 2007, Monash University.

(with John Hawke and Rose Lucas), "Poetry and the Trace," July 2008, Monash University.

Professional activities

> Managing editor, Journal of Poetics Research

> Poetry editor, Puncher and Wattmann

> Editorial Advisory board member, Rabbit

> Editorial Advisory board member, Zone

> Editorial Advisory board member, Cordite Scholarly

Research groups

Contemporary Histories Research Group

Awards

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
Monash University Research Fellowship
Macquarie University Research Fellowship.

Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Womens Poetry (2007) was shortlisted for the Walter McRae Russell Award in 2009 and the NSW Premiers Prize for Literary Scholarship in 2008.
The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon (2015) was commended in the FAW Anne Elder Award. An earlier version was shortlisted for the Helen Bell Bequest Award (2013).

Projects

Building on her interest in social poetics, Ann is exploring the interaction between (predominantly women) writers and artists associated with the New York School from the mid 40s to mid 60s.

Ann is also working on a study of the impact of second and third-wave feminism in Australian poetry from 1968 onwards. It extends to a consideration of changes in the practices of editing, the role of small press, community formations, performance and cross-media experimentation, and the impact of digital technologies.

Publications

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2018

Australian women's poetry and feminism

A Vickery

(2018), Oxford research encyclopedias literature, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter

Listed land uses of Moonee Ponds creek

A Vickery

(2018), Vol. 5, Plumwood Mountain: an Australian journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics, Seaford, Vic., J3

works

Between housework and carrying her home: Natalie Harkin's reparative poetics

A Vickery

(2018), pp. 337-356, Feeding the ghost 1: criticism on contemporary Australian poetry, Waratah, N.S.W., B1

chapter

"When person and public are hard to square: transnational singularity in Martin Johnston's 'in transit'

Ann Vickery

(2018), Vol. 18, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Hobart, TAS, C1

journal

Law of the fishes

Ann Vickery

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 34-34, Australian Poetry Journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Climate guardians

Ann Vickery, Deborah Hart

(2018), Loreto Point, Lake Wendouree, J2

works
2017

In confederates we couple

A Vickery

(2017), pp. 1-1, Cordite poetry review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

'In the merry foam : the minor intimacy of Frank O'Hara and Jane Freilicher

A Vickery

(2017), pp. 233-251, Lovers of my orchards: Writers and artists on Frank O'Hara, Paris, France, B1

chapter
2016

Clayton's law of amor fati

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 184-184, Active aesthetics : contemporary Australian poetry, Artarmon N.S.W. / Berkley, Calif., J3

works

When she refuses to settle: reading adolescent female sexuality and sexual abuse in the poetry of Genna Gardini and Kate Lilley

A Vickery

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 68-73, Wasafiri, London, Eng., C1

journal

Un4seen fxs

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 44-45, Newspeak, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, J3

works

Ghostly sisters: feminist collaborative performance in Australia

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Crossing geographies, crossing languages

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 274-288, A history of twentieth-century American women's poetry, Cambridge, Eng., B1

chapter

Autumnal hook

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 1-1, Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

An object exists only as it exists to another

A Vickery

(2016), pp. 165-165, Best Australian poems 2016, Collingwood, Vic., J3

works

An object exists only as it exists to another

A Vickery

(2016), Cordite poetry review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

A mathematical proposition

A Vickery

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 18-19, Rabbit: a journal of nonfiction poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

Popping candy by the kerb

A Vickery

(2016), Cordite Poetry Review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

On the Occasion of Gig Ryan's Sixtieth Birthday

M Farrell, O Yu, L Armand, B Cassidy, K Lilley, J Hand, T Fitch, T Ryan, J Kinsella, E O'Keefe, K Fagan, A Rolfe, M Bufton, N Tien Hoang, L Gorton, L Ferney, A Vickery

(2016), pp. 1-1, Overland, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works
2015

You can lead a horse to water

A Vickery

(2015), pp. 181-181, Vlak: Contemporary poetics and the arts, Prague, Czech Republic, J3

works

Devious Intimacy

A Vickery

(2015), Santa Lucia, Qld., J1

works
2014

New feelings: modernism, intimacy, and emotion

L Sim, A Vickery

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 1-14, Affirmations: Of the modern, Sydney, N. S. W., C1

journal

The complete pocketbook of swoon

A Vickery

(2014), Sydney, N.S.W., J1

works

"Against Colony Collapse Disorder; or, Settler Mess in the Cells of Contemporary Australian Poetry"

A Vickery

(2014), pp. 58-76, Arc Poetry Magazine, Ottawa, C1

journal

"Kind of, In Kind: The Politics of Circulating Feelings in the Writing of Juliana Spahr"

A Vickery

(2014), Vol. 4, Axon: Creative Explorations, Canberra, C1

journal

The great Australian dream delivered in the manner of Gatsby

A Vickery

(2014), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J2-1

works

Autumnal Hook

A Vickery

(2014), Vol. 216, pp. 107-107, Overland, Footscray, Vic., J3

works

Russian bit player

A Vickery

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 1-1, Plumwood Mountain, Seaford, Vic., J3-1

works
2013

In/complete : locating origins of the poet in Jennifer Moxley's 'in memoriams' to Helena Bennett

A Vickery

(2013), pp. 191-207, Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry, Iowa City, Iowa, B1-1

chapter

Another chardin in need of cleaning

A Vickery

(2013), Vol. 42, pp. 1-1, Cordite poetry review, Kirribilli, N.S.W., J3

works

To hold the hole: poetry and the trace

A Vickery

(2013), pp. 9-23, Poetry and the trace, Glebe, N.S.W., B1

chapter

The political imagination : postcolonialism and diaspora in contemporary Australian poetry

A Vickery, A Alizadeh

(2013), Vol. 73, pp. 7-21, Southerly : the political imagination, Sydney, NSW, C1

journal

PORTFOLIO (2008-2013): Major Poetry

A Vickery

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J1-1

works
2012

Anthologies and the anti-republic of Australian gay and lesbian poetry

A Vickery

(2012), pp. 257-266, Republics of letters : literary communities in Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Western triv

A Vickery

(2012), pp. 1-1, Cordite poetry review, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

works

Bred and sausage colony

A Vickery

(2012), pp. 97-99, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic., J3

works

Circadian rhythm

A Vickery

(2012), Vol. 72, pp. 158-158, Southerly: a review of Australian literature, Sydney, N.S.W., J3-1

works

Epic spin

A Vickery

(2012), Vol. 72, pp. 159-159, Southerly: a review of Australian literature, Sydney, N.S.W., J3-1

works
2011

At Heatherlie Quarry

A Vickery

(2011), pp. 114-114, Overland, Footscray, Vic., J3-1

works

Adventure at Sadies

A Vickery

(2011), pp. 170-171, Best Australian Poems 2011, Collingwood, Vic, J3

works

Philistine rhapsody

A Vickery

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 15-15, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic., J3-1

works

July is the psychic month

A Vickery

(2011), pp. 17-18, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic, J3-1

works

Misremembering Ophelia

A Vickery

(2011), pp. 19-20, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic., J3-1

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Imaginary elegies

A Vickery

(2011), pp. 21-22, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic., J3-1

works
2010

Bourdieu at Balmain, or a few field notes on John Tranter and contemporary Australian poetry

A Vickery

(2010), pp. 116-139, The salt companion to John Tranter, Cambridge, England, B1-1

chapter

The intimate archive

M Dever, S Newman, A Vickery

(2010), Vol. 38, pp. 94-137, Archives and Manuscripts, Sydney South, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2009

The intimate archive : journeys through private papers

M Dever, S Newman, A Vickery

(2009), Canberra, A.C.T., A1

book

Manifesting Australian literary feminisms : nexus and faultlines

A Vickery, M Henderson

(2009), pp. 1-19, Australian literary feminisms : nexus and faultlines., Ipswich, Qld., B1

chapter

An uncanny vernacular : comparing the radical modernisms of Lorine Niedecker and Lesbia Harford

A Vickery

(2009), Vol. 35, pp. 77-93, Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, St Lucia, Qld., C1

journal
2007

Feminine transports and transformations : textual performances of Australian women convicts and emigrants from 1788 to 1850

A Vickery

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 71-84, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature : JASAL, Toowoomba, Qld., C1-1

journal

The rise of 'women's poetry' in the 1970s an initial survey into new Australian poetry, the women's movement, and a matrix of revolutions

A Vickery

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 265-285, Australian feminist studies, Adelaide, S.A., C1-1

journal

Stressing the modern : cultural politics in Australian women's poetry

A Vickery

(2007), Cambridge, England, A1-1

book
2006

From being drafted to a draft of being : Rachel Blau, Du Plessis and the reconceptualisation of the feminist avant-garde

A Vickery

(2006), pp. 133-159, Avant-post, Prague, Czech Republic, B1-1

chapter
2002

A 'Lonely Crossing' : approaching nineteenth- century Australian women's poetry

A Vickery

(2002), Vol. 40, pp. 33-54, Victorian poetry, Morgantown, W. Va., C1-1

journal
2001

From 'girl-gladness' to 'honied madness' : pleasure and the girl in the poetry of zora cross

A Vickery

(2001), pp. 219-226, Association for the Study of Australian Literature. Conference (22nd : 2001 : Melbourne, Vic.), Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Dylan Gregory Holdsworth

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Megan Jane Mooney Taylor

Thesis entitled: Mythmaking and Masculinity in the Fiction of Norman Lindsay

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

2013

Katrina Hansord

Thesis entitled: 'spirit-music' Unbound: Romanticism and Print Politics in Australian Women's Poetry (1830-1905)

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2017

Daniel Joshua Lewis

Thesis entitled: `¿Dead-Channel¿ ¿ Writing Cyberpunk

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2017

Shelley Lee Buerger

Thesis entitled: Tell Me Something: The Poetics of Maternal Subjectivity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Janine Gibson

Thesis entitled: Australian Elegy: Landscape and Identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Kathryn Keeble

Thesis entitled: Lord of the ring: redressing the white oliphant

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts