Prof Cassandra Atherton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2004

Biography

Cassandra Atherton is an international expert on the prose poetry form and an award winning prose poet. Her specialization in prose poetry extends to the democratisation of poetry, focusing on poets as public intellectuals, specifically, hibakusha poets. Cassandra was a Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University sponsored by Professor Stephen Greenblatt and has been part of the Harvard University public intellectual symposia since 2013. Cassandra has authored and edited over thirty critical and creative books (with three more in progress) and has been invited to edit twelve special editions of leading refereed journals.

Cassandra’s prose poetry has been widely anthologized both nationally and internationally in publications such as Best Australian Poems (Black Inc.) and Strange Cargo: Five Australian Poets (Smith|Doorstop, UK) and has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese. She has been awarded the Sanlane prize, a Blanc literary award, a Melbourne University award, the University of California Mary Schroeder award for best article and has been a successful recipient of more than fifteen national and international research grants and teaching awards including, most recently VicArts grants and Australian Council Grants for her work on atomic bomb poetry and book of poetic biographies of the elderly. She is a sought after interviewer after her widely publicized interviews with American intellectuals such as Harold Bloom, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Greenblatt, Camille Paglia and Howard Zinn. Cassandra is commissioning editor for Westerly Magazine and series editor for Spineless Wonders annual microliterature anthologies. She received the Faculty Research award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for University Teacher of the Year.

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Career highlights

Harvard Visiting Scholar, 2016,  (Sponsor - Stephen Greenblatt)

Visiting Professor at Sophia University, Tokyo, 2014

Westerly poetry editor, 2015 -

Vic Premier's Prize for Poetry judge, 2014-2015

Lord Mayor's Prize for Poetry judge, 2016 - 2017

Vic Arts Grant, 2015

Australia Council Grant, 2016

ABR Editorial Advisor 2013 - 2015

Blanc Award for Best Debut Experimental novel, 2010

Mary Schroeder Award for best interview article, 2011

Salane Award for best book of interviews, 2014

Deakin University Teacher of the Year 2011

Deakin Commendations for Teaching Excellence from 2009 onwards

Research interests

Cassandra's research interests include:

prose poetry; atomic bomb poetry; public intellectuals and poetry in translation.                                                                                                     

Affiliations

  • Axon journal
  • Writers in Conversation
  • AAWP
  • Writers Victoria
  • APC
  • AASRN
  • IAFOR

Teaching interests

I teach in the Literary Studies and Professional & Creative Writing disciplines.

I am extremely interested in the link between these two disciplines and the way in which they can work to inform one another.

Within these disciplines I am a specialist prose poetry, canonical literature as well as Japanese texts in translation.

Units taught

ALW 225 - Fiction Writing

ALL 376 - Classics and Trash

Conferences

2021 New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA: panel, ‘Bursting out of the frame: Writing ekphrastic poetry and its connection to visual art’
2021 Poetry on the Move, Canberra: Festival Guest Poet, Poetry reading, Prose Poetry Workshop and Panel: ‘Ripping Language Apart’
2020 Activism at the Margins conference, RMIT, Melbourne: panel and performance, ‘Activism and Ageing: Creative Responses towards a Politics of Hope’
2020 New Orleans Poetry Festival, Online: Covideos, haibun reading with US poet, Jonathan Penton.
2020 Poetry on the Move, Online: Festival Guest Poet, ‘Well Known Corners’, poetry reading.
2019 Venetian Blind, a Public Art Commission curated project with the European Cultural Centre, Venice Biennale.
2019 18th Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region, Macquarie University: paper, ‘The Poetics of Poetry Translation: Internationalising contemporary Japanese poetry’
2019 AAWP Conference, UTS, Sydney: panel, ‘How We Work: Emotional Labour and Women’ [with Jen Webb and Paul Hetherington, U Canberra].
2019 AAWP Conference, UTS, Sydney: paper, ‘‘Get Over Yourself: Thinking cooperatively, criticism and another’s insights’
2019 Art and Soul Symposium, Winchester, UK: paper, ‘Double Vision: Ekphrasis as a Way of Looking Twice’
2019 Prose Poetry Reading: Winchester, UK.
2019 Out Poetry and Our Needs, A symposium, Reading, United Kingdom: paper, ‘Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose’.
2019 An International Poetry Reading: The Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, United Kingdom.
2019 Poetry on the Move Festival,  Canberra: paper, ‘Small Leaps, Giant Steps in Prose Poetry’
2019 Poetry on the Move Festival: panel, ‘The Texture of Truth’
2019 Leeds Trinity University, UK: Keynote lecture, ‘Breaking Boundaries and Crossing Lines: English-Language Prose Poetry Today’.
2019 Leeds Trinity University, UK: ‘Insiders on and ‘Outsider’ Artform [with Jane Monson, Cambridge U, Ian Seed, U of Chester]
2018 RMIT, Present Tense, public lecture with Ali Alizadeh and Jessica Wilkinson, ‘How To Read Poetry’.
2018 Newcastle Writers Festival: panel, ‘Short form and Political reverberations.’
2018 Poetry on the Move Festival, Canberra: paper, ‘Inhabiting Language: Dwellings’
2018 Poetry on the Move Festival, Canberra: panel, ‘Lines and Shapes, Inhabiting Form’
2018 Poetry on the Move Festival, Canberra, panel, ‘Living Poetry at the National Portrait Gallery’
2018 Poetry on the Move Festival, Canberra: Prose Poetry reading.
2018 Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, United Kingdom: paper,  ‘Fragments of the Place Itself: Boston Neighbourhoods in Prose Poetry’
2018 Inside Outside Carnival II Symposium, United Kingdom, July 2018: paper, ‘Reimagining the Atomic Sublime: Prose Poetry, Hybridity and Mariko Nagai’s Irradiated Cities’.
2018 Prose Poetry Reading: Winchester, United Kingdom.
2018 Contemporary Lyric: Absent Presences, the Secret and the Unsayable, A Symposium, Reading, United Kingdom: paper, ‘Show don’t Tell’.
2018 Prose Poetry Reading: Reading, United Kingdom.
2018 Translation Workshops, Meiji University, Japan.
2018 Nara Women’s University, poetry translation and reading: Nara, Japan.
2018 Spiral: Poetry reading: Tokyo, Japan.
2017 Queensland Poetry Festival, prose poetry panel. 2017 Great Writing: The International Creative Writing Conference, UK.           2017 Bath Spa MIX conference, UK

Professional activities

  • 2017 - Lord Mayor’s Poetry Prize, Melbourne, judge.
  • 2017- Co-editor of Disruption special edition of Australian Poetry Journal, with Benjamin Laird and Jacinta Le Plastrier.
  • 2016 Editorial Committee: Collaborative Writing and Academic Liaison, Axon: Creative Explorations.
  • 2016- University of Canberra, Poetry on the Move
  • 2016- Manning Clark House Poetry Reading, Canberra.
  • 2016- Author Page on PennSound: Cente for Programmes in Contemporary Writing, Charles Bernstein and Al Filreis (co-directors), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2016.
  • 2016-  Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards: Prize for Poetry, Convenor.
  • 2016- Co-Editor of Prose Poetry Special Edition of Rabbit: Non-Fiction Poetry Journal, with Paul Hetherington.
  • 2016- Co-Editor of Ekphrasis Special Edition of Cordite Poetry Review, with Paul Hetherington.
  • 2016- joanne burns Award, judge.
  • 2015- Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards: Prize for Poetry, judge.
  • 2015- Lord Mayor’s Poetry Prize, Melbourne, judge.
  • 2014-  Poetry editor of Westerly Magazine.
  • 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival artist: ‘Flash Fiction and Hybridity’.
  • 2014 Editorial Advisory Board: Writers in Conversation
  • 2015- Associate Editor: IAFOR Journal of Education

Research groups

Contemporary Histories Research Group

International Poetry Studies Institute

Awards

Deakin University Teacher of the Year
WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning
Vice Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching
Deakin University Commendations for Teaching Excellence
Australian Postgraduate Award
Felix Meyer Fellowship
University of California award for best interview-article
Blanc Literary Award for best experimental debut novel.

Projects

Cassandra is currently working on a number of projects:  

Poetry and Activism: Hibakusha Poets as Public Intellectuals [monograph]

Ekphrasis: An Introduction [monograph]

Hiroshima Maidens [Prose Poetry and hybrid genre book]

Publications

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2021

'What lies beneath: John Kinsella's graphology poems: 1995-2015'

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2021), Vol. 26, pp. 55-68, Angelaki: journal of the theoretical humanities, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Singing the quotidian: the lyric voice and contemporary American prose poetry by women

P Hetherington, C Atherton

(2021), pp. 1-14, New Writing, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Shrine forests, bonsai and public parks in tokyo: Old trees as symbols of continuity

G Moore, C Atherton

(2021), Vol. 19, pp. 1-15, Asia-Pasific Journal: Japan Focus, [Ithaca, N.Y.], C1

journal article

Gwen Harwood: a gentle lifting off the shore

Cassandra Atherton

(2021), pp. 14-19, Island magazine, Hobart, Tasmania, C1

journal article

Single Pink Slipper

Cassandra Atherton

(2021), pp. 1-1, Borderless : A transnational anthology of feminist poetry, Woden, A.C.T., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The Weight of an Empty Room; Tomorrows; Will-o'; Lozenges

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 1-1, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, [online], JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fifteen Minute City

Cassandra Atherton

(2021), Vol. Winter, pp. 1-1, Bond street review, [online], JO3

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Half Moon

Cassandra Atherton

(2021), pp. 1-1, Stilts Journal, Brisbane, Qld., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2020

Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Princeton, N.J., A1

book

A strange magic: Australian prose poetry

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2020), pp. 1-16, Anthology of Australian prose poetry, Melbourne, Vic, B1

book chapter

An intertextual poiesis: the luminous image and a 'round loaf of Indian and Rye'

P Hetherington, C Atherton

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 259-271, New writing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Poetry co-translation and an attentive cosmopolitanism: internationalising contemporary Japanese poetry

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington, Rina Kikuchi

(2020), pp. 1-17, Coolabah, Barcelona, Spain, C1

journal article

'The Chernobyl Hibakusha': dark poetry, the ineffable and abject realities'

Cassandra Atherton, Alyson Miller

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-19, Text journal of writing and writing courses, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Writing together: conjunctive collaboration, scholarship and prose poetry

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-18, Text journal of writing and writing courses, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Eternal forests: the veneration of old trees in Japan

Glenn Moore, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. 78, pp. 26-33, Arnoldia, Boston, Mass., C1

journal article

Tell All The Truth but Tell it Slant: Poetic Truth and Indirectness

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 1-1, Axon: Creative Explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2020), Melbourne, Vic., A7

edited book

Scars: Anthology of Microlit

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Sydney, N.S.W., A7

edited book

Asphyxia

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), McQueen's Quinterly, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Closing the Window

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), 100 Words of solitude, J3

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Distorted Depiction

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 43-43, Island : a magazine of excellence and variety, Sandy Bay, Tas., J3

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Leftovers

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Potts Point, N.S.W., J1

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Wanderlust

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 1-1, Unbroken prose poems, J3

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Canberra Nara Peace Park

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 1-1, Australian Poetry Journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

A Politics of Naming: A Zuihitsu

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. The Long Poem, pp. 1-1, Rabbit: A Journal for Non Fiction Poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Legacy

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2020), In Your Hands Anthology, Red Room Poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

La Grippe

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. 58, pp. 1-1, Text journal of writing and writing courses, Nathan, Qld., J3

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Circuit

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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News Fast

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 105-105, No News: 90 Poets Reflect on a Unique BBC Newscast, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Japanese Bath

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), McQueen's Quinterly, J3

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Moon

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 1-1, Unbroken prose poems, J3

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Circuit

P Hetherington, C Atherton

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 182-184, Axon, Canberra, A.C.T., JO3

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Outside the Walled City

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2020), pp. 1-1, Meanjin quarterly, Melbourne, Vic., JO3

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Palpitation; Koko

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 1-2, Meniscus Literary Journal, [online], JO3

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Mees Lines

Cassandra Atherton

(2020), pp. 1-1, Anthology of Illness, [London, Eng.], JO3

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2019

Fragments of the place itself: Boston neighbourhoods in prose poetry

C Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 158-169, New writing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Learning to teach in the field: five professors tell how running an overseas study tour improved their classroom teaching

Kat Ellinghaus, Jennifer Spinks, Glenn Moore, Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2019), Vol. XXXI, pp. 169-189, Frontiers: the interdisciplinary journal of study abroad, Boston, Mass., C1

journal article

Showing in telling

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Language and agency in 'Dwellings'

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2019), pp. 1-1, Axon, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Peripheral knowledge and feeling: the Perimeters poems

Paul Hetherington, Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-16, TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal article

Shuffle: An Anthology of Microlit

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A7

edited book

Still they go and shuffle

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-3, Shuffle: an anthology of microlit, Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Smeg lover

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Dear Canoe chapbook, Melbourne, Vic., J2

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Relics of the carnival, fragments of war

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2019), Axon: creative explorations, [Canberra, A.C.T.], J2

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Dwellings

Cassandra Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J2

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Touch

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-22, The Six Senses, Canberra, A.C.T., J2

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Space Couture

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), Giant Steps: Fifty Poets Reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Beyond, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Gingerbread Boy

Cassandra Atherton, Rina Kikuchi, Mari Kashiwagi

(2019), Gendai-Shi-Techo, Japan, J3

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Madeleines

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), StylusLit., Annerly, Qld., J3

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Volcano

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Personal Structures: Identities Exhibition, Venice, Italy, J3

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Astronaut ice-cream

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), Giant Steps: Fifty Poets Reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Beyond, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Transit

Cassandra Atherton, R Kikuchi, M Kashiwagi

(2019), Gendai-Shi-Techo, Japan, J3

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Luna

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Personal Structures: Identities Exhibition, Venice, Italy, J3

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Palette

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Personal Structures: Identities Exhibition, Venice, Italy, J3

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Overwritten

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Personal Structures: Identities Exhibition, Venice, Italy, J3

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Letter

Cassandra Atherton

(2019), pp. 1-1, Personal Structures: Identities Exhibition, Venice, Italy, J3

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2018

'In the shadow of the cloud': Hibakusha poets as public intellectuals

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 135-152, The unfinished atomic bomb: shadows and reflections, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

Introduction : an unfinished atomic bomb

D Lowe, C Atherton, A Miller

(2018), pp. ix-xviii, The unfinished atomic bomb : shadows and reflections, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

The ordinary and the unreal: American and Australian prose poetry

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2018), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Bruce, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Broken forms: prose poetry as hybridised genre in Australia

Paul Hetherington, C Atherton

(2018), Vol. 24&25, pp. 112-126, Coolabah, Barcelona, Spain, C1

journal article

Prose poetry in Australia

C Atherton, Paul Hetherington

(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 67-72, Western humanities review, Salt Lake City, Utah, C1

journal article

Butcher

C Atherton

(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 90-90, Western humanities review, Salt Lake City, Utah, C1

journal article

The unfinished atomic bomb: shadows and reflections

D Lowe, C Atherton, A Miller

(2018), Lanham, Md., A7

edited book

Sketch Notes 4

C Atherton, P Day

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Pika-don

C Atherton, A Miller, P Day

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J1

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Feasting

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2018), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative exploration, Canberra, J3

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Snow

C Atherton

(2018), Vol. 86, pp. 1-1, Cordite poetry review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Homesickness

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 56-56, Verity La, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Pre-Raphelite: and other prose poems

C Atherton

(2018), Adelaide, S.Aust., J2

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Fully justified

C Atherton

(2018), Vol. 72, pp. 89-89, Western humanities review, Salt Lake City, Utah, J3

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Exposure

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 1-1, Not very quite, [Australia], J3

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House of the seven gables

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 1-1, Stony Thursday Book, Limerick, Ire., J3

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Watermelon

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 1-1, Pleasant troubles, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Flooding of the treme

C Atherton

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-1, Australian Poetry Anthology, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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And the bright morning comes

Sachiko Nakamura, C Atherton

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Rubbish

C Atherton

(2018), pp. 1-1, Pleasant troubles, Kambah, A.C.T., J3

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To know place

C Atherton

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J2

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Prosody: Metre

Cassandra Atherton

(2018), Kambah, A.C.T., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2017

New Orleans

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 109-123, Cities: ten poets, ten cities, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

'The atomic landscape...does not allow me to rest': Kurihara Sadako and the hibakusha poet as public intellectual

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 1-15, Cordite poetry review, Carlton South, Vic., C1

journal article

Poetry that sees

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2017), Vol. 57, pp. 1-9, Cordite poetry review, Carlton South, Vic., C1

journal article

"Put it back in the ocean. Don't you realise it'll cause a Tsumani?" : the power of wata no hara (the ocean plain) in gake no ue no ponyo

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 155-170, Japan Studies Review, Miami, Fla., C1

journal article

'Monster in the sky': hibakusha poetry and the nuclear sublime

A Miller, C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 1-12, TEXT: journal of writing and writing programs, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Eyes inside words: prose poetry, imagism, aesthetic empathy and autobiographical memory

P Hetherington, C Atherton

(2017), pp. 1-20, Text, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

'Bending in all directions everywhere': a juddering, glimpsing, eidólonging of poets

D Disney, J Wilkinson, C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 62, pp. 121-147, Westerly magazine, Crawley, W.A., C1

journal article

Bending in all directions everywhere: a juddering, glimpsing, eidolonging of poets

Dan Disney, Jessica Wilkinson, Cassandra Atherton

(2017), Vol. 62, pp. 121-132, Westerly, Crawley, W.A., C1

journal article

Landmarks: microfiction and prose poems

Cassandra Atherton

(2017), Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., A7

edited book

Gypsy

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 1-1, Best Australian Poems 2017, Carlton, Vic., J3

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Yellow

C Atherton

(2017), Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Faulkner

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 227, pp. 1-1, Overland, Footscray, Vic., J3

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Guar

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-1, Axon : creative explorations, Bruce, A.C.T., J3

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Pinky

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 7, Axon : creative explorations, Bruce, A.C.T., J3

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The live sparrow of translation

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 76.3, pp. 128-128, Southerly journal, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Leucothoe

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 55-55, Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid, Canberra, A.C.T., J2

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Blue twilight unfurls its splendour

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 1-1, Text, Nathan, Qld., J3

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Prose poems

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 30-43, Strange cargo: five Australian poets, Sheffield, Eng., J3

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'On clear days'; 'in the dark'; 'in the brief caesura'; 'it takes a year'

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 1-4, Trace: prose poems, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Bloch

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 20-21, Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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The Red Shoes

C Atherton

(2017), pp. 22-23, Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Guar; pinky

C Atherton

(2017), Vol. 7, Axon, J3

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And the bright morning comes

C Atherton, S Nakamura

(2017), pp. 209-217, Poet to poet : contemporary women poets from Japan, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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2016

Unsettling creativity: intercultural spaces, study abroad and internationlization beyond the curriculum

C Atherton, K Le Rossignol

(2016), pp. 303-321, Internacionalizacao do curriculo, [Brasil], B1

book chapter

Poetic boundary conditions : Australian poets in the ivory tower

C Atherton

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 169-182, Journal of gender studies, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

'Give back the human': poetic collaboration and hibakusha poems

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Axon: Creative Explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Speaking to animals: Japan and the welfare of companion animals

C Atherton, G Moore

(2016), Vol. 16, Electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies, Sheffield, Eng., C1

journal article

Like a porcupine or hedgehog?: The prose poem as post-romantic fragment

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 19-38, Creative approaches to research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The prose poem as Igel: a reading of fragmentation and closure in prose poetry

C Atherton, P Hetherington

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

journal article

Quotidian metageographies: prose poems as nonfiction postcards

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2016), pp. 1-12, Rabbit: a journal for non-fiction poetry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Student perspectives on the value of experiential learning in history

C Atherton, G Moore

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 81-100, Australasian journal of American studies (AJAS), Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

A Clare

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J3-1

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Introduction : nonfiction prose poetry

C Atherton, P Hetherington

(2016), pp. 1-2, Rabbit: a journal of non-fiction poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J2

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Water

C Atherton

(2016), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

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Adaptation

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Axon : creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Rubbish

C Atherton

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

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White noise

C Atherton

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

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Butterfly hunter

C Atherton

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

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Rasp

C Atherton

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

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Entitled

C Atherton

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

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Vindications

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 15-15, Rabbit, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Viv

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 25-25, Contemporary Australian feminist poetry, Santa Lucia, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Uses for poetry III

C Atherton

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 81-81, Stoneboat literary journal, Sheboygan, Wis., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Percussion

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Brief, [online], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Hygrometry

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Brief, [online], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Spot

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Brief, [online], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Dilly Dally

C Atherton, P Hetherington, P Day

(2016), Richmond, Vic, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

X-Codes, or Katrina Crosses

C Atherton

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Yellow

C Atherton

(2016), [United Kingdom], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Uses for Poetry II

C Atherton

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The blue hour

C Atherton

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Gypsy

C Atherton

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Wild man blues

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Pulse: prose poems, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Pigging out

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-1, Pulse: prose poems, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Sex in the pink hotel

C Atherton

(2016), Pulse: prose poems, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

L'heure bleue

C Atherton

(2016), Pulse: prose poems, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Prose poems: 'your wild man blues'; 'I like pigs too much'; 'we have sex in the pink hotel"; 'nothing annoys me more'

C Atherton

(2016), pp. 1-5, Pulse: prose poems, Kambah, A.C.T., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2015

Give back peace that will never end: Hibakusha poets as public intellectuals

C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 1-1, Asia-Pacific journal: Japan focus, Ithaca, N.Y., C1

journal article

'Unconscionable mystification'? : rooms, spaces and the prose poem

P Hetherington, C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 265-281, New writing : the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Situating public intellectuals

P Marshall, C Atherton

(2015), pp. 69-78, Media International Australia, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

'Very inflated rhetoric polysyllables and so on': the public intellectual and jargon in the academy

C Atherton

(2015), pp. 98-107, Media international Australia, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Plum(b)

C Atherton

(2015), pp. 1-1, Australian book review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fairest of them all

C Atherton

(2015), Wester Australia, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Havisham

C Atherton

(2015), pp. 1-1, Apocrypha abstractions, [Unknown], J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Symmetry

C Atherton

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Trace [book of poetry]

C Atherton

(2015), Braidwood, N. S. W., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Pegs

C Atherton

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Adaptation

C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 29-31, Seam: Prose Poetry Project, University of Canberra, A. C. T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Ophelia

C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 89-90, Seam: Prose Poetry Project, Canberra, A. C. T., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Exhumed [book of poetry]

C Atherton

(2015), Wollongong, N.S.W., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Wilkie Collins

C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 75, pp. 145-145, Southerly, Sydney, N.S.W., J3-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Sketch notes, 1, 2, 3

C Atherton, P Day

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Pineapple

C Atherton

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 39-39, Synaesthesia magazine, [online], J3-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2014

Bridges across time

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 1-12, Travelling without gods: A Chris Wallace-Crabbe companion., Melbourne, Vic, B1

book chapter

'Hottie Doctors': academics as celetoids, a case study of Dr Bonnie Blossman and Big, Rich Texas

C Atherton

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 79-82, Celebrity studies, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Travelling without gods: a Chris Wallace-Crabbe companion

C Atherton

(2014), Melbourne, Vic, A7

edited book

Humbert

C Atherton

(2014), Tincture Journal, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Seed

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 42-42, Scrivener creative review, Montreal, Que., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Cox

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 197-197, Melbourne subjective anthology: an anthology of contemporary Melbourne writing, Port Melbourne, Vic, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Rubbish

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 91-91, Flashing the square : microfiction & prose poems, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Without a trace

C Atherton

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 17-17, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

White noise

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 36-37, Writing to the edge : prose poems and micro fiction, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Triangle fire

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 53-53, Flood, Fire and Famine, Port Adelaide, S. A., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Looking Glass World with illustrations by Robin Wallace-Crabbe

C Atherton, Robin Wallace-Crabbe

(2014), Richmond, Vic., J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Valentine's day massacre

C Atherton

(2014), pp. 79-79, Overland, Footscray, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2013

In so many words: interviews with writers, scholars and intellectuals

C Atherton

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., A1

book

All the world's a stage: the production of the overseas intensive

C Atherton

(2013), pp. 152-159, Searching for the American dream: how a sense of place shapes the study of history, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

Reading, writing, crafting - Innovations in first year tertiary writing pedagogy

C Atherton, A Pont

(2013), pp. 1-13, Proceedings of the 18th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Canberra, ACT, E1

conference

Southern kisses: a backyard in Slidell, Louisiana, 1982

C Atherton

(2013), pp. 1-1, Stereo stories, Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Testy

C Atherton

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Anonymous

C Atherton

(2013), pp. 1-1, New Orleans Review, New Orleans, Louisiana, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The frog prince

C Atherton

(2013), Melbourne, Australia, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

P.R.B

C Atherton

(2013), pp. 129-129, The Best Australian Poems, Collingwood, Vic, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Double Event

C Atherton

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 1-2, Furia: New Writing, Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

PORTFOLIO (2008-2013): Poetry and Fiction

C Atherton

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
2012

Poetry descends from the sacred : an interview with Camille Paglia

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 84-95, Writing on the edge, Davis, Calif., C1

journal article

The haunting : poetry and fashion in the creative writing workshop

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 47-53, Writing on the edge, Davis, Calif., C1

journal article

Danse macabre

C Atherton

(2012), pp. 1-1, Foame : e, St Lucia, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Cherry bomb

C Atherton

(2012), Verity La, Online, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Homesick

C Atherton

(2012), pp. 1-1, Verity LA, Canberra, A.C.T., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bonds

C Atherton

(2012), pp. 186-186, The best Australian poems 2012, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Charnel house lover

C Atherton

(2012), pp. 1-1, Unlikley stories : episode IV, United States, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Prufrock's lover

C Atherton

(2012), pp. 49-50, Wet ink, Adelaide, S.A., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fair is fowles

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 114-115, Famous reporter, Hobart, Tas., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Act V

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 4-4, Famous reporter, Hobart, Tas., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Facebook stalking

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 61-61, LiNQ, Townsville, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Remembering the triangle shirtwaist fire

C Atherton

(2012), Margaret River, W. A., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Raining blood and money

C Atherton

(2012), Vol. 72, pp. 50-55, Southerly, Sydney, NSW, J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

Indenting the white pillow with dreams : from morpheus to morphine : a study of Kinsella's and Wallace-Crabbe's recent poetry

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 55-68, Refashioning myth : poetic transformations and metamorphoses, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

Plath

C Atherton

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 22-22, Etchings : fiction, essays, photography, poetry, art, Elsternwick, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Midnight

C Atherton

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 1-1, Cordite poetry review, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Two prose poems

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 1-1, Otoliths : a magazine of many e-things, Australia, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Ravenous

C Atherton

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 80-80, Lemuria : rajasthan association of Indo-Australian studies, Ajmer, India, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

RIP

C Atherton

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 63-63, Rabbit : a poetry journal for new and emerging rabbits, Melbourne, Vic., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Shinjuku morning

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 1-1, Peril magazine, [unknown], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bento

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 1-1, 21D Magazine, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Staffroom confidential

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 1-9, Griffith Review, Nathan, Qld., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Dessert wine

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 54-54, The attitude of cups : an anthology of Australian poetry about tea, wine and coffee, Melbourne, Vic, J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Shrink

C Atherton

(2011), pp. 155-156, Lightship anthology 1, Richmond, England, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2010

'If you don't want to take risks, then you have to be silent' : an interview with Howard Zinn.

C Atherton

(2010), Vol. 20, pp. 86-94, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif, C1-1

journal article

Sleeping with the enemy : creative writing and theory in the academy

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 1-10, AAWP 2010 : The Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers : the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2010, Melbourne, VIC, E1

conference

Memoir : home is where the heart is : a question of belonging II

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 171-176, Griffith review : a quarterly review of writing & ideas, Nathan, Qld, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Neck

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 1-4, Mascara literary review, Wahroonga, N.S.W., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Dedication

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 88-88, Sketch, West Melbourne, Vic., J3-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Dream triptych

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 132-134, Sketch, West Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Suburban sappho

C Atherton

(2010), Vol. 14, pp. 1-2, Text : journal of writing and writing courses, Nathan, Qld., J3

Non-Traditional Research Output

After Lolita

C Atherton

(2010), Ontario, Canada, J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Nectarines

C Atherton

(2010), pp. 32-33, Wet ink, Adelaide, S.A., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Reading the city: poetry in fashion

C Atherton

(2010), The Wheeler Centre, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

The man jar

C Atherton

(2010), Tokyo, Japan, J1-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2009

'Who drank the hemlock?' : an interview with Noam Chomsky

C Atherton

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 91-99, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif., C1-1

journal article

Core

C Atherton

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 219-221, Antithesis : an interdisciplinary postgraduate journal, Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Aubade

C Atherton

(2009), Vol. 19, pp. 224-225, Antithesis : an interdisciplinary postgraduate journal, Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2008

The life of the imagination goes on everywhere : an interview with Stephen Greenblatt

C Atherton

(2008), Vol. 18, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif., C1-1

journal article
2007

An interview with Dana Gioia : Tradition is a romance

C Atherton

(2007), Vol. 18, pp. 87-93, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif., C1-1

journal article

'My history is a tile in a mosaic' : an interview with Jim Cullen

C Atherton

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 64-72, A J A S, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Deep subjectivity : Harold Bloom

C Atherton

(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif., C1-1

journal article
2006

Flashing eyes and floating hair : a reading of Gwen Harwood's pseudonymous poetry

C Atherton

(2006), Kew, Vic., A1-1

book

Libretto

C Atherton

(2006), pp. 64-67, Hidden desires : Australian women writing, Charnwood, A.C.T., B1-1

book chapter
2005

Life is dangerous : an interview with Alan Lightman

C Atherton

(2005), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, Writing on the edge : a journal about writing and teaching writing, Davis, Calif., C1-1

journal article

In the dreaded park : Gwen Harwood and subpersonality theory

C Atherton

(2005), pp. 133-140, Journal of Australian studies, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Asuka and the Floating City

Cassandra Atherton

(2005), pp. 92-95, PHILAMENT-AN ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE, J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2004

Mrs Robinson

C Atherton

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 125-127, Antithesis : fuse, Parkville, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Post-Lolita

C Atherton

(2004), pp. 20-21, Muse, Melbourne, Vic., J3-1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2003

'The edge of something' : stasis and rebirth in the recent poetry of Chris Wallace-Crabbe

C Atherton

(2003), Vol. 17, pp. 38-42, Antipodes : a North American journal of Australian literature, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Moulin Rouge laundromat

C Atherton

(2003), Vol. 93-94, pp. 189-196, Island : a magazine of excellence and variety, Sandy Bay, Tas., J2-1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Poetic Portraits of Australian Elders

Prof Cassandra Atherton

  • 2019: $13,202

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Zoe Dzunko

Thesis entitled: On the Edge: Tracing the Liminal in Labour Narratives

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Debra Wain

Thesis entitled: Keepers of Culture: Women, Food and Writing

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Rebecca Elizabeth Hutton

Thesis entitled: Homebirds: re-conceptualising music in young adult LGBTQ fiction

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Libbie Chellew

Thesis entitled: Uncanny Suburbia and Australian Fiction

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2020

Ailsa Brackley du Bois

Thesis entitled: Lost Spaces of Popular Theatrical Entertainment, Ballarat Goldfields, 1850s - 1870s

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Kristin Henry

Thesis entitled: Clans and Tribes: attachment networks of older Australian women

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Co-supervisor
2019

Joshua Mark Baird

Thesis entitled: The projection of the son: unreliable narration and masculinity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2021

Yasmin Samira Mobayad

Thesis entitled: Mother: Spectres of the Post-Industrial Narrative

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Heather Cameron

Thesis entitled: Cancer Poetry: Responding to loss through autopathography and elegy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2020

Autumn Lace Royal

Thesis entitled: Poetry and the Elegiac Self: A Creative Thesis with Exegesis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Katherine Mary Paine

Thesis entitled: The Tank: reimagining the colonial North

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Liam Guilar

Thesis entitled: Anhaga: An exploration in poetry of narrative, memory and identity

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Daniel Joshua Lewis

Thesis entitled: "Dead-Channel" : Writing Cyberpunk

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Shelley Lee Buerger

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

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

2016

Scott Michael Pearce

Thesis entitled: Hegemonic Masculinity in Transition The Frontier Myth in Australian Westerns

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Emma Clare Hayes

Thesis entitled: The Scarlet Legacy Representations of the Single Mother

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Jo-Anne Langdon

Thesis entitled: Working title: Magical realism as elegy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

Roberta Shaw

Thesis entitled: Looking and aesthetics: Beyond literary representations of voyeurism.

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts