Nicole Moore

Professor of English and Media Studies and Associate Dean Special Collections
Associate Dean

Nicole Moore is Professor in English and Media Studies and Associate Dean for Special Collections at UNSW Canberra. 

Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. Her 2012 book The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award, the Penny Pether prize from the Australian Law, Literature and the Humanities Association, and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History. Recent edited collections pursue the topics of global literary censorship, Australian literature in the German Democratic Republic, and teaching Australian and New Zealand literature. Her research pursues issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature, governance and history within and across national boundaries. 

Through 2014-2018 an ARC Future Fellowship enabled her to embark on a biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett. 

Nicole is the Past President of the Australian University Heads of English association (AUHE). She is editor of the award-winning Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne). She is a member of the editorial boards of Australian Literary Studies, Hecate: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) and Studies in Australasian Cinema, and acts as a referee for various national and international presses, journals, and research funding bodies. Prof. Moore has held visiting fellowships at the Menzies Centre, Kings College London; the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; the National Archives of Australia, and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University.

Her role as Associate Dean for UNSW Canberra's Special Collections is to foster and oversee research, curation and partnerships utilising the rich manuscript materials and rare books held in the UNSW Canberra Academy Library.

**Scholarships are available at UNSW Canberra for PhD students who have achieved a H1/High Distinction result or equivalent for a research project in their UG program and/or have completed an MPhil or Masters by Research. To explore potential topics, contact Professor Moore on n.moore@unsw.edu.au. 

Current PhD supervisions: 

Sandeep Singh - Poetry, postcolonialism and the Cold War in South East Asia: Four case studies

Gayani Ranawake - Effective communication in contemporary science writing

Priyanka Shivadas - A comparative study of contemporary Indigenous literature in Australia and India

For her Engagement story please click

Books
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Moore NR; Birns N; Shieff S, 2017, Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, Moore NR; Birns N; Shieff S, (eds.), 1st, Modern Languages Association, New York
2017
Moore N; Spittel C, 2016, Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: Reading through the Iron Curtain, Moore N; Spittel C, (ed.), 1st, Anthem, London, http://www.anthempress.com/reading-through-the-iron-curtain
2016
Moore N, 2015, Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, Moore N, (ed.), Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/
2015
2012
2009, Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, Jose N; Heiss A; Goldsworthy K; McCooey D; Minter P; Moore N; Webby E, (eds.), Allen & Unwin, Sydney
2009
Bullock M; Moore N, 2008, Banned in Australia, Original, AustLit, e-resource, http://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/Banned
2008
Book Chapters
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Moore N, 2021, 'The Australasian Book Society: Making a literary working class in the cultural Cold War', in Barnhisel G (ed.), The Bloomsbury Handbook to Cold War Literary Culture, Bloomsbury, New York
2021
Moore N, 2020, 'Print Censorship and the Cultural Cold War: Books in a Bounded World', in Hammond A (ed.), Palgrave Handbook to Cold War Literature, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 43 - 61, https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030389727
2020
Moore N, 2020, 'Australia', in Helgesson S; Neumann B; Rippl G (ed.), Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 511 - 530
2020
Moore N, 2019, ''Put on Dark Glasses or a Blind Man's Head': Poetic Defamation and the Question of Feminist Privacy in 1970s Australia', in Arrow M; Woollacott A (ed.), Everyday Revolutions: Gender, Sexuality and Society in 1970s Australia, Australian National University EPress, Canberra, pp. 295 - 312, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvq4c17c.15
2019
Moore NR; Birns N; Shieff S, 2017, 'Introduction', in Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edn. Options for Teaching Series, Modern Languages Association, New York, pp. 1 - 14
2017
Moore NR; Birns N, 2017, 'Relocating Literary Sensibility: Colonial Australian Print Culture in the Digital Age', in Moore N; Birns N; Shieff S (ed.), Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edn. Options for Teaching Series, Modern Languages Association, New York, pp. 15 - 28
2017
Moore NR, 2016, 'Zola to Roth: Literature in the Dock in Australia', in Blume PF (ed.), Buch Macht Geschichte: Beiträge zur Verlags- und Medienforschung, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 311 - 328
2016
Moore NR, 2016, 'Censorship and Literature', in Rabinowitz P (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://literature.oxfordre.com/
2016
Moore NR, 2016, 'Sedition as Realism: Frank Hardy's Power without Glory parts the Iron Curtain', in Moore NICOLE; Spittel C (ed.), Reading Through the Iron Curtain Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic, Anthem Press, London, pp. 93 - 116
2016
Spittel C; Moore N, 2016, 'South by East: World Literature's Cold War Compass', in Spittel ; Moore N (ed.), Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: Reading through the Iron Curtain, Anthem, London, pp. 1 - 32
2016
Moore N, 2015, 'Red Love as Seditious Sex: Bans on proletarian women's writing in Australia in the 1930s', in Barraclough R; Bowen-Struyk H; Rabinowitz P (ed.), Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 39 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137507037_3
2015
Moore N, 2015, 'Surrealism to Pulp: The limits of the literary and Australian Customs', in Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, edn. Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/
2015
Moore N, 2015, 'Literary censorship internationally: Introduction', in Moore NR (ed.), Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View, edn. Hardcover Ist, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/censorship-and-the-limits-of-the-literary-9781628920109/
2015
Moore N, 2013, 'The Catcher in the Rye Gets Caught in the Net : Censorship and the Parliamentary Library', in Genoni P; Dalziell T (ed.), Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures 1935-2012, edn. Original, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 180 - 187
2013
Moore N, 2012, ''Because They Were White, Baby, and they Ruled the World': Die australische Zensur von James Baldwins Another Country', in Laux C; Zeckert PF (ed.), Flachware: Fussnoted der Leipziger Buchwissenschaft, edn. First, Plottner Verlag, Leipzig; London, pp. 147 - 168
2012
Moore N; Spittel C, 2012, 'Bobbin' Up in the Leseland: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic', in Kirkpatrick P (ed.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 113 - 126
2012
Moore N, 2010, 'Articulate Contraband', in Jaehrling S (ed.), Banned Books in Australia, edn. First, University of Melbourne, Carlton Victoria Australia, pp. 9 - 15
2010
Moore N, 2009, 'Australian Literature 1900-1950', in Jose N; Heiss A; Minter P; Webby E; Moore N; Goldsworthy K; McCooey D (ed.), Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, edn. hb, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 23 - 30
2009
Moore N, 2009, 'Introduction', in Capiello R (ed.), Oh Lucky Country, edn. 1, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. v - xi, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0725513601064000001
2009
Bullock M; Moore N, 2008, 'Introduction', in Bullock M; Moore N (ed.), Banned in Australia, edn. Original, AustLit, e-resource, pp. N/A - N/A, http://www.austlit.edu.au/specialistDatasets/Banned
2008
Moore N, 2007, 'The Work of Dorothy Hewett', in Birns N; McNeer R (ed.), Companion to Australian Literature, edn. First, Boydell and Brewer/University of Rochester Press, New York, pp. 321 - 334
2007
Moore N, 2006, '"Mother is, like, history"', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis, edn. First, University of WA Press, Perth, pp. 172 - 190
2006
Moore N, 1997, '“’Threatened People Don’t Breed’: The Maternal Strike in Australian Women’s Writing"', in Johnson A; Lee M; Schlunke K; Forward FS; Hodge B (ed.), Off The Sheep’s Back: New Humanities, edn. Original, School of Humanities, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, NSW, pp. 27 - 42
1997
Conference Papers
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Moore N, 2008, 'UnAustralia the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference, 6-8 December 2006', in Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 155 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640701361790
2008
Journal articles
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Moore N, 2021, '"'I'll Tell My Mother': Dorothy Hewett and Literary Feminism after #MeToo"', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 20, file:///C:/Users/Nicole%20Moore/Downloads/15557-45598-1-PB.pdf
2021
Moore NR, 2017, 'Editorial', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 3, https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/article/view/12455/11479
2017
Moore N, 2016, 'Review of *The Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose*', Australian Literary Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.cc901fe861
2016
Moore NR, 2016, 'Performing 1971: Dorothy Hewett's The Chapel Perilous - for Reading Australia', Westerly, vol. 61, pp. 126 - 143, https://readingaustralia.com.au/essays/the-chapel-perilous-2/
2016
Moore N; Kennedy R; Leane J; McGrath A; Nugent M, 2016, 'Roundtable: Message from Mungo and the Scales of Memory', Australian Humanities Review, pp. 247 - 259, http://australianhumanitiesreview.org/2016/08/30/roundtable-message-from-mungo-and-the-scales-of-memory/
2016
Moore NR, 2015, ''A recognised trouble-maker wherever he goes': Narrated Surveillance, Redacted Recognition and the International Reach of Australia's Cultural Cold War', Australian Literary Studies, pp. 52 - 69
2015
Moore NR, 2015, '‘A recognised trouble-maker wherever he goes’: Narrated Surveillance, Redacted Recognition and the International Reach of ASIO’s Cultural Cold War', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 30, pp. 52 - 69, https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/
2015
Moore NR, 2014, 'Placing Sociality, Intimacy, Authority: Dorothy Hewett in the Biographical Frame', Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, vol. 40, pp. 35 - 51
2014
Moore N; Birns N; Shieff S, 2014, 'Naming the Nation: A Poetic Retrospect', Antipodes, vol. 28, pp. 263 - 266
2014
Moore N, 2013, 'Censorship is', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 54, pp. 45 - 65, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-May-2013/moore.html
2013
Moore N, 2012, 'Review of Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett', Transnational Literature, vol. 4, pp. np - np, http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/jspui/bitstream/2328/25913/1/Dorothy_Hewett.pdf
2012
Moore N, 2011, 'Impossible Literary Histories', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, pp. 49 - 60, https://www.australianliterarystudies.com.au/
2011
Moore N, 2010, 'Editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 25, pp. 255 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2010.514322
2010
Moore N, 2007, 'Betty Roland interviewed by Nicole Moore', Southerly, vol. 67, pp. 362 - 376
2007
Spongberg M; Moore N, 2007, 'Australian Feminist Studies: Editorial', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640601153222
2007
Moore N, 2007, 'Art Makes the World: Obituary for Mona Brand', Overland, vol. 189, pp. 93 - 94
2007
Moore N, 2005, ''Treasonous Sex: Birth Control Obscenity Censorship and White Australia.'', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 20, pp. 319 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640500280258
2005
Moore N, 2005, ''National Parapraxis: Memory and Forgetting in Australian Censorship History.'', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 36, pp. 296 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10314610508682925
2005
Moore N, 2005, 'An Indecent Obsession: Dr Nicole Moore on Australian Censorship Regimes', Memento, vol. 30
2005
Moore N, 2004, 'Remember love and struggle? Reading Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven in contemporary Australian contexts', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, pp. 251 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.3666a3dd34
2004
Moore N, 2004, '"Remember Love and Struggle? Jean Devanny's Sugar Heaven and Contemporary Australian Political Fiction', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 21, pp. 251 - 263
2004
Moore N, 2003, 'The Absolutely Incredible Obscenity of Letty Fox', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. 21, pp. 67 - 79, http://www.nla.gov.au/ojs/index.php/jasal
2003
Moore N, 2002, 'Interrupting Maternal Citizenship: Birth control in mid-wave women's writing', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 17, pp. 151 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640220147933
2002
Moore N, 2002, 'Review of *Authority and Influence: A ustralian Literary Criticism 1950-2000*, edited by Delys Bird, Robert Dixon, and Christopher Lee', Australian Literary Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.20314/als.749daaed15
2002
Moore N, 2002, 'Dorothy Hewett: Twentieth-century Writer. (Commissioned Tribute)', Overland, vol. 169, pp. 15 - 17
2002
Moore N, 2002, 'Obscene and Over Here: National Sex and the Love Me Sailor Obscenity Trial', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, pp. 316 - 329
2002
Moore N, 2001, 'To be rid, to be rid of it ...: Abortion and the Cosmopolitan Modern in Dymphna Cusack's Jungfrau', Australian Studies, vol. 16, pp. 59 - 81
2001
Moore N, 2001, 'A Monster of Indecision: Abortion, Choice and Commodity Culture in Christina Stead's The Beauties and Furies', Southerly, vol. 61, pp. 142 - 157
2001
Moore N, 2001, 'The Rational Natural: Conflicts of the Modern in Eleanor Dark', Hecate, vol. 27, pp. 19 - 31
2001
Moore N, 2001, 'The Politics of Cliche: Abortion, Sex and Class in Australian Realism', Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 47, pp. 69 - 91
2001
Moore N, 2000, 'Female Curiosity and Colonial Scripts. Review Essay', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 15, pp. 284 - 286
2000
Moore N, 2000, 'That Critical Juncture: Maternalism in Australian Feminist Anti-Colonial History', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 66, pp. 95 - 102
2000
Moore N, 2000, '‘That critical juncture’: Maternalism in anti‐colonial feminist history', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 24, pp. 95 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050009387615
2000
Moore N, 1999, 'Until Then. Review Essay', Overland, vol. 157, pp. 93 - 94
1999
Moore N, 1999, 'Future Now', Southerly, vol. 59, pp. 27 - 36
1999
Moore N, 1998, 'Barmaids: a history of women's work in pubs', Women's Writing, vol. 5, pp. 265 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09699080300200373
1998
Moore N, 1998, 'Asking for More: The Impact of Dorothy Hewett', Overland, vol. 153, pp. 26 - 31
1998
Moore N, 1998, 'Jill-of-all-Trades: Dorothy Hewett talks to Nicole Moore', Overland, vol. 153, pp. 34 - 41
1998
Moore N, 1996, ''Me Operation': Abortion and Class in Australian Women's Novels 1920s-1950', Hecate, vol. 22, pp. 27 - 46
1996
Moore N, 1992, 'The Burdens Twain or Not Forgetting Yourself: The Writing of Betty Roland's Life', Hecate, vol. 18, pp. 6 - 26
1992
Other
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Moore NR (ed.), 2018, Special Issue Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/issue/view/841
2018

Australian literature, censorship, Women's writing, 

Moore N, 2021, “‘Famously Fed Up’: How the Feminist Writer Kate Jennings Changed Australia.”, https://theconversation.com/famously-fed-up-how-the-work-of-feminist-writer-kate-jennings-changed-australia-160267
2021
Moore N, 2021, “Dorothy Hewett: 1923-2002”., Search Foundation, https://www.search.org.au/dorothy_hewett
2021
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