Jane Stafford

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Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


Teaching in 2018


MA(Hons) 1st class Victoria
PhD Victoria

Current research projects

  • ‘Mrs Muter and the Construction of the Lady Traveller’, part of a larger project with Prof Ralph Crane of the University of Tasmania, ‘Anglo-India in Australasia, 1820-1920: Place, Object, Text’, a study of the links, historical, cultural, and literary, between Anglo-India (that is, the British Raj in India) and Australia and New Zealand in the nineteenth century.
  • Costumes, Scenery, Specimens of Literature etc: Collection, Containment, and Concealment in Mrs Hobson’s Album’, a study of an Alexander Turnbull Library manuscript, colonial culture and literary form.

Areas of supervision

Nineteenth-century, colonial and New Zealand literature; Katherine Mansfield.

Selection of publications

  • Colonial Literature and the Native Author: Indigeneity and Empire. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • (With Ralph Crane and Mark Williams, eds.), The Oxford History of the Novel in English, volume 9: The World Novel to 1950, Oxford University Press, 2016, 458 pp; (with Ralph Crane and Mark Williams), ‘Fictional Cartographies’, introduction to The Oxford History of the Novel in English, pp. 1-6; ‘Fiction and the Native Author’, The Oxford History of the Novel, pp. 389-402.
  • ‘“How one subject springs out of another!”: the Strickland Family and Early Nineteenth-century Children’s Literature’, Women’s Writing, Special Issue, Children’s Literature by Women in the Long Nineteenth Century, vol. 25 (2018) http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/stUnd2SGqZk7SuHj73qW/full
  • ‘Romance in the Backblocks in New Zealand Popular Fiction, 1930-1950: Mary Scott’s Barbara Stories’. Genre Settings: Spatiality and Popular Fiction, ed. Lisa Fletcher. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 61-78.
  • ‘Maoriland Reservations’. A History of New Zealand Literature, ed. Mark Williams. Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 56-69.
  • (With Mark Williams), ‘Reading Byron in Kororāreka: The Journal of Ensign Best’. Australian Literary Studies, Special Issue: Victorian Literary Migrations, 30, 3 (October 2015).

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Teaching in 2018