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Personal profile


Melinda Harvey completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and PhD at the University of Sydney. She held lectureships at the University of Sydney, Bard College, Berlin, ANU and RMIT University before joining Monash in 2011.

Research interests

  • Women’s writing
  • Book reviewing culture
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary literature
  • Creative nonfiction, especially the essay
  • Social uses of literature








  • Women's Writing
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Modernism
  • Gender Bias
  • Public Literary Criticism
  • Feminist Criticism
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Arts Criticism
  • Film

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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 7 Chapter (Book)
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Other contribution
  • 2 Edited Book

J. M. Coetzee and the Woman Question

Kossew, S. & Harvey, M., 2019, Reading Coetzee's Women. Kossew, S. & Harvey, M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Reading Coetzee's Women

Kossew, S. (ed.) & Harvey, M. (ed.), Aug 2019, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 252 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Stella Count 2017

Harvey, M., 2018, 19 p. Melbourne Vic Australia : The Stella Prize.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

2016 Stella Count

Harvey, M., 31 Jul 2017, 27 p.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Ann Goldstein on translating Elena Ferrante and the inner workings of The New Yorker

Harvey, M., 2016, The Lifted Brow.

Research output: Other contributionOther


UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature Travel Grant

Melinda Harvey (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship

Melinda Harvey (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2019

Affirmations: of the modern (Journal)

Melinda Harvey (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Miles Franklin Literary Award (External organisation)

Melinda Harvey (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Humanities Review (Journal)

Melinda Harvey (Guest editor)
Nov 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Mfs-Modern Fiction Studies (Journal)

Melinda Harvey (Peer reviewer)
Dec 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

"Reading Coetzee's Women

Melinda Harvey (Organiser), Sue Kossew (Organiser)
27 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference