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Personal profile

Biography

Melinda Harvey completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and PhD in English Literature at the University of Sydney. She has previously held lectureships at the University of Sydney, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin (now Bard College, Berlin), ANU and RMIT University. Her research focuses on women's writing, especially in its intersections with modernism, the post-45 New York intellectual community and the contemporary Australian literary scene. She is an established book critic, writing for the major Australian newpapers and literary magazines, and is a judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She collaborates with the Stella Prize on the Stella Count, which quantifies gender bias in the book pages in Australia. Her current project is a study of women's contributions to public literary criticism, including Susan Sontag, Renata Adler, Elizabeth Hardwick and Jean Stafford.

Research area keywords

  • Women's Writing
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Modernism
  • Public Literary Criticism
  • Feminist Criticism
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Arts Criticism
  • New York Intellectuals
  • Film Criticism
  • American Literature
  • Stella Count

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Research Output 2000 2019

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 2018

Harvey, M. & Julieanne Lamond, 2019

Research output: Other contributionOther

On J. M. Coetzee review: Ceridwen Dovey's commentary from a different angle

Harvey, M., 16 Nov 2018, The Age.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationShort ReviewOther

Open Access

Stella Count 2017

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

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Prizes

JUNCTURE Fellowship for Mid-Career and Established Critics

Melinda Harvey (Recipient), Sep 2019

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

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: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2009 2019

Affirmations: of the modern (Journal)

Melinda Harvey (Peer reviewer)
2019

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

Kill Your Darlings magazine (External organisation)

Melinda Harvey (Member)
11 Dec 2019

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

PhD in Creative Writing

Melinda Harvey (Examiner)
May 2019

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Jenny Erpenbeck: European Facts and Fictions

Melinda Harvey (Host)
6 May 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Emerging Writers' Festival (External organisation)

Melinda Harvey (Advisor)
2018 → …

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

Press / Media

Stella Count 2018

Melinda Harvey

19/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Stella Count 2018

Melinda Harvey

19/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Stella Count 2018

Melinda Harvey

19/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Stella Count 2018

Melinda Harvey

18/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Stella Count 2017

Melinda Harvey

13/06/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature