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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 2018

  • 6 Chapter (Book)
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Other contribution
  • 1 Edited Book

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

She Thinks She Is The Boss

Harvey, M., Nov 2016, The Best Australian Essays 2016. Williamson, G. (ed.). Carlton VIC Australia: Black Inc, p. 33-51

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

She Thinks She Is The Boss

Harvey, M., 19 Feb 2016, In : Sydney Review of Books. 2016, February 19, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


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

"Reading Coetzee's Women

Melinda Harvey (Organiser), Sue Kossew (Organiser)
27 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

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