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Personal profile


Melinda Harvey completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and PhD at the University of Sydney. She has held lectureships at the University of Sydney, the European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin (now 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
  • Explorations of the real-world uses of literature
  • Cinema, the visual arts and 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 2005 2017

  • 6 Chapter (Book)
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Edited Book

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Taking the measure of gender disparity in Australian book reviewing as a field, 1985 and 2013

Harvey, M. & Lamond, J., 30 Oct 2016, In : Australian Humanities Review. 60, p. 84-107 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


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

"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

MFA Examination

Melinda Harvey (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Australian Humanities Review (Journal)

Melinda Harvey (Guest editor)
Nov 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility