Presentations

Conference presentations:
2017 ‘“Complexity, Ambiguity and Endurance”: Australian Fairy-Take Adaptation in Shaun Tan’s The Singing Bones
Looking in, Looking Out: China and Australia: Association for the Study of Australian Literature, La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Melbourne, July.
2017 ‘“A Girl. A Machine. A Freak”: Feminism, cyborg subjectivity and fairy-tale adaptation in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles’, Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale: Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations across Cultures, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan, March.
2016 ‘Complicating fairy-tale tradition: Gender and race in Marissa Meyer’s Cinder,’ Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) Postgraduate Conference: Translation, Transgression and Tradition, Monash University, Melbourne, November.
2016 ‘“I had wings once, they were stolen from me”: An ecofeminist reading of Disney’s Maleficent,’ Australian Women’s & Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) conference: De-Story the Joint, Queensland University of Technology, Garden’s Point, Brisbane, July.

ALSO presented at the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research biennial conference: Shifting Landscapes: Diversity, Text and Young People, Charles Sturt University, Wagga, Wagga, July.

2015 ‘Playing Pretty: Fairy Tales, Beauty Ideals, and Interactive Media,’ International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) conference: Creating Childhoods, University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom, August.
2014 ‘“One Sick Love Story”: Shame, Cancer and Death in The Fault In Our Stars,’ Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) conference: Emotional Control: Affect, Ideology and Texts for Young People, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria, June.
2014 ‘Rethinking Rapunzel: Female Embodiment and Narrative Across Media, The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Conference: Telling Tales: Children, Narrative and Image, La Trobe University, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, March.
2013 ‘Divas or Dudes? Multiple Masculinities in Glee,’ The International Research Society for Children’s Literature Conference: Children’s Literature and Media Cultures, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, August.
2012 ‘Transgressing Boundaries: Liminality and the Mother-Daughter Relationship within Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s MirrorMask,’ Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research conference: If We’re Being Honest… The Facts and Fictions of Children’s Literature, University of Canberra, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, June.
Public Lectures
2015 ‘Mediating Bodies: Representing Femininity in Contemporary Young People’s Fairy-Tale Adaptations’, University of Winnipeg, Canada. 15th November, 12pm.
2015 ‘Playing Pretty: Fairy Tales, Beauty Ideals, and Interactive Media’, Clonard Girls College, Geelong. 3rd June, 4pm.
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