The people involved in setting up the TAL project:
Philip Mead is Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia where he teaches Australian literature, literary theory, fictocriticism, and contemporary poetry and poetics. His latest book Networked Language: History and Culture in Australian Poetry was published in July, 2008. Philip co-ordinates the Literature of Tasmania subset for for the AustLit database, is a former co-editor of the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), and has a longstanding interest in the teaching of Australian literature and in the development of the Australian literary studies discipline community.
Kerry Kilner is a UQ Research Fellow at the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at The University of Queensland. She is director of the AustLit research and publications activities and is responsible for ensuring that AustLit serves the needs of Australian literature researchers, teachers, students and the general public. She has a Masters degree in Australian drama and is currently embroiled in a PhD.
Alice Healy teaches Australian Studies at David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research at the University of South Australia, including courses in Australian film and literature, Aboriginal literature and Australian history since 2005. Her research focuses on the concept of cultural translation and examines contemporary screen adaptations of Australian literature, screenwriting as art-form and historiography. She has published essays analysing screen adaptions of the late 1990s. Since 2006, she has been South Australian representative on the Executive Committee of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL).
Carol Wical is the Project Officer for AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource projects and publications activities. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis on the representation of sportswomen.
Megan O'Connor is a Research and Administrative Officer at University of Western Australia in English and Cultural Studies. She provides research and administrative support in the area of Australian Literature and the Westerly Centre and also assists with project and publication activities for AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. She holds an MSci in Educational Technology. Her area of research centres around investigating future genres of children's literature from a child reviewer perspective.
Jonathan Hadwen is the Web Developer for the Teaching Aust. Lit. site and is based at the University of Queensland. Despite being a computer geek, he also writes poetry and is a keen follower of Australian literature.
Previous Team Members
Anna Gray was inaugral Project Manager for the Teaching Aust Lit Survey. She holds an MA in Curatorship and Modern Art (2007) from the University of Sydney and in 2007-08 completed a research internship with the 16th Biennale of Sydney. Anna is quickly becoming an expert in data retrieval from university websites around Australia and has recently mastered the new art of the Ethics application.