Associate Professor Rosemary Huisman

Associate Professor

Selected publications


  • Fulton, H., Huisman, R., Murphet, J., Dunn, A. (2005). Narrative and Media. New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (1998). The written poem: Semiotic conventions from old to modern English. London: Cassell Academic.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Huisman, R., Blackshield, T. (2014). Tenor in Judicial Reasoning: Modality in majority and dissenting judgements in the High Court of Australia (Al-Katab v. Godwin, 2004). Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 9(3), 229-248.
  • Huisman, R. (2013). Paul Auster's Storytelling in Invisible: The Pleasures of Postmodernity. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 261-276). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Huisman, R. (2013). The Origins of Language and Narrative Temporalities. In Raji C. Steineck, Claudia Clausius (Eds.), Origins and Futures: Time Inflected and Reflected, (pp. 49-76). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.
  • Huisman, R. (2010). Stress and rhythm in English poetry. Five Bells, 17(1 & 2), 138-148.
  • Huisman, R. (2010). Telling The Time: The Temporalities of Thomas Pynchon's Postmodern Narrative. In K. Haworth, J. Hogue & L. G. Sbrocchi (Eds.), Semiotics 2009: The Semiotics of Time, (pp. 243-252). New York: Legas Publishing.
  • Huisman, R. (2010). Temporalities and ideational meaning: the construal of experience through narrative. In Elizabeth Swain (Eds.), Thresholds and Potentialities of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Multilingual, Multimodal and Other Specialised Discourses, (pp. 318-333). Trieste: Edizioni Università di Trieste (EUT).
  • Huisman, R. (2009). Reading with the Eye. Five Bells, 16(2 & 3), 64-71.
  • Huisman, R. (2008). Living in different worlds - the possibilities of English literary narratives. JNTU Journal of English Studies, 2(2), 55-137.
  • Huisman, R. (2008). Narrative sociotemporality and complementary gender roles in Anglo-Saxon society: the relevance of wifmann and wæpnedmann to a plot summary of the Old English poem "Beowulf". Australian Early Medieval Association. Journal, 4, 125-137.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). Advertising narratives. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 285-299). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). Aspects of narrative in series and serials. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 153-171). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). From structuralism to post-structuralism. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 28-44). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). Magazine genres. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 271-284). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). Narrative concepts. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 11-27). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • Huisman, R. (2005). Soap operas and sitcoms. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), Narrative and Media, (pp. 172-188). New York (USA): Cambridge University Press.
  • "Subjectivity/Orality: How relevant are modern literary theories to the study of Old English poetry? What light can the study of Old English cast on modern literary theory?", in Paul E. Szarmach and Joel Rosenthal eds. The Preservation and Transmission of Anglo-Saxon Culture. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, pp. 386-410. (in press)
  • "Genre and the individual voice, convention and originality", Southerly 1 (Autumn): 60-68. 1997.
  • "Displaced belief: the role of religious textual conventions in the practices of production and interpretation of meaning in English literary texts", in Michael Griffith and James Tulip eds. Religion, Literature and the Arts, Conference Proceedings, Sydney: RLA Project, pp. 216-224. 1996.
  • "The Spoken and Written Poem: Contemporary Conventions of Genre", in L. McCredden and S. Trigg eds. The Space of Poetry. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, pp. 101-110. 1996.
  • "Subjectivity? Member's Resources? Habitus? - placing the Individual in Systemic Functional Theory", Social Semiotics 3/1: 57-69. 1993.
  • "Anglo-Saxon interpretative practices and the first seven lines of the Old English poem Exodus: the benefits of close reading", Parergon N.S. 10/2: 51-57. 1992.
  • "'Bow to your partner': Social Conventions of Genre in Contemporary Australian Poetry", in Margaret Harris and Elizabeth Webby eds. Reconnoitres. Sydney: Oxford University Press, pp. 214-224. 1992.
  • "The relevance of Discourse Analysis to Legal Practice", Australian Journal of Law and Society 7: 27-38. 1991.
  • "The Scholar and the Machine: Computer Technology and the Humanities", Arts: The Journal of the Sydney University Arts Association 22-39. 1990.
  • "The Three Tellings of Beowulf's Fight with Grendel's Mother", Leeds Studies in English 217-247. 1989.
  • "Who speaks and for Whom? The search for subjectivity in Browning's Poetry", AUMLA 147-163. 1989.