Dr Sarah Gleeson-White

BA, MSc (Edinburgh), PhD (UNSW)
Senior Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6853

Research interests

  • American Regionalism
  • Writers in Hollywood; Hollywood Screenplay
  • William Faulkner
  • Southern Studies

Teaching and supervision

  • American Studies (1865-1945)
  • Early American cinema history

Current projects

  • “William Faulkner at Twentieth Century-Fox.” A scholarly edition of Faulkner’s Twentieth Century-Fox screenplays. Forthcoming Oxford University Press (USA).
  • “The Mechanics of Regionalism.” Book project examining authorship, professionalism and mass culture in the context of the US, 1870s-1940s.

Associations

  • Editorial Advisory Board: Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 2012-2014
  • Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL): Newsletter Editor, 2006-2011; Executive Committee, 2010-2012
  • Australian and New Zealand Australian Studies Association (ANZASA): Executive Committee; Vice-President (Australia) 2008-2010

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • The mechanics of regionalism: American local writing and the new technologies; Gleeson-White S; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.

2011

  • Hamlin Garland: Mass-Mediated Son of the Middle Border; Gleeson-White S; University of Southern California, Hamlin Garland Papers/Wallis Annenberg Research Grant.
  • The Mechanics of American Regionalism: Local Writing and the New Technologies; Gleeson-White S; School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney/ARC Assistance Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2003). Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers. London and Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Book Chapters

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2015). Faulkner goes to Hollywood. In John T. Matthews (Eds.), William Faulkner in Context, (pp. 194-203). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2013). Hollywood Dreaming: Southern Writers and the Movies. In Sharon Monteith (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South, (pp. 146-158). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2011). Carson McCullers. In Brian Shaffer, Patrick ODonnell, David Madden and Justius Nieland (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, (pp. 697-698). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2008). A 'Calculable Woman' and a 'Jittery Ninny': Performing Femininity in The Ballad of the Sad Café and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. In Jan Whitt (Eds.), Reflections in a Critical Eye: Essays on Carson McCullers, (pp. 48-59). United States: University Press of America.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2005). Two Bodies in One: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Ballad of the Sad Café. In Harold Bloom (Eds.), The Ballad of the Sad Café. (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations), (pp. 119-139). New York: Chelsea House Publishers.

Journals

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2013). Auditory Exposures: Faulkner, Eisenstein, and Film Sound. PMLA, 128(1), 87-100. [More Information]
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2009). William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses: An American Frontier Narrative. Journal of American Studies, 43(3), 389-405. [More Information]
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2009). William Faulkner, Screenwriter: 'Sutter's Gold' and 'Drums Along the Mohawk'. The Mississippi Quarterly: the journal of Southern culture, 62(3/4, Special Issue on William Faulkner), 427-442.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2007). Playing Cowboys: Genre, Myth and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. Southwestern American Literature, 33(1), 23-28.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2003). A Peculiarly Southern Form of Ugliness: Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor. The Southern Literary Journal, 36(1), 46-57.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2001). Revisiting the Southern Grotesque: Mikhail Bakhtin and the Case of Carson McCullers. The Southern Literary Journal, 33(2), 108-123.

Edited Journals

  • Gleeson-White, S., Hardie, M. (2012). The Materials of American Studies (Special Issue). Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS).

2015

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2015). Faulkner goes to Hollywood. In John T. Matthews (Eds.), William Faulkner in Context, (pp. 194-203). New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

2013

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2013). Auditory Exposures: Faulkner, Eisenstein, and Film Sound. PMLA, 128(1), 87-100. [More Information]
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2013). Hollywood Dreaming: Southern Writers and the Movies. In Sharon Monteith (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South, (pp. 146-158). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2012

  • Gleeson-White, S., Hardie, M. (2012). The Materials of American Studies (Special Issue). Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS).

2011

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2011). Carson McCullers. In Brian Shaffer, Patrick ODonnell, David Madden and Justius Nieland (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, (pp. 697-698). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

2009

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2009). William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses: An American Frontier Narrative. Journal of American Studies, 43(3), 389-405. [More Information]
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2009). William Faulkner, Screenwriter: 'Sutter's Gold' and 'Drums Along the Mohawk'. The Mississippi Quarterly: the journal of Southern culture, 62(3/4, Special Issue on William Faulkner), 427-442.

2008

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2008). A 'Calculable Woman' and a 'Jittery Ninny': Performing Femininity in The Ballad of the Sad Café and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. In Jan Whitt (Eds.), Reflections in a Critical Eye: Essays on Carson McCullers, (pp. 48-59). United States: University Press of America.

2007

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2007). Playing Cowboys: Genre, Myth and Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. Southwestern American Literature, 33(1), 23-28.

2005

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2005). Two Bodies in One: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Ballad of the Sad Café. In Harold Bloom (Eds.), The Ballad of the Sad Café. (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations), (pp. 119-139). New York: Chelsea House Publishers.

2003

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2003). A Peculiarly Southern Form of Ugliness: Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor. The Southern Literary Journal, 36(1), 46-57.
  • Gleeson-White, S. (2003). Strange Bodies: Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers. London and Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

2001

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2001). Revisiting the Southern Grotesque: Mikhail Bakhtin and the Case of Carson McCullers. The Southern Literary Journal, 33(2), 108-123.

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