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.
  • “American Regionalism and Modern Technology.” Edited collection of essays exploring technology and region in the United States from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century. With David Davis (Mercer U) and Robert Jackson (University of Tulsa).
  • “The Mechanics of Regionalism.” Book project examining American literary regionalism and industrial culture.

Associations

  • Editorial Advisory Board: Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
  • 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. (2014). [In Press]. Faulkner goes to Hollywood. In John T. Matthews (Eds.), William Faulkner in Context. Cambridge: 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.
  • 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).

2014

  • Gleeson-White, S. (2014). [In Press]. Faulkner goes to Hollywood. In John T. Matthews (Eds.), William Faulkner in Context. Cambridge: 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.
  • 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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