Dr Anthea Taylor

BA (Hons) UOW MA (Hons) PhD UNSW
Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Before joining the Department in July 2013, Anthea was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Queensland. She has published widely in feminist media and cultural studies, including Mediating Australian Feminism (2008) and Single Women in Popular Culture (2012).

Anthea has taught English, Women's Studies, and Media and Cultural Studies at the University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, and the University of Queensland.She also has over 7 and a half years experience working in government, including as a ministerial policy advisor and senior policy officer.

She is the Reviews Editor of Australian Feminist Studies and President of the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.

Research interests

Gender and popular culture, celebrity, popular feminism, postfeminism, reality television, new media, fandom, feminist literary and cultural theory, popular fiction, literary reception, and cultural policy.


Current projects

Anthea’s current research project focuses on Western celebrity feminism over the past fifty years and will be published by Palgrave Macmillan as Celebrity and the Feminist Blockbuster. She is also working on a study of reality television, postfeminism and neoliberalism.

Awards and honours

President, Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association

Reviews Editor, Australian Feminist Studies

University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2009-2013

Visiting Research Fellow, School of English, University of New South Wales, 2006

Selected grants

2010

  • University of Queensland Early Career Researcher Award; Taylor A; The University of Queensland/Early Career Researcher Award.

2009

  • University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Taylor A; The University of Queensland/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Taylor, A. (2012). Single Women in Popular Culture: The Limits of Postfeminism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Mediating Australian feminism: re-reading the first stone media event. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing.

Journals

  • Taylor, A. (2014). 'Blockbuster' celebrity feminism. Celebrity Studies.
  • Taylor, A. (2014). Germaine Greer's Adaptable Celebrity: Feminism, Unruliness, and Humour on the British Small Screen. Feminist Media Studies. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Review of Susan Sheridan’s Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers in Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 36(1), 119-120.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). ‘The urge towards love is an urge towards (un)death’: Romance, masochistic desire and postfeminism in the Twilight novels. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(31), 31-46. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Blogging Solo: New Media, 'Old' politics. Feminist Review, 99, 79-97. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Celebrity (post)feminism, the Sixties feminist blockbuster and Down with Love. The Sixties: A Journal of Politics, History and Culture, 3(1), 79-96. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A. (2009). Dear daughter: Popular feminism, the epistolary form and the limits of generational rhetoric. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4), 96-107.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Popular Culture and (Post)Feminism. Australian Literary Studies, 23(57), 427-429.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Review of Angela Bennie, Crème de la Phelgm: Unforgettable Australian Reviews. Australian Literary Studies, 23(3).
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Review of Margaret Henderson’s Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 22(1).
  • Taylor, A. (2007). Feminists 'Misreading'/'Misreading' Feminists: Helen Garner, Literary Celebrity and Epitextuality. Australian Feminist Studies, 22(52), 73-88.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). Review of Astrid Henry’s Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third Wave Feminism. Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, 11, 251-255.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). The "Daughter’s reply": Self-representations of the "young feminist" in generation F and DIY feminism. Outskirts (Online): feminisms along the edge, 15.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). ‘Fictionalising Feminism’: Review of Imelda Whelehan, The Feminist Bestseller: From Sex and the Single Girl to Sex and the City. Feminist Media Studies, 6(3), 333-335.
  • Taylor, A. (2005). Victims and Vixens: Recurrent Gendered Tropes in Helen Garner’s Non-Fiction. Politics and Culture, 4.
  • Taylor, A. (2005). ‘The Media-tion of Feminist Messages’: Review of Simone Murray’s Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics,. Australian Women's Book Review, 17(2), 4-4.
  • Taylor, A. (2004). Readers Writing The First Stone Media Event: Letters to the Editor, Australian Feminisms and Mediated Citizenship. Journal of Australian Studies, 83, 75-87.
  • Taylor, A. (2003). What’s new about the "New Femininity"?Feminism, Femininity and the Discourse of the New. Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 29(2), 182-198.

Conferences

  • Taylor, A. (2012). How to be a celebrity feminist. Celebrity Studies Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Online Fandom and Fifty Shades of Grey. Interventions: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Conference, University of NSW, Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Reality Television, Class and the Gendered Politics of Recalibration. Gender Games Symposium, Deakin/Monash Universities, Melbourne.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). The Marginalisation of the Feminist Blockbuster. Marginalising the Mainstream Conference, University of London, UK.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). The Reality TV ‘Make Under’, Class & Abject Femininities in Snog, Marry, Avoid. Cultural Studies Association of Australia Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). "Deliberately Barren": Childfree Women in the Mediasphere. Futures of Feminism Conference, Brunel University, UK.
  • Taylor, A., Turner, G. (2011). Co-Convenor. What's Left to Say About Celebrity? Symposium, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Desperate and Dateless TV: Making Over the Single Woman. Gender Cultures and Reality TV Conference, University of Auckland, NZ.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Single Women Roundtable Discussion. Northeastern Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, USA.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). ‘Germaine Greer’s Adaptable Feminist Celebrity. What's Left to Say About Celebrity? Symposium, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Blogging Solo: New Media, ‘Old’ Politics. Crossroads Cultural Studies Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Self Help and the Single Girl. Emerging Spaces Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Single Women and Difference. Gender and Difference Conference, Cardiff University, Wales.
  • Taylor, A. (2009). Delimiting Popular Feminism: The Case of Book Covers and Blurbs. Limits of the Book Conference, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2009). From Spinster to Singleton: Rethinking the Single Woman in Popular Culture. Feminist Transitions Conference, Liverpool: Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK and Ireland).
  • Taylor, A. (2009). Romance, Masochistic Desire and Postfeminism in the Twilight Novels. International Romance Studies Conference, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Exposing the Woman Author: Truth-claims, Literary Celebrity and the Ethics of Representation. Australian Literature in a Global World Conference, University of Wollongong: Association for the Study of Australian Literature.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Intertextuality, Nostalgia and Postfeminism in Down with Love. Vision, Memory, Spectacle Conference, University of Western Australia: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2007). Detecting Feminism in the Academy: The Murder Mysteries of Amanda Cross. Manifesting Literary Feminisms Conference, Melbourne: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). Dear Daughter: Popular Feminism, the Epistolary Form and the Rhetoric of Generation. Twenty First Century Feminisms Conference, Melbourne: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2004). Gendered Victims and Agents in The First Stone and Joe Cinque's Consolation. Australian and International Feminisms Conference, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2003). Readers Writing The First Stone Media Event. (Other) Feminisms Conference, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2000). Convenor. UNSW School of English Postgraduate Symposium, UNSW.

2014

  • Taylor, A. (2014). 'Blockbuster' celebrity feminism. Celebrity Studies.
  • Taylor, A. (2014). Germaine Greer's Adaptable Celebrity: Feminism, Unruliness, and Humour on the British Small Screen. Feminist Media Studies. [More Information]

2012

  • Taylor, A. (2012). How to be a celebrity feminist. Celebrity Studies Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Online Fandom and Fifty Shades of Grey. Interventions: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Conference, University of NSW, Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Reality Television, Class and the Gendered Politics of Recalibration. Gender Games Symposium, Deakin/Monash Universities, Melbourne.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Review of Susan Sheridan’s Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers in Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 36(1), 119-120.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). Single Women in Popular Culture: The Limits of Postfeminism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). The Marginalisation of the Feminist Blockbuster. Marginalising the Mainstream Conference, University of London, UK.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). The Reality TV ‘Make Under’, Class & Abject Femininities in Snog, Marry, Avoid. Cultural Studies Association of Australia Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2012). ‘The urge towards love is an urge towards (un)death’: Romance, masochistic desire and postfeminism in the Twilight novels. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(31), 31-46. [More Information]

2011

  • Taylor, A. (2011). "Deliberately Barren": Childfree Women in the Mediasphere. Futures of Feminism Conference, Brunel University, UK.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Blogging Solo: New Media, 'Old' politics. Feminist Review, 99, 79-97. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A., Turner, G. (2011). Co-Convenor. What's Left to Say About Celebrity? Symposium, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Desperate and Dateless TV: Making Over the Single Woman. Gender Cultures and Reality TV Conference, University of Auckland, NZ.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). Single Women Roundtable Discussion. Northeastern Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, USA.
  • Taylor, A. (2011). ‘Germaine Greer’s Adaptable Feminist Celebrity. What's Left to Say About Celebrity? Symposium, University of Queensland.

2010

  • Taylor, A. (2010). Blogging Solo: New Media, ‘Old’ Politics. Crossroads Cultural Studies Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Celebrity (post)feminism, the Sixties feminist blockbuster and Down with Love. The Sixties: A Journal of Politics, History and Culture, 3(1), 79-96. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Self Help and the Single Girl. Emerging Spaces Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2010). Single Women and Difference. Gender and Difference Conference, Cardiff University, Wales.

2009

  • Taylor, A. (2009). Dear daughter: Popular feminism, the epistolary form and the limits of generational rhetoric. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4), 96-107.
  • Taylor, A. (2009). Delimiting Popular Feminism: The Case of Book Covers and Blurbs. Limits of the Book Conference, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2009). From Spinster to Singleton: Rethinking the Single Woman in Popular Culture. Feminist Transitions Conference, Liverpool: Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK and Ireland).
  • Taylor, A. (2009). Romance, Masochistic Desire and Postfeminism in the Twilight Novels. International Romance Studies Conference, Queensland University of Technology.

2008

  • Taylor, A. (2008). Exposing the Woman Author: Truth-claims, Literary Celebrity and the Ethics of Representation. Australian Literature in a Global World Conference, University of Wollongong: Association for the Study of Australian Literature.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Intertextuality, Nostalgia and Postfeminism in Down with Love. Vision, Memory, Spectacle Conference, University of Western Australia: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Mediating Australian feminism: re-reading the first stone media event. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Popular Culture and (Post)Feminism. Australian Literary Studies, 23(57), 427-429.
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Review of Angela Bennie, Crème de la Phelgm: Unforgettable Australian Reviews. Australian Literary Studies, 23(3).
  • Taylor, A. (2008). Review of Margaret Henderson’s Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 22(1).

2007

  • Taylor, A. (2007). Detecting Feminism in the Academy: The Murder Mysteries of Amanda Cross. Manifesting Literary Feminisms Conference, Melbourne: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2007). Feminists 'Misreading'/'Misreading' Feminists: Helen Garner, Literary Celebrity and Epitextuality. Australian Feminist Studies, 22(52), 73-88.

2006

  • Taylor, A. (2006). Dear Daughter: Popular Feminism, the Epistolary Form and the Rhetoric of Generation. Twenty First Century Feminisms Conference, Melbourne: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). Review of Astrid Henry’s Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third Wave Feminism. Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, 11, 251-255.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). The "Daughter’s reply": Self-representations of the "young feminist" in generation F and DIY feminism. Outskirts (Online): feminisms along the edge, 15.
  • Taylor, A. (2006). ‘Fictionalising Feminism’: Review of Imelda Whelehan, The Feminist Bestseller: From Sex and the Single Girl to Sex and the City. Feminist Media Studies, 6(3), 333-335.

2005

  • Taylor, A. (2005). Victims and Vixens: Recurrent Gendered Tropes in Helen Garner’s Non-Fiction. Politics and Culture, 4.
  • Taylor, A. (2005). ‘The Media-tion of Feminist Messages’: Review of Simone Murray’s Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics,. Australian Women's Book Review, 17(2), 4-4.

2004

  • Taylor, A. (2004). Gendered Victims and Agents in The First Stone and Joe Cinque's Consolation. Australian and International Feminisms Conference, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, A. (2004). Readers Writing The First Stone Media Event: Letters to the Editor, Australian Feminisms and Mediated Citizenship. Journal of Australian Studies, 83, 75-87.

2003

  • Taylor, A. (2003). Readers Writing The First Stone Media Event. (Other) Feminisms Conference, University of Queensland.
  • Taylor, A. (2003). What’s new about the "New Femininity"?Feminism, Femininity and the Discourse of the New. Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 29(2), 182-198.

2000

  • Taylor, A. (2000). Convenor. UNSW School of English Postgraduate Symposium, UNSW.

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