Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
BA Hons (Monash University), PhD (1999, UNSW). Research, supervision and teaching areas include human-animal studies, multidisciplinary approaches to postcolonial feminism, critical whiteness studies, Australian literature and film. Convenor of GCST1602 Introduction to Gender Studies and GCST2603 Animal/Human Cultures. Fiona is Coordinator and Executive member of HARN: [[http://sydney.edu.au/arts/research/harn/Human Animal Research Network]] at the University of Sydney, a member of the Executive of Australian Animals Study Group, and on the editorial board of Environmental Humanities, and Australian Humanities Review.
- 2011 Brown Fellowship
- 2005-2010 ARC Discovery Grant “Whiteness: a Critical Genealogy”
- 2006 Research and Development Grant (University of Sydney)
- 2004 Sesquicentenary Grant (University of Sydney)
- 2003 Start Up Grant (University of Sydney)
- Probyn-Rapsey, F. Made to Matter, SUP, Sydney, 2012.
- Johnston, J and F Probyn-Rapsey, Eds (forthcoming), Animal Death, SUP, Sydney, 2013.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., 2013. (forthcoming), “The Whitest Animal”, in Animal Death, Jay Johnston and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Eds), SUP, Sydney 2013
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., 2009. ‘Putting Complicity to work for Accountability’ in Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice, Eds, Bregje van Eekelen, Begüm Özden Firat, Sarah de Mul, Sonja van Wichelen , Palgrave Macmillan, London.
- Probyn-Rapsey F., 2009 “Complicity, Critique and Methodology: Australian con/texts” in David Carter Ed. Australian Literature: Theory and Criticism, Edinburgh University Press and China Ocean University Press.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., 2007. 'Playing Chicken at the Intersection: The White Critic of Whiteness' in Damien Riggs Ed. Taking Up the Challenge: Critical Race and Whiteness Studies in a Postcolonising Nation, Crawford Publishers, Adelaide, pp. 322-346.
- Probyn, F. (1998). "Cancerous Bodies and Apartheid in J M Coetzee's Age of Iron", in Kossew, S. Ed. Critical Essays on J M Coetzee, G K Hall and Co., pp 214-25.
Refereed Journal Articles
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2013), (forthcoming) “Stunning Australia” Humanimalia, Spring.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2011) “Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al” in Society and Animals 19 (2011):294-301.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2011) “White Closets, Jangling Nerves and a biopolitics of the public secret”, Australian Literary Studies, 27.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2008) “The Bushman and his daughters: the cultural politics of witnessing” Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2008) “Uplifting’ White Men: Maintenance, Marriage and Whiteness in Queensland, 1900-1910” Postcolonial Studies 12.1
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2008) 'Country Matters: Sexing the Reconciled Republic of Australia' Feminist Review (UK), Issue 89, pp. 73-86
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2007) 'Complicity, Critique, Methodology' ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature (Canada). Vol 38.2 pp. 65-82
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2007) 'Black Sheep Nation' ACH: Australian Cultural History 26, pp. 171-193
- Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007) 'Paternalism and Complicity: Or how not to atone for the "sins of the father"', Australian Literary Studies, 23:1, pp. 92-103
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2007) 'Kin-fused Reconciliation: Bringing them Home, Bringing Us Home' Australian Humanities Review, Issue 42 Special Edition on Whiteness Studies.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F., (2007) 'Some whites are whiter than others: The whitefella skin politics of Cecil Cook and Xavier Herbert' JASAL: Journal for the Study of Australian Literature, Special Issue 2007: Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors, pp.168-185.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F. and Adam Gall (2006) 'Ivan Sen and the Art of the Road' Screen (UK), Winter 47:4, pp 425-439.
- Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2006) 'Bitumen Films in Postcolonial Australia' Journal of Australian Studies 88, 97-109.
- Probyn, F. (2005). The Ethics of Following and the No Road Film: Trackers, Followers and Fanatics in Australian Humanities Review, December, 37, 17 pages.
- Probyn, F. (2004). "Playing Chicken at the Intersection: The White Critic in/of Critical Whiteness Studies", In Borderlands 13:2, (27 pages).
- Probyn, F. (2004). "Talk towards a Postcolonial Practice of Writing: Emails with Margaret Somerville", Hecate (May).
- Probyn, F. (2003)."The White Father: Paternalism, Denial and Community" Cultural Studies Review 9:1.
- Probyn, F. (2002). "A Poetics of Failure is no bad thing: Stephen Muecke and Margaret Somerville's White Writing". Journal of Australian Studies.
- Probyn, F. and Simpson, C. (2002). This Land is Mine/This Land is Me: Reconciling Harmonies in 'One Night the Moon. In Senses of Cinema, May.
- Probyn, F. (2002). "J M Coetzee: Writing with/out Authority". In Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, No. 7, October.
- Probyn, F. (2002). "How does the Settler Belong?" In Westerly, v47, pp74-94.
- Probyn, F. (2001). "Adam Aitken: 'Second Degree Native Informant'". In Meanjin, pp37-52.
- Probyn, F. (1999). "'That Woman' Pauline Hanson and Cultural Crisis". In Australian Feminist Studies, Volume 14 pp161-171.
- Probyn, F. (1996). "Cancerous Bodies and Apartheid in J M Coetzee's Age of Iron". In Antithesis, Vol.8, No.1, pp.105-121
- Probyn, F. (1996). "Interview with Liam Davison - Author of 'The White Woman", New Literatures Review, No. 32, Winter pp.59-71.
Reviews in Academic Journals
- Probyn, F. (2004). "A Review of Stephen Kinnane's Shadowlines". In Journal of Australian Studies 22, March
- Probyn, F. (2002). "Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australians". In Australian Humanities Review
- Probyn, F. (2002). "A Review of Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé", In Journal of Australian Studies, No.4
- 2011 “Black Sheep Nation”, Berkshire Women’s History Conference, University of Amherst, Massachusetts, US.
- 2006 ‘Putting Complicity to work for Accountability’ at Trajectories of Commitment and Complicity, University of Amsterdam, School of Cultural Analysis, March 27-30.
- 2003 ‘Terrorising Bodies: Alert but not Alarmed?’ Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, Christchurch NZ.
- 2012 Conference Organiser (with Jay Johnston) - Animal Death Symposium, University of Sydney, June 12, 13th.
- 2011 “Activating Care and cultural politics of denial”, Minding Animals, Griffith University
- 2006. ‘Kin fused Reconciliation’ AWSA (Australian Women’s Studies Association) Conference, Mebourne. Panel called 'Love Trouble', with Linnell Secomb and Catriona Elder. Hosted by Monash University and RMIT, July 9-11th.
- 2006. ‘Shadowlines: Complicity, Intimacy and Historical Responsibility’ ASAL (Association for the Study of Australian Literature’, Perth. Hosted by the University of Western Australia. July 3-5th.
- 2004. ‘Australian No Road Movies: the Tracker films’. (Panel with Catherine Simpson, Stephen Muecke, Adam Gall) Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, Dec 9-11, Fremantle.
- On Kinship and the White Fathers (with Prof. Sarah Franklin and Paula Dobjeckie)- Gender Studies Seminar Series.
- 2003 "The White Fathers", Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, Flinders University, October.
- 2002 "Tracking the Postcolonial Road Movie", 2002 Film and History Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide.
- 2000 Performing Anxieties: 'Inadequate' Academic Responses to the Hanson Phenomenon, at the Double//Edge 2000, Transforming Cultures Series, the University of Technology, Sydney, 9 December.
- 1997.‘”Supplying Sovereignty”: Representations of the “White Woman” in a Post-Mabo Republic’ as part of the School of English ‘Edges of English’ Staff and Student Seminar Series in Session One, 1997.
- 1997.‘‘That Woman”: Pauline Hanson and a Culture in/of Crisis’, given at the School of English Postgraduate Symposium II held on October 31st 1997.