Associate Professor Lee Wallace

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Associate Professor
ARC Future Fellow

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Lee joined the Department in January 2011 from the University of Auckland, where she took her PhD in 1997. Lee's academic training is in postcolonial literary studies and her current research and teaching is in sexuality studies.

Research interests

Queer theory, lesbian and gay studies, feminist theory, colonial and postcolonial discourse, cultural studies and cinema studies.

Teaching and supervision

Supervision

Within the expanded field of gender and cultural studies, Lee welcomes supervisions in the following areas: queer theory, lesbian and gay studies, feminist theory, colonial and postcolonial discourse, cultural studies and cinema studies. She has experience supervising both traditional literary and film topics and more interdisciplinary projects.

Teaching

Lee is currently on a research-only fellowship. She will next teach in 2016.

Current projects

Following on from Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments, I am now interested in the relation of homosexuality and cultural space more generally. In order to engage with current theoretical accounts of the social and political geography of gay and lesbian life, I am interested in a number of homosexual sites and architectures, some fictional, some material. I have already published on the collaboration between lesbian director Dorothy Arzner and gay interior designer William Haines on the domestic melodrama Craig’s Wife (1936), and have an article forthcoming in Criticism on Tom Ford’s adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Reconceiving the Queer Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Gay and Lesbian Domesticity; Wallace L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Wallace, L. (2009). Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments. New York, United States of America: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Wallace, L. (2003). Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities. Ithaca, NY, United States of America: Cornell University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Wallace, L. (2011). Outside History: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Colonial Archive. In Sebastian Jobs and Gesa Mackenthun (Eds.), Embodiments of Cultural Encounters, (pp. 61-74). Munster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH.
  • Wallace, L. (2007). Continuous sex: the editing of homosexuality in Bound and Rope. In Jackie Stacey, Sarah Street (Eds.), Queer Screen: A Screen Reader, (pp. 106-122). New York, United States of America: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Wallace, L. (2006). Discovering Homosexuality: Cross-Cultural Comparison and the History of Sexuality. In Robert Aldrich (Eds.), Gay Life and Culture: A World History, (pp. 248-269). London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
  • Wallace, L. (2004). Queer Here: Sexuality and Space. In Claudia Bell and Steve Matthewman (Eds.), Cultural Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand: Identiy, Space and Place, (pp. 66-83). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Wallace, L., Jagose, A., Gunn, C. (2003). Virtual Learning in Cultural Studies: Matching Subject Content and Instructional Delivery. In Som Naidu (Eds.), Learning and teaching with technology: principles and practices, (pp. 97-112). London: Kogan Page.

Journals

  • Wallace, L. (2012). Fag Men: 'Mad Men', Homosexuality and Televisual Style. Cultural Studies Review, 18(2), 207-222.
  • Wallace, L. (2012). Review of Pamela Robertson Wojcik, 'The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945-1975'. Screen (Oxford), 53(3), 326-329.
  • Kelly, F., Russell, M., Wallace, L. (2012). Trouble in mind: Supporting the transition to graduate research in English. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 11(4), 418-433. [More Information]
  • Wallace, L. (2010). Review: Paul Millar, No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2010). Journal of New Zealand Studies, forthcoming.
  • Wallace, L. (2008). Dorothy Arzner’s Wife: heterosexual sets, homosexual scenes. Screen (Oxford), 49(4), 391-409. [More Information]
  • Wallace, L. (2008). Gay Culture in a Small Province: Review of "Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand", by Chris Brickell (Auckland: Random House, 2008). Journal of New Zealand Literature, 26, 184-189.
  • Wallace, L. (2008). Review: Oliver S. Buckton, Cruising with Robert Louis Stevenson: Travel, Narrative, and the Colonial Body (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007). International History Review, 30(4), 74-76.
  • Wallace, L. (2007). Review: BALME, Christopher B.: Pacific Performances: Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. xiv + 256 pp., bib., figs, index. Price: US$100.00 (cloth). J P S (The Journal of the Polynesian Society), 116(3), 357-360.
  • Wallace, L. (2005). A House is not a Home: Gender, Space and Marquesan Encounter, 1833-34. The Journal of Pacific History, 40(3), 265-288. [More Information]
  • Wallace, L. (2005). Review: Bolyanatz, Alexander H.: Pacific Romanticism: Tahiti and the European Imagination. Westport: Praeger, 2004. xii + 134 pp., bib., index, map. n.p. (cloth). J P S (The Journal of the Polynesian Society), 114(2), 167-169.
  • Wallace, L. (2004). Review: Anna Johnston, Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xii + 262. $65. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 59(1), 119-122.
  • Wallace, L. (2000). Continuous Sex: The Editing of Homosexuality in Bound and Rope. Screen (Oxford), 41(4), 369-387. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Kelly, F., Russell, M., Wallace, L. (2010). Researchers of the future? Building research capacity among postgraduate students in English. 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference: HERDSA 2010 Reshaping Higher Education, Milperra: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

2012

  • Wallace, L. (2012). Fag Men: 'Mad Men', Homosexuality and Televisual Style. Cultural Studies Review, 18(2), 207-222.
  • Wallace, L. (2012). Review of Pamela Robertson Wojcik, 'The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945-1975'. Screen (Oxford), 53(3), 326-329.
  • Kelly, F., Russell, M., Wallace, L. (2012). Trouble in mind: Supporting the transition to graduate research in English. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 11(4), 418-433. [More Information]

2011

  • Wallace, L. (2011). Outside History: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Colonial Archive. In Sebastian Jobs and Gesa Mackenthun (Eds.), Embodiments of Cultural Encounters, (pp. 61-74). Munster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH.

2010

  • Kelly, F., Russell, M., Wallace, L. (2010). Researchers of the future? Building research capacity among postgraduate students in English. 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference: HERDSA 2010 Reshaping Higher Education, Milperra: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Wallace, L. (2010). Review: Paul Millar, No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2010). Journal of New Zealand Studies, forthcoming.

2009

  • Wallace, L. (2009). Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments. New York, United States of America: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2008

  • Wallace, L. (2008). Dorothy Arzner’s Wife: heterosexual sets, homosexual scenes. Screen (Oxford), 49(4), 391-409. [More Information]
  • Wallace, L. (2008). Gay Culture in a Small Province: Review of "Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand", by Chris Brickell (Auckland: Random House, 2008). Journal of New Zealand Literature, 26, 184-189.
  • Wallace, L. (2008). Review: Oliver S. Buckton, Cruising with Robert Louis Stevenson: Travel, Narrative, and the Colonial Body (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007). International History Review, 30(4), 74-76.

2007

  • Wallace, L. (2007). Continuous sex: the editing of homosexuality in Bound and Rope. In Jackie Stacey, Sarah Street (Eds.), Queer Screen: A Screen Reader, (pp. 106-122). New York, United States of America: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Wallace, L. (2007). Review: BALME, Christopher B.: Pacific Performances: Theatricality and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the South Seas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. xiv + 256 pp., bib., figs, index. Price: US$100.00 (cloth). J P S (The Journal of the Polynesian Society), 116(3), 357-360.

2006

  • Wallace, L. (2006). Discovering Homosexuality: Cross-Cultural Comparison and the History of Sexuality. In Robert Aldrich (Eds.), Gay Life and Culture: A World History, (pp. 248-269). London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

2005

  • Wallace, L. (2005). A House is not a Home: Gender, Space and Marquesan Encounter, 1833-34. The Journal of Pacific History, 40(3), 265-288. [More Information]
  • Wallace, L. (2005). Review: Bolyanatz, Alexander H.: Pacific Romanticism: Tahiti and the European Imagination. Westport: Praeger, 2004. xii + 134 pp., bib., index, map. n.p. (cloth). J P S (The Journal of the Polynesian Society), 114(2), 167-169.

2004

  • Wallace, L. (2004). Queer Here: Sexuality and Space. In Claudia Bell and Steve Matthewman (Eds.), Cultural Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand: Identiy, Space and Place, (pp. 66-83). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Wallace, L. (2004). Review: Anna Johnston, Missionary Writing and Empire, 1800-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xii + 262. $65. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 59(1), 119-122.

2003

  • Wallace, L. (2003). Sexual Encounters: Pacific Texts, Modern Sexualities. Ithaca, NY, United States of America: Cornell University Press.
  • Wallace, L., Jagose, A., Gunn, C. (2003). Virtual Learning in Cultural Studies: Matching Subject Content and Instructional Delivery. In Som Naidu (Eds.), Learning and teaching with technology: principles and practices, (pp. 97-112). London: Kogan Page.

2000

  • Wallace, L. (2000). Continuous Sex: The Editing of Homosexuality in Bound and Rope. Screen (Oxford), 41(4), 369-387. [More Information]

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