Associate Professor Natalya Lusty

PhD Sydney
Associate Professor

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Natalya is an Associate Professor and was appointed to the Department in 2003. Her research interests include modernism, psychoanalysis, theories and practices of everyday life (in particular dreams and fashion) and cultural theory. Her contribution to these fields has been concerned with mapping the terrain of modernism as a cultural diagnostic for our own time, one that performs a number of critical interventions across modernist and contemporary cultural formations. This is also the subject of her book, Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Ashgate, 2007). Her other research interests include feminist history and theory, theories of violence, and visual culture.

Research interests

Modernism, contemporary visual culture, aesthetics of violence, censorship and media harm, fashion culture and cultural studies.

Teaching and supervision

Natalya's teaching includes units of study: Sex, Violence and Transgression; Everyday Life: Theories and Practices, as well as the postgraduate unit, Modernism, Modernity and Modern Culture.

Current projects

Radical Speech: Feminist Manifestos and the Shaping of Political Modernity

This project is supported by a University of Sydney Brown Research Fellowship (2010) and examines how feminist manifestoes have shaped political modernity. As a form of political protest that straddles theory and action, feminist manifestos challenge the universalism underpinning modern democratic cultural formations as well as the perceived orthodoxies of the women’s movement. The aim of this project is to examine how women used and transformed the manifesto at key moments of social and political crisis across first, second and third wave feminism.

Dreams: A Cultural History, 1840-1940

This is an ARC funded (2010- 2012) collaborative research project with Associate-Professor Helen Groth in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts at the UNSW. This project will produce an innovative history of the dream as a seminal object of inquiry and as a fundamental aspect of identity and culture in the period, 1840-1940. Its aim is to show how the intensification and cross-fertilization of ideas about dreams in this period became a catalyst for new kinds of networks of knowledge across aesthetic, psychological, philosophical and vernacular domains. This research will result in a co-authored monograph, Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History (contracted to Routledge through the ‘New Directions in Cultural History’ Series, edited by Gillian Swanson and Ben Highmore).

Keynote Addresses, Invited Presentations and Conference Papers

Symposium Paper, “Vanguard Feminism and the Individual Woman”, Mina Loy Symposium, Modernist Studies Centre, University of Sussex, May 29th 2010

Conference Paper, “Surrealism and Science”, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) Conference, Australian National University, 26-28th

November, 2009

Invited Paper, “Modernism and Dreams” for the inaugural New Modernist Studies Network Symposium, University of Queensland, November 27th, 2009

Keynote Address, The Artist as Agent Provocateur Conference, Art Gallery of NSW, November 29th, 2007

Invited Panel Discussant, Destricted: Art and Pornography, Public Forum, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, October, 2007

“Surf’s Up: Masculinity and Whiteness in Tracey Moffatt’s Heaven”, Masculinities: Gender, Art and Popular Culture Symposium, University of Melbourne, 2005

“Art and Fashion: Affecting Ambivalence” Making an Appearance: Fashion, Dress and Consumption International conference, University of Queensland, July 10-13th, 2003

Discussion Paper, “Surrealism and Its Legacies Seminar”, The Modernist Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, September 25-28th, 2003

“Cindy Sherman, Judith Butler and the Crisis of the Feminist Subject,” What’s Left of Theory? Cultural Studies Association of Australia Conference, University of Tasmania, 8-10th December, 2001

“Hybrid Theories, Hybrid Forms," Border Crossings: Literature and Culture Between the Wars, SUNY, New Paltz, NY, 1998

“Surrealist Haunting: A Reading of André Breton’s Nadja and Leonora Carrington’s Down Below,” Literature and Psychiatry Conference. NSW’s Writer’s Centre, Rozelle. 1997

Selected grants

2011

  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

2010

  • Feminist manifestos: rethinking the history of Feminism; Lusty N; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.
  • The Gender and Modernity Research Group; Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Lusty N, Park J, Roberts M, Waldby C, Jayamanne L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • Dreams: A Cultural History, 1840-1940; Lusty N, Groth H; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • The artist as social critic: A case study of the transnational reception and translation of Tracey Moffatts work; Lusty N; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Groth, H., Lusty, N. (2013). Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lusty, N. (2007). Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. Hampshire, England: Ashgate.

Edited Books

  • Lusty, N., Murphet, J. (2014). Modernism and Masculinity. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Lusty, N. (2014). Introduction: Modernism and Its Masculinities. In N. Lusty & J. Murphen (Eds.), Modernism and Masculinity, (pp. 1-15). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lusty, N. (2014). Surrealist Masculinities: Sexuality and the Economies of Experience. In N. Lusty & J. Murphen (Eds.), Modernism and Masculinity, (pp. 103-121). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lusty, N. (2002). Eating the Maid: Leonora Carrington's "The Debutante". In Stella Deen (Eds.), Challenging Modernism New Readings in literature and culture, 1914-45, (pp. 163-185). United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Lusty, N. (2011). Art, Science and Exploration Rereading the Work of Remedios Varo. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, 5(1), 55-76.
  • Lusty, N. (2011). Imagination, Science and the Everyday: The Paintings of Remedios Varo. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, 5(1-2), 55-76.
  • Lusty, N. (2009). Every Kind of Everyday .. Cultural Studies Review, 15(1), 199-206.
  • Lusty, N. (2009). Valerie Solanas and the Limits of Speech. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4), 144-154.
  • Lusty, N. (2008). Sexing the Manifesto: Mina Loy, Feminism and Futurism. Women: a cultural review, 19(3), 245-259. [More Information]
  • Lusty, N. (2003). Surrealism's banging door. Textual Practice: an international journal of radical literary studies, 17(2), 335-356.
  • Lusty, N. (2002). Review: What is Installation? An Anthology of Writings on Australian Installation Art. Australian Humanities Review, (June).

Conferences

  • Lusty, N. (2005). Surf's up: Masculinity and whiteness in tracey Moffatt's "Heaven". Masculinities: Gender, Art and Popular Culture, Melbourne: Ian Potter Museum, University of Melbourne.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Lusty, N. (2004). Review: Something More About Moffatt.
  • Lusty, N. (2002). Review: Scabs in the Cloth: Tara Brabazon's Ladies Who Lunge: Celebrating Difficult Women. Australian Book Review.

2014

  • Lusty, N. (2014). Introduction: Modernism and Its Masculinities. In N. Lusty & J. Murphen (Eds.), Modernism and Masculinity, (pp. 1-15). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lusty, N., Murphet, J. (2014). Modernism and Masculinity. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lusty, N. (2014). Surrealist Masculinities: Sexuality and the Economies of Experience. In N. Lusty & J. Murphen (Eds.), Modernism and Masculinity, (pp. 103-121). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2013

  • Groth, H., Lusty, N. (2013). Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History. Oxon: Routledge.

2011

  • Lusty, N. (2011). Art, Science and Exploration Rereading the Work of Remedios Varo. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, 5(1), 55-76.
  • Lusty, N. (2011). Imagination, Science and the Everyday: The Paintings of Remedios Varo. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, 5(1-2), 55-76.

2009

  • Lusty, N. (2009). Every Kind of Everyday .. Cultural Studies Review, 15(1), 199-206.
  • Lusty, N. (2009). Valerie Solanas and the Limits of Speech. Australian Literary Studies, 24(3-4), 144-154.

2008

  • Lusty, N. (2008). Sexing the Manifesto: Mina Loy, Feminism and Futurism. Women: a cultural review, 19(3), 245-259. [More Information]

2007

  • Lusty, N. (2007). Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. Hampshire, England: Ashgate.

2005

  • Lusty, N. (2005). Surf's up: Masculinity and whiteness in tracey Moffatt's "Heaven". Masculinities: Gender, Art and Popular Culture, Melbourne: Ian Potter Museum, University of Melbourne.

2004

  • Lusty, N. (2004). Review: Something More About Moffatt.

2003

  • Lusty, N. (2003). Surrealism's banging door. Textual Practice: an international journal of radical literary studies, 17(2), 335-356.

2002

  • Lusty, N. (2002). Eating the Maid: Leonora Carrington's "The Debutante". In Stella Deen (Eds.), Challenging Modernism New Readings in literature and culture, 1914-45, (pp. 163-185). United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Lusty, N. (2002). Review: Scabs in the Cloth: Tara Brabazon's Ladies Who Lunge: Celebrating Difficult Women. Australian Book Review.
  • Lusty, N. (2002). Review: What is Installation? An Anthology of Writings on Australian Installation Art. Australian Humanities Review, (June).

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