Dr Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

BA Monash PhD UNSW
Senior Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5342
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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

Human Animal Studies, Critical race studies, postcolonialism.

Teaching and supervision

Human-animal studies, multidisciplinary approaches to postcolonial feminism, critical whiteness studies, Australian literature and film.

Fiona is convenor of GCST1602 Introduction to Gender Studies and GCST2603 Animal/Human Cultures.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2011

  • Bad Blood: A Cultural Politics of Australian Whiteness; Probyn-Rapsey F; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.

2006

  • Complicity: Coetzee and the critical double agency; Probyn-Rapsey F; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2005

  • Whiteness: A genealogical study; Probyn-Rapsey F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • The disappeared fathers of the stolen generations; Probyn-Rapsey F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Made to Matter: White Fathers, Stolen Generations. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Edited Books

  • Johnston, J., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Animal Death. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Johnston, J., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Introduction. In Jay Johnston, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animal death, (pp. xiii-xx). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Nothing to See - Something to See: White Animals and Exceptional life/death. In Jay Johnston, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animal death, (pp. 239-252). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2010). Complicity, critique and methodology: Australian con/texts. In David Carter and Wang Guanglin (Eds.), Modern Australian Criticism and Theory, (pp. 218-228). Qingdao: China Ocean University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2009). Putting Complicity to work for Accountability: An Australian Case Study. In Bregje van Eekelen Begüm Özden Firat, Sarah de Mul, Sonja van Wicelen (Eds.), Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice, (pp. 154-166). Amsterdam: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2008). Reconnaissance: The Role of the Feminine and Feminist Theory in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee. In Kailash Baral (Eds.), J M Coetzee: Critical Perspectives, (pp. 247-274). New Delhi: Pencraft International.

Journals

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Stunning Australia. Humanimalia, 4(2), 84-100.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al. Society and Animals, 19(3), 294-301. [More Information]
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). White Closets, Jangling Nerves and the Biopolitics of the Public Secret. Australian Literary Studies, 26(2), 57-75.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2009). 'Uplifting' white men: marriage, maintenance and whiteness in Queensland 1900-1910. Postcolonial Studies: culture, politics, economy, 12(1), 89-106. [More Information]
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2008). Country Matters: Sexing the Reconciled Republic of Australia. Feminist Review, 89, 73-86.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Black Sheep Nation. Australian Cultural History, 26, 173-193.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Complicity, Critique, Methodology. A R I E L, 38(2), 65-82.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Kin-fused Reconciliation: Bringing them Home, Bringing Us Home. Australian Humanities Review, (42), 1-18.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Paternalism and Complicity: Or How Not to Atone for the 'Sins of the Father'. Australian Literary Studies, 23(1), 92-103.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Some Whites Are Whiter Than Others: The Whitefella Skin Politics of Xavier Herbert and Cecil Cook. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Special Issue 2007, 157-173.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2006). Bitumen Films in Postcolonial Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 88, 97-109.
  • Gall, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2006). Ivan Sen and the Art of the Road. Screen (Oxford), 47(4), 425-439.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2005). An Ethics of Following and the No Road Film: Trackers, Followers and Fanatics. Australian Humanities Review, 37, 1-19.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2004). Playing Chicken At The Intersection: The White Critic Of Whiteness. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 3(2), 1-42.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2004). Review: Stephen Kinnane's Shadowlines. Journal of Australian Studies, 81, 163-165.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Somerville, M. (2004). Towards 'a Postcolonial Practice of Writing'. Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 30(1), 56-71.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2003). The white father: denial paternalism and community. Cultural Studies Review, 9(1), 60-76.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). A Poetics of Failure is no bad thing: Stephen Muecke and Margaret Somerville's White Writing. Journal of Australian Studies, 26(75), 17-26.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). A Review of Lynne Hume's Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australians. Australian Humanities Review, June 2002(26).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). How does the Settler Belong? Westerly, 47, 74-94.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). J M Coetzee: Writing with/out Authority. Jouvert: a journal of postcolonial studies, 7(1).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). Review: The Australian Fiancé. Journal of Australian Studies, (4).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Simpson, C. (2002). This Land is Mine/This Land is Me: Reconciling Harmonies in 'One Night the Moon'. Senses of Cinema, (February).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2001). Adam Aitken: 'Second Degree Native Informant'. Meanjin, , 37-52.

Edited Journals

  • Brewster, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Issue 42 of Australian Humanities Review. Australian Humanities Review, 42(August-September 2007).

2013

  • Johnston, J., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Animal Death. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Johnston, J., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Introduction. In Jay Johnston, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animal death, (pp. xiii-xx). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Made to Matter: White Fathers, Stolen Generations. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Nothing to See - Something to See: White Animals and Exceptional life/death. In Jay Johnston, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Eds.), Animal death, (pp. 239-252). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2013). Stunning Australia. Humanimalia, 4(2), 84-100.

2011

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al. Society and Animals, 19(3), 294-301. [More Information]
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2011). White Closets, Jangling Nerves and the Biopolitics of the Public Secret. Australian Literary Studies, 26(2), 57-75.

2010

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2010). Complicity, critique and methodology: Australian con/texts. In David Carter and Wang Guanglin (Eds.), Modern Australian Criticism and Theory, (pp. 218-228). Qingdao: China Ocean University Press.

2009

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2009). 'Uplifting' white men: marriage, maintenance and whiteness in Queensland 1900-1910. Postcolonial Studies: culture, politics, economy, 12(1), 89-106. [More Information]
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2009). Putting Complicity to work for Accountability: An Australian Case Study. In Bregje van Eekelen Begüm Özden Firat, Sarah de Mul, Sonja van Wicelen (Eds.), Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice, (pp. 154-166). Amsterdam: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2008). Country Matters: Sexing the Reconciled Republic of Australia. Feminist Review, 89, 73-86.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2008). Reconnaissance: The Role of the Feminine and Feminist Theory in the Novels of J. M. Coetzee. In Kailash Baral (Eds.), J M Coetzee: Critical Perspectives, (pp. 247-274). New Delhi: Pencraft International.

2007

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Black Sheep Nation. Australian Cultural History, 26, 173-193.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Complicity, Critique, Methodology. A R I E L, 38(2), 65-82.
  • Brewster, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Issue 42 of Australian Humanities Review. Australian Humanities Review, 42(August-September 2007).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Kin-fused Reconciliation: Bringing them Home, Bringing Us Home. Australian Humanities Review, (42), 1-18.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Paternalism and Complicity: Or How Not to Atone for the 'Sins of the Father'. Australian Literary Studies, 23(1), 92-103.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2007). Some Whites Are Whiter Than Others: The Whitefella Skin Politics of Xavier Herbert and Cecil Cook. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Special Issue 2007, 157-173.

2006

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2006). Bitumen Films in Postcolonial Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 88, 97-109.
  • Gall, A., Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2006). Ivan Sen and the Art of the Road. Screen (Oxford), 47(4), 425-439.

2005

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2005). An Ethics of Following and the No Road Film: Trackers, Followers and Fanatics. Australian Humanities Review, 37, 1-19.

2004

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2004). Playing Chicken At The Intersection: The White Critic Of Whiteness. Borderlands E - Journal: new spaces in the humanities, 3(2), 1-42.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2004). Review: Stephen Kinnane's Shadowlines. Journal of Australian Studies, 81, 163-165.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Somerville, M. (2004). Towards 'a Postcolonial Practice of Writing'. Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 30(1), 56-71.

2003

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2003). The white father: denial paternalism and community. Cultural Studies Review, 9(1), 60-76.

2002

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). A Poetics of Failure is no bad thing: Stephen Muecke and Margaret Somerville's White Writing. Journal of Australian Studies, 26(75), 17-26.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). A Review of Lynne Hume's Ancestral Power: The Dreaming, Consciousness and Aboriginal Australians. Australian Humanities Review, June 2002(26).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). How does the Settler Belong? Westerly, 47, 74-94.
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). J M Coetzee: Writing with/out Authority. Jouvert: a journal of postcolonial studies, 7(1).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2002). Review: The Australian Fiancé. Journal of Australian Studies, (4).
  • Probyn-Rapsey, F., Simpson, C. (2002). This Land is Mine/This Land is Me: Reconciling Harmonies in 'One Night the Moon'. Senses of Cinema, (February).

2001

  • Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2001). Adam Aitken: 'Second Degree Native Informant'. Meanjin, , 37-52.

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