Dr Jan Shaw

BSc, GradDip Arts, PhD
Senior Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7413

Research interests

  • Middle English literature
  • Women in medieval romance
  • Cross-cultural exchange in the later Middle Ages

Teaching and supervision

  • Middle English literature
  • Medievalism
  • Contemporary Arthurian literature by women

Current research students

Project title Research student
Tristan retold and revisioned Chenoa Fawn HUNTER
Why can't I be strong and go to prom? The performance of femininity and masculinity in YA female protagonists. Samantha POULOS

Current projects

  • Space, Gender and Memory in Middle English Romance: Architectures of Wonder in Melusine. Forthcoming July 2016, New Middle Ages Series, Palgrave (USA).
  • ‘New worlds in Lanval and Sir Launfal’, a study of worldmaking in two romances from Medieval Britain. Forthcoming 2016, in Worldmaking: Literature, Language and Culture, FILLM Studies in Literatures and Languages Series, John Benjamins, The Netherlands.
  • ‘West meets East meets West.’ A book project examining gender, emotion and cross-cultural exchange in fifteenth-century English prose romance.

Associations

  • Australian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA): Executive Committee; Secretary 2009-2015.

Research Groups

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Shaw, J., Kelly, P., Semler, L. (2013). Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  • Shaw, J. (2013). Introduction: Story Streams: Stories and their Tellers. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 1-12). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaw, J. (2013). The Tale of Melusine in A. S. Byatt's Possession: Retelling Medieval Stories. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 222-237). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaw, J. (2012). Narratives of Identity and Authenticity: The Humanities meets Leadership Studies. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 19-34). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Shaw, J. (2009). Feminism and the fantasy tradition: The Mists of Avalon. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), A Companion to Arthurian Literature, (pp. 463-477). West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Journals

  • Shaw, J. (2010). Papering the Cracks with Discourse: The Narrative Identity of the Authentic Leader. Leadership, 6(1), 89-108. [More Information]
  • Shaw, J. (2009). Troublesome Teleri: contemporary feminist utopianism in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Lady of Avalon. Sydney Studies in English, 35, 73-95.
  • Shaw, J. (2004). Courtly Love And The Tale Of Florie In The Middle English ?Melusine? Leeds Studies in English, New Series 35, 101-120.

Conferences

  • Shaw, J. (2010). Negotiating with the self: how creative writing can teach teaching literary studies students to be better readers. 16th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs AAWP 2010, Melbourne: Australian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Shaw, J. (2009). Teaching from the margins: approaching the feminine register through contemporary fantasy. 14th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs AAWP 2009, Australia: Australian Association of Writing Programs.

2013

  • Shaw, J. (2013). Introduction: Story Streams: Stories and their Tellers. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 1-12). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaw, J., Kelly, P., Semler, L. (2013). Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaw, J. (2013). The Tale of Melusine in A. S. Byatt's Possession: Retelling Medieval Stories. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 222-237). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Shaw, J. (2012). Narratives of Identity and Authenticity: The Humanities meets Leadership Studies. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 19-34). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2010

  • Shaw, J. (2010). Negotiating with the self: how creative writing can teach teaching literary studies students to be better readers. 16th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs AAWP 2010, Melbourne: Australian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Shaw, J. (2010). Papering the Cracks with Discourse: The Narrative Identity of the Authentic Leader. Leadership, 6(1), 89-108. [More Information]

2009

  • Shaw, J. (2009). Feminism and the fantasy tradition: The Mists of Avalon. In Helen Fulton (Eds.), A Companion to Arthurian Literature, (pp. 463-477). West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Shaw, J. (2009). Teaching from the margins: approaching the feminine register through contemporary fantasy. 14th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs AAWP 2009, Australia: Australian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Shaw, J. (2009). Troublesome Teleri: contemporary feminist utopianism in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Lady of Avalon. Sydney Studies in English, 35, 73-95.

2004

  • Shaw, J. (2004). Courtly Love And The Tale Of Florie In The Middle English ?Melusine? Leeds Studies in English, New Series 35, 101-120.

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