About Dr Rebecca Johinke
Dr Rebecca Johinke has broad-ranging interests but two main areas of teaching and research: the rhetorical context of writing and contemporary Australian Studies. Recent research projects related to representations of gender in Australian literature and film have included studies of father figures in the novels of Janette Turner Hospital, representations of masculinities in Peter Carey’s fiction, and representations (especially visual ones) of masculinities and car and street culture. She is currently working on several projects examining the rhetorical context of writing and is interested in ‘experimental’ writing (especially creative non-fiction and fictocriticism). She is currently supervising (or am about to supervise) students in the areas of fan fiction, the visual rhetorics of texts, Australian autobiography, and a comparative study of the work of Machado de Assis and Laurence Sterne.