Professional Expertise

Qualifications, Knowledge, Teaching Experience, and Publications in Literary Studies

Unlike many professionals offering feedback on writing, I don't have a background in publishing. My background is in literary theory. I specialise in understanding how novels work to create immersive worlds and experiences, and what readers need in order to be drawn in and become involved in the story as it unfolds. My field is known as cognitive literary studies. It uses advances in cognitive science and psychology and applies these new insights to existing knowledge about literature. I then crunch the hard ideas into easy gets--insights that writers like you can use to make your writing unputdownable.

Qualifications

  • PhD in literary studies, University of Melbourne, 2011. Literary genre theory, literary studies in the novel, continental philosophy and semantics. 

  • Master of Arts in creative writing at the University of Tasmania, 2021.

Experience

Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies,
The University of Fiji. Teaching and
HDR supervision.

University Lecturing and Teaching Experience

2015—2016    University of Fiji

  • Lecturer & Tutor, Writing Fiji in the South Pacific, (level 1)

  • Lecturer, Tutor & Supervisor, Research Project: Study of a Single Author, (level 4)

  • Supervisor, Master of Arts Minor Thesis in Literature 

  • Supervisor & Coordinator, Doctoral Studies in Literature, including a weekly seminar program covering literary theory and research practices

2014    University of Melbourne

  • Tutor Coordinator, Identity, Arts Foundation Subject (level 1), Asia Institute

  • Lecturer, Representation, Arts Foundation Subject (level 1), School of Culture and Communication (SCC)

2013     University of Melbourne

  • Tutor Coordinator & Lecturer, Representation, Arts Foundation Subject (level 1), SCC

  • Tutor, Literature and Performance (level 1), SCC

  • Head Tutor/Tutor Coordinator, Identity, Arts Foundation Subject (level 1), SCC

  • Lecturer and Coordinator, Politics, Society and Identity in Australia IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students)

2012    Australian Catholic University

  • Subject Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor, Australian Catholic University (ACU), Faculty of Arts and Science, Twentieth-century Literature (levels 2 and 3), Sem. 1, 2012 

              University of Melbourne 

  • Faculty of Arts & the Asia Institute: Tutor, Identity, Arts Foundation (level 1)

  • Australia Centre: Tutor, Politics, Society and Identity

2011 University of Melbourne

  • Lecturer & Tutor, Critical Debates (level 3 Capstone, literature), SCC

  • Tutor, Modernism and the Avant-garde (level 2, literature)

2010 University of Melbourne 

  • Subject Coordinator, Genre Interventions (level 4, creative writing and literary theory), SCC 

  • Tutor, Modernism and the Avant-garde (level 2, literature), SCC

Publications and Presentations

  • Book Chapter: ‘Contemplating Affects: The Mystery of Emotion in Charlotte Wood’s The Weekend.’ It will appear as Chapter 3 in The Rise of the Australian Neurohumanities: Conversations Between Neurocognitive Research and Australian Literature, edited by Jean-François Vernay, Routledge. 2021. 

  • Flipped Literary Classics: Robert Louis Steven’s Treasure Island Pirated (2017) and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Flipped (2017). 

  • Blog: kristinajameson.com – extracts from literary classics, with genders flipped. https://www.kristinajameson.com/blog

  • Book Chapter: “Gothic Moods and Colonial Night Guests: Beatrice Grimshaw’s writings on Fiji.” In Dasgupta, Sanjukta and Devaleena Das (Eds.) Claiming Space: Australian Women’s Writing, 2017. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319503998#reviews

  • Journal Article: “Wandering in intersectional time: subjectivity and identity in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” TEXT Special Issue 34: Writing and illustrating interdisciplinary research, eds Simon Dwyer, Rachel Franks, Monica Galassi and Kirsten Thorpe, April 2016. http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue34/Reeve.pdf

  • Book Chapter: “Narrative Time and Empathy in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” In Dwyer, Simon, Rachel Franks, Monica Galassi and Kirsten Thorpe (Eds.) Politics, Race and Sex: An Interdisciplinary Studies Reader, 2016. https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Politics_Race_and_Sex.html?id=oO8XjwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y

  • Conference Presentation: Swinburne University, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2015, Writing the Ghost Train. “The ‘invigorated’ text: Ramayana and the Indian Diaspora” Swinburne University, Melbourne: Writing the Ghost Train.  2015.

  • Editorial: Co-Editor, compiler and illustrator, Landings: Poetry, Writing, Ideas. The University of Fiji: Saweni, 2015.

  • Blog: LandingsFiji—creative writing discussion and tips from UniFiji.

  • Conference Development: April 2016, with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry to run an interdisciplinary conference, Diasporas of the Pacific, in Fiji.                  

  • Conference Presentation: University of Wollongong, 7-11 July 2015, Literary Studies Conference. “Indigeneity, ethnicity, citizenship, diaspora and the gothic genre: Diasporic ‘hauntings,’ in Fiona McFarlane’s The Night Guest.”

  • eBook Chapter: “Subjectivity, identity and the disappearing bodies of the literary text: Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” In Iswarya V and Danielle Black (Eds.) Re-Visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies. (eBook).

  • Conference Presentation: State Library of NSW, 9-11 March 2015, Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies. “Subjectivity, identity and the disappearing bodies of the literary text: Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.”  Institute of Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 9-11 March 2015, Re-visioning Space(s), Time and Bodies.

  • Conference Presentation: UniMelb, 2-4 July 2014, Literature and Affect. “Bridging gaps in affective space: Kazuo Ishiguro’s floating worlds.”

  • Review: Laura Jean McKay. Holiday in Cambodia (2013), in TEXT, Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2014. http://www.textjournal.com.au/april14/reeve_rev.htm

  • Journal Article: “Emotion, Motive, Narrative: Kim Scott’s Benang and Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs” in JASAL (2013) 1-11. https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/article/view/9830

  • Review: David Brooks and Elizabeth McMahon (eds). Southerly: Mid-century Women Writers (2013), in TEXT, Vol. 17, No. 2, October 2013. Web: http://www.textjournal.com.au/oct13/reeve_rev.htm

  • Review: Goldie Goldbloom. You Lose These + Other Stories (2012), in TEXT, Vol. 17, No. 1, April 2013. Web: http://www.textjournal.com.au/april13/reeve_rev.htm

  • Review: Nicole Moore. The Censor’s Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia’s Banned Books. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2012, in JASAL, 2013. Web: http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/viewFile/2498/3352

  • Review: Laura Parker and Jacalyn Sinnett (eds). Offset 11, a creative writing anthology from Victoria University, in TEXT, Vol. 16, No. 1, April 2012. Web: http://www.textjournal.com.au/april12/reeve_rev.htm

  • Conference Presentation: (UniMelb, 5-8 July 2011, Australian Literature: Field, Curriculum, Emotion): “Emotion, Motive, Narrative: Kim Scott’s Benang and Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs” later published as an article in JASAL 2013.

  • Journal Article: “Who Cares Who’s Speaking? Cultural Voice in Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang,” in JASAL Special Issue (2010) 1-9. https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/article/view/10165/10063

  • Book Chapter: “The Metaphor of Genre and Text: Embedded Relevance and Inherent Instability in the Represented Genres of A.S. Byatt’s Novel Possession,” in Madelena Gonzalez and Marie-Odele Pitten-Hédon (eds.). Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2010) 80-98. 

  • Conference Presentation: The University of Aberdeen, 2009, The Novel and its Borders. “Specifics of the Generic: spatiotemporal elements of the novel.” 

  • Conference Presentation: Australian National University, 8-11 July 2009, Common Readers and Cultural Critics. 2009 “Who Cares Who’s Speaking? Cultural Voice in Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang.”

  • Conference Presentation: The University of Avignon, 29-30 May 2008, Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel: “The Metaphor of Genre and Text: Embedded Relevance and Inherent Instability in the Represented Genres of A.S. Byatt’s Novel Possession.”

  • Editorial: Member of the editorial committee of Strange4 (2008), a postgraduate journal of creative writing (UniMelb). 

  • Conference Presentation: La Trobe University, 29-30 November 2007, ‘I dearly love a laugh’: Jane Austen and Comedy.

  • Conference Presentation: Liverpool Hope University, 2 June 2007, Kazuo Ishiguro and the International Novel.