Faculty of Arts

Imelda Whelehan

Imelda Whelehan

Prof Imelda Whelehan

Research Professor

BA, MA, PhD.

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Arts Building
Room Reference 578
Telephone +61 3 6226 8503
Fax +61 3 6226 7842
Email Imelda.Whelehan@utas.edu.au

Imelda Whelehan is Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Tasmania, and is based in Hobart

Her research is in the fields of women's writing, feminism, popular culture and literary adaptations. She is the author of Modern Feminist Thought (1995), Overloaded (2000), Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary: A Reader's Guide (2002) and The Feminist Bestseller (2005). She is co-author of Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies (with Jane Pilcher, 2004) and Screen Adaptation: Impure Cinema (with Deborah Cartmell, 2010) and co-edited, with Deborah Cartmell, Adaptations: From Text to Screen, Screen to Text (1999) and The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (2007). Ongoing projects include a history of the bra, Australian adaptations, post-war adaptations and representations of ageing in popular culture.

She is co-editor of the journal Adaptation (OUP) and Associate Editor of Contemporary Women's Writing (OUP). 

She is a team member of the Culture Domain (C-Domain), a research initiative at the University of Tasmania.

See further details of her recently completed OLT project, 'Adapt'.


Prof Imelda Whelehan - Researchers Report (WARP)

Research Students

Imelda Whelehan has extensive experience of research supervision and examination at both masters and doctoral level. She has supervised projects as diverse as Cult Fiction, Little Red Riding Hood, English Teaching and Critical Theory, neo-Victorian novels, women sports journalists, Iris Murdoch, underwear, and adaptation theory. Her current students are researching the final girl in contemporary horror, queer cinema, Indian romance fiction and Australian screen adaptation. Prospective students can contact her by email, mail or telephone.