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Lisa Fletcher

Senior Lecturer, English

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Lisa.Fletcher@utas.edu.au

Lisa Fletcher is currently Deputy Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. Her current research focuses on popular fiction in the twenty-first century. She is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to popular genres—especially crime, fantasy, and romance—which consider their industrial, social, and textual dimensions. Lisa is the author Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity, the co-author of Cave: Nature and Culture and Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction, and the editor of Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings. In addition to her research in popular fiction studies, her research areas include geocriticism and spatial literary studies, island studies, and contemporary historical fiction.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD'I love you': Historical Romance Fiction and Heterosexuality University of MelbourneAustralia2003
BA(Hons) University of MelbourneAustralia1995

Biography

Lisa received her PhD from the University of Melbourne, where she specialized in contemporary literary and popular fiction studies, and critical theory. She joined the English programme at the University of Tasmania in 2004.

Research Themes

Lisa's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. She is an affiliated researcher within the University's Institute for the Study of Social Change, especially for her current research on contemporary Australian popular fiction, the most significant growth area in Australian trade publishing since the turn of the century. Her research also contributes to the theme area of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, most notably through her work in the interdisciplinary field of island studies and her study of the natural and cultural significance of caves.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR)
  • Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE)
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies (INCS)
  • Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ)
  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL)

Committee associations

  • Editorial Review Board, 'Rethinking the Island' (book series), Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Teaching and Learning Editor , Journal of Popular Romance Studies
  • Deputy Editor, Book Reviews, Island Studies Journal
  • Editorial Board, Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies

Teaching

Popular fiction studies, Adventure fiction, Fantasy fiction, Australian popular fiction, Popular romance fiction, Contemporary literature, Historical fiction, Film studies, Genre studies, Literary geography, Nineteenth-century illustration studies

Teaching expertise

At the University of Tasmania, Lisa teaches across all levels of the English program, from introductory English studies to postgraduate supervision. Her current undergraduate teaching focuses on popular fiction studies, and contemporary screen studies.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

Lisa's research interests include popular fiction studies, nineteenth-century popular illustration, island studies, and the intersections of literature and geography.

Awards

Lisa is the recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of America Academic Research Grant, with Dr Beth Driscoll (University of Melbourne) and Dr Kim Wilkins, for their project 'The Genre World of Romance in 21st Century Australia.'

Collaboration

Lisa regularly collaborates with other University of Tasmania researchers. She has co-authored two books and numerous essays with Professor Ralph Crane including Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction (2017) and Cave: Nature and Culture (2015). She is currently collaborating with Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane (English/IMAS) and Dr Saurabh Garg (ICT) on a project to measure and understand academic co-authorship trends in English literary studies.

Current projects

The Genre World of Romance in 21st Century Australia (with Beth Driscoll, University of Melbourne, and Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland, Australia Research Council Discovery Project 2016-2018) : https://genreworlds.wordpress.com/

  • This research project will offer the first systematic examination of 21st-century Australian popular fiction, the most significant growth area in Australian trade publishing since the turn of the century. Its three areas of investigation are: the publishing of Australian popular fiction; the interrelationships between Australian popular fiction and Australian genre communities; and the textual distinctiveness of Australian popular novels in relation to genre. Research will centre on thirty novels across three genres, building a comprehensive picture of the practices and processes of Australian popular fiction through detailed examination of trade data, close reading of texts, and interviews with industry figures.

Fields of Research

  • Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) (200502)
  • Literary Studies (200599)
  • British and Irish Literature (200503)

Research Objectives

  • Languages and Literature (950203)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)

Publications

Lisa's book Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity (2008) offers a detailed account of the genre's history and development in both its popular and literary manifestations. Cave: Nature and Culture (co-authored with Ralph Crane) was published in Reaktion Books's 'Earth' series in 2015. This book was shortlisted for the 2015 Tratman Award for best caving related publication. Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction (co-authored with Ralph Crane) was published in Rowman & Littlefield' 'Rethinking the Island' series in 2017. This book builds on Lisa's long-term research interest in island studies, exemplified by articles in Island Studies Journal and New Literatures Review. In broad terms, Lisa's work on caves and islands explores the intersections between literature and geography. Her interests in popular fiction studies and questions of space and place come together in Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, a volume she edited for Palgrave Macmillan's series 'Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies.'

Total publications

57

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2017BookCrane R, Fletcher L, 'Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualization and Representation in Popular Fiction', Rowman and Littlefield, United Kingdom, pp. 224. ISBN 978-1-7834-8205-4 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2016BookFletcher L, 'Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 220. ISBN 978-1-137-57141-0 (2016) [Edited Book]

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2015BookCrane RJ, Fletcher LM, 'Cave: Nature and Culture', Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, pp. 284. ISBN 978-1780234311 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2011Journal ArticleFletcher L, ''... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies', New Literatures Review, (47-48) pp. 17-34. ISSN 0314-7495 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2008BookFletcher LM, 'Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 173. ISBN 978-0-7546-6202-0 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

(24 outputs)
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2017Leane E, Fletcher L, Garg SK, 'Co-authorship Trends in English Literary Studies, 1995-2015', Studies in Higher Education pp. 00. ISSN 0307-5079 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Leane E; Garg SK

2017Milthorpe NE, Clarke RGH, Fletcher LM, Moore RA, Stark HL, 'Blended English: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English literary studies', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice pp. 1-21. ISSN 1474-0222 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1474022217722140 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Milthorpe NE; Clarke RGH; Moore RA; Stark HL

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2016Crane R, Fletcher L, 'The Genre of Islands: Popular Fiction and Performative Geographies', Island Studies Journal, 11, (2) pp. 637-650. ISSN 1715-2593 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2016Fletcher L, Clarke R, Crane R, Gaby R, Milthorpe N, et al., 'The teaching of English in Tasmania: building links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary teachers', English in Australia, 51, (1) pp. 25-33. ISSN 0155-2147 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Clarke R; Crane R; Gaby R; Milthorpe N; Stark H

2016Crane R, Fletcher L, 'The speleotourist experience: approaches to show cave operations in Australia and China', Helictite: Journal of Australasian Speleological Research, 42 pp. 1-11. ISSN 0017-9973 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2015Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Inspiration and Spectacle: the case of Fingal's Cave in nineteenth-century art and literature', Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 22, (4) pp. 778-800. ISSN 1076-0962 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/isle/isv052 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Crane R

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2015Fletcher LM, 'Journal of Island Studies: preliminary ideas from 1991, and comments from 2015', Island Studies Journal, 10, (1) pp. 11-12. ISSN 1715-2593 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2014Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, 'Caves as Anti-Places: Robert Penn Warren's The Cave and Cormac McCarthy's Child of God', Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture, 14, (3) pp. 1-20. ISSN 1547-4348 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2014Fletcher LM, 'Writing the Happy Ever After: An Interview with Anne Gracie', Journal of Popular Romance Studies, (4.2) pp. 1-17. ISSN 2159-4473 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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2014Fletcher LM, 'Editor of 'Teaching and Learning' Journal of Popular Romance Studies', 4, (2) ISSN 2159-4473 (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2014Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, 'Picturing the Indian Tiger: Imperial iconography in the nineteenth century', Victorian Literature and Culture, 42, (3) pp. 369-386. ISSN 1060-1503 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1060150314000047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Crane RJ

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2013Fletcher L, 'The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Popular Romance Studies: What is it, and why does it matter?', Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 3, (2) pp. 1-5. ISSN 2159-4473 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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2012Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Picturing the Empire in India: Illustrating Henty', English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 55, (2) pp. 155-175. ISSN 0013-8339 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/elt.2012.0014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Crane R

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2012Fletcher LM, Clarke RGH, 'First Year English at UTAS', EduTATE, (October 2012) pp. 6-7. (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Clarke RGH

2011Fletcher L, ''... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies', New Literatures Review, (47-48) pp. 17-34. ISSN 0314-7495 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Fletcher L, 'Reading the Postcolonial Island in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide', Island Studies Journal, 6, (1) pp. 3-16. ISSN 1715-2593 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

2011Fletcher LM, Gaby RS, Kloester J, 'Pedagogy report: embedding popular romance studies in English units: teaching Georgette Heyer's Sylvester', Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 1, (2) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2159-4473 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Gaby RS

2010Fletcher L, Mead E, 'Inheriting the Past: Peter Corris's The Journal of Fletcher Christian and Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang', Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 45, (2) pp. 189-206. ISSN 0021-9894 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0021989409359851 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mead E

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2008Fletcher LM, 'Reading the News: Pitcairn Island at the Beginning of the 21st Century', Island Studies Journal, 3, (1) pp. 57-72. ISSN 1715-2593 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2006Fletcher LM, ''His paintings don't tell stories . . . ': Historical Romance and Vermeer', Working Papers on the Web, 9, (December) EJ ISSN 1478-3703 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2003Fletcher LM, 'Historical Romance, Gender and Heterosexuality: John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman and A. S. Byatt's Possession', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 7, (1 & 2) pp. 26-42. ISSN 1325-1848 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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1998Fletcher LM, ''Telling it Slanted': Rev. of Tierra del Fuego: New and Selected Poems by Jennifer Strauss and The Gatekeeper's Wife by Fay Zwicky', Hecate's Australian Women's Book Review, 10 pp. 44-45. ISSN 1111-8888 (1998) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1996Fletcher LM, 'X-Rated Fiction for Women', Australian Women's Book Review, 8, (3) pp. 11-12. ISSN 1111-9999 (1996) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1993Fletcher LM, 'The Politics of Aboriginal Poetry', Aedon, 1, (1) pp. 62-69. ISSN 1034-8007 (1993) [Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualization and Representation in Popular Fiction', Rowman and Littlefield, United Kingdom, pp. 224. ISBN 978-1-7834-8205-4 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2016Fletcher L, 'Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 220. ISBN 978-1-137-57141-0 (2016) [Edited Book]

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2015Crane R, Fletcher L, 'The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean', Valancourt Classics, Richmond, pp. 308. ISBN 9781943910021 (2015) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2015Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, 'Cave: Nature and Culture', Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, pp. 284. ISBN 978-1780234311 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2011Fletcher LM, 'Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity', Ashgate, online, pp. 186. ISBN 9780754683056 (2011) [Revision/New Edition]

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2008Fletcher LM, 'Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 173. ISBN 978-0-7546-6202-0 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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2003Fletcher LM, 'Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence', Insight Publications P/L, Mentone, pp. 63. ISBN 9780754683056 (2003) [Authored Other Book]

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2001Fletcher LM, 'Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring', Insight Publications P/L, Mentone, pp. 64. ISBN 9780754683056 (2001) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, Leane E, 'Key Concepts and the Thriller: Space, Place, and Mapping', Teaching Space, Place and Literature, Routledge, Tally Jr, R. (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138046979 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ; Leane E

2017Fletcher L, 'Hilary Mantel: Raising the Dead, Speaking the Truth', The Contemporary British Novel Since 2000, Edinburgh University Press, Acheson, J (ed), Edinburgh, pp. 37-47. ISBN 9781474403726 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Picturing Adventure: Popular Fiction, Illustration and the British Empire, 1875-1914', The Making of English Popular Culture, Routledge, Storey J (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 131-151. ISBN 9781138854901 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2016Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Cave Genres/Genre Caves: Reading the Subterranean Thriller', Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, Palgrave Macmillan, Fletcher L (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 9-24. ISBN 978-1-137-57141-0 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56902-8_2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Crane R

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2016Driscol B, Fletcher L, Wilkins K, 'Women, Akubras, Ereaders: Romance Fiction and Australian Publishing', The Return of Print? Contemporary Australian Publishing, Monash University Publishing, Mannion A and Stinson E (ed), Australia, pp. 67-88. ISBN 978-1-925495-29-4 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Fletcher L, '' Some Distance to Go': A Critical Survey of Island Studies'', Island Studies, Routledge, Kelman I and Baldacchino G (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138014596 (2016) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2016Fletcher L, 'Introduction: Space, Place, and Popular Fiction', Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, Palgrave Macmillan, L Fletcher (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-1-137-57141-0 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56902-8_1 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Crane R, Fletcher L, 'Introduction', The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean, Valancourt Books, R Crane and L FLetcher (ed), Richmond, Virginia, pp. vii-xxv. ISBN 9781943910021 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Crane R

2015Fletcher L, Richardson J, 'Word Clouds', The Pocket Instructor: Literature. 101 Exercises for the College Classroom, United States, Fuss D and Gleason WA (ed), Princeton, pp. 251-253. (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2013Fletcher Lisa, 'Daniel Martin and the 'Ill-concealed Ghost'', John Fowles: A New Casebook, Palgrave Macmillan, James Acheson (ed), London, pp. 146-158. ISBN 9780230348066 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Fletcher Lisa, 'Operation Unique: Administering Pitcairn Island in the Twenty-first Century', Empire Calling: Administering Colonial Australasia and India, Cambridge University Press India Pvt Ltd, Ralph Crane, Anna Johnson and C Vijayasree (ed), Bengaluru, pp. 83-100. ISBN 9789382264767 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Fletcher LM, ''Mere Costumery?' Georgette Heyer's Cross-Dressing Novels', Masquerades: Disguise in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present, University of Gdansk Press, Pilar Sanchez Calle, David Malcolm, and Lopez-Palaez Casellas (ed), Gdansk, pp. 192-211=1. ISBN 83-73262121 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Fletcher LM, 'Review of 'The Vanishing Act'', Southerly, 72, (1) pp. 245-248. ISSN 0038-3732 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2008Fletcher LM, 'Kathy Marks (2008) Pitcairn, Paradise Lost: Uncovering the Dark Secrets of a South Pacific Fantasy Island', Island Studies Journal, 3, (2) pp. 247-9. (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2006Fletcher LM, 'Mobilising the audience edited by Mark Balnaves, Tom O'Regan and Jason Sternberg', Reviews in Australian Studies, 1, (1) pp. 48-49. (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2006Fletcher LM, 'Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field, Ken Gelder', Journal of Popular Culture, 39, (2) pp. 324-326. (2006) [Review Single Work]

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1996Fletcher LM, ''Pulp-in-the-Pink' Rev. of Love Brought to Book: A Bio-bibliography of Australian Romance Novels edited by Juliet Flesch', Australian Women's Book Review, 8, (2) pp. 6-7. (1996) [Review Single Work]

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1995Fletcher LM, 'Review of Desire: Love Stories in Western Culture by Catherine Belsey', Aedon, 3, (1) pp. 109-11. (1995) [Review Single Work]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fletcher LM, 'Romance', Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction, Ramsdell, K. (ed), Santa Barbara, California (In Press) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Fletcher LM, 'BT007. Love-O-Meter', Book Thingo Podcast, Book Thingo, Australia (2016) [Media Interview]

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2015Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, 'The Making of Island Genres, Genre Islands', News, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, United Kingdom, April 23 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2015Hart T, Crane RJ, Fletcher LM, ''Cave Culture'', Geographical Magazine, Syon Geographical Ltd, United Kingdom, 5 (2015) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2013Fletcher LM, 'Teaching English in Tasmania: An Emerging Conversation about the Transition from TCE English to Studying English at University', EduTATE, Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English, Hobart, 8 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Fletcher LM, 'First-Year English at UTAS: Interview with the 2012 Winner of the TATE Prize in Excellence in English Learning', EduTATE, Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English, Hobart, June 2013, 9 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2012Fletcher LM, Clarke RGH, 'First Year English at UTAS', EduTATE, Tasmania, Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English, Oct 2012 (2012) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Clarke RGH

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$491,427

Projects

No Longer Going Solo? Measuring and Understanding Co-Authorship Trends in English Literary Studies (2016)$4,759
Description
This project brings together two literary studies scholars and an information systems scientist to answer a series of interrelated research questions:What aspects of English literary studies make the sole-author model so prevalent, and how might recent developments in the discipline affect this model?To what extent (if at all) have the rates of co-authorship in literary studies risen in recent years?What are the implications of this rise (or lack of it) for literary studies?
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,759)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fletcher LM; Leane E; Garg SK
Year
2016
Genre worlds: Australian popular fiction in the 21st century (2016 - 2018)$316,000
Description
This research project will offer the first systematic examination of 21st-century Australian popular fiction, the most significant growth area in Australian trade publishing since the turn of the century. Its three areas of investigation are: the publishing of Australian popular fiction; the interrelationships between Australian popular fiction and Australian genre communities; and the textual distinctiveness of Australian popular novels in relation to genre. Research will centre on thirty novels across three genres, building a comprehensive picture of the practices and processes of Australian popular fiction through detailed examination of trade data, close reading of texts, and interview with industry figures.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($316,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Wilkins K; Carter D; Driscoll E; Fletcher LM
Period
2016 - 2018
Grant Reference
DP160101308
The Genre World of Romance in 21st-Century Australia (2015)$1,404
Description
This collaborative project aims to produce the first detailed analysis of the processes and practices underpinning the writing, publication and circulation of popular romance fiction in contemporary Australia.
Funding
Romance Writers of America ($1,404)
Scheme
Grant-Academic Research Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fletcher LM; Driscoll B; Wilkins K
Year
2015
Bridging the gap: teaching adaptations across the disciplines and sharing content for curriculum renewal (2012)$160,000
Description
The project aims to identify and develop an Australian community of Adaptation Studies scholars located within a range of disciplines. A repository of Open Educational Resources of teaching and related materials will be developed as a permanent resource that will encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary curriculum renewal and disciplinary reflection through peer reviews of shared content.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($160,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Whelehan IM; Sadler D; Worth C; Fletcher LM; Bonner F; Jacobs Jason; Shachar H
Year
2012
Colonial Mutiny and its Aftermath: Authority and Rebellion in Boys' Magazines, 1879-1918 (2010)$3,264
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,264)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fletcher LM
Year
2010
Pitcairn Island: Histories and Texts (2007)$6,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fletcher LM
Year
2007

Research Supervision

Lisa has supervised dissertations and theses at Hons, MA, and PhD levels on a broad range of topics in literary studies, popular fiction studies, and film studies.

She welcomes expressions of interest from potential postgraduate students in any of the following areas:

  • Popular fiction studies
  • Popular romance studies
  • Historical fiction
  • Literary geography (geocriticism; spatial literary studies)
  • Island studies

Current

4

Completed

9

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDTransgender Representation in Popular Romance Fiction2016
PhDReading and Writing Dogs in Popular Romance Fiction2017
PhDIn Full Swing: Reading social occasions in interwar comic fiction2017
PhDConstructing Surreal Spaces: Psychosemantic landscapes in popular historical romance fiction2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDPerverted by Language: Weird fiction and the semiotic anomalies of a genre
Candidate: Alessandro Sheedy
2017
PhDReading the Posthuman: Contemporary fiction and critical theory
Candidate: Luke John Hortle
2017
PhDIsland Fictions: Castaways and Imperialism
Candidate: Britta Ulrike Hartmann
2014
PhDThe Woman Who Did: Janet Achurch, Ibsen, and the New Woman
Candidate: Christine Judith Angel
2014
PhDThis Mortal Coil: Travel, Identity, Mortality in the Work of Robert Dessaix
Candidate: Adam William Ouston
2013
PhDCinematic Campfires: Australian Feature Film and Reconciliation, 2000-2010
Candidate: Pauline Marsh
2012
MastersWild Child, Feral Text: Reading the Human-Animal Borderland
Candidate: Anne Patricia Fagan
2010
PhDLittle Terrors: The Child Antagonist in the Horror Film
Candidate: Dominic William Lennard
2009
MastersSpace and Sexuality in the Post-Victorian Fiction of Sarah Waters
Candidate: Demelza Morganna Hall
2006