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Elizabeth Leane

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Elizabeth Leane

Associate Dean, Research Performance
Professor of English

Room Hum 557 , Humanities Building Sandy Bay Campus / IMAS Building at Castray Esplanade

+6226 2894 (phone)

Elizabeth.Leane@utas.edu.au

Professor Elizabeth Leane is studying the passion for literature that the hostile continent of Antarctica evokes, and the power in turn of literature to influence what we think and feel about Antarctica. Her work highlights the need for a presence of the humanities as well as the sciences in Antarctic research.

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"I am interested in the stories that we tell about Antarctica... in the kinds of stories that we tell in Antarctica. I am interested in what people read when they go to Antarctica... in how they think about it before they get there - how what they've read, also what they've seen on television, in the movies, in photographs determines what they think about that place."

Elizabeth Leane - Hobart

Most of us will never get to visit that great frozen continent to the south, even though it looms large in our imaginations. That’s not the case for Professor Elizabeth Leane. For her, spending time “on the ice” has been part of understanding the ways humans have responded to this challenging place.

Professor Leane, who is Associate Dean Research in the College of Arts, Law and Education, studies cultural responses to Antarctica from the past and present. She explores the way we use stories to create our different ideas of the continent – as a travel destination, a site of scientific inquiry, a symbol of changing global climate, and a place with a particular set of meanings for Tasmania and Australia.

Having held a joint appointment between the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the College of Arts, Law and Education for a number of years, Professor Leane is immersed in the world of Antarctic research, while remaining methodologically grounded in the humanities and social sciences. Her research has established the humanities as central to Antarctic studies.

“Within IMAS, I have been based in the Oceans and Cryosphere Group, a very interdisciplinary cluster of researchers who work on topics ranging from international law to the processes that affect sea-ice. My first degree was in Science, so I feel very much at home in this mix,” Professor Leane said.

“Antarctica is a place that, even now, very few people will ever go to. However, increasingly we are understanding its enormous impact on the planet – its role in global climate systems and its potential impact on sea-level rise.

“It is a place that is in people’s minds more and more, but their knowledge of it is entirely mediated through what they hear, what they read and what they see on screens.

“Attitudes towards Antarctica thus depend on stories, images and sounds that are circulated through culture, so it is important that we understand what ideas are being encoded in these cultural products and how they reflect and impact on other aspects of human relationships to Antarctica, including science, geo-politics and tourism.”

Her research ranges widely, from writing an account of the Geographical South Pole as both a cultural and natural place, to challenging the ways we think about Australia’s Antarctic history, to working with tourism operators to understand how visitors’ cultural backgrounds can affect their experience of Antarctica.

“On an international scale, I’ve been working within the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research to incorporate humanities perspectives into the research they coordinate.”

Professor Leane also collaborates with researchers from Western Sydney University – together with local and state government stakeholders – on what it means to be an Antarctic “gateway” city.

“We argue that Hobart and its counterparts in New Zealand, South America and South Africa are cities that not only provide routes to the far south, but also embody Antarctica’s values, such as environmental protection, international collaboration, and scientific understanding.”

This project has included the ambitious Antarctic Cities Youth Expedition, in which members of research team, including Professor Leane, travelled to the Antarctic Peninsula region with five young people – one from each gateway city to Antarctica – resulting in an emerging Antarctic Youth Coalition.

As a gateway to the far south, Tasmania is in a privileged position from which to conduct this research.

“For people interested in Antarctica – and not just through a scientific lens – Hobart is an ideal place to study or conduct research, as you are immersed in an Antarctic culture that is found in very few other places throughout the world.

“In Tasmania, and particularly Hobart, Antarctic imagery and narratives are embedded in our history, our communities, our cultural institutions, and our urban infrastructure, making it an ideal place from which to study human understandings of Antarctica, past and present, and to speculate on how these might change into the future.”

Professor Leane has visited the continent several times as a writer, research and educator, travelling by ship and plane to the Antarctic Peninsula, the Ross Sea region and East Antarctica.

“What strikes me overall is how different these experiences are – where you travel, where you stay, the role you travel in, who you travel with, and the way you travel, can all give you quite different perspectives on the place that is often talked about as one single thing, Antarctica.”

Professor Elizabeth Leane is Associate Dean, Research Performance in the College of Arts, Law and Education and a researcher in the School of Humanities. With degrees in both science and literature, she is interested in building bridges between disciplines, and particularly in bringing the insights of the humanities to the study of the Antarctic. Her work examines cultural responses to Antarctica past and present, with recent focus on polar travel and tourism cultures, national Antarctic imaginaries, and ‘gateway’ cities. In addition to her Antarctic work, her research areas include literature and place; literature and science, particularly in relation to science communication; and human-animal studies.

Biography

Elizabeth began her academic career in science, finishing a BSc in physics, for which she was awarded the Silver Bragg Medal, before moving into English studies. She undertook her doctorate in English literature at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

After coming to the University of Tasmania to work in the English program, Elizabeth developed a research interest in the Antarctic, where she travelled as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow in early 2004. From 2013-19, she held an ARC Future Fellowship split between UTAS's School of Humanities and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She began collaborating with researchers in a wide range of disciplines, using methods anchored in textual analysis to examine diverse cultural texts, including travel and exploration writing, diaries, film and television, musical works and museums.

Elizabeth is currently a Chief Officer of the Standing Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences within the international Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and Arts Editor of The Polar Journal. Her books include Antarctica in Fiction and South Pole: Nature and Culture and the co-edited collections Anthropocene Antarctica and Performing Ice. She also communicates her work through the media, podcast interviews and online resources. She has led or is currently leading several ARC-funded projects focussed on the Antarctic region, including partnered research with government agencies and tourism operators.

Since 2020, Elizabeth has been the Associate Dean, Research Performance in the College of Arts, Law and Education, supporting researchers in and beyond the College to develop and deliver high-quality, high-impact research.


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Women in Polar Science: Prof Elizabeth Leane
'When I began I felt very much like the lone researcher entering an unknown territory... like an Antarctic explorer, which is a typically male stereotype. But increasingly I found a community... you need to make your networks, find mentors if you can, and take advantage of that critical mass that is building up.'

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDContemporary Popular Physics: An Interchange between Literature and ScienceUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom2003
MSt(Research Methods in English - Modern Period)University of OxfordUnited Kingdom2003
BA(Hons) University of AdelaideAustralia1995
BSc University of AdelaideAustralia1992

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Chief Officer, Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). This group brings together international researchers in the humanities and social sciences with an interest in the Antarctic region.
  • Arts and Culture Editor, The Polar JournalThis journal is a peer-reviewed forum for the scholarly discussion of polar issues from a social science and humanities perspective.

Administrative expertise

In addition to her Associate Dean role, Elizabeth has held a range of administrative positions. She was Secretary for the Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship (2015-19), running a selection committee chaired by the Governor. From 2016-18, she was co-director of UTAS’s cross-institutional Marine, Antarctic and Maritime Research Theme, managing a large budget to progress innovative team-based interdisciplinary research projects.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Elizabeth has designed and coordinated units focused on the literary canon, nineteenth-century British literature, science and literature, literary representations of Antarctica and science fiction. In 2017-18, she was an Erskine Fellow at Gateway Antarctica (University of Canterbury) in Christchurch, where she helped deliver the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies, including the Antarctic fieldwork.

Teaching responsibility

Although currently holding a research fellowship, Elizabeth gives guest lectures in the English program and the Bachelor of Antarctic Studies, including the following units

Research Invitations

  • Keynote speaker, “Ice St(ages) 1: Moving Environments, Fleeting Encounters and Performative Gestures,” Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, online, 19-20 May 2021.
  • Keynote speaker, 10th AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials) Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, Melbourne Museum, Nov. 2018. Fully funded.
  • Keynote speaker, South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference, U. of New England Future Campus, Sydney, Feb. 2018. Fully funded.
  • Invited speaker, “Interdisciplinary Pathways to Antarctica” Symposium, U. of Wollongong, Aug. 2016. Fully funded.

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Expertise

Elizabeth uses textual analysis, archival research and a range of qualitative methods to better understand human engagement with the Antarctic region, past and present. She partners with tour operators, national Antarctic programs and government agencies, and has received public funding to examine the way to progress the re-imagining of ‘gateway’ cities, to integrate humanities approaches into Antarctic research, and to write a thematic history of Anglophone fiction set in Antarctica. Her accessible books, essays, reports, podcasts and presentations enrich the ways we think about the region to our south.

Areas of research expertise include:

  • Literary and cultural perspectives on the Antarctic
  • Polar travel and tourism
  • National Antarctic imaginaries
  • Antarctic “gateways”
  • Literature and place
  • Literature and environment
  • Human-animal studies
  • Science writing, particularly popularisation of science

Collaboration

Elizabeth frequently collaborates with other researchers in a range of disciplines, co-authoring and co-editing publications with scholars in musicology, cultural geography, visual arts, film studies, geopolitics, tourism studies, media studies and marine biology.

From 2017-2020, Elizabeth was a Chief Investigator on the ‘Antarctic Cities’ Linkage Project led by Prof. Juan Francisco Salazar at UWS, with partners including Antarctic Tasmania, Hobart City Council, Christchurch City Council, the University of Canterbury, the University of Magallanes (Chile) and the Chilean Antarctic Institute. She was recently awarded a Linkage Project focussed on tourist mediation of the Antarctic, with Australian tour operator Intrepid Travel.

Awards

  • South Pole shortlisted for the 2017 Margaret Scott Prize, Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes and for the 2018 William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Books.
  • 2010 University of Tasmania 'Rising Stars' Award ($75,000); this award recognises 'outstanding research talent' in staff at Level B and C
  • 2007 Reading Popular Physics short-listed for the British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize
  • 2004 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship (Aurora Australis Voyage 7 to Casey and Macquarie Island stations, Feb-March)

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Ecocriticism (470509)
  • British and Irish literature (470504)
  • Cultural geography (440601)

Research Objectives

  • Literature (130203)
  • Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180499)
  • Understanding past societies (130799)

Publications

Elizabeth is the author of South Pole (2016), Antarctica in Fiction (2012) and Reading Popular Physics (2007), and the co-editor of Performing Ice (2020), Anthropocene Antarctica (2019), Considering Animals (2011) and Imagining Antarctica (2011). She has published in a diverse range of journals, including recently Geographical Research, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Polar Record, the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Studies in Higher Education, Studies in Travel Writing and Australian Humanities Review. She is regularly invited to contribute to essay collections, such as The Cambridge History of the Polar Regions, Ice Humanities (Manchester UP), the Oxford History of the Novel (vol. 9), the Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions and Handbook on the Politics of the Antarctic (Edward Elgar). She is the Arts Editor of The Polar Journal.

Elizabeth has also communicated her research in more popular formats, including The Conversation. Australian Antarctic Magazine and Ted-EdWith Mark Pharaoh of the South Australian Museum, she co-wrote the introduction to the facsimile edition of The Adelie Blizzard, the newspaper of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

Total publications

122

Journal Article

(53 outputs)
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2021Leane E, Lucas C, Marx K, Datta D, Nielsen H, et al., 'From gateway to custodian city: Understanding urban residents' sense of connectedness to Antarctica', Geographical Research pp. 1-15. ISSN 1745-5863 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12490 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas C; Marx K; Datta D; Nielsen H

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2021Philpott C, Leane E, 'Silent continent? Textual responses to the soundscapes of Antarctica', ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment pp. 1-32. ISSN 1076-0962 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/isle/isab025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Philpott C

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2020Alexander KA, Liggett D, Leane E, Nielsen HEF, Bailey JL, et al., 'What and who is an Antarctic ambassador?', Polar Record, 55, (6) pp. 497-506. ISSN 0032-2474 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247420000194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Alexander KA; Nielsen HEF; Brasier MJ; Haward M

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2020Philpott C, Leane E, Quin D, 'Vaughan Williams and the soundscapes of Scott of the Antarctic', The Musical Quarterly, 103, (1-2) pp. 105-138. ISSN 0027-4631 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/musqtl/gdaa006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Philpott C; Quin D

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2019Leane E, 'A polar explorer in insanity's archives: transmitting the story of Antarctic wireless operator Sidney Jeffryes', AICCM Bulletin, 40, (1) pp. 50-59. ISSN 1034-4233 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10344233.2019.1672942 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, Maddison B, Norris K, 'Beyond the heroic stereotype: Sidney Jeffryes and the mythologising of Australian Antarctic history', Australian Humanities Review, 64 pp. 1-23. ISSN 1325-8338 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Maddison B; Norris K

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2019Nielsen HEF, Lucas C, Leane E, 'Rethinking Tasmania's regionality from an Antarctic perspective: flipping the map', M/C Journal, 22, (3) Article 1528. ISSN 1441-2616 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nielsen HEF; Lucas C

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2019Wainschenker P, Leane E, 'The 'alien' next door: Antarctica in South American fiction', The Polar Journal, 9, (2) pp. 324-339. ISSN 2154-896X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2019.1685178 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2018Frame B, Leane E, Lindeman RW, 'Geocaching in Antarctica: heroic exploration for the digital era?', The Polar Journal, 8, (2) pp. 397-406. ISSN 2154-896X (2018) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2018.1541839 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Hardy A, McDonald J, Guijt R, Leane E, Martin A, et al., 'Academic parenting: work-family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level', Studies in Higher Education, 43, (4) pp. 625-643. ISSN 0307-5079 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1185777 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Hardy A; McDonald J; Guijt R; Martin A; James A; Jones M; Corban M; Green B

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2018Leane E, 'Introducing SC-HASS: The new SCAR standing committee on the humanities and social sciences', The Polar Journal, 8, (2) pp. 409-410. ISSN 2154-896X (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2018.1541841 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Leane E, 'Newspapers from the edge of the world', Ernest, (8) pp. 38-45. ISSN 2055-723X (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2018Leane E, Maddison B, 'A biography of iceberg B09B', Australian Humanities Review, (63) pp. 99-115. ISSN 1835-8063 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2017Leane E, 'A brief history of Stephen Hawkings blockbuster', Nature: Books and Arts, 541 pp. 28-29. ISSN 0028-0836 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature16881 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2017Leane E, 'Literatura Antartica: un analisis tematico', Boletin Antartico Chileno, 33, (2) pp. 95-99. ISSN 0716-0763 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Leane E, Fletcher L, Garg S, 'Co-authorship trends in English literary studies, 1995-2015', Studies in Higher Education, 44, (4) pp. 786-798. ISSN 0307-5079 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1405256 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Fletcher L; Garg S

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2017Leane E, Miles G, 'The poles as planetary places', The Polar Journal, 7, (2) pp. 270-286. ISSN 2154-896X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2017.1373913 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Miles G

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2017Leane E, Nielsen HEF, 'American cows in Antarctica: Richard Byrd's polar dairy as symbolic settler colonialism', Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, 18, (2) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1532-5768 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/cch.2017.0024 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nielsen HEF

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2016Leane E, 'Tasmania from below: Antarctic travellers accounts of a southern 'gateway'', Studies in Travel Writing, 20, (1) pp. 34-48. ISSN 1364-5145 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645145.2015.1131513 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2016Leane E, Philpott C, 'What's wrong with 'expeditioner'?', Polar Record pp. 1-2. ISSN 0032-2474 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247416000772 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Philpott C

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2016Leane E, Winter T, Salazar JF, 'Caught between nationalism and internationalism: replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart', International Journal of Heritage Studies, 22, (3) pp. 214-227. ISSN 1352-7258 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2015.1114010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5

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2016Philpott C, Leane E, 'Making music on the march: sledging songs of the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration', Polar Record, 52, (6) pp. 698-716. ISSN 0032-2474 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247416000255 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Philpott C

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2015Hemmings AD, Chaturvedl S, Leane E, Ligget D, Salazar JF, 'Nationalism in Today's Antarctic', Yearbook of Polar Law, 7 pp. 531-555. ISSN 1876-8814 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1163/2211-6427_020 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Leane E, 'Icescape theatre: staging the Antarctic', Performance Research, 18, (6) pp. 18-28. ISSN 1352-8165 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2013.908051 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2014Leane E, Philpott C, Nielsen H, 'Scott at the opera: interpreting Das Opfer (1937)', Polar Journal, 4, (2) pp. 354-376. ISSN 2154-896X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2014.954884 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Philpott C; Nielsen H

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2014Philpott C, McIntyre S, Leane E, 'Songs of the South: a song cycle for mezzo soprano and piano based on lyrics from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration', International Journal of Contemporary Composition, 9 pp. 1-43. ISSN 2304-4098 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Philpott C; McIntyre S

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2013Leane E, 'Yesterday's tomorrows and tomorrow's yesterdays: Utopian literary visions of Antarctic futures', Polar Journal, 3, (2) pp. 333-347. ISSN 2154-8978 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2013.854599 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2013Lucas A, Leane Elizabeth, 'Two pages of Xavier Mertz's missing Antarctic diary: a contextualization and reconstruction', Polar Record, 49, (250) pp. 297-306. ISSN 0032-2474 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247412000460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lucas A

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2013Nielsen H, Leane Elizabeth, ''Scott of the Antarctic' on the German Stage: Reinhard Goering's Die Sudpolexpedition des Kapitans Scott', New Theatre Quarterly, 29, (3) pp. 278-293. ISSN 0266-464X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0266464X13000468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Nielsen H

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2011Brady A, Jabour JA, Haward MG, Nuttall M, Hemmings A, et al., 'The Polar Journal', 1, (1) ISSN 2154-896X (2011) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Jabour JA; Haward MG

2011Leane E, 'The Cultural Turn in Antarctic Studies', 1, (2) ISSN 2154-896X (2011) [Edited Journal]

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2011Leane E, Nicol S, 'Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean', Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal on The Interactions of People and Animals, 24, (2) pp. 135-146. ISSN 0892-7936 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2752/175303711X12998632257549 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Nicol S

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2011Leane E, Tiffin HM, 'Dogs, Meat and Douglas Mawson', Australian Humanities Review, 51, (November) pp. 185-199. ISSN 1835-8063 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.22459/AHR.51.2011.10 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Lucas A, Henderson C, Leane E, Kriwoken L, 'A Flight of the Imagination: Mawson's Antarctic Aeroplane', Polar Journal, 1, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 2154-896X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2011.568791 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas A; Kriwoken L

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2011Lucas A, Kriwoken L, Leane E, 'Captain John King Davis on F.I.S. Endeavour: Preparing for Oceanographic Work in the Southern Ocean', Polar Record, 47, (243) pp. 356-370. ISSN 0032-2474 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247410000690 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lucas A; Kriwoken L

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2010Leane E, 'Eggs, emperors and empire: Apsley Cherry-Garrard's 'Worst Journey' as imperial quest romance', Kunapipi, 31, (2) pp. 18-34. ISSN 0106-5734 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Leane E, 'Placing women in the Antarctic literary landscape', Signs, 34, (3) pp. 509-514. ISSN 0097-9740 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/593347 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

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2007Leane E, 'Isolation, Connectedness and the Uses of Text in Heroic-Era Antarctica: The Cases of Inexpressible and Elephant Islands', Island Studies Journal, 2, (1 ) pp. 67-76. ISSN 1715-2593 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2005Leane E, 'Reading Aldiss and Penrose's White Mars as 'science fiction'', Foundation, 34, (1) pp. 18-25. ISSN 0306-4964 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Leane E, 'Locating the thing: The Antarctic as alien space in John W. Campbell's 'Who Goes There?'', Science Fiction Studies, 32, (2) pp. 225-239. ISSN 0091-7729 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6

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2005Leane E, 'Polar Newspapers as Colonising Fictions: The Frontier Journalism of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition', New Literatures Review, 42 pp. 25-43. ISSN 0314-7495 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Leane E, 'The Adelie Blizzard: the Australasian Antarctic Expedition's neglected newspaper', Polar Record, 41, (216) pp. 11-20. ISSN 0032-2474 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0032247404003973 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2004Leane E, 'Romancing the Pole: A Survey of Nineteenth-Century Antarctic Utopias', Australian Cultural History, 23, (Futures Exchange) pp. 147-171. ISSN 0728-8433 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Leane E, 'Antipodean Utopias', Australian Cultural History, 23 pp. 103-104. ISSN 0728-8433 (2004) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2004Leane E, McFarlane J, 'Australian Cultural History: The Journal of the History of Culture in Australia', 23, (Futures Exchange) ISSN 0728-8433 (2004) [Edited Journal]

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2003Leane E, 'Antarctica as a Scientific Utopia', Foundation the International Review of Science Fiction, 32, (89) pp. 27-35. ISSN 0306-4964 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Leane E, 'Antarctic theatricals: the frozen farce of Scott's first expedition', Theatre Notebook, 57, (3) pp. 143-157. ISSN 0040-5523 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

2003Leane E, ''Stirring things up': Chaos, Complexity and the Hard-Boiled PI', Essays in Arts and Sciences, 32, (Fall) pp. 45-60. ISSN 0361-5634 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Leane E, 'Chromodynamics: Science and Colonialism in Kim Stanley's Mars Trilogy', Ariel, 33, (1) pp. 83-104. ISSN 0004-1327 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 3

2002Leane E, 'Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies', 16, (3) ISSN 1030-4312 (2002) [Edited Journal]

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2002Leane E, Buchanan IM, 'What's Left of Theory', Continuum:, 16, (3) pp. 253-258. ISSN 1030-4312 (2002) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Buchanan IM

2002Leane E, Pfennigwerth SC, 'Antarctica in the Australian Imagination', Polar Record, 38, (207) pp. 309-312. ISSN 0032-2474 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S003224740001799X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Pfennigwerth SC

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2001Leane E, 'Knowing quanta: The ambiguous metaphors of popular physics', Review of English Studies, 52, (207) pp. 411-431. ISSN 0034-6551 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/res/52.207.411 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Philpott C, Leane E, Delbridge M, 'Performing Ice', Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 238. ISBN 978-3-0304-7387-7 (2020) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-47388-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Philpott C

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2019Leane E, McGee J, 'Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences', Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 196. ISBN 9781138367593 (2019) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429429705 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: McGee J

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2016Leane E, 'South Pole: Nature and Culture', Reaktion Books, London, pp. 232. ISBN 9781780235967 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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2012Leane E, 'Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 250. ISBN 9781107020825 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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2011Crane RJ, Leane E, Williams M, 'Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent', Quintus Publishing, Hobart, pp. 125. ISBN 9780977557288 (2011) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Crane RJ

2011Freeman CJ, Leane E, Watt YM, 'Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 252. ISBN 978-1-4094-0013-4 (2011) [Edited Book]

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Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Freeman CJ; Watt YM

2007Leane E, 'Reading Popular Physics: Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 198. ISBN 978-0-7546-5850-4 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(31 outputs)
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2020Leane E, 'The Coldest War: Imagining Geopolitics from the Bottom of the Earth', The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature, Palgrave Macmillan, A Hammond (ed), London, pp. 677-696. ISBN 9783030389727 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38973-4_34 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Leane E, Jabour J, 'Performing Sovereignty over an Ice Continent', Performing Ice, Palgrave Macmillan, C Philpott, E Leane and M Delbridge (ed), London, pp. 171-193. ISBN 9783030473877 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-47388-4_8 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Leane E, Philpott C, Delbridge M, 'Performing Ice: Histories, Theories, Contexts', Performing Ice, Palgrave Macmillan, C Philpott, E Leane and M Delbridge (ed), London, pp. 1-26. ISBN 9783030473877 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-47388-4_1 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, 'Polar Travel', The Cambridge History of Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, T Youngs and N Das (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 361-375. ISBN 9781316556740 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316556740.024 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, 'Animals', The Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing, Routledge, A Pettinger and T Youngs (ed), Oxon, pp. 305-318. ISBN 9781472417923 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9781315613710-23 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, 'Ice and the Ecothriller: Popular Representations of Antarctica in the Anthropocene', Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Routledge, E Leane and J McGee (ed), Abingdon, pp. 87-100. ISBN 9781138367593 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429429705-6 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, McGee J, 'Anthropocene Antarctica: Approaches, issues and debates', Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Routledge, E Leane and J McGee (ed), Abingdon, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9781138367593 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429429705-1 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Leane E, Nielsen HE, ''Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania', Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 88-100. ISBN 9780648675761 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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2019McGee J, Leane E, 'Antarctica looking forward', Anthropocene Antarctica: Perspectives from the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Routledge, E Leane and J McGee (ed), Abingdon, pp. 187-189. ISBN 9781138367593 (2019) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429429705-12 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Crane R, Fletcher L, Leane E, 'Key Concepts and the Thriller: Space, Place, and Mapping', Teaching Space, Place and Literature, Routledge, Tally Jr, R. (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 219-226. ISBN 9781138046979 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018Leane E, 'The Antarctic in literature and the popular imagination', Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions, Routledge, Nuttall M, Christensen TR, and Siegert M (ed), London, pp. 57-66. ISBN 978-1138843998 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018Leane E, 'Publishing and Polar Exploration', Poles Apart: Fascination, Fame and Folly, The Royal Society of Tasmania, A Hansen and B Hansen (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 46-57. ISBN 978-0-6481413-8-9 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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2017Leane E, 'Fictionalizing Antarctica', Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica, Edward Elgar, K Dodds, AD Hemmings and P Roberts (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 21-36. ISBN 9781784717674 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Leane E, 'The Novel in English in Antarctica to 1950', The World Novel in English to 1950, Oxford University Press, Crane R, Stafford J and Williams M (ed), Oxford, pp. 201-226. ISBN 9780199609932 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Leane E, 'Unstable Places and Generic Spaces: Thrillers Set in Antarctica', Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, Palgrave Macmillan, L Fletcher (ed), London, pp. 25-43. ISBN 978-1-137-57141-0 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-56902-8_3 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Leane E, 'Putting a Face to a Name', The Pocket Instructor: Literature: 101 Exercises for the College Classroom, Princeton University Press, Fuss, D and Gleason WA (ed), Princeton and Oxford, pp. 226-228. ISBN 978-0-6911-5713-9 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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2016Leane E, 'Antarctic Diaries and Heroic Reputations: Changing the Subject', Antarctica and the Humanities, Palgrave Macmillan, Roberts P, van der Watt L-M and Howkins A (ed), London, pp. 27-51. ISBN 9781137545749 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-54575-6_2 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Leane E, 'The Poetry of Antarctic sound and the sound of Antarctic poetry', Antarctica: Music sounds and cultural connections, ANU Press, Hince B, Summerson R and Wiesel A (ed), Australia, pp. 107-119. ISBN 9781925022285 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Fern S, Nash K, Leane E, 'Encounters with Antarctic animals in ABC's Catalyst', Engaging with Animals, Sydney University Press, Burns, GL and Paterson M (ed), Australia, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781743320297 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Leane E, Narraway G, 'Things from Another World: Dogs, Aliens, and Antarctic Cinema', Cinematic Canines: Dogs and their Work in the Fiction Film, Rutgers University Press, Adrienne McLean (ed), New Jersey, USA, pp. 181-195. ISBN 978-0-8135-6355-8 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Leane Elizabeth, Nicol S, 'Filming the Frozen South: Animals in Early Antarctic Exploration Films', Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human, Berghahn, Amat Pick and Guinevere Narraway (ed), New York, pp. 127-142. ISBN 9781782382263 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Leane E, 'Antarctic Travel Writing and the Problematics of the Pristine: Two Australian Novelists' Narratives of Tourist Voyages to Antarctica', Travel Writing, Routledge, T Youngs and C Forsdick (ed), UK, pp. 247-257. ISBN 9780415374989 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Leane E, 'Going Outside: Captain Oates's Literary Legacy', Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent, Quintus Publishing, R Crane, E Leane and M Williams (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 40-52. ISBN 9780977557288 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Leane E, 'Introduction: Imagining Antarctica', Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent, Quintus Publishing, Crane R, Leane E and Williams M (ed), Australia ISBN 978-0-9775-5728-8 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Leane E, Freeman C, 'Introduction', Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations, Ashgate, C Freeman, E Leane, Y Watt (ed), Farnham, England, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-4094-0013-4 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Freeman C

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2011Leane E, Pfennigwerth S, 'Marching on Thin Ice: The Politics of Penguin Films', Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations, Ashgate, C Freeman, E Leane, Y Watt (ed), Farnham, England, pp. 29-40. ISBN 978-1-4094-0013-4 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Leane E, Pharaoh M, 'Introduction', The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson's forgotten newspaper 1913, Friends of the State Library of South Australia in association with the Friends of Mawson at the South Australian Museum, A McLean (ed), Adelaide, pp. xi-xx. ISBN 9781876154608 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Leane E, 'The Land that Time Forgot: Fictions of Antarctic Temporality', Futurescapes: Space in Utopian and Science Fiction Discourses, Rodopi, Ralph Pordzik (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 199-223. ISBN 978-90-420-2602-5 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Leane E, 'Chromodynamics: Science and Colonialism in the Mars Trilogy', Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical Essays, McFarland, William J. Burling (ed), Jefferson, pp. 144-156. ISBN 978-0-7864-3369-8 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Leane E, ''A Place of Ideals in Conflict': Images of Antarctica in Australian Literature', The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and Their Writers, Rodopi, CA. Cranston and Robert Zeller (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 261-289. ISBN 978-90-420-2218-8 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Leane E, 'Popular Cosmology as Mythic Narrative: A Site for Interdisciplinary Exchange', Crossing Boundaries: Thinking through Literature, Sheffield Academic Press, Julie Scanlon and Amy Waste (ed), Sheffield, pp. 84-97. ISBN 1-84127-232-9 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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2020Leane E, 'News at the ends of the earth: the print culture of polar exploration', Studies in Travel Writing, 23, (4) pp. 405-406. ISSN 1364-5145 (2020) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/13645145.2020.1741243 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Leane E, 'Review of Shakleton: a life in poetry by Jim Mayer,Oxford, Signal 2014', Polar Journal, 5, (1) pp. 220-221. ISSN 2154-896X (2015) [Review Single Work]

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2012Leane E, 'Antarctica: that sweep of savage splendour', Polar Journal, 2, (1) pp. 177-179. ISSN 2154-896X (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2007Leane E, 'Scott's Last Biscuit: the Literature of Polar Exploration', Polar Record, 43, (224) pp. 88-89. (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2007Leane E, 'Afterlands: A Novel', Polar Record, 43, (227) pp. 374-375. (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2005Leane E, 'Peter Kitson, ed., North and South Poles and Max Jones, the Great Quest', Studies in Travel Writing, 9, (2) pp. 217-221. (2005) [Other Review]

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2004Leane E, 'Holly Henry. Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy', The Review of English Studies, 55, (219) pp. 297-299. (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2003Leane E, 'Steven Myer: Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science', Review of English Studies, 54, (215) pp. 432-3. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2003Leane E, 'Michael H. Whitworth: Einstein's Wake: Relativity, Metaphor and Modernist Literature', Review of English Studies, 54, (213) pp. 151-3. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2001Leane E, 'Chaos Theory and James Joyce's Everyman', Review of English Studies, 52, (205) pp. 154-156. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2001Leane E, 'T.S. Eliot and the Poetics of Evolution: Sub/Versions of Classicism, Culture and Progress', Review of English Studies, 52, (205) pp. 472-474. (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2000Leane E, 'Goodbye Normal Gene: Confronting the Genetic Revolution, ed. by Gabrielle O'Sullivan, Evelyn Sharman, and Stephanie Short, and Cracking the Gender Code: Who Rules the Wired World? by Melanie Stewart Miller', Southern Review, 33, (3) pp. 372-374. (2000) [Other Review]

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Conference Publication

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2005Leane E, 'Antarctic Travel Writing and the Problematics of the Pristine: Two Australian Novelists' Narratives of Tourist Voyages to Antarctica', Proceedings of Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism, 27-29 June 2004, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

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2021Leane E, 'Can you name any books or films set in Antarctica?', Overnights with Rod Quinn, ABC Radio, Australia, 3 September (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Leane E, 'Science & Policy for Deep Oceans, Space, and Antarctica: Human Experiences', CSaP: The Science & Policy Podcast, Centre for Science and Policy, the University of Cambridge, UK, 17 April (2021) [Media Interview]

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2021Leane E, Marx K, 'Claiming our role in Antarctica', The Mercury, NewsCorp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 1 July, pp. 22-23. (2021) [Newspaper Article]

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2020Leane E, 'Fictions of Antarctica', Words To That Effect, HeadStuff Podcast Network, USA, 48, 22 December (2020) [Media Interview]

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2019Leane E, 'Antarctic fiction in English: a thematic analysis', Ilaia: Advances in Chilean Antarctic Science, Chilean Antarctic Science Program, Santiago, 5, pp. 34-39. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2019Leane E, 'Mental Illness and the Mawson Expedition', Time to Eat the Dogs: A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration, USA, 30 September (2019) [Media Interview]

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2019Nielsen H, Liggett D, Leane E, 'Antarctic Protected Areas: A Humanities and Social Sciences Perspective', Workshop on Further Developing the Antarctica Protected Area System, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, United Kingdom, 4 June, pp. 1-3. (2019) [Report Other]

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2018Leane E, Norris K, 'Remembering Sidney Jeffryes and the darker side of our tales of Antarctic heroism', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Melbourne, October 16, pp. 1-5. (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Leane E, 'Evenings with Melanie Tait', Evenings with Melanie Tait, ABC Classic FM, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nielsen HEF, Leane E, 'Cows in Antarctica? How one expedition milked them for all their worth', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 14 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Leane E, 'Where is the South Pole?', Natural History, Natural History Magazine, Inc, United States, 124, 10, p. 48. (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2016Leane E, 'Why Australians should care about the South Pole', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, United States, 7 July 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Leane E, 'Evenings with Melanie Tait', Evenings with Melanie Tait, ABC Classic FM, Hobart, Tasmania, 27 October 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Salazar JF, Leane E, Magee L, James P, 'Five cities that could change the future of Antarctica', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, United States, 5 October 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Ligget D, Leane E, Chaturvedi S, Hemmings A, Nielsen HE, et al., 'Report on the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)', Excom Meeting, The International Council for Science, Tromso, Norway, pp. 1-12. (2015) [Report Other]

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2013Leane E, Nicol S, 'Krill and Charisma', Wildlife Australia, Wildlife Qld, Australia, 50, 1, pp. 17-19. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2012Leane E, 'The Polar Press', Australian Antarctic Magazine, The Australian Antarctic Division, Australia, 22, pp. 31-36. (2012) [Magazine Article]

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2006Leane E, 'Polar Disciplines', Island, Island, Hobart, 105, Winter, pp. 10-18. (2006) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

13

Total funding

$1,417,264

Projects

Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways (2019)$3,000
Description
This project is the first substantial comparative programme to investigate how gateway cities might both reimagine and intensify their relations to Antarctica and each other. The project is intended to revitalise their relations.This is a donation to ARC LP160100210, RMDB: L23788
Funding
Qube Ports ($3,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Year
2019
Creative Antarctica: Exploring Models for HASS Practitioners and Researchers to Work in the Far South (2017)$5,712
Description
This project scopes possible research designs to explore the role of creative art practitioners in Antarctica and and their impact on the scientific community, focusing particularly on residencies.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,712)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E; Philpott CJ; Wise CJE
Year
2017
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
Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways (2016 - 2019)$509,335
Description
This project is the first substantial comparative programme to investigate how gateway cities might both reimagine and intensify their relations to Antarctica and each other. The project is intended to revitalise their relations.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($389,335)
Collaborators
Christchurch City Council ($45,000); Hobart City Council ($60,000); University of Canterbury ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Western Sydney
Research Team
Salazar J; James P; Leane E; Magee L
Period
2016 - 2019
Grant Reference
LP160100210
Bringing Psychology to the Antarctic Archives: The 'Case' of Sidney Jeffryes (2016)$2,507
Description
This project innovatively combines archival, historical, culturaland psychological expertise to examine a remarkably understudies event in Australian Antarctic history: the psychotic breakdown suffered by radio operator Sidny Jeffryes during the second winter ofthe Australian Antarctic Exhibition (AAE 1911-14).This project asks: What was the nature of Jeffryes'condition, to what extent was it a product of his unusual environment (social and natural) and how was it viewed at the time and by later commentators?
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,507)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E; Norris K
Year
2016
Research to Expedite the Completion of a Monograph, South Pole (2012)$3,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Year
2012
Beyond the 'Continent for Science': Integrating the Humanities into Antarctic Studies (2012 - 2016)$578,387
Description
Research into the Antarctic has been dominated by the sciences. This project addresses an existing two cultures mentality within Antarctic Studies by placing a literary scholar in an institute composed largely of scientists. It examines the cultural significance of the southenmost continent as a place, as a travel destination, and as the source of compelling exploration narratives. By incorporating collaborations across a range of disciplines, including the sciences, it aims to integrate the humanities into Antarctic Studies. It will result in a new paradigm for disciplinary dialogue, expanding our capacity to meet complex challenges facing the continent, such as those raised by climate change, tourism and national interests.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($578,387)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Period
2012 - 2016
Grant Reference
FT120100402
Rising Stars Programme - E Leane (2010 - 2012)$75,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($75,000)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Period
2010 - 2012
Creatures of the Ice: A Cultural Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Antarctica (2008 - 2010)$136,564
Description
From the albatross of Coleridge's ancient mariner to the blockbuster Happy Feet, Antarctic animals have played an important symbolic role in Western culture. Through analysis of written and visual texts, this project examines the meanings and values we attach to animals - native and introduced - in the world's largest and most remote wilderness. Drawing on scientific and cultural perspectives, it investigates ways in which human-animal interaction reflects and informs attitudes towards the Antarctic environment. The outcome will be an original and important contribution to two burgeoning fields - human-animal studies and Antarctic studies - and to broader environmental debates.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($136,564)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E; Tiffin HM; Nicol S
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0878066
Of Persons and Penguins: A Pilot Project for a Study of Representations of Antarctic Animals (2007)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Year
2007
Antarctic Imaginations: A Study of Creative Responses to the Continent for Science (2004 - 2006)$70,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($70,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Period
2004 - 2006
Grant Reference
DP0449938
Representations Of Antarctica As A Scientific Utopia: A Pilot Project For A Book-Length Study Of Fictional Antarctic Utopias (2002)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Year
2002
Comparative Analysis of Fictional and Popular Non-fictional Representations of Antarctic Science and Scientists since 1950 (2001)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Leane E
Year
2001

Research Supervision

Elizabeth has supervised a wide range of Honours, MA and PhD theses to successful completion. Several of these projects have been co-supervised with staff from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) (UTAS), or Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. She has supervised (among others) topics on Antarctic literature and cultural history; space, place and literature; and human-animal studies. She also regularly examines PhD and MA theses.

Elizabeth is particularly interested in supervising topics that apply humanities approaches to the study of the Antarctic, particularly those focussed on representation and cultural response; travel and tourism; and “gateway” cities. She is also happy to co-supervise (with relevant staff) Antarctic projects within other social sciences and humanities disciplines. More broadly, topics dealing with literature, place and the environment are welcome.

Current

8

Completed

11

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDReading and Writing Dogs in Popular Romance Fiction2017
PhDBlue Ocean Stories: Climate colonialism and narrative disruption in Oceania2017
PhDDilapidated Huts and Piles of Rocks: The geopolitics of cultural heritage in Antarctica2017
PhDHearing the Southern Ocean through Music2018
PhDThe Conventions of Children's Fantasy Series: Writing and publishing popular fiction2019
PhDGateway Cities and Antarctic Futures: Developing methods for inclusive community contributions2019
PhDDoes the Medium Matter: The effect of music and science on attitudes and behaviours towards climate change2019
PhDGeopolitics and the Antarctic Treaty System2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAntarctic Interiors: Practices of inhabitation through embodied interactions with the ice
Candidate: Miranda Nieboer
2020
PhDBrand Antarctica: Selling representations of the South from the 'Heroic Era' to the present
Candidate: Hanne Elliot Fonss Nielsen
2017
PhDWriting in the Midst of an Unfolding Disaster: Ecocritical perspectives on contemporary imaginative representations of Tasmanian wilderness
Candidate: Vivienne Margaret Condren
2017
PhDPerverted by Language: Weird fiction and the semiotic anomalies of a genre
Candidate: Alessandro Sheedy
2017
MastersWild Child, Feral Text: Reading the Human-Animal Borderland
Candidate: Anne Patricia Fagan
2010
MastersNew Creatures Made Known: (Re)discovering the Extinct King Island Emu
Candidate: Stephanie Clare Pfennigwerth
2010
PhDLittle Terrors: The Child Antagonist in the Horror Film
Candidate: Dominic William Lennard
2009
MastersA Comparative Analysis of the Press Coverage of the Whaling Conflict in Australia and Japan in 2005-2006
Candidate: Mitsuru Kudo
2008
PhD"Scott of the Antarctic" - The Conservation of a Story
Candidate: Ian Donal Murray
2006
MastersSpace and Sexuality in the Post-Victorian Fiction of Sarah Waters
Candidate: Demelza Morganna Hall
2006
PhDThe Hotel in Postmodern Literature and Film
Candidate: Yvette Blackwood
2005