Robbie Moore

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Robbie Moore

Lecturer in English

Room 468 , Humanities Building

+61 3 6226 2544 (phone)

Robbie Moore is Lecturer in English at the School of Humanities. His research focusses on space and place in late-Victorian and modernist literature and culture, and particularly on the emergence of new forms of urban development and urban experience.


Before joining the University of Tasmania, Robbie was a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney, after completing a Masters at the University of Sydney and a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Career summary


DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDThe Hotel in Fiction from Henry James to Henry GreenUniversity of CambridgeUnited Kingdom2012
MAWater Spaces, Capital, and American ModernityUniversity of SydneyAustralia2008
BA (1st Class Hons and University Medal) University of SydneyAustralia2005


Professional practice

Australasian Modernist Studies Network

British Association for Modernist Studies

Modernist Studies Association

Henry James Society

Administrative expertise

Robbie has been the First Year Coordinator for the English program since 2014. He was a member of the Senate’s Student Experience Committee (2019), and is currently a member of the University Learning and Teaching Committee and the School of Humanities Learning and Teaching Committee.


Modernism, Victorian, narrative theory

Teaching expertise

Robbie coordinates and has helped to design and develop the first-year units English: Creative and Critical Reading (HEN106) and English: Texts and Traditions (HEN102). As a subject specialist he has redeveloped Nineteenth-Century Sensation and Spectacle (HEN203) and contributed to the development of Modernism (HEN313). He has contributed lectures, workshops, tutorials, and online activities in a broad range of the English program units, including units on narrative theory, critical theory, utopianism, the non-human, academic research skills, and the literary canon.

Teaching responsibility

Robbie coordinates and/or teaches in the following units:

English 1B (HEN102)

19th Century British Literature (HEN203/303)

Modernism (HEN313)

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  1. Robbie analyses literature and film to better understand the impact of city environments on the cultural imagination. His work makes suggestive and original connections between material culture and literary form. Previously, Robbie has published on architecture in literature, urban alienation, and technologies of reading and writing, and his current research is interested in corporatised city spaces and semi-industrial urban edgelands. In 2021, Robbie’s book Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film was published by Edinburgh University Press. It considers the effects of corporate hotel space on bodies, selves, and communities, as well as on the construction and texture of the modernist novel.
  2. Areas of research expertise include:
  • Modernist cultures
  • The hotel
  • Literature and place
  • Literature and economics
  • The fin de si├Ęcle
  • Victorian literature


2013 Leon Edel Prize, from the Henry James Review

2007 Cambridge Australia Poynton Scholarship

Fields of Research

  • North American literature (470523)
  • Literary studies (470599)
  • British and Irish literature (470504)
  • Other literatures in English (470526)
  • Computer gaming and animation (360502)
  • Comparative and transnational literature (470507)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (390104)

Research Objectives

  • Literature (130203)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Arts (130199)


Robbie is the author of Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film (2021) from Edinburgh University Press. His work has appeared in Modernist Cultures, The Modernist Review, and The Henry James Review.He has been invited to publish in prominent edited collections including British Literature in Transition, 1900-1920: A New Age? (2021) from Cambridge University Press, Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English (2021) from the MLA Options for Teaching series, and The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics (2018).

Total publications


Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
2021BookMoore R, 'Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film', Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 240. ISBN 9781474456654 (2021) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

(4 outputs)
2019Thomas D, Moore R, Rundle O, Emery S, Greaves R, et al., 'Elaborating a framework for communicating assessment aims in higher education', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 44, (4) pp. 546-564. ISSN 0260-2938 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2018.1522615 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Thomas D; Rundle O; Emery S; Greaves R; te Riele K


2018Milthorpe N, Clarke R, Fletcher L, Moore R, Stark H, 'Blended English: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English literary studies', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 17, (3) pp. 345-365. ISSN 1474-0222 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1474022217722140 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Milthorpe N; Clarke R; Fletcher L; Stark H


2013Moore RA, 'Monster Hotels, Elastic Men, and the Bourgeois Age', The Henry James Review, 34 pp. 113-129. ISSN 0273-0340 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/hjr.2013.0015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2012Moore RA, 'Henry James, Hotels, and the Invention of Disposable Space', Modernist Cultures, 7, (2) pp. 254-278. ISSN 2041-1022 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3366/mod.2012.0041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 6



(1 outputs)
2021Moore R, 'Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film', Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 240. ISBN 9781474456654 (2021) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
2021Milthorpe N, Moore R, 'Embracing Modernist Difficulty with Short Fiction by Women Writers', Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, MLA, J Utell (ed), USA, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781603294850 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Milthorpe N


2021Moore R, 'Aliens', British Literature in Transition, 1900-1920: A New Age?, Cambridge University Press, J Purdon (ed), UK, pp. 45-59. ISBN 9781108648714 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781108648714 [eCite] [Details]


2019Moore R, 'Corporate Space', The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics, Routledge, Seybold, M and Chihara, M (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 210-218. ISBN 9781138190870 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Moore R, 'Ticker Tape and the Superhuman Reader', Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, Open Humanities Press, S Pryor and D Trotter (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 137-152. ISBN 978-1-78542-006-1 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Moore RA, 'To the Center of Things': Geographies of the Anarchist City Novel', John Dos Passos: Biography and Critical Essays, Cambridge Scholars, Maria Zina Goncalves de Abreu and Bernardo Guido de Vasconcelos (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 130-142. ISBN 978-1443824217 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2019Thomas DP, Greaves R, Moore RA, Rundle OC, Emery SG, et al., 'Teaching to the NAPLAN writing test. Why some teachers do and some teachers don't', ALEA National Conference, 9 - 12 August, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 9. (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Thomas DP; Rundle OC; Emery SG; te Riele K


Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
2019Milthorpe M, Clarke R, Moore R, Jones J, 'Digital English', University of Tasmania and the English Teachers Association of Western Australia (2019) [Other Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Milthorpe M; Clarke R


Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2019Milthorpe N, Moore R, Murphy E, 'Modernism-Adjacent', British Association for Modernist Studies, United Kingdom, 15, pp. 1-9. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Milthorpe N; Murphy E


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



How Convincing: Learning to Write Persuasively in Regional Secondary Schools (2018)$11,535
University of Tasmania ($11,535)
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas DP; Rundle OC; Greaves RJ; Moore RA

Research Supervision

Robbie has supervised a wide range of postgraduate creative writing and literary studies projects. He is available to supervise Honours and postgraduate research projects on modernist cultures, Victorian literature and culture, hotels, and cities and spaces in literature.






PhDPropaganda's Shadow: A novel about a search for the truth of a life, accompanied by a critical exploration of history, narrative, fiction and memory as modes of making the past present2018
PhDRevisiting the Poetry of Lorine Niedecker in the light of the 'New Materialism'2018
PhDA PostJungian/Psychoanalytic Feminist Critique of Contemporary Domestic Noir Fiction2021
PhDRe-imagining the Lived Spaces of a Family of Tasmanian Women2021
PhDFeral Felines: cats and cat ladies in entangled worlds2021


MastersInland by Sea! The mystery of emotion and creative praxis
Candidate: Victoria Genevieve Reeve