Professor Anne Pender
Professor, School of Arts
Phone: +61 2 6773 3248
Anne Pender is Professor of English and Theatre Studies and Australian Research Council Future Fellow. A Menzies Scholar to Harvard University and graduate of the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales, Anne taught Australian literature at King's College London in 2002-03 and was Visiting Distinguished Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Copenhagen in 2011. Anne's books include Christina Stead: Satirist (2002), Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright (2008), One Man Show: The Stages of Barry Humphries (2010) and From a Distant Shore (2013).
BA (Hons) (ANU), GradDip (Macquarie), EdM (Harvard), PhD (UNSW)
Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Australasian Drama Studies Association
Member of the National Advisory Board AustLit 2015
Member Reading Australia Educational Steering Group 2012 - Ongoing
Australian National Data Service Research Grant 2015, Digital Futures in the Arts: Discovering and Preserving Australian Plays, The Campbell Howard Collection
Anne was DEEWR Visiting Distinguished Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Copenhagen in 2011-12
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2008-2010 'Reverse Diaspora: Australian Expatriate Writers in Britain since the 1830's'
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2007-2009 'A Study of Australia's most popular internationally-known comedian, Barry Humphries'
Australian Television Drama
English, Theatre and Performance, and Writing.
Contemporary Australian literature, theatre and performance; Twentieth century Australian literature, theatre and performance; Writing for television; British modernism.
Anne is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow 2011-2015 and is working on a project on Australian actors 'Players: The Lives and Work of the Actors Who Created the National Theatre of Australia 1950-2012'.
‘Learning to Act: Tony Sheldon’s Emotional Training in Australian Theatre’, Humanities, 5, 72, pp. 1-10, 2016.
‘Theatre Animals: Sumner Locke Elliott's Invisible Circus’, Australasian Drama Studies, 68, April, pp. 54-74, 2016.
Good Works: An Introduction, in Good Works, by Nick Enright, Currency Press, Sydney, pp. vii-xiii, 2015.
‘Worlds Within: Hayes Gordon, Zika Nester, Henri Szeps and the Transformations of Australian Theatre’, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 15, 3, pp. 1-12, 2015.
Actors and Heroes: My Brother Jack and the Great War on Television, Metro Magazine, No 184, Autumn 2015, pp. 96-101.
Portraits of Actors: Elspeth Ballantyne, Julia Blake and the Challenges of Biography, About Performance, No 13, 2015, pp.165-182, 2015.
'Eat, Pray, Laugh!': Barry Humphries, Reg Livermore and Cross-dressed Australian Burlesque, Australasian Drama Studies, Vol 63, October, pp. 69-83, 2013.
From a Distant Shore: Australian writers in Britain 1820-2012, by Bruce Bennett and Anne Pender, Monash University Publishing, 2013.
'Kerry Walker, Patrick White and the Faces of Australian Modernism', Coolabah (9), p. 75-87, 2012.
One Man Show: The Stages of Barry Humphries, ABC Books, 2010.
"The Rude Rudiments of Satire‚: Barry Humphries‚ Humour", A Serious Frolic: Essays on Australian Humour, ed. Peter Kirkpatrick and Fran de Groen, UQP, pp. 189-201, 2009.
Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright, co-edited with Susan Lever, Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York, 2008.
"Nick Enright: A Life in Theatre", Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright. ed Anne Pender and Susan Lever, Amsterdam/New York, pp. 17-26, 2008.
"Summer Rain: Sweet Nostalgia", (co-authored with Susan Lever) Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright. ed Anne Pender and Susan Lever, Amsterdam/New York, pp. 173-184, 2008.
"Modernist Madonnas: Dororthy Todd, Madge Garland and Virginia Woolf", in Women's History Review, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 519-533, 2007.
Christina Stead Satirist, Common Ground, Melbourne, 2002.