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Dr Liz Hale

Contact


Email ehale@une.edu.au


Academic Qualifications

2001: PhD, English: Brandeis University
1998: MA, English: Brandeis University
1993: BA (Hons) Latin;: Otago
1992: BA (Hons) English: Otago

Background and Research Interests

Elizabeth is a researcher in the history and aesthetics of children’s literature, with an emphasis on the reception of classical antiquity. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of New England, and is a Senior Scholar in the European Research Council-funded “Our Mythical Childhood” project (grant agreement: 681202), where she oversees the surveying of classical influences in Asia-Pacific children’s literature, and is writing a Guide to Classics in Children’s Literature. For information about her research findings in this project, see the Antipodean Odyssey website.

Selected Publications

Books


Maurice Gee: A Literary Companion. The Fiction for Young Readers. Edited, Elizabeth Hale. Otago University Press, 2014.

Marvellous Codes: The Fiction of Margaret Mahy. Edited, Elizabeth Hale and Sarah Fiona Winters. Victoria University Press, 2005.


Selected Chapters and Journal Articles


“Mosaic and Cornucopia: Fairy Tale and Myth in Contemporary Australian YA Fantasy,” with Sophie Masson. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature. 2016. 54 (3) 44-53.

“Katabasis Down Under in the Novels of Margaret Mahy and Maurice Gee,” Our Mythical Childhoods, Ed. Katarzyna Marciniak, Brill Publishers, 2015: 163-169.

“Reading Animals in Margaret Mahy’s Poems, Picture Books and Stories for Younger Readers.” The Lion and the Unicorn, 39 (2) (April 2015), 186-203.

Classics, Children’s Literature and the Character of Childhood, from Tom Brown’s Schooldays to The Enchanted Castle. In Lisa Maurice, Ed. The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2015, 17-29

"Childhood and the Environment in The Little Prince." (Co-authored with Michael Fox.) Dalhousie Review, 93 (2013): 289-303.

“Disability and the Individual Talent: Adolescent Girlhood in The Pillars of the House and What Katy Did “ in Charlotte Yonge: Rereading Domestic Religious Fiction. Ed. Tamara Wagner. Routledge, 2012.

“Truth and Claw: The Beastly Children and Childlike Beasts of Saki, Beatrix Potter, and Kenneth Grahame.” Worlds Enough and Time: Childhood in Edwardian Fiction. Eds. Adrienne E. Gavin and Andrew F. Humphries. Palgrave Macmillan December 2008. 191-207.

"James Bond and the Art of Eating Eggs" Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. December 2012.
"The Women of Troy: Barrie Kosky, The Sydney Theatre Company, and Classical Theatre in Australia." Didaskalia: The Journal for Ancient Performance. 2011.

“Disability and the Individual Talent: Adolescent Girlhood in The Pillars of the House and What Katy Did.” Women’s Writing 17 (2) (August 2010): 343-360.

“The Case of Mr. Casaubon: Gothic Monstrosity in Middlemarch” in Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature. Ruth Anolik, Ed. Jefferson: North Carolina: McFarland and Company, Inc. (2010)

“Sickly Scholars and Healthy Novels: The Classical Scholar in Victorian Fiction.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition (June 2010)

The Pursuit of Youth: Adolescence, Seduction, and the Pastoral in Act One of The Lost Echo.” Australasian Drama Studies 56 (April, 2010) 117-130.

“Truth-telling Englishmen: Classics as a Test of Character in Victorian School Stories”. New Voices in Classical Reception Studies. Spring 2008.

“Underworlds Down Under: The Navigator and Under the Mountain.” Gothic NZ. Eds. Jennifer Lawn and Misha Kavka. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 2006. 101-111.

“Long-Suffering Professional Females: The Case of Nanny-Lit.” Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction. Eds. Mallory Young and Suzanne Ferriss. New York: Routledge, 2005.

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Publications

Hale, E. (2020). Examining humanity in Bernard Beckett's Genesis: Anaximander, Plato, Classical Philosophy and Gothic in dystopian fiction for young adults. Clotho, 2(2), 103-125. doi: 10.4312/clotho.2.2.103.125

Hale, E. (2019). Imaginative displacement: Classical reception in the young adult fiction of Margaret Mahy. In M. Johnson (Ed.), Antipodean antiquities: Classical reception down under. (pp. 143-154). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Hale, E., & Lounsbury, L. (2018). Why treehouses are all the rage in children's books. The Conversation, (April). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-treehouses-are-all-the-rage-in-childrens-books-94803

Hale, E. (2017). Guide to the classics: Neil Gaiman's American Gods. The Conversation, (April). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-neil-gaimans-american-gods-73681

Hale, E. (2016). Feminist Medusas and outback Minotaurs: Why myth is big in children's books. The Conversation, (June). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-feminist-medusas-and-outback-minotaurs-why-myth-is-big-in-childrens-books-60166

Hale, E. (2019). Imaginative displacement: Classical reception in the young adult fiction of Margaret Mahy. In M. Johnson (Ed.), Antipodean antiquities: Classical reception down under. (pp. 143-154). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hale, E. (2016). Katabasis "down under" in the novels of Margaret Mahy and Maurice Gee. In K. Marciniak (Ed.), Our mythical childhood: The classics and literature for children and young adults. (pp. 256-266). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004335370_019

Chapter in Book - Research

Hale, E. (2015). Classics, children's literature, and the character of childhood, from Tom Brown's Schooldays to The Enchanted Castle. In L. Maurice (Ed.), The reception of ancient Greece and Rome in children's literature: Heroes and eagles. (pp. 17-29). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004298606_003

Chapter in Book - Research

Hale, E. (2020). Examining humanity in Bernard Beckett's Genesis: Anaximander, Plato, Classical Philosophy and Gothic in dystopian fiction for young adults. Clotho, 2(2), 103-125. doi: 10.4312/clotho.2.2.103.125

Journal - Research Article

Masson, S., & Hale, E. (2016). Mosaic and cornucopia: Fairy tale and myth in contemporary Australian YA fantasy. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, 54(3), 44-53. doi: 10.1353/bkb.2016.0085

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E. (2013). Character and childhood in children's literature: Case studies in classical reception. Journal of Classics Teaching, 27, 58-63.

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E. (2011). The Women of Troy: Barrie Kosky, The Sydney Theatre Company, and classical theatre in Australia. Didaskalia, 8(7), 26-32. Retrieved from http://www.didaskalia.net/issues/8/7

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E. (2010). Sickly scholars and healthy novels: The classical scholar in Victorian fiction. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 17(2), 219-243. doi: 10.1007/s12138-010-0185-4

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E. (2010). The pursuit of youth: Adolescence, seduction and the pastoral in act one of The Lost Echo. Australasian Drama Studies, 56, 117-130.

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E. (2008). Classics as a test of character in Victorian public school stories. New Voices in Classical Reception Studies, 3, 47-60. Retrieved from https://fass.open.ac.uk/research/newvoices/issue3

Journal - Research Article

Hale, E., & Lounsbury, L. (2018). Why treehouses are all the rage in children's books. The Conversation, (April). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-treehouses-are-all-the-rage-in-childrens-books-94803

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2017). Guide to the classics: Neil Gaiman's American Gods. The Conversation, (April). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-neil-gaimans-american-gods-73681

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2016). Feminist Medusas and outback Minotaurs: Why myth is big in children's books. The Conversation, (June). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-feminist-medusas-and-outback-minotaurs-why-myth-is-big-in-childrens-books-60166

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2016). How Australia's children authors create magic on a page. The Conversation, (August). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/how-australias-childrens-authors-create-magic-on-a-page-63644

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2013). Victorian Reception [Review of the book Victorian culture and classical antiquity]. Classical Review, 63(2), 601-602. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X13001406

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2010). The lost echo [Introduction]. Australasian Drama Studies, 56, 103-108. [Editorial].

Journal - Research Other

Hale, E. (2009). Classical tradition and the epic impulse in Australian Theatre: The lost echo and The women of Troy [Conference report]. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 16(3/4), 503-507. doi: 10.1007/s12138-009-0136-0

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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