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Associate Professor Grace Moore

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BA & PhD, University of Exeter, UK
MA, College of William & Mary, USA

Email grace.moore@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 8629
Office 1S12
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Research interests

Victorian literature, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Settler literature, Neo-Victorianism, the History of Emotions, Ecocriticism.

Biography

Grace Moore works on many aspects of Victorian literature and culture and her publications include work on Dickens, Trollope, pirates, fires, emotions and the environment, acclimatization, deforestation, climate change, crime writing, neo-Victorianism and animal studies.

She is the author of Dickens and Empire, which was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Award for Literary Scholarship in 2006, and The Victorian Novel in Context. She is the editor of Victorian Crime, Madness and Sensation (with Andrew Maunder), Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century, and Victorian Environments (with Michelle J. Smith). Grace is one of the Victorian section editors for the online Literary Encyclopedia, and her recent publications include an open access special issue, Fire Stories, which explores the interconnections between fire and emotions.

Grace is at present writing a book about the novelist Anthony Trollope and his representation of environmental change across the globe, while also finishing up a project on settlers and their representation of Australian bushfires.

Prior to her arrival at Otago in 2019, Grace taught at the University of Melbourne for fourteen years, where she was a senior lecturer. Most recently, she was a senior research fellow with the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Grace has also taught at the University of Idaho, USA and the University of Bristol, UK, and she is a faculty member of the Dickens Project, based at UC Santa Cruz.

Possible supervision

Victorian literature and culture; Charles Dickens; Ecocriticism; Emotions theory; Neo-Victorianism; Australian settler literature; Crime fiction.

Teaching

  • ENGL 131 Controversial Classics
  • ENGL 233 Literary Theory from Marxism to Ecocriticism
  • ENGL 241 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre
  • ENGL 313 Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 341 Irish-Scots Gothic and the Gothic as Genre
  • ENGL 473 A Topic in Nineteenth Century Literature

Books

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Publications

Moore, G. (2022, November). Respondent [Invited]: Oceanic materialities: Corals, cyclones and shipwrecks. Verbal presentation at the Global/Oceanic/Nineteenth Century Symposium & Workshop, [Hybrid].

Chakrabarty, D., Ellis, L., Moore, G., Prentice, C., and Johnson, M. (2022, August). Roundtable discussion with Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty: The climate of history in a planetary age. The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, University of Otago. [Public Discussion].

Moore, G. (Ed.). (2022). Occasion, 13 [Special issue: Fire stories]. Retrieved from https://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/fire-stories-1

Moore, G. (2022). "They would put out that fire like a couple of matches burning": Climate change and reciprocity in George R. Stewart's Fire. Occasion, 13, 155-167. Retrieved from https://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/fire-stories-1

Moore, G. (2022). Editor's introduction: Fire stories. Occasion, 13, 1-10. Retrieved from https://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/fire-stories-1

Moore, G. (2012). The Victorian novel in context. New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 184p.

Authored Book - Research

Moore, G. (2004). Dickens and empire: Discourses of class, race and colonialism in the works of Charles Dickens. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 224p.

Authored Book - Research

Moore, G. (2011). A christmas carol [Study guide]. St Kilda, Australia: Insight Publications, 72p.

Authored Book - Other

Moore, G. (2011). Wuthering heights [Study guide]. St Kilda, Australia: Insight Publications, 72p.

Authored Book - Other

Moore, G., & Smith, M. J. (Eds.). (2018). Victorian environments: Acclimatizing to change in British domestic and colonial culture. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 317p.

Edited Book - Research

Moore, G. (Ed.). (2011). Pirates and mutineers of the nineteenth century: Swashbucklers and swindlers. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 314p.

Edited Book - Research

Maunder, A., & Moore, G. (Eds.). (2004). Victorian crime, madness and sensation. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 259p.

Edited Book - Research

Moore, G. (2021). 'Then came the high unpromising forests, and miles of loneliness': Louisa Atkinson's recasting of the Australian landscape. In S. Comyn & P. Fermanis (Eds.), Worlding the south: Nineteenth-century literary culture and the southern settler colonies. (pp. 196-214). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. doi: 10.7765/9781526152893.00018

Chapter in Book - Research

Whitlock, G., & Moore, G. (2019). Literature. In J. W. Davidson & J. Damousi (Eds.), A cultural history of the emotions [Vol 6: In the modern and post-modern age]. (pp. 111-127). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2017). 'So wild and beautiful a world around him': Trollope and Antipodean ecology. In D. Denenholz Morse, M. Markwick & M. W. Turner (Eds.), The Routledge research companion to Anthony Trollope. (pp. 399-411). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2017). Beasts, birds, fishes, and reptiles: Anthony Trollope and the Australian acclimatization debate. In L. W. Mazzeno & R. D. Morrison (Eds.), Animals in Victorian literature and culture: Contexts for criticism. (pp. 65-82). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2017). Nature. In S. Broomhall (Ed.), Early Modern emotions: An introduction. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2016). 'The heavens were on fire': Incendiarism and the defence of the settler home. In T. S. Wagner (Ed.), Domestic fiction in colonial Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 63-74). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315653884

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2016). Surviving Black Thursday: The great bushfire of 1851. In T. S. Wagner (Ed.), Victorian settler narratives: Emigrants, cosmopolitans and returnees in nineteenth-century literature. (pp. 129-140). Abindgon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2016). ‘The floodgates of inkland were opened’: Aestheticising the Whitechapel Murders. In K. Gelder (Ed.), New directions in popular fiction: Genre, distribution, repoduction. (pp. 67-86). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2014). Great Expectations, memories, and hopes dashed. In L. W. Mazzeno (Ed.), Twenty-first century perspectives on Victorian literature. (pp. 169-184). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2013). From Bedford Falls to Punxsutawney: Refashioning A Christmas Carol. In M. DiPaolo (Ed.), Godly heretics: Essays on alternative Christianity in literature and popular culture. (pp. 221-238). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2012). The racial other. In J. O. Jordan & N. Perera (Eds.), Global Dickens. Farmham, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2011). Empires and colonies. In S. Ledger & H. Furneaux (Eds.), Charles Dickens in context. (pp. 284-291). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2011). Introduction. In G. Moore (Ed.), Pirates and mutineers of the nineteenth century: Swashbucklers and swindlers. (pp. 1-10). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2011). Neo-Victorian and pastiche. In P. K. Gilbert (Ed.), A companion to sensation fiction. (pp. 627-638). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444342239.ch48

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2011). Pirates for boys: Masculinity and degeneracy in R. M. Ballantyne's adventure novels. In G. Moore (Ed.), Pirates and mutineers of the nineteenth century: Swashbucklers and swindlers. (pp. 165-180). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2010). Rehabilitating the nineteenth century: The revisionist novel and the future of Victorian studies. In A. Maunder & J. Phegley (Eds.), Teaching nineteenth century fiction. (pp. 183-195). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Blair, K., Helfand, M., Joshi, P., Moore, G., & Wagner, T. (2008). Case studies in reading literary texts. In A. Warwick & M. Willis (Eds.), The Victorian literature handbook. (pp. 89-115). London, UK: Continuum. [Case Study].

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2007). Beastly criminals and criminal beasts: Stray women and stray dogs in Oliver Twist. In D. Denenholz Morse & M. A. Danahay (Eds.), Victorian animal dreams: Representations of animals in Victorian literature and culture. (pp. 201-306). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Maunder, A., & Moore, G. (2004). Introduction. In A. Maunder & G. Moore (Eds.), Victorian crime, madness and sensation. (pp. 1-14). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2004). Something to Hyde: The "strange preference" of Henry Jekyll. In A. Maunder & G. Moore (Eds.), Victorian crime, madness and sensation. (pp. 147-162). Burlington, UK: Ashgate.

Chapter in Book - Research

Moore, G. (2022). "They would put out that fire like a couple of matches burning": Climate change and reciprocity in George R. Stewart's Fire. Occasion, 13, 155-167. Retrieved from https://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/fire-stories-1

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2021). "A few good seasons will restore prosperity to the land": Louisa Atkinson's depictions of drought. Victorian Review, 47(1), 5-9.

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2020). "As closely bonded as we are": Animalographies, kinship, and conflict in Ceridwen Dovey's Only the Animals and Eva Hornung's Dog Boy. a|b: Auto|Biography Studies, 35(1), 207-229. doi: 10.1080/08989575.2020.1720194

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2018). 'The road-makers eat meat three times a day': Anthony Trollope and the Australian meat trade. Meanjin, 77(1), 142-151.

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Moore, G. (2018). Alternative families, natural disasters, and colonial settlement: Henry Kingsley's Australia. Victorians, 133(1), 44-57. doi: 10.1353/vct.2018.0004

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2018). ‘Raising high its thousand forked tongues’: Campfires, bushfires, and portable domesticity in nineteenth-century Australia. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 26. doi: 10.16995/ntn.807

Journal - Research Article

McLean, T., & Moore, G. (2017). The concluding page of an Angrian story by Branwell Brontë. Notes & Queries, 64(4), 607-611. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjx159

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2015). Home was where the hearth is: Fire, destruction, and displacement in nineteenth-century settler narratives. Antipodes, 29(1), 29-42. doi: 10.13110/antipodes.29.1.0029

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2014). The fiery outlaw: Incendiarism and the tarnishing of a bushranging folk hero. Australian Folklore, 29, 117-126.

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G., & Bristow, T. (2014). Alert, but not alarmed: Emotion, place, and anticipated disaster in John Kinsella's "Bushfire Approaching". Philological Quarterly, 93(3), 343-359.

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Moore, G. (2013). Fires, literature, politics and mateship in the bush. Agora, 48(4), 53-58.

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2009). Turkish robbers, lumps of delight, and the detritus of empire: The East revisited in Dickens's late novels. Critical Survey, 21(1), 74-87. doi: 10.31 67/cs. 2009.2

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2008). P.D. James's The Skull Beneath the Skin: A melodrama without character? mETAphor, (2), 17-22.

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Moore, G. (2008). Twentieth‐century re‐workings of the Victorian novel. Literature Compass, 5(1), 134-144. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2007.00515.x

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Moore, G., & Pyke, S. (2007). Haunting passions: Revising and revisiting "Wuthering Heights". Victorians Institute Journal, 35, 239-249.

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Moore, G. (2006). Colonialism in Victorian fiction: Recent studies. Dickens Studies Annual, 37, 251-286.

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Moore, G. (2003). Virginia Woolf and the remaking of Victorian Britain. Virginia Woolf Bulletin, (13), 2-6.

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Moore, G. (2002). Reappraising Dickens's 'Noble Savage'. Dickensian, 98(458), 236-243.

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Moore, G. (2002). Swarmery and bloodbaths: A reconsideration of Dickens on class and race in the 1860s. Dickens Studies Annual, 31, 175-202.

Journal - Research Article

Moore, G. (2022). Editor's introduction: Fire stories. Occasion, 13, 1-10. Retrieved from https://arcade.stanford.edu/occasion_issue/fire-stories-1

Journal - Research Other

Moore, G. (2021). 'This book is about how we feel': Emotions scholarship, hope and climate activism [History of emotions: Where are we?]. Emotions, 5, 342-347. doi: 10.1163/2208522X-02010133

Journal - Research Other

Moore, G. (2021). [Review of the book Settler colonialism in Victorian literature]. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 32, 189-192. doi: 10.26686/jnzs.iNS32.6874

Journal - Research Other

Moore, G. (2019). 'Like volcanoes on the ranges': How Australian bushfire writing has changed with the climate. The Conversation, (13 November). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/like-volcanoes-on-the-ranges-how-australian-bushfire-writing-has-changed-with-the-climate-126831

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