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MemberMaryanne Dever

…Keynote: ‘Stardom and the Archive: An International Symposium’, University of Exeter, February 2020

‘Materiality and critical archive studies’. Techne Conflux & CMNH: Rethinking Archival Research and Practice, University of Brighton, 3 February 2020.

Parkins, I. and Dever, M. Eds. Fashion: New Feminist Essays. London: Routledge, 2020, 150pp.

Dever, M.  Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page. Series: New Directions in Book History. London: Palgrave, 2019, xvii + 121pp.
Dever, M. Ed. Archives and New Modes of Femi…

Professor Maryanne Dever is joint Editor-in-Chief (with Lisa Adkins) of the journal Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She is an Associate Dean in Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.  She was previously Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research at Monash University and President of the Australian Women’s & Gender Studies Association (AWGSA). She has held posts at the University of Sydney and the University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting posts at McGill University, University College London and the University of Tampere. Her research interests encompass feminist literary & cultural studies and critical archival studies. Her latest research on the status of archived paper with the advent of digital technologies appears in the book Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (2019). She co-edited a special issue of  Archives and Manuscripts on ‘Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital’ (2014) and one on ‘Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research’ for Australian Feminist Studies (2017). The latter has since appeared as an edited book with Routledge and won a 2018 Mander Jones Award from the Australian Society of Archivists. 

MemberLaura Helton

Laura E. Helton is Assistant Professor of Print and Material Culture in the Departments of English and History at the University of Delaware.  Her work on African American print culture, archival studies, and public humanities has appeared in PMLA, Social Text, and Southern Quarterly. Her current book project, “Collecting and Collectivity: Black Archival Publics, 1910-1950,” examines the emergence of African American archives and libraries to show how historical recuperation shaped forms of racial imagination in the early twentieth century.