BA Hons (LaT), Dip Ed (Melb), PhD (LaT)
Membership of professional associations
Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP); Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM); Melbourne Poets Union
Area of study
Sue Gillett is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing. She has authored two books, edited one anthology, and has had more than 30 articles and book chapters published in Australia and internationally. Sue has received 3 university awards in recognition of her teaching contributions, including the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010, and, in 2013, the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Service Above and Beyond, in recognition of her contribution to the establishment and steering of La Trobe University's partnership with Bendigo Writers Festival. Sue was editor-in-chief of Melbourne Poets Union from 2008 - 2013. Sue is experienced in the artistic direction, management and marketing of cultural and community events.
Gender, Culture, Sexuality
- Feminist film theory and media analysis
- Postcolonial theory and representations
- Creative writing, contemporary poetry and song
Screen and Media Culture
- Contemporary Australian cinema
- Contemporary women film makers
CRA1PWR - Professional Writing (Bendigo)
HUM3WIA - Writers in Action: Writing the Festival (multi-campus) - available in Winter semester (at the Mildura Writers Festival) and 2nd semester (at the Bendigo Writers Festival)
- Cassandra in Red, Mark Time Books, Victoria, 2012 (poetry)
- Land Lines: An Anthology of Regional Poets, Melbourne Poets Union, 2010 (editor)
- Views from beyond the Mirror: The films of Jane Campion, ATOM, St. Kilda, 2004.
Selected refereed articles and book chapters
- 'The Mother and her Ghosts' in Christie Nieman et al (eds), Mothers and Others, Pan MacMillan, 2015.
- 'Non-fiction and the internet – establishing a connection', The Conversation, 5 June 2014.
- '"I Know that Face": The Black Arm Band and Cultural Memory' in Cultural Studies Review, 2014.
- From Black Sun to ‘this taste of shadow’: Mourning and the Trace of the Real in Pablo Neruda’s Spain in Our Hearts, in John Hawkes, Rose Lucas and Ann Vickery (eds), Poetry and the Trace, Puncher & Wattmann, 2013.
- 'COMMUNITY SINGING AND SOCIAL WORK: A NEW PARTNERSHIP' in UNESCO Observatory, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne Refereed E-Journal, Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, Vol 2, Issue 1, October 2010: 'Perspectives on Singing.’ (co-authored with Carol Dore and Jan Pascal)
- ‘Prazer em assister: o cinema de Jane Campion’ in Miriam Adelman et al, Mulheres, Homens, Olhares e Cenas, Editora UFPR, Brazil, 2011.
- ‘Through Song to Belonging: Music finds its place in Rachel Perkins Radiance and One Night the Moon’, in Metro, no. 159, 2008.
- “The piano is mine. It’s mine!”: My (free association with) Jane Campion, or, the Child in the Spectator,’ in Jane Campion: Nation, Cinema, Identity, Wayne State University Press, 2008.
- Author interviews at the Bendigo Writers Festival (2012-14) and Clunes Booktown (2012): David Marr; Alice Pung; Arnold Zable; Les Murray; Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman; Angela Savage; David Bridie; Shane Howard; Charles Jenkins; Liz Stringer; Robin de Crespigny; Sara James; Robert Kenny; Gabrielle Wang; Craig Sherborne; Keith Austin
- Historical Justice and Memory Conference, Melbourne 2012. 'I know that face: Murundak and The Black Arm Band'
- Creativity and Madness Conference – Psychological Studies of Art and Artists (AIMED), Spain 2008. ‘Poetry’s will to sanity against the madness of war: Pablo Neruda’s ‘Spain in our Hearts.'
- Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Conference, 2006. University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, July. ‘Halo: a personal testimony.’
- History and Film Conference, 2006. (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, November), ‘Songlines: Lyrical reconciliation in Rachel Perkins’ films’.
- “We don’t want to watch this”: the boy-child’s gaze in Jane Campion’s Sweetie,’ Metro, no. 151, December 2006.
- 'Engaging Medusa: Competing myths and fairy-tales in In the Cut', Senses of Cinema, nd Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, April-June, issue 31, 2004.
- 'A pleasure to watch: Jane Campion's narrative cinema', Screening the Past, March 2001.
- 'Never a native: deconstructing home and heart in Holy Smoke!', Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, April, issue 5, 2000.
- ‘Just Women: Marlene Gorris's Antonia's Line,’ Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 2001.
- 'Angel from the mirror city: Jane Campion's Janet Frame', Senses of Cinema, November, issue 10, 2000.
- ‘More Than Meets The Eye: The Mediation of Affects in Jane Campion's Sweetie,’ Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 1999.
- Jane Campion: Nation, Cinema, Identity Colloquium, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2006. Invited discussant.
- Musicology Society of Australia Conference, Sydney Conservatorium, 2005. ‘“Flight: Concert for Refugees”: Multi-vocal engagement with the plight of refugees.’
- Association of Australian Writers Conference, Curtin University, Perth, 2005. “I tell, therefore you are”: The Handmaid’s Alchemy (in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale)
- Open to View: Perspectives on Childhood in Images and Illustrations (Liverpool, November 2005), ‘Witness the child: children’s perspectives in Jane Campion’s Sweetie and The Piano’.
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image Lounge Critic 2005 Launch: ‘Desperate Housewives: Ladies Who Lunch’
- CACLALS (Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Study), Winnepeg, June 2004. ‘Rewriting “Great” War Stories: Sex and Violence in Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin, Anne-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees and Elizabeth Jolley’s My Father’s Moon’.
- Australian Teachers Of Media Conference, Melbourne, July 2004. ‘Through the eyes of a child: Jane Campion’s child characters.’
Embedding teaching in cultural events: festivals and galleries.