Dr Kylie Mirmohamadi

Senior Research Fellow

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Melbourne (Bundoora)


BA Hons, MA, PhD (La Trobe University)


Research fellow

Area of study


Brief profile

Kylie Mirmohamadi is a research member of staff whose interdisciplinary work encompasses History and English. She has worked and published in garden history; Australian studies; cultural studies; literary studies and Victorian studies.

Research specialisation

- Literary Studies

Recent publications


  • The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard, Basingstoke: Palgrave Pivot, 2014.
  • Colonial Dickens: What Australians Made of the World’s Favourite Writer, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012 [with Susan K. Martin]
  • Sensational Melbourne: Reading, Sensation Fiction and Lady Audley’s Secret in the Victorian Metropolis, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011 [with Susan K. Martin]
  • Reading the Garden:The Settlement of Australia, Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2008 [With Katie Holmes and Susan K. Martin]
  • Green Pens: A Collection of Garden Writing, Carlton: Miegunyah Press, 2004 [ed. With Katie Holmes and Susan K. Martin]

Refereed Articles and Chapters in Books

  • ‘Harry Potter’s Secret: Publishing sensations in the very long twentieth century’, English Studies, 95:2, 2014 [with Susan K. Martin]
  • “ ‘The Federation of Literary Sympathy’: The Australasian Home Reading Union”, in Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (eds), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, Sydney: Sydney University Press, pp. 17-26, 2012
  • ‘Designing the bush: History and Place in Eltham and Castlecrag’, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 31:2, 131-138, 2011
  • ‘Melbourne’s sites of reading: Putting the colonial woman reader in her place’, History Australia, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 1-19, 2009 [invited contribution]
  • “ ‘The great and wonderful labyrinth’: Female Traffic through Melbourne Streets and Exhibition Spaces in Ada Cambridge’s The Three Miss Kings” in Sue Thomas (ed), Victorian Traffic: Identity, Exchange, Performance, Cambridge University Press, pp. 263-272, 2008
  • “Talking about native plants …”, Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, 12, pp. 91-102, 2006
  • “Cultivating the Australian Gardener: Native Plants and Victorian State School Gardens in the Federation Era”, in Sian Supski (ed) The Real Thing, Australian Cultural History, 24, pp. 81-98, 2006
  • “ ‘There will be the garden, of course’: English gardens, British migrants, and Australia”, in Kate Darian-Smith, Patricia Grimshaw, Kiera Lindsey and Stuart Macintyre (eds), Exploring the British World, Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, pp. 209-222, 2004
  • “ ‘Wog Plants Go Home’: Race, Ethnicity and Horticulture in Australia”, Studies in Australian Garden History, no. 1, pp. 91-108, 2002