Melanie Ruth Duckworth

Faculty of Business, Languages and Social Sciences
Norwegian version of this page Position
Associate Professor
Contact Study place
Halden
Office nr.
A3-057

Academic interests

Contemporary poetry, medievalism, Australian literature, Ecocriticism, children's literature, history and belonging, representations of animals in literature.

Courses taught

Background

PhD in English Literature, The University of Leeds (2009). "Medievalism and the Langauge of Belonging in Selected Works of Les Murray, Randolph Stow, Francis Webb and Kevin Hart."

MA in Medieval English Literatures, The University of York (2004)

BAhon in English and European Studies, The University of Adelaide (2000)

Partners

Member of ASLE

Publications

  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2019). "A Girl Like Me in a Time Gone By": Agency, Reading and Writing in the Our Australian Girl Series. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature.  ISSN 0006-7377.
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2019). "Eveyone Wants to Escape from Their Own Lives Sometimes, Don't They?": Motherhood, the Train to Edinburgh, and the Work of Kathleen Jamie, In Charlotte Beyer; Janet Maclennan; Dorsia Smith Silva & Marjorie Tesser (ed.),  Travellin' Mama: Mothers, Mothering and Travel.  Demeter Press.  ISBN 978-1-77258-179-9.  chapter.
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2017). "This is a true book": Australian National Myths, Childhood and Storytelling in Randolph Stow's Midnite (1967) and The Merry-go-round in the Sea (1965), In  Narratology Plus: Studies in Recent International Narratives for Children and Young Adults / Narratologie Plus – Studien zur Erzählweise in aktueller internationaler Kinder- und Jugendliteratur.  Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 9783631676844.  Chapter 1.  s 45 - 64
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2017). "Travelling North Together" - the North, Whales and Intercultural Communication in Kathleen Jamie's Essays and Poems, In Eva Margareta Lambertsson Björk & Jutta Cornelia Eschenbach (ed.),  Travel and Intercultural Communication: Going North.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  ISBN 9781443879149.  Chapter 3.  s 51 - 68
  • Duckworth, Melanie (2012). Les Murray and Australian Poetry: Place, Time and Belonging. Bøygen : Organ for nordisk språk og litteratur.  ISSN 0806-8623.  12(1), s 49- 58
  • Duckworth, Melanie (2011). Grievous Music: Randolph Stow’s Middle Ages. Australian literary studies.  ISSN 0004-9697.  26(3), s 102- 114

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  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2018). An Ecofeminist Reading of Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things.
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2016). "God is Leaving Us: What Shall We Be?" Animals, Medievalism and the Language of Life in Francis Webb's "The Ghost of the Cock".
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2016). "Migratory": Kathleen Jamie's Migrating Birds and the Language of Belonging.
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2016). "My Center Not my Edge": Medievalism, Identity and Doubles in Your Shadow.
  • Duckworth, Melanie Ruth (2016). "Travelling North Together": Journeys to the North in Kathleen Jamie's Essays and Poetry.

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