Portrait of Susan Sheridan

Susan Sheridan

Susan Sheridan is adjunct professor of English and women’s studies at Flinders University. She has published widely on women’s writing, feminist cultural studies, Australian cultural history and women’s studies.

Susan’s books include Christina Stead (Harvester (1988), Along the Faultlines: Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women’s Writing 1880s to 1930s (Allen & Unwin, 1995), Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women’s Weekly in the Postwar Years (UNSW Press, 2002) and Nine Lives: Postwar women Writers Making their Mark (University of Queensland Press, 2011; as editor), Grafts: Feminist Cultural Criticism (Verso, 1988), Debutante Nation: Feminism Contests in the 1890s (Allen & Unwin 1993, with Sue Rowley and Susan Magarey) and Thea Astley’s Fictional Worlds (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006, with Paul Genoni).

Her current research is on women writers and modernity in mid-twentieth century Australia.