Dr Jennifer Livett is an Honorary Research Associate with the School of English and European Languages and Literatures at the University of Tasmania. She was a lecturer in English at the University of Tasmania part-time for nine years and then full-time for nine years until the end of 1996. Her major teaching areas were the Romantics, the nineteenth-century novel, modernism, the Australian novel, and literary theory.
A reading-junkie and narratoholic, among other obsessions she is a Patrick O'Brian fan, loves Russell Hoban's work and has just discovered Rose Tremain. She wishes Mike Leigh would make a film of Pynchon's Mason and Dixon and believes it would sweep the Oscars.
Her publications include:
- "An Object All Sublime: Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy." siglo 13: Opera, Winter 2000, 54-58.
- "The Same Sky: an Irene Briant installation." Artlink Vol. 20 no 2 July 2000, 93.
- "Nobody's Perfect". (Review-article on Kate Grenville's The Idea of Perfection.) Island 82, Autumn 2000, 29-32.
- "Live Space." Review of Ian Bonde's installation 'cul-de-sac', in siglo 12, summer 2000, 31-35.
- "When Less is More: Nayantara Saghal's The Day in Shadow," Ch 4 in Nayantara Saghal, ed Ralph Crane, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1998.
- Troubled Pleasures: The Fiction of J.G. Farrell, (with Dr Ralph Crane), Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1997.
- "Two Answers to Every Question: Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction, Ethics, and Criticism." Australian Literary Studies Vol 17 No 1 (1995).
- "Jenny Turner's INCAT Commissions," craftarts international No 34, 1995.
- "Minds of Winter: Arctic Landscapes in E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News and Peter Hoeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow," siglo 4, 1995.
Jennifer Livett can be contacted through the School of English and European Languages and Literatures at the University of Tasmania.