Dr Kirstine Moffat
Associate Dean Graduate and Postgraduate (FASS), Senior Lecturer (English)
Qualifications: BA, MA Waikato, PhD Victoria University of Wellington
Kirstine was born in Scotland and arrived in New Zealand at the age of 7. She was educated at the University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington. To date her publications have drawn on her doctoral research, focusing primarily on New Zealand settlement and provincial writing and the way in which this writing helps to broaden understanding of New Zealand social history and culture A developing research area is nineteenth and early twentieth century feminist writing, in particular the motif of music and what it conveys about femininity. She is currently engaged in research examining the cultural significance of the piano in nineteenth century New Zealand. Kirstine is a co-editor of the Journal of New Zealand Literature.
New Zealand literature; New Zealand cultural history; 19th and 20th century feminist writing.
Moffat, K. (2017). Identities in transition: Aotearoa/New Zealand. In C. Howells, P. Sharrad, & G. Turcotte (Eds.), The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 (Vol. 12, pp. 112-127). Oxford University Press, USA.
Moffat, K. (2017). “Devoted to the cause of woman’s rights”: The New Zealand New Woman novel. Women's Writing, -online, 1-24. doi:10.1080/09699082.2017.1282930
Moffat, K., & Sheridan, B. (2016). New Zealand: Compiled and introduced by Kirstine Moffat and Brendan Sheridan. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 51(4), 631-643. doi:10.1177/0021989416671852
Moffat, K. (2016). Something Rich and Strange [Review of The Chimes by Anna Smaill]. Landfall, 231, 177-179.
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