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). “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. (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., & McKim, A. (2016). Transforming conceptual space into a creative learning place: Crossing a threshold. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 15(3-4), 414-431. doi:10.1177/1474022215572915
Moffat, K. (2016). The manliest and noblest of all pursuits and professions: Two preacher novelists. In G. Troughton, & S. Lange (Eds.), Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand (pp. 123-138). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.
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