Associate Professor Sarah Shieff
Graduate Student Adviser (English)
Convenor of Writing Studies
Qualifications: MA, PhD Auckland
Sarah's main teaching and research areas are New Zealand literature and cultural history, literary theory, food writing, contemporary Jewish writing and Gothic fiction.
She convenes the University of Waikato's Writing Studies programme and edits the Journal of New Zealand Literature. Her most recent book is a scholarly edition of the letters of Frank Sargeson (Vintage 2012).
Recent and Current Graduate Supervision areas include:
- Hypermasculinity in transgressive fiction
- Food in British writing in the years of austerity, 1939-54
- World War I in New Zealand Fiction.
- Re-framing the Waikato: the colonial photographic and cartographic archive
- Agentic nudity: the presentation of unclothed women’s body in literature
- Sacrifice in fantasy fiction
- An Inclusive Dramaturgical Kaupapa for Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Female Werewolves
- Fin-de-sicle detective fiction, surveillance and the invention of the homosexual
- Reading the Aging Woman: The Crone in Fiction
- Food in the Holocaust narratives of Primo Levi and Art Spiegelman
- Philip Roth's 'Zukerman' novels
New Zealand literature and cultural history; food writing; contemporary Jewish writing; trauma studies; gothic fiction.
Birns, N., Moore, N., & Shieff, S. (2017). Introduction. In N. Birns, N. Moore, & S. Shieff (Eds.), Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature (Options for Teaching) (pp. 1-11). New York: Modern Language Association of America.
Shieff, S. (2017). Frank Sargeson and The right colonial tradition. In N. Birns, N. Moore, & S. Shieff (Eds.), Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature (Options for Teaching) (pp. 101-110). New York: Modern Language Association of America.
Birns, N., Moore, N., & Shieff, S. (Eds.) (2016). Teaching Australian and New Zealand literature (Options for teaching). New York: Modern Language Association of America.
Shieff, S. (2015). Editorial. Journal of New Zealand Literature, 33, 5-6.
Find more research publications by Sarah Shieff
New Zealand writing and New Zealand music history; the Gothic in film and fiction.
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