Latecomers: convenors

Associate Professor Clara Tuite

Clara Tuite is Associate Professor of English at The University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the historical, cultural and social contexts of Romantic literature, and engages canonical British Romanticism from the perspectives of the history and theory of the literary institution, history of sexuality, affect and sociability. She also has interests in queer literature and cultural history and nineteenth-century aestheticism and decadence. Her most recent book is Lord Byron and Scandalous Celebrity (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She has also published widely on Jane Austen, and with Claudia Johnson is currently working on "30 Great Myths About Jane Austen" (for Wiley-Blackwell). Other current projects are a study of literary Romanticism and the media of romantic love (ARC-funded 2012-2015), and with Gillian Russell, an ARC-funded project on Regency Romanticism in Ireland, Britain, and Australia, entitled "Regency Flash."

Dr Peta Mayer

Peta Mayer has published about Anita Brookner in Women: A Cultural Review, Remaking Literary History and AntiThesis Journal. She completed her PhD on Brookner in 2015. Her first book Misreading Anita Brookner: Performative romanticism in the twentieth-century novel is forthcoming with Liverpool University Press.