New tastemakers and Australia's post-digital literary culture

Assoc. Professor Mark Davis, Dr Elizabeth Driscoll, Dr Sybil Nolan, Emmett Stinson

This ARC funded Discovery Project (2017-2019) aims to investigate the effect of digital technologies on taste-making in Australian literary culture. The project will examine how digital media and platforms such as eBooks, online forums, blogs and social media have changed how Australian literature is produced, distributed and consumed, and what this means for the future of Australian literature. The project expects to understand the effect of digital practices on Australian literary culture, and support the continued development and cultural significance of Australia's book industry in a globalised market for literature.


About Assoc. Professor Mark Davis

Mark Davis is Associate Professor In Publishing and Communications in the School of Culture and Communication at the Faculty of Arts. His current research focuses on the impact of digital media on public culture and has two strands: extreme online discourse, and Australian digital literary cultures and taste making. He also research media representations of young people and their use of media for political resistance.

Mark Davis academic profile

About Dr Sybil Nolan

Sybil Nolan is Senior Lecturer In Publishing And Communications in the School of Culture and Communication at the Faculty of Arts. She is an editor and historian. She lectures in publishing and communications, and researches in publishing, print culture and Australian political and media history.

Sybil Nolan academic profile