About

Allison Craven lectures in English and Screen Studies. Her primary research interests are in: fairy tale and gothic narrative; film and cinema in Australia; Asia and Australia in cinema; intermediality of theatre and cinema. She teaches courses in Gothic Fiction, and Children's Literature, and she coordinates the first-year Arts core subject, Time, Truth and the Human Condition (see 'Teaching') 

Edited Collections

Balanzategui, J and A Craven, eds. 2023 Monstrous Beings and Media Cultures: Folk Monsters, Im/materiality, RegionalityAmsterdam University Press. 

Craven, A and D Sandars, eds. [Forthcoming 2024]. Gothic in the Oceanic South: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters. Routledge.

Monographs

Craven, A. 2017. Fairy Tale Interrupted: Feminisms, Masculinity, Wonder CinemaPeter Lang. 

Craven, A. 2016. Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema: Poetics and Screen GeographiesAnthem. 

Selected Recent Book Chapters and Journal Articles

Craven, A. (Forthcoming). 'Margery's Miscellany, or What "All the world must allow": Children's Citizenship, Goody Two-Shoes, and the Fairy-Tale Public Sphere.' In Just Wonder: Shifting Perspectives in Tradition, eds Pauline Greenhill and Jennifer Orme. Utah State UP. 

Craven, A. (Forthcoming 2024). 'Vampire Hydrology and Coastal Australian Cinema: Saturation, Sunlight and Amphibious Beings.' In Gothic in the Oceanic South: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters, eds. Allison Craven and Diana Sandars (166-185). Routledge.

Craven, A. (2023). 'An (Un)Common Ancestor: Australian Tales of the Bunyip.' In Monstrous Beings and Media Cultures: Folk Monsters, Im/materiality, Regionality, eds. J. Balanzategui and A. Craven (217-240). Amsterdam UP.

Balanzategui, J. and A. Craven. (2023). 'The Folk Horror "Feeling": Monstrous Modalities and the Critical Occult.' In Monstrous Beings and Media Cultures: Folk Monsters, Im/materiality, Regionality, eds. J. Balanzategui and A. Craven (241-268). Amsterdam UP.  

Craven, A. (2019). 'Terraform and terra firma: Transnational economies of image, landscape and location in screen production in Queensland.' In Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity:Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyondeds. Ariella van Luyn and Eduardo de la Fuente. Routledge. 

 

Teaching
  • BA3000: Arts Edge (Level 3; TSV)
  • EL2047: Children's Literature (Level 2; ONL & TSV)
  • EL3122: The Gothic: Narratives of the Haunted, the Uncanny, the Fantastic (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Treasurer, Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
Research
  • RECENT CONFERENCE PAPER: Craven, A. ‘Strange Homesteads: Architecture, Remoteness, and the Matter-Real of Australian Gothic Cinema.’ Conference of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2022 (online).
  • RECENT CONFERENCE PAPER: Craven, A. ‘Unbinding Conventions: Folk Horror and the Australian Cinema Revival.’ Australian Media Traditions Conference, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 21-22 September, 2023.
  • RECENT CONFERENCE PAPER: Balanzategui, J. and A. Craven. ‘The Feeling for Folk Horror: Monstrous Modalities and the Critical Occult.’ Folk Horror Panel, Mapping Global Horror, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne 17-18 March 2023.
  • RECENT CONFERENCE PAPER - Craven, A. ‘Fathomable Dreams of the Doldrums: Haunted Women and the Oceanic Uncanny in Visitors (2003) and Triangle (2009). Haunted Shores 2023 Online Conference: Aquatic Surfaces and Depths, 7-8 April 2023.
  • CONFERENCE PAPER: Craven, A. ‘Sunlight, Submersion and Amphibious Beings: Thinking With Water and Australian Gothic.’ Roundtable Guest Panelist on ‘Human-water relations and the Fantastique’ Reading & Screening the Fantastique Research Network, Deakin University 27 October, 2022.
Experience
  • 2018 to 2021 - Member (Elected Academic Staff), 17th JCU Council (Australia)
  • 2010 to 2016 - BA Coordinator, JCU (Australia)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Academic Board, JCU (Townsville)
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Honours
Fellowships
  • 2019 to 2021 - Roderick Scholar in Comparative Literature
Memberships
  • 2017 - Asian Cinema Studies Society
  • 2016 - Australian Teachers of Media
  • 2015 - Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 2012 - Australian Collaboration Education Network
  • 2005 - English Teachers' Association of Queensland
  • 2005 - Foundation for Australian Literary Studies
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