Carole Ferrier

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Carole Ferrier is a Feminist Australian Academic. She is Professor in English at the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. She has many published works about feminism, socialism, literature and culture. She has been the editor of the radical feminist journal Hecate since its inception in 1975.

Early life[edit]

Ferrier was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in London, and a PhD in New Zealand, at the University of Auckland.[1] Ferrier helped establish the International Socialist Tendency in Australia in the 1970s,[2] and was a prominent activist in various democratic rights struggles in Queensland from the 1970s [3]

Academic Work[edit]

Ferrier has lectured in English at the University of Queensland since 1973.[1] She is currently Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Ferrier is also the Director of the Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change Research Group at the University of Queensland, a former president of the Australian Women’s Studies Association [4] and editor of Hecate and the Australian Womans Book Review.[5] The latter publication can be accessed free on her website: http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr

Publications and Editorial work[edit]

Amongst her many other published works, Ferrier has authored Jean Devanny: Romantic Revolutionary (Melbourne University Press, 1999).

She has also edited

Criticism[edit]

Ferrier's 1992 book Gender, Politics and Fiction was criticised as using orthodox Marxist doctrine, the phenomenology of Feyerabend and Thomas Kuhn, the post-structuralist work of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze into an "epistemic certainty".[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography - uqresearchers
  2. ^ "Marching down Marx Street: The International Socialists in Australia, 1972-92.", Tom O'Lincoln's Red Sites, 1992. Accessed: 26 August 2010.
  3. ^ Raymond Evans and Carole Ferrier eds. Radical Brisbane, Melbourne: Vulgar Press, 2004
  4. ^ AWSA Director President: Carole Ferrier/ - uqresearchers
  5. ^ a b Professor Carole Ferrier
  6. ^ "Zhbanov". The Age (Fairfax Media). 1 September 1986. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 

Australian Women's Book Review http://www.emsah.uq.edu.au/awsr

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