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Associate Professor Jill Durey

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6308, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.208
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6308  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.208  


Jill is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications and Arts at the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 1987.
  • Master of Arts By Research, England, 1971.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, England, 1969.


Recent Research Grants

  • 'Deep Within My Soul': Recovering Memory in Bilingual Early Alzheimer's Patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2013,  $84,302.
  • Kira and James: A Biographical Investigation of Two Significant Cultural Figures, Using Historical and Practice-Led Forms of Research,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $24,006.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Durey, J., (2014), Degrees of Intimacy: Cousin Marriage and the Nineteenth-Century Novel., 296, Glasgow.

Journal Articles

  • Durey, J., (2014), Aurora Leigh and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's most convenient cousin. The Victorian, 2(2), 1 - 6, Nizwa, Oman.
  • Durey, J., (2011), A stabbing in Chawton, Jane Austen, and Emma. Notes and Queries, 58(1), 80-82, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/notesj/gjq212.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • The Back Flats
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Other People's Country: A Memoir.
  • Confrontation And Identity In The Fiction Of J.m. Coetzee
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Headless Angel Of Chance.
  • Master of Arts,  Small Trees Bend On Long Shadows (novel) Life After Trauma (critical Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Other Woman, Banana Split, Awa The Crow Road: 3 Playscripts.
  • The Back Flats
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Other People's Country: A Memoir.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  In The Space Behind His Eyes: Donald Stuart 1913 To 1983.
  • Master of Arts,  'inside Schizophrenia: Mending The Internal Conflict' Plus Essay On Schizophrenia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  In The Space Behind His Eyes: Donald Stuart 1913 To 1983.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Voyage To Terra Australis: A Drama Based On The Life And Journals Of Matthew Flinders.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Silencing Violence In The Family: Making The Victim The Problem - When We Remember They Call Us Liars
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Role Of Strangers In Victorian Novels: A Psychoanalytic Study Of Their Repressions, Functions And Aspirations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Philosophy For Teenagers: Finding New Relevance In Old Concepts.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Vulvodynia And Autoethnography
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  One Thing I Love: A Novel.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  'the Red Pipe: A Novella Set In Port Hedland', Plus An Accompanying Essay, 'ten Pounds For Adults, Kids Travel Free'
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Myfriendkoolkiller
  • Man Makes Man: A Study Of Uplifting And Upbuilding In The Novels Of Joseph Furphy
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Curse Of The Time Witch And The Time-slip Novel
  • Fame, Sex And Other Types Of Criminality
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mind The Gap - An Examination Of The Pause In Modern Theatre; Shadows - A Play (major Creative Work); Bank Accounts - A Collage Of Monologues (minor Creative Work).
  • Master of Arts,  Grey Hair
  • Figurative Language In The Portrayal Of The Main Characters In The Novels Of Thomas Hardy
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Rock Dragons: Prose Fiction And Poetry.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Perception And Practice Of Silence In Australian And Jordanian Societies: A Socio-pragmatic Study
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  'heartlines'
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Maps For The Lost. A Collection Of Short Fiction - And - Human / Nature Ecotones: Climate Change And The Ecological Imagination. A Critical Essay
  • An Examination Of Biography In Possession By A.s. Byatt And Dickens By Peter Ackroyd
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Murder Of Mike Macdougall, A Social Realist Novel, And The Australian Paradox: An Essay On The Australian Migrant Experience After World War Ii.
  • Master of Arts,  Boomtown Wives: A Novel.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Minnesota Boy: A Journey Through Time And Place.
  • Reading Dorothy Hewett As Boundary Writer
  • Master of Arts,  All Shall Be Well: Julian And Bartholomew
  • Master of Arts,  The Naming Of Places.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Saphira, The Snake Princess: A Novel And Minoan Is Not Greek: An Essay

Associate Supervisor

  • English As An International Language: A Sociolinguistics Analysis Of The Japanese Experience
  • Master of Arts,  Irrestible Grace Excerpt From A Novel And Looking Back: On Writing, Travel And The Gaze An Essay
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Secrets, Shame And Forgiveness In Celebrity Culture And Literature.
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