Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Linda Wight

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Position Lecturer
Study area Literature and Screen Studies
Location Mt Helen Campus, H Building, Room 241
Phone 5327 9705
Email l.wight@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy- James Cook University - 2010
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Central Queensland University - 2002
Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary) Monash University - 2000
Bachelor of Arts - Monash University - 1998


Teaching

Program(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Courses

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (LITCI 2105/3305)
  • Children's Literature (LITCI 2201/3301)
  • Narrative and Text (LITCI 1000)
  • American Horror (FLMOL 2200/3300)
  • Gender and Representation (FLMOL 2201/3301)

Biography

Linda was awarded her PhD from James Cook University in 2010, where she also worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor, teaching literature, history, and academic writing, and as a research associate for AustLit: The Australian Literature Research database.

Linda's PhD thesis examined constructions of hegemonic and other masculinities in recent science fiction texts. She is currently continuing her research into depictions of masculinities in science fiction and other popular genres including the James Bond series.

Linda has been employed at FedUni since January 2011 as a lecturer in literature and film. Her research informs her teaching which focuses on contemporary popular genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, children's literature and young adult fiction, and issues of gender and sexuality.


Areas of expertise

  • Science fiction and fantasy literature and film
  • Masculinities studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies

Research interests

  • Men and masculinities in science fiction and fantasy
  • Masculinities in film
  • Queer theory and performative theories of gender
  • The James Bond film series

Supervision

Linda is currently Principal Supervisor of two postgraduate research projects, both of which are investigating the construction of women and femininity in recent science fiction and fantasy texts. Linda is also Associate Supervisor for several PhD and Masters students who are working on topics including bisexuality in the cinema, feminist revisions of the fairy tale tradition, and Italian horror films.


Publications

Book chapters

Wight, Linda. "Learning to be Men: Masculinities, Pedagogy and Science Fiction." The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies. Ed. Andrew Hickey. New York; London: Routledge, 2016. 39-50. Print.

Wight, Linda. “Reclaiming Virtue and (Post)humanity in Moon.” Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man. Eds. Mark J. Boone and Kevin C. Neece. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, (forthcoming 2016). Print.

Wight, Linda. "Broken Brothers in Arms: Acting the Man in The Warrior's Apprentice." Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Ed. Janet Brennan Croft, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 116-133. Print..

Refereed journal articles

Wight, Linda. "Killing Mother: Female Influence, Authority and Erasure in the Daniel Craig James Bond Films.” Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 4.2&3 (2015): 177-188.

Wight, Linda. "Reconciliation in Ursula K. Le Guin's 'The Matter of Seggri'." Paradoxa 21 (2008): 166-83. Print.

Non-Refereed journal articles

Wight, Linda. "'Old Dog, New Tricks': Resurrecting James Bond in Skyfall." Bright Lights Film Journal. 14 April 2014. Web.

Refereed conference proceedings

Kuttainen, Victoria, Anita Lundberg, Linda Wight and Nigel Chang. "Honest Reflections: Big Ideas and Real Life Experiences of a New First Year BA." Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference. Hong Kong. 2010. http://www.cetl.hku.hk/conference2010/conf_proc.htm

Wight, Linda. "Piercy's Gendered Cyborgs: Hope, Threat, and Blurred Boundaries." The Wiscon Chronicles: Volume 1. Ed. L. Timmel Duchamp. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2007. 74-81. Print.

Wight, Linda. "Magic, Art, Religion, Science: Blurring the Boundaries of Science and Science Fiction in Marge Piercy's Cyborgian Narrative." When Genres Collide: Selected Essays from the 37th Annual Meeting of the Science Fiction Research Association. Ed. Thomas J. Morrissey and Oscar De Los Santos. Waterbury, CT: Fine Tooth Press, 2007.133-40. Print.


Associations

  • Science Fiction Research Association
  • International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
  • Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities