Associate Professor Margaret Henderson

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
m.henderson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52338

Overview

Margaret teaches in the literature area in the School of Communication and Arts. Her teaching interests are literary theory, contemporary women’s writing, and postmodern fiction.

Margaret is the author of Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia, a study of Australian feminist cultural memory; Kathy Acker: Punk Writer; and co-author with Anthea Taylor of Postfeminism in Context: Women, Australian Popular Culture, and the Unsettling of Postfeminism. She is the co-editor of Terra-Recognita: New Essays in Australian Studies, Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines, and Things that Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. She has also published numerous articles on feminist fiction and culture, and autobiography.

She has been a consultant to the National Museum of Australia, advising on a modern Australian women's movement collection. Her current project is a monograph on women’s punk and post-punk memoirs.

Research Interests

  • contemporary life writing
  • The writings of Kathy Acker
  • Feminist material culture
  • Postmodernism
  • Cultural poetics of the women's movement

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Henderson, Margaret (2023). A portrait of the artist as a punk: authenticity and the woman musician in Debbie Harry’s Face It​​​​​​​. Women in rock memoirs: music, history, and life-writing. (pp. 106-C6P71) edited by Cristina Garrigós and Marika Ahonen. New York, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780197659328.003.0007

  • Henderson, Margaret (2013). Album: Horses. Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. (pp. 19-30) edited by Alison Bartlett and Margaret Henderson. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Bartlett, Alison and Henderson, Margaret (2013). Working with feminist things: the wunderkammer as feminist methodology. Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. (pp. 1-16) edited by Alison Bartlett and Margaret Henderson. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2006). The best motorbike: The Ducati 916 superbike. Beautiful things in popular culture. (pp. 124-143) edited by A. McKee. Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2002). "The Big Business of Surfing's Oceanic Feeling: Thirty Years of Tracks Magazine.". Growing Up Postmodern: Beoliberalism and the War on the Young. (pp. 141-167) edited by Ronald Strickland. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Amanda Lohrey. Who's who in contemporary women's writing. (pp. 194) edited by Jane Eldridge Miller. London: Routledge.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Finola Moorhead. Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing. (pp. 221-223) edited by Jane Eldridge Miller. London: Routledge.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Frenzy of the Invisible? Porn in the Field of Lesbian Vision. Queer in the 21st Century: The Body - Queer and Politic. (pp. 131-151) edited by J. Keith Atkinson and Justin J. Finnerty. Fortitude Valley, Qld: Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2001). Questions of the Visible and the Invisible: The Visual and Performing Arts.. Queer in the 21st Century: Challenge and Response. (pp. 45-46) edited by John Angus and Stephen Cox. Fortitude Valley: Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2000). Male fantasy. The Australian legend and its discontents. (pp. 250-266) edited by Richard Nile. Queensland: University of Queensland Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision