Emeritus Professor Veronica Kelly

Emeritus Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Professor Veronica Kelly’s research interests include pantomime, burlesque and melodrama, contemporary Australian theatre, and colonial star actors and their repertoires.

Her current research includes star actors of the early Australian stage, early twentieth-century commercial managements, gender, nationalism and performance.

She is the author of:

  • Articles on Australian colonial and contemporary drama and theatre history. Specific authors: Charles Harpur, Marcus Clarke, Garnet Walch, Louis Nowra, Janis Balodis, Michael Gow, Nick Enright. Specific topics: recent Australian drama, colonial theatrical culture and performance conditions, Orientalism in Australian performance, theatre reviews in the Sydney Bulletin, glamour postcards sent in Australia, Julius Knight and costume drama.
  • The Theatre of Louis Nowra (1998).
  • Read research articles on Julius Knight the Australian matinee idol (2004; theatre criticism in the Bulletin (2000), J.C. Williamson's production of Parsifal (1995), Orientalism in early Australian theatre (1993); the banning of Marcus Clarke's The Happy Land (1983).

Editor of:

  • Garnet Walch's colonial pantomime Australia Felix.
  • Collection of critiques of Louis Nowra.
  • Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s (1998).

Co-editor of: Australasian Drama Studies (1982-present).

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Kelly, Veronica (2015). "A Sweet Tribute to Her Memory": war-time Edith Cavell plays and films. In Andrew Maunder (Ed.), British theatre and the Great War, 1914-1919: new perspectives (pp. 140-160) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Kelly, Veronica (2013). Introduction. In Richard Fotheringham and James Smith (Ed.), Catching Australian Theatre in the 2000s (pp. 15-19) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Editions Rodopi.

  • Kelly, Veronica (2012). Australia's first Belgian Day (1915): history on stage and street. In Gillian Arrighi and Victor Emeljanow (Ed.), A world of popular entertainments: an edited volume of critical essays (pp. 137-149) Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Kelly, Veronica (2010). Max and Thelma Afford Collection. In Follett, Roslyn (Ed.), Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection (pp. 104-105) St Lucia: University of Queensland Library.

  • Kelly, Veronica (2010). Theatre Royal Poster, For the Term of His Natural Life. In Follett, Roslyn (Ed.), Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection (pp. 70-71) St Lucia: University of Queensland Library.

  • Dixon, Robert and Kelly, Veronica (2008). Australian vernacular modernities: People, sites and practices. In Dixon, Robert and Kelly, Veronica (Ed.), Impact of the Modern: Vernacular Modernities in Australia 1870s-1960s (pp. xiii-xxiv) Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica (2008). Enright's Mongrels as intervention in the canon of contemporary Australian drama. In Pender, Anne and Lever, Susan (Ed.), Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright (pp. 95-113) Amsterdam - New York, NY: Rodopi B.V..

  • Kelly, Veronica (2006). The men and the boys: The national dimensions of adult and juvenile masculinity in post-federation Australia, as performed by Oscar Asche and Minnie Tittell Brune. In A. Kierkander, J. Bollen and B. Parr (Ed.), What a Man's Gotta Do?: Masculinities in Performance (pp. 37-55) Armidale, Australia: University of New England Press.

  • Kelly, V. E. (1999). Hybridity & Performance: The Currency Lass. In Helen Gilbert (Ed.), (Post) Colonial Stages: Critical & Creative Views on Drama, Theatre & Performance 1st ed. (pp. 40-54) Hebden Bridge, Sussex UK: Dangaroo.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1998). Old patterns, new energies. In Veronica Kelly (Ed.), Our Australian theatre in the 1990s (pp. 1-19) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Rodopi.

  • Kelly, Veronica E. (1998). Who's the bigger dill? The madhouse in recent Australian drama. In Leigh Dale and Simon Ryan (Ed.), The body in the library (pp. 167-184) Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1997). 'Lest we forget': Louis Nowra's Inside the island. In Anna Rutherford and James Wieland (Ed.), War: Australia's creative response (pp. 273-282) St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin.

  • Kelly, Veronica E. (1996). And what books do you read?' : new studies in Australian literature : essays presented to Laurie Hergenhan celebrating his contribution to the study of Australian literature and marking the occasion of his retirement. In Irmtraud Petersson and Martin Duwell (Ed.), (pp. 112-125) St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1996). Female and juvenile meanings in late nineteenth-century Australian popular theatre. In Ken Stewart (Ed.), The 1890s : Australian literature and literary culture (pp. 109-127) St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press.

  • Newey, Katherine and Kelly, Veronica (1994). Introduction. In Veronica Kelly and Katherine Newey (Ed.), East Lynne. From the Novel by Ellen Wood Dramatised by T. A. Palmer (pp. not found-nout found) St Lucia, Brisbane: Australasian Drama Studies Association.

  • Kelly, Veronica E. (1994). Michael Gow. In Benson, E. and Conolly, L. W. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (pp. 606-607) London; New York: Routledge.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1993). Louis Nowra. In K. A. Berney (Ed.), Contemporary Dramatists 5th ed. (pp. 496-498) London ; Washington, D.C.: St. James.

  • Kelly, Veronica E. (1992). Louis Nowra. In Bruce King (Ed.), Post-colonial English Drama: Commonwealth Drama Since 1960 (pp. 50-66) New York, USA: St. Martin's Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica E. (1992). The Golden Age by Louis Nowra. In Mark Hawkins-Dady and Leanda Shrimpton (Ed.), International Dictionary of Theatre (pp. 295-296) Chicago ; London, UK: St. James Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1988). 'Nowt more outcastin": Utopian myth in Louis Nowra's The Golden Age. In Bruce Bennett and Susan Miller (Ed.), A sense of exile : Essays in the literature of the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 101-110) Nedlands, W.A.: The Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1987). A mirror for Australia: Louis Nowra's emblematic theatre. In Peter Holloway (Ed.), Contemporary Australian Drama 2 ed. (pp. 537-564) Sydney: Currency.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1987). Explorers and bushrangers in nineteenth-century Australian Theatre. In Kirpal Singh (Ed.), The writer's sense of the past : Essays on Southeast Asian and Australian literature (pp. 119-132) Singapore: Singapore University Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1987). General Editoral Preface. In Elizabeth Perkins (Ed.), Stalwart the bushranger with The tragedy of Donohoe by Charles Harpur (pp. vi-x) Sydney: Currency Press.

  • Kelly, Veronica (1986). Queensland Theatre Company. In Colby H. Kullman and William C. Young (Ed.), Theatre Companies of the World (pp. 179-182) New York, USA: Greenwood Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kelly, Veronica and Dixon, Robert (2006). Australian Modernities: Vernacular Performers and Consumers. In: Australian Modernities: Vernacular Performers and Consumers International Conference, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, (). 6-7 December, 2006.

Other Outputs

  • Kelly, V. (2001) Marcus Clarke: Australian novelist, journalist and dramatist in Derek Jones (eds.) Censorship: A World Encyclopedia Vol. 1. 1st London/Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn

  • Kelly, Veronica (1999) Bell, Hilary in Thomas Riggs (eds.) Contemporary dramatists. 6th Detroit, MI, U.S.A.: St. James Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1999) Gow, Michael in Thomas Riggs (eds.) Contemporary dramatists. 6th Detroit, MI, U.S.A.: St. James Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1999) Nowra, Louis in Thomas Riggs (eds.) Contemporary dramatists. 6th Detroit, MI, U.S.A.: St. James Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Archibald Murray in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Broinowski, Alison and Kelly, Veronica (1995) Asia and the Australian Theatre in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Australia Felix in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Burlesque in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Extravaganza in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) F. M. Soutten in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Garnet Walch in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Colligan, Mimi and Kelly, Veronica (1995) George Fawcett in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Janis Balodis in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Louis Nowra in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Marcus Clarke in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Michael Gow in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Nick Enright in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Fotheringham, Richard and Kelly, Veronica (1995) Ostracised in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Pantomime in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Fotheringham, Richard and Kelly, Veronica (1995) Parsifal: or, The Redemption of Kundry in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Rosa Cooper in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Salathiel, or the Jewish Chieftain in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) The Golden Age in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) The Happy Land in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) Too Young For Ghosts in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1995) W. M. Akhurst in P. Parsons and V. Chance (eds.) Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press

  • Kelly, Veronica (1993) Gow, Michael in K. A. Berney (eds.) Contemporary dramatists. 5th London , U.K.: St. James Press

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision