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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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

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.

Edited Outputs

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