Professor David Carter

Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
david.carter@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52265

Overview

Professor David Carter’s research interests include Australian literature and publishing history, cultural history, the history of the book, periodical studies, and studies in modernity.

David Carter was Director of the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Queensland from 2001 to 2006 and is currently Professor of Australian Literature and Cultural History in the School of Communication and Arts. Professor Carter’s research interests are in the area of Australian cultural history, and in particular: print culture studies, publishing history, literary history, Australian magazines and periodicals, media/cultural institutions, and modernity. He is currently researching a history of ‘middlebrow culture’ in Australia and another project examining American editions of Australian books.

He is the author of Dispossession, Dreams and Diversity: Issues in Australian Studies (2006) and A Career in Writing: Judah Waten and the Cultural Politics of a Literary Career (ASAL/ Halstead, 1997), winner of the Walter McRae Russell Award for literary scholarship. He is editor of Making Books: Contemporary Australian Publishing (2007), with Anne Galligan; The Ideas Market: An Alternative Take on Australia's Intellectual Life (MUP 2004); Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs, with Tony Bennett (Cambridge UP, 2001); Judah Waten: Fiction, Memoirs and Criticism (University of Queensland Press, 1998); The Republicanism Debate with Wayne Hudson (NSWUP, 1993); Images of Australia: An Introductory Reader to Australian Studies with Gillian Whitlock (University of Queensland Press, 1992); and Outside the Book: Contemporary Essays on Literary Periodicals (Local Consumption Publications, 1991). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Professor Carter has extensive experience in teaching and developing programs in Australian Studies in Australia and internationally. He was President of the International Australian Studies Association from 1997 to 2001. He is Manager of the Australian Studies in China program of the Australia-China Council; from 1998-2004 he was a board member of the Australia-Japan Foundation and in 2007-08 he was Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at Tokyo University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Research Interests

  • The history of the book
  • Publishing and print culture studies
  • Modernity
  • Immigration and multiculturalism
  • Australian Literature
    Australian publishing history, 20th-century Australian literature, periodicals and book culture, Australian modernity
  • Australian Indigenous Cultures

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • PhD, Deakin University
  • Master of Arts, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Carter, David (2016). Middlebrow book culture. In Laurie Hanquinet and Mike Savage (Ed.), Routledge international handbook of the sociology of art and culture (pp. 349-369) London, United Kingdon: Routledge.

  • Carter, David (2013). 'Screamers In Bedlam': Vision 1923-1924. In David Carter (Ed.), Always almost Modern: Australian Print Cultures and Modernity (pp. 81-111) North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Carter, David (2013). 1982. Publishing in the Big Apple: Thomas Keneally's amazing American adventure. In Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni (Ed.), Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935-2012 (pp. 385-391) Clayton, VIC, Australia: Monash University Publishing.

  • Carter, David (2013). Antipodean romance, crime and sensation: Australian popular fiction in British and American markets 1890-1925. In Robert Dixon and Brigid Rooney (Ed.), Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature? (pp. 86-100) North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Carter, David and Griffen-Foley, Bridget (2013). Culture and media. In Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (Ed.), The Commonwealth of Australia (pp. 237-262) New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CHO9781107445758

  • Carter, David (2013). Drawing the line: Art in Australia and the contemporary modern. In David Carter (Ed.), Always almost Modern: Australian Print Cultures and Modernity (pp. 45-66) North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Carter, David (2013). The wide brown land on the silver screen. In David Carter (Ed.), Always almost Modern: Australian Print Cultures and Modernity (pp. 232-252) North Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  • Carter, David (2012). Modernising anglocentrism: Desiderata and literary time. In Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Ed.), Republics of letters: literary communities in Australia (pp. 85-98) Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

  • Carter, David (2012). Waten, Judah Leon (1911-1985). In Melanie Nolan and Paul Arthur (Ed.), Australian dictionary of biography. Volume 18 : 1981-1990, L-Z (pp. x-x) Carlton Australia: Melburne University Press.

  • Carter, David (2011). Modernity and the gendering of middlebrow book culture in Australia. In Kate Macdonald (Ed.), The masculine middlebrow, 1880-1950: What Mr. Miniver read (pp. 135-149) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Carter, David (2010). Transpacific or transatlantic traffic? Australian books and American publishers. In Robert Dixon and Nicholas Birns (Ed.), Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories (pp. 339-359) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

  • Carter, David (2009). Critics, writers, intellectuals: Australian literature and its criticism. In Amit Sarwall and Reema Sarwal (Ed.), Reading down under: Australian literary studies reader (pp. 67-93) New Delhi, India: Sports and Spiritual Science Publications.

  • Carter, David (2009). Publishing, patronage and cultural politics: Institutional changes in the field of Australian literature from 1950. In Peter Pierce (Ed.), The Cambridge history of Australian literature (pp. 360-390) Victoria, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Carter, David (2009). Structures, networks, institutions: The new empiricism, book history and literary history. In Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon (Ed.), Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture (pp. 31-52) Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

  • Carter, David (2008). An Australian accent? From textual politics to cultural history in Australian literary studies. In Wolfgang Zach and Michael Kenneally (Ed.), Literatures in English: Priorities of Research (pp. 383-393) Tubingen, Germany: Stauffenburg Verlag.

  • Carter, David (2007). Boom, bust or business as usual? Literary fiction publishing. In D. J. Carter and A. Galligan (Ed.), Making books: contemporary Australian publishing (pp. 231-246) Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Carter, David and Galligan, Anne (2007). Introduction. In D. Carter and A. Galligan (Ed.), Making books: contemporary Australian publishing (pp. 1-14) Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Carter, David and Osborne, Roger (2006). Periodicals. In Craig Munro and Robyn Sheehan-Bright (Ed.), Paper empires: A history of the book in Australia 1946-2005 (pp. 239-257) St Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press.

  • Carter, David (2006). They're a Weird Mob and Ure Smith. In Craig Munro and Robyn Sheahan-Bright (Ed.), Paper empires: A history of the book in Australia 1946-2005 (pp. 24-30) Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Carter, David (2005). Six theses on contemporary Australia. In David Carter and Martin Crotty (Ed.), Australian Studies Centre 25th anniversary collection (pp. 47-59) St Lucia, Australia: Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland.

  • Carter, David (2004). A minor miracle, a kind of failure, and some small successes: Australian studies and cultural diplomacy. In Kate Darian-Smith, David Carter, Gus Worby and Gus Worby (Ed.), Thinking Australian Studies: teaching across cultures (pp. 90-109) Brisbane, Queensland: UQ Press.

  • Carter, David (2004). Asian Australian Studies: China and Japan. In Broinowski, Alison (Ed.), Double Vision: Asian accounts of Australia (pp. 139-154) Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books.

  • Carter, David (2004). Introduction: Intellectuals and their publics. In David Carter (Ed.), The Ideas Market: An alternative take on Austraia's intellectual life (pp. 1-11) Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

  • Carter, David (2004). Judah Waten. In Selina Samuels (Ed.), Australian Writers, 1950 - 1975 1 ed. (pp. 308-316) Farmington Hills, USA: Thomson Gale.

  • Carter, David (2004). The conscience industry: The rise and rise of the public intellectual. In David Carter (Ed.), The ideas market: an alternative take on Australia's intellectual life 1 ed. (pp. 15-39) Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

  • Carter, David (2004). The mystery of the missing middlebrow or the c(o)urse of good taste. In Ryan, Judith and Wallace-Crabbe, Chris (Ed.), Imagining Australia: literature and culture in the new new world 1 ed. (pp. 173-201) Boston, Mass., USA: Harvard University Press.

  • Carter, David and Whitlock, Gillian (2003). Overviews: Institutions of Australian Literature. In Zott, L. M. (Ed.), 19th Century Literature Criticism (pp. 21-32) Farmington Hills, USA: Thomson Gale.

  • Carter, David (2003). The Story of our Epoch, a Hero of our Time: The Communist Novelist in PostWar Australia. In Paul Adams and Christopher Lee (Ed.), Frank Hardy & the Literature of Commitment (pp. 89-111) Carlton North, Victoria: The Vulgar Press.

  • Carter, David and Bennett, Tony (2001). Australian culture and its publics. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: policies, publics and programs (pp. 135-139) Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Carter, David and Bennett, Tony (2001). Introduction. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs (pp. 1-8) Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Carter, David and Bennett, Tony (2001). Policy and industry contexts. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: policies, publics and programs (pp. 11-17) Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Carter, David and Bennett, Tony (2001). Programs of cultural diversity. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: policies, publics and programs (pp. 253-258) Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Carter, David, Bennett, Tony and Ferres, K. (2001). The Public Life of Literature. In Tony Bennett and David Carter (Ed.), Culture in Australia: Policies, Publics and Programs 1st ed. (pp. 140-160) Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Carter, David (2007). Australian studies internationally. In: Proceedings of: The Seventh International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. The Seventh International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (2-14). 3-6 July 2007.

  • Carter, David (2004). Two Australias? The language of division in contemporary Australia. In: Chen Zhengfa, Looking Back and Forward. 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China, Anhui University, China, (18-30). 21 December 2002.

  • Carter, David (1999). Magazine culture: Notes towards a history of Australian periodical publication 1920-1970. In: Robert Dixon, Christopher Lee and Alison Bartlett, Australian literature and the public sphere : refereed proceedings of the 1998 conference held at the Empire Theatre and the University of Southern Queensland. 21st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Toowoomba Australia, (69-79). 03-07 July 1998.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Carter, David (2005) Alan Marshall in Eugene Benson (eds.) Encyclopaedia of postcolonial literatures in English. London, U.K.: Routledge

  • Carter, David (2005) David Martin in E. Benson (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London, U.K.: Routledge

  • Carter, David (2005) Frank Hardy in E. Benson (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London, U.K.: Routledge

  • Carter, David (2005) Gavin Casey in E. Benson (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London, U.K.: Routledge

  • Carter, David (2005) Judah Waten in E. Benson (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English. London, U.K.: Routledge

  • Carter, David, Karskens, G., Macintyre, C. and Mitchell, A. (2004) Australia in (eds.) The world book encyclopedia. Chicago, United States: World Book Publishing

  • Carter, David (1994) Gavin Casey, Frank Hardy, Alan Marshall in (eds.) The Routledge encyclopaedia of Commonwealth Literature. London, United Kingdom: Routledge

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision