Dr Karin Sellberg

Lecturer in Humanities

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
k.sellberg@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56668

Overview

Karin Sellberg specialises in feminist and queer historiography, contemporary fiction and theories of gender, sexuality, embodiment and time. She is particularly interested in convergences and communication between feminist and queer fiction, and the intellectual history of science and medicine. She is currently working on transwomen's writing, transgender history, and ideas of a 'journey in trans* studies, feminist philosophy and the fiction of Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter and Caitlin R. Kiernan.

Karin joined UQ as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in January 2014, and a lecturer in humanities in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry in 2017. Before this she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the English Literature department at the University of Edinburgh. She was also co-director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School from 2012 to 2014, and has organised four large international conferences, "Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts" (University of Edinburgh), "Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment" (University of Edinburgh), "Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th Somatechnics Conference" (SCU/UQ) and the "CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations".

Research Interests

  • contemporary British and American literature
  • medical humanities
  • cultural studies
  • gender studies
  • transgender studies
  • queer theory
  • critical theory
  • continental philosophy
  • historiography

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Karin Sellberg ed. (2018). Gender: time. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, New York, NY United States: Macmillan Reference USA.

  • Karin Sellberg, Lena Wånggren and Kamillea Aghtan eds. (2015). Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

  • Karin Sellberg, Lena Wånggren and Kamillea Aghtan eds. (2015). Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate. doi: 10.4324/9781315574363

  • Karin Sellberg and Linda Tym eds. (2013). Northern light. Volume 5, New writing 2012-13. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) Publications.

Book Chapter

  • Sellberg, Karin (2020). Corporeal Creativity and Queer Gaps in Time. How Literature Comes to Matter. (pp. 172-190) edited by Moslund, Sten Pultz, Marcussen, Marlene Karlsson and Pedersen, Martin Karlsson. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461313.003.0009

  • Sellberg, Karin (2019). Queer Patience: Sedgwick’s Identity Narratives. Reading Sedgwick. (pp. 189-202) Durham, NC United States: Duke University Press. doi: 10.1215/9781478005339-014

  • Sellberg, Karin (2019). “Bloody business”: passions and regulation of sanguinity in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King Lear. Fluid bodies and bodily fluids in premodern Europe: bodies, blood, and tears in literature, theology, and art. (pp. 113-129) edited by Anne M. Scott and Michael David Barbezat. Leeds, United Kingdom: Arc Humanities Press.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Donaghy, Paige (2018). Feminist historiography. Gender: time. (pp. 67-84) edited by Karin Sellberg. New York, NY United States: Macmillan Reference USA.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Hoogland, Renee C. (2018). Introduction. Gender: time. (pp. xiii-xvii) edited by Karin Sellberg. New York, NY, United States: Macmillan Reference USA.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2018). Literary temporalities. Gender: time. (pp. 301-316) edited by Karin Sellberg. New York, United States: Macmillan Reference USA.

  • Bowman, Paul, Cannon, Kristopher, del Rio, Elena, Denson, Shane, Ivakhiv, Adrian, Maccormack, Patricia, O'Rourke, Michael, Sellberg, Karin and Shaviro, Steven (2016). Post cinematic affect: a conversation in five parts. Post cinema: theorizing 21st-century film. (pp. 879-932) edited by Shane Denson and Julia Leyda. Falmer, Sussex, United Kingdom: REFRAME Books.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Beyond queer time after 9/11: the work of Jeanette Winterson. Women's fiction and post-9/11 contexts. (pp. 65-79) edited by Peter Childs, Claire Colebrook and Sebastian Groes. Lanham, MD, United States: Lexington Books.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Embodied platonisms: the erotic choreographies of Angela Carter and John Cameron Mitchell. Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement. (pp. 95-108) edited by Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate. doi: 10.4324/9781315574363-14

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Monsters, margins and corporealising choreographies. Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement. (pp. 47-52) edited by Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

  • Sellberg, Karin, Wanggren, Lena and Aghtan, Kamillea (2015). Preface. Corporeality and culture: bodies in movement. (pp. xiii-xv) edited by Karin Sellberg, Lena Wanggren and Kamillea Aghtan. Farnham, England: Ashgate.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2015). Queer (mis)representations of early modern sexual monsters. Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past. (pp. 243-264) edited by Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford Univerisity Press.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Tym, Linda (2013). Foreword. Northern Light: New Writing 2012-2013. A collection of poetry, prose and essays from the 2012–13 Scottish Universities' International Summer School in Edinburgh, Scotland. (pp. 1-2) edited by Karin Sellberg and Linda Tym. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) Publications.

  • Sellberg, Karin and Wånggren, Lena (2013). The dismemberment of will: early modern fear of castration. Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages. (pp. 295-313) edited by Larissa Tracy. Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Slime and time: cannibalistic erotics at the limits of temporal transgression. Transgression and Its Limits. (pp. 121-132) edited by Matt Foley, Neil McRobert and Aspasia Stephanou. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically. Pro-passing, transgender identity and literature: (post-)transexual politics and poetics of passing. Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed. (pp. 211-219) edited by Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically: a response to overall. Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed. (pp. 229-231) edited by Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically: comments on Christine Overall's "Gender, Aspirational Identity, and Passing". Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed. (pp. 223-227) edited by Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Journal Article

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

  • Stephens, Elizabeth, Dickson, Melissa and Sellberg, Karin (2022, 08 15). Australasian Health and Medical Humanities: Work-in-Progress Series The polyphony: conversations across the medical humanities

  • Sellberg, Karin (2016). The turn to life. New Alchemists: Art Oreinte objet, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr with Corrie Van Sice, Ian Haig, Nadege Phillipe-Janon, Michaela Gleave, Thomas Thwaites, and Lu Yang. (pp. 8-9) edited by Alicia King (Curator). Hobart, TAS, Australia: Salamanca Arts Centre.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision