Dr Felicity Harley-McGowan

Felicity Harley-McGowan is an historian of Late Antique and Medieval art, and has taught in the fields of Greek, Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance art history. She is particularly interested in the art of early Christian and Medieval Rome, and the 'survival' of the Classical tradition in Christian art through to the Renaissance.

On completing her PhD in the department of Classics at the University of Adelaide (Australia), she was awarded post-doctoral fellowships at the Warburg Institute, University of London, and subsequently The British School at Rome.

In 2006, she was appointed Lecturer in Medieval Art History at the University of Melbourne. Between 2009-2010, she was a Research Fellow in the department of Art History and lectured in early Christian art at the United Faculty of Theology. In December 2010, Felicity was appointed as the Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Medieval Art History at the University of Melbourne. She is a Research Fellow in the Trinity College Theological School, University of Melbourne.

Ken Gelder joined the University of Melbourne in 1989 and has since taught across the English and Cultural Studies programs from popular culture to literary theory. In 1994 and 1995 he was a Reader in English and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, England. He has been a visiting fellow at University College, London, and the University of Edinburgh.

Ken currently teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature, popular/genre fiction, Australian literature and subcultural studies. He has published extensively on subcultures, genre fiction, popular culture and the Gothic.

Ken has also co-written two Australian literary histories, covering the periods 1970-1988 and 1989-2007, and is currently involved in a major research project on colonial Australian popular fiction and the colonial Australian journals.

Ken Gelder is co-director (with Denise Varney) of the Australian Centre.

Member of

  • Australian Association for Byzantine Studies. Executive Committee Member
  • College Art Association. Member
  • Australian Early Medieval Association. Member
  • Society for Biblical Literature. Member
  • International Centre of Medieval Art. Associate Board Member

2013

Research Book Chapters

2011

Journal Articles Refereed
Fully Written Paper Refereed

2009

Research Book Chapters

2007

Research Book Chapters
  • Felicity Harley-McGowan. "The Crucifixion". Spier J. Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art. Yale University Press, 2007, 1, pp. 227-232
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes

2006

Major Reference works
Fully Written Paper Refereed
  • Felicity Harley-McGowan. "The narration of Christ's passion in early Christian art". Burke J, Betka U, Buckley P, Hay K, Scott R, Stephenson A. Byzantine narrative: papers in honour of Roger Scott. Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 2006, pp. 221-232, 221-538, 536-538

2005

Book Chapters Other
  • Felicity Harley-McGowan. "Nell". Wise K. Academici: The First Five Years of the Australia Council Visual Arts/Crafts Board Rome Studio Residency, 1999-2004. Monash University Gallery, 2005, 1, pp. 30-31
Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes

Additional grant information

2011: Teaching Support Fellowship, University of Melbourne
2003:Humanities Fieldwork Fellowship,Australian Academy of the Humanities
2003: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies: Postdoctoral Award
2003: Society for the Study of Early Christianity, Research Grant, Ancient History Research Centre, Macquarie University
2001-2002: University of South Australia: Teaching and Learning Grant, Division of Education Arts and Social Sciences
1995-1998: Australian Postgraduate Award, Commonwealth Government
1998: Postgraduate Travel Grant, University of Adelaide Alumni Association
1997: Research Abroad Scholarship, University of Adelaide

Supervision

Available for supervision.