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'Joy Damousi is a graduate of LaTrobe University where she completed her BA(Hons) and the ANU where she undertook her doctoral research. She is a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. Her recent areas of publication include memory and the history of emotions, themes which she explored in her last two publications, The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia (Cambridge, 1999) and Living with the Aftermath: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief in Post-war Australia (Cambridge 2001), and in the collection of essays edited with Robert Ryenolds, History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis (MUP, 2003). She completed Freud in the Antipodes, a cultural history of psychoanalysis in Australia (UNSW Press, 2005). Since 2002 she has been the editor of Australian Historical Studies. Between 2002-2004 she was the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and is Chair of the Arts and Education panel of the Human Research Ethics Committee. She has been on the National Committee to review the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Research. In 2005 she was appointed as Associate Dean (International) in the School of Graduate Studies.' (Source: The Australian Academy of the Humanities website)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2006 winner Ernest Scott Prize for Freud in the Antipodes:  A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Australia
2004 recipient Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Colonial Voices : A Cultural History of English in Australia, 1840-1940 Cambridge Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 2010 Z1750021 2010 single work criticism 'Colonial Voices explores the role of language in the greater "civilising" project of the British Empire through the dissemination and reception of, and challenge to, British English in Australia during the period from the 1840s to the 1940s. This was a period in which the art of oratory, eloquence and elocution was of great importance in the empire and Joy Damousi offers an innovative study of the relationship between language and empire. She shows the ways in which this relationship moved from dependency to independence and how, during that transition, definitions of the meaning and place of oratory, eloquence and elocution shifted. Her findings reveal the central role of voice and pronunciation in informing and defining both individual and collective identity, as well as wider cultural views of class, race, nation and gender. The result is a pioneering contribution to cultural history and the history of English within the British Empire.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize Australian History Prize
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