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Cassandra Atherton Cassandra Atherton i(A64631 works by) (a.k.a. Cassandra Lee Atherton; Cassandra L. Atherton)
Born: Established: 1975 ;
Gender: Female
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Prose-poet, critic, and scholar.

A recipient of multiple awards (including national and international teaching awards and research grants, including the Felix Meyer scholarship in 2004 -- she subsequently journeyed to Japan to write a novel based around the 'floating world'), Atherton has held lectureships at The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Sydney and Deakin University, lecturing in Australian literature, poetry, literary classics, popular culture, Romanticism, Modernism and creative writing. She was was a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University, Tokyo in 2014 and is an affiliate of the Monash Japanese Studies Centre, and has been Visiting Scholar in English at Harvard University. In 2018, she was associate professor in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Deakin University.

Atherton published three chapbooks of poetry, on each in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and a collection of prose-poems in 2015. Her critical works include editing Travelling without Gods: A Chris Wallace-Crabbe Companion and Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair: A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry.

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  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $13,200.00
2014 longlisted The Joanne Burns Award For 'Rubbish'
longlisted For 'To Die For'

Awards for Works

Prufrock's Lover 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 27 2012; (p. 49-50)
2012 shortlisted Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize
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