David Foster: The Satirist of Australia

by Susan Lever

About Susan Lever

Susan Lever is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

She was educated at Australian National University (BA) and the University of Sydney (MA, PhD). In addition to over twenty-one years of teaching at UNSW, she has also taught at ANU and Griffith University as well as spending two semesters as the Käthe Leichter guest professor for feminist studies at the University of Vienna. She has served in various public roles, including a term on the Literature Board of the Australia Council and two years as President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). She was Deputy Rector (Research) for UNSW at ADFA, 2000–2002. She is currently editor of JASAL, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and editor of the Australian Literary Studies book series by Cambria Press.

Professor Lever’s publications include Real Relations: The Feminist Politics of Form in Australian Fiction; Henry Handel Richardson: The Getting of Wisdom, stories, selected prose and correspondence; Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse; A Question of Commitment: Australian literature in the Twenty Years after the War; and entries on Thea Astley, Martin Boyd, David Foster, Helen Garner, Henry Handel Richardson and Mary Theresa Vidal for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by Selina Samuels.


 

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