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Contact details +64 (09) 414 0800  ext. 43337

Associate Professor Jenny Lawn

Head of School of English and Media Studies

School of English and Media Studies


Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 ext 43337
    Location: AT 2.34, Atrium Building
    Campus: Auckland

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial literature
  • Narrative theory
  • Kiwi Gothic
  • Gender theory
  • Representations of trauma in literature and film
  • Contemporary New Zealand literary and cultural studies
  • New Zealand writers’ response to the era of neoliberalism as a cultural and economic phenomenon


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Maori Literature (200504): New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature) (200505): Postcolonial Studies (200211)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4

Research Outputs


Lawn, JM. (2017). Popular fiction: Science fiction, fantasy, crime fiction.. In CA. Howells, P. Sharrad, & G. Turcotte (Eds.) The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950. : Oxford University Press, USA
[Chapter]Authored by: Lawn, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
CoSupervisor 1 4

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Perina Chapelle - PhD
    Framing the Financially Literate Subject: An Analysis of the Discourse Surrounding Financial Literacy

CoSupervisor of:

  • Barira Nazir - PhD
    Revisiting Pakistani Anglophone Fiction: A Reception oriented Study

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2007 - Bronwyn Elizabeth Beatty - PhD
    The currency of heroic fantasy : The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter from Ideology to Industry.

CoSupervisor of:

Media and Links


  • 13 Apr 2013 - Radio
    Research-related radion interview
    Interview with Lynn Freeman on NZ crime fiction, Standing Room Only, Radio NZ National (16’25”).

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