dr. Anna Poletti
a.l.poletti@uu.nl
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Profile

Anna Poletti is Associate Professor of English Language and Culture.

Trained in literary studies and philosophy at La Trobe and Newcastle Universities in Australia, Anna's research focus is contemporary forms of life narrative, with a particular interest in youth cultures, ephemera (both digital and analogue) and the role of mediation and materiality in autobiography. Drawing on feminist and queer theory traditions, Anna's published work examines how the materiality of media forms - from handmade postcards, to the selfie - inform the presentation of stories from lived experience. She has expertise in research methods that engage with ephemeral materials, queer and feminist theory, and comparative media studies.

Anna's first book, Intimate Ephemera: Reading Young Lives in Australian Zine Culture (2008), opened up a new area in the study of life writing through an analysis of the importance of autobiography in a dynamic culture of self-publishing in Australia. During this research, Anna assembled an archive of over 2500 zines. This collection is now held at the State Library Victoria (Australia). Since then, Anna has continued to explore the role of ephemera and the archive in life narrative, undertaking archival research on Andy Warhol's extensive autobiographical artwork (Time Capsules, 1974-1987)and on the role of letters in the 1990s underground feminist movement riot grrrl at the Fales Library Riot Grrrl Collection (at New York University). 

Anna is co-author of the first study of life narrative in youth cultures, Life Narratives and Youth Culture: Representation, Agency and Participation (with Kate Douglas, 2016), and co-editor of the essay collection Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (with Julie Rak, 2014). Her next book, Biomediations: Writing Ourselves Beyond the Book is forthcoming from New York University Press. 

Anna is a member of the core teaching team for the Research Master in Comparative Literary Studies at UU, teaches into the Literature Today Master program, and teaches undergraduate courses in American Literature and Life Writing.

 

 

 

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Key publications

Poletti, A.L. (2017). Putting Lives on the Record - The Book as Material and Symbol in Life Writing. Biography, 40 (3), (pp. 460-484) (25 p.).

Poletti, A.L. (2016). Periperformative Life Narrative: Queer Collages. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 22 (3), (pp. 359-379) (20 p.).

Douglas, Kate & Poletti, A.L. (2016). Life Narratives and Youth Culture - Representation, Agency and Participation. (276 p.). Palgrave Macmillan.

All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Rak, Julie & Poletti, A.L. (2018). “We’re All Born Naked and the Rest Is” Mediation - Drag as Automediality. M/C Journal. A Journal of Media and Culture
Eades, Quinn & Poletti, A.L. (2018). DystopiAbramović - Marina Abramović: In Residence: Sydney 2015. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 33 (2), (pp. 297-284).
Poletti, A.L. (2018). Genre and Materiality - Autobiography and Zines. In Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Kari Driscoll & Jessica Pressman (Eds.), Book Presence in a Digital Age (pp. 90) (108 p.). Bloomsbury Academics.
  2018 - Popularising publications
Poletti, A.L. (27.02.2018). Discarding Congeniality: - Lessons from the life of Kathy Acker. Sydney Review of Books
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, A.L. (30.06.2017) Keynote speaker Intimacy and New Media (30.07.2016) Confessional entrepreneurs: crowdsourcing intimate publics
Poletti, A.L. (08.06.2017) Keynote speaker International Association for Biography and Autobiography (07.07.2015 - 09.07.2015) Mediated Testimony plenary panel
Poletti, A.L. (2017). Putting Lives on the Record - The Book as Material and Symbol in Life Writing. Biography, 40 (3), (pp. 460-484) (25 p.).
Poletti, A.L. (2017). Teaching Fail - The Life-Writing Scholar's Cameo Appearance. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 32 (1), (pp. 115-118) (4 p.).
Poletti, A.L. (2017). What's Next? Mediation. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, 32 (2), (pp. 263-266).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, A.L. (16.11.2016) Invited speaker Life writing and European Identities. Conference in honour of A.S. Byatt, winner Erasmus Prize 2016 Utrecht (16.11.2016) ‘What can a critic do? New forms of life writing and scholarship’
Douglas, Kate, Barnett, Tully, Poletti, Anna, Seaboyer, Judith & Kennedy, Rosanne (03.03.2016). Building reading resilience - re-thinking reading for the literary studies classroom. Higher Education Research and Development, 35 (2), (pp. 254-266) (13 p.).
Douglas, Kate & Poletti, A.L. (2016). Life Narratives and Youth Culture - Representation, Agency and Participation. (276 p.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Poletti, A.L. (2016). Periperformative Life Narrative: Queer Collages. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 22 (3), (pp. 359-379) (20 p.).
Poletti, A.L., Seaboyer, Judith, Kennedy, Rosanne, Barnett, Tully & Douglas, Kate (2016). The Affects of not Reading: Hating Characters, Being Bored, Feeling Stupid. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 15 (2), (pp. 231-247).
Poletti, A.L. (2016). The Anthropology of the Setup - A Conversation with Chris Kraus. Contemporary Women's Writing, 10 (1), (pp. 123-135).
  2016 - Other output
Poletti, A.L. (12.04.2016). Why Everyone Loves 'I Love Dick'.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, Anna & Rak, Julie (2014). Identity technologies - Constructing the self online. (286 p.). University of Wisconsin Press.
Douglas, Kate & Poletti, Anna (2014). Rethinking 'virtual' youth - Young people and life writing. Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging and New Cultural Configurations (pp. 77-94) (18 p.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Poletti, A.L. & Alizadeh, Ali (2014). The Dream of Love in Christos Tsiolkas' 'The Slap'. Southerly, (pp. 212-225).
Poletti, A.L. (2014). Zines. A Companion to the Australian Media Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, Anna (2013). Autobiography and play - A conversation with my 12 year old self. Prose Studies, 35 (1), (pp. 113-123) (11 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, Anna (2011). Coaxing an intimate public - Life narrative in digital storytelling. Continuum, 25 (1), (pp. 73-83) (11 p.).
Poletti, Anna (2011). Intimate economies - Postsecret and the affect of confession. Biography, 34 (1), (pp. 25-36) (12 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, A.L. (2008). Auto/assemblage - Reading the Zine. Biography, 31 (1), (pp. 85-102).
Poletti, A.L. (2008). Intimate Ephemera - Reading Young Lives in Australian Zine Culture. (310 p.). Melbourne University Press.
Whitlock, Gillian & Poletti, Anna (2008). Self-regarding art. Biography, 31 (1).
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Poletti, A.L. (2005). Self-publishing in the Global and the Local - Situating Life Writing in Zines. Biography, 28 (1), (pp. 183-192).
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