Rosslyn Prosser

Dr Rosslyn Prosser

Head of Department

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Rosslyn Prosser is Head of Department of English and Creative Writing, in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide. Between 1994 and 1998 she was Lecturer in Communications and Writing at Monash University, Victoria. Her current teaching roles include convenorship and principal lecturer in the Creative Writing first year course Creative Writing: The Essentials, and convenor, principal lecturer and tutor in the two upper level courses Electronic Writing: Techniques and Practices and Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing. She convenes Creative Writing Honours and is convenor and principle lecturer in Honours Creative Writing core component seminar Writers on Writing and Honours Creative Writing Thesis Workshop and supervises Honours and several postgraduate students.
Between February 2009 and February 2013, Ros served as Associate Dean Information Technology for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, representing the Faculty on the University of Adelaide Technology in Education Committee and the Associate Dean’s Information Technology committee convened by Technology Services.
Areas of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, teaching and prior education include Communications and Media, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Memory, Gender and Sexuality and Fictocriticism.

  • Title: LGBTQ Migrations: Life Story Narratives in the South Australian GLAM Sector
  • Funding scheme: 51715010: ARC - Linkage Projects
  • Description: This project investigates the role gender and sexual diversity play in migration and mobility to South Australia 1950-1999 and how stories of migration can be collected and preserved. Histories in relation to interstate, international, and global migration into South Australia exist, however there is a significant need to address the lack of knowledge on, and record of, how minority sexuality and gender influenced moving to South Australia. Limited information prevents a full understanding of migration histories. This project works with the History Trust of South Australia to address a recognised and strategic need for greater inclusiveness of gender and sexual diversity in the context of migration.
  • Funder name: Australian Research Council
  • Funder reference: LP180100251
  • Investigators: Prosser R; Cover R; Sullivan N; Paul M
  • Amount: $195,535.00
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Narratives of Child Abduction in Nazi Occupied Europe Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Anj Foley
    2019 Principal Supervisor Superfiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Delana Louise Carbone
    2018 Co-Supervisor Longpela Gut Bai: A Braided Narrative of Privilege and Loss Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Susan Chamney Hazel
    2017 Principal Supervisor Malediction - Creative Writing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gretta Jade Mitchell
    2017 Co-Supervisor Generational differences in Speculative Perspectives of the Antropocene Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ruby Rose Niemann
    2017 Co-Supervisor Representations of Masculinity in American Action Films of the 1990s Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kate Marie Bowen
    2017 Principal Supervisor Consensual Hallucinations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Hugh Roder
    2016 Principal Supervisor "Scapegrace", Young Adult Novel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Emily Francine Palmer
    2016 Co-Supervisor Queer Women's Writing in Australia: A Critical Overview Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Carolyn Louise Lake
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Just Deserts: Reading, Writing and Rewarding Australian Women’s Crime Fiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jessie Byrne
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Volume 1 Plumbago: Volume 2 The Aftermath of Psychical Trauma: Finding a Voice Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Eleanor Anne Wills
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Vietnam to the World, a Magical Connection: 'Embers of Time' (a novel) and
    'Bridging Disparate Realms' (an exegesis)
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ngoc Thu Hoang
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Notes from Above Water: Fictocriticism as Queer Creative Research Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alison Jane Coppe
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Deterrence Vivarium: A Collection of Stories and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Matthew Gabriel
    2012 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The 'Murdering Twinmaker' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sean Llewellyn Williams
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Illegible Narratives: Towards a Queer Violation of Life Story Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Gretta Jade Mitchell
    2012 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Shadow of The Archers and Crossing Over: Writing Young Adult Fiction and Finding the Contemporary Reader Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kezia Imogen Perry
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Nick Mount Blow by blow - Reconfiguring biography: A genre in motion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Denise Kaye George
    2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Self-Writing in the Age of the Internet: A Novel and Exegesis Vol 1 & Vol 2 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Connor Tomas O'Brien
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor On Smith Street and Short Stories in the Digi-Social World Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lynette Barbara Washington
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Discourses of Film Terrorism: Hollywood representations of Arab terrorism and counter-terrorism, 1991–2011 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Jay William Reid
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Crossing Over: Theorising Mehta's Film Trilogy; Practicing Diasporic Creativity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sukhmani Khorana
  • Position: Head of Department
  • Phone: 83133814
  • Email: rosslyn.prosser@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Room: 6 13
  • Org Unit: English and Creative Writing

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