Anne Jamison is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Western Sydney University and a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. Her research focus is on nineteenth-century Irish and, more recently, Australian women's writing. She has published widely on Irish writers, including Kate O’Brien, James Clarence Mangan, Alicia Le Fanu and Anne Enright. She is also author of E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross. Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration (Cork University Press, 2016). In 2016 she was awarded the State Library of NSW's Nancy Keesing Fellowship for her work on Catherine Helen Spence’s fiction for children.
Western Sydney University
In her long-running annual column for the Adelaide Observer, ‘Gossip about Children’s Books’, Australian writer and social reformer, Catherine Helen Spence, maintained that ‘the enjoyment of a good story’ was key to a good education. Literature and education were…