- Atherton, C 2021, Interview with Josephine Taylor about Eye of a Rook at Better Read than Dead.
- Hoon, L, Kendall, E, Phan, T, Redmond, S, Young, H & Yunkaporta, T 2021, ‘More human than human: AI and ethics’, Melbourne Knowledge Week.
- Little, E & Moruzi, K 2021, ‘Consent in young adult fantasy’, ABC Radio National interview.
- McAlister, J 2021, ‘The death of romance writer Valerie Parv’, James Valentine – ABC radio.
- McAlister, J 2021, ‘Representations of virginity loss‘, What Would Danbury Do? (Bridgerton podcast).
- McAlister, J 2021, ‘Rom-coms and dating apps’, 2SER interview.
- Young, H 2021, ‘D&D must grapple with the racism in fantasy‘, Wired, interviewed for and quoted by Cecilia D’Anastasio.
- Young, H 2021, ‘Queer representation in children’s picture books’, Uncommon knowledge, RRR radio interview.
- D’Arcens, L, Kim, D, Monagle, C, Waldek, L & Young, H 2021, ‘Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into Extremist Movements’.
- Atherton, C & Hetherington, P 2021, ‘Commentary on prose poetry’, Australian Poetry Journal.
- Langdon, J 2021, short story in Overland 242.
- Little, E & Moruzi, K 2021, “‘I couldn’t escape. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to”: confusing messages about consent in young adult fantasy fiction’, The Conversation.
- McAlister, J 2021, ‘I believe in romance: remembering Valerie Parv’, The Conversation.
- Pont, A 2021, ‘Private practice: toward a philosophy of just sitting‘, LitHub.
- Ann Vickery delivered the Dorothy Green keynote at the triennial Literary Studies Convention.
- Maria Takolander’s Trigger Warning (UQP, 2021) was launched virtually at the Geelong Public Library by Greg Day.
- Paul Venzo and Kristine Moruzi, ed. Sexuality in Literature for Children and Young Adults (Routledge, 2021) and Michelle Smith and Kristine Moruzi, eds. Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others (University of Wales Press, 2021) were launched.
- PhD student Claire Gaskin’s Ismene’s Survivable Resistance was published by Puncher and Wattmann.
- PhD student Nicole Hayes published The Big One!, the latest instalment of her middle-grade AFL Little Legends series, co-authored with Adrian Beck.
- Katie Hansord’s co-authored Eliza Dunlop: Writing from the Colonial Frontier was published by Sydney University Press.
- Briohny Doyle’s novel Echolalia has been published.
- Jodi McAlister appeared at SFF fan convention Supanova Melbourne.
- Sue Chen has been elected President of the Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR – 2 year term).
- Master of Arts (Literature and Writing) student Rachael Keene has been shortlisted for the Voices of Women Entanglement competition.
- PhD student Nicole Hayes had a new book come – the third in her middle-grade Little Legends series, co-written with Adrian Beck.
- Patrick West has just signed a contract with Routledge for Architectures of Occupation in the Australian Short Story: Literature and the Built Environment after 1900
- Sue Chen and Emmett Stinson both received Faculty fellowships.
- Emily Potter presented ‘Placemaking and Belonging’ as part of the ‘Designing Geelong’ public webinar series.
- Pip May’s Honours artefact, a stage play called MEETING MY MOTHER, has been produced as part of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival and was staged in May.PhD student Luke Jackson had a recently published graphic novel featured in an article in The Guardian.
- PhD student Claudia Barnett appeared on a panel on fairy tales at the Bendigo Writers’ Festival.
- Book launch of PhD student Claire Gaskin’s Eurydice Speaks, 6 May.
- Alumni Tom Sandercock has the book Transgender for Kids: Gender Variance for Young People under contract with Routledge.
- Alumni Grace Yee had ‘Seek orchards, shelter’, published in Overland 241 (2021).
- Alumni Autumn Royal read at the launch of Lucy Van’s The Open on 7 May. Autumn’s next poetry collection will be published by Giramondo later in 2021.
- PhD student Claire Gaskin has published Ismene Speaks (Puncher and Wattmann, 2021)
- Paul Venzo, “The Venetian Sonnets,” musical adaptation. https://open.spotify.com/album/1l2icL2F0YHrdXKK8cOuhq
- Andrew Dean’s book launch of Metafiction and the Postwar Novel
- Maria Takolander’s Trigger Warning was reviewed by The Australian as ‘ruthless and beautiful . . . unusual and fiercely intelligent.’
- Maria Takolander has done interviews with radio stations in WA, ABC in QLD and RRR.
- Maria Takolander has book launches are coming up at the State Library of Victoria and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre at the end of July.
- PhD Nicole Hayes has a new novel, The Big One (release date 28 July).
- Masters student Kerry Greer has been shortlisted for Australian Book Review’s Calibre Prize.
- Recent PhD graduate Lara Hedberg was interviewed on Joy FM about her thesis “Queer Girls, Queer Landscapes in Texts for Young People.”
- PhD student Gillian Pollack has a new novel, The Green Children Help Out, forthcoming on 23rd July from Madness Heart Press (USA)
- PhD student Dani Netherclift has published a book review in Mascara and has poetry published in Meniscus
- Chen, SWS 2020, ‘Dr Sue Chen reflects upon multiculturalism in the history of Australian children’s literature‘, Multiculturalism & Australian children’s literature, National Library of Australia.
- Chen, SWS 2020, ‘Representations of China in children’s historical texts’, The Contemporary China Centre Blog, University of Westminster.
- Young, H & Boucher, G 2020, ‘Normalising conspiracy theories: videogames, violence and the far-Right‘, disruptr, Deakin University.
- Young, H & Boucher, G 2020, ‘What is the link between computer gaming and hate-based ideologies?‘, Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism Network blog.
- Chen, SWS 2020, ‘Children’s books about coronavirus’, ABC Radio Hobart interview.
- Venzo, P 2020, ‘P is for Pandemic: kids’ books about coronavirus’, ABC Radio Darwin interview.
- Young, H 2020, ‘COVID-19 will shape pop culture for years to come but for now we love pandemic stories‘, ABC. Interviewed and quoted by Emma Nobel.
- Young, H 2020, ‘Its time for fantasy fiction and role-playing games to shed their racist history‘, The Guardian. Interviewed and quoted by Payal Dhar.
- Young, H 2020, “’Dungeons & Dragons’ race issues have deep roots in the world of fantasy”, The Huffington Post. Interviewed and quoted by Jeremy Blum.
- Young, H 2020, ‘Kids’ books lack LGBTQI representation‘, Star Observer. Quoted by Beau Driscol.
- Young, H 2020, Rethinking how ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ handles race‘, Newsy. Interview.
- Chen, SWS, Moruzi, K & Venzo, P 2020, ‘P is for Pandemic: kids’ books about coronavirus‘, The Conversation.
- Lau, SW & Chen, SWS 2020, ‘Disney’s Mulan tells women to know their place‘, The Conversation.
- Young, H 2020, ‘Why the far-right and white supremacists have embraced the Middle Ages and their symbols‘, The Conversation.
- Fear, Anxiety, and Hope in Children’s Literature podcast, curated by Sue Chen.