Assoc Prof Margaret Henderson
University of Queensland.
Margaret teaches in the literature area in the School of Communication and Arts. She has published widely on feminist fiction and culture, and autobiography. She has recently completed a book on the punk feminist poet philosopher Kathy Acker, and is now writing on the memoirs of Australian women in rock. Margaret plays guitar.

Assoc Prof Alison Bartlett
The University of Western Australia
Having taught literature and gender studies for 25 years, Alison’s current research interest is in the way classical music operates in Australian literature and its relation to place. Recently retired, she now spends much more time playing violin and viola than writing.

Dr Rachel Campbell
The University of Sydney
A Lecturer in Musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Rachel’s research is focused on Australian music in the context of Australian culture and history, most notably in relation to composers Peter Sculthorpe and John Antill. She has also worked as a journalist of recent classical music, interviewing local and international composers and writing for Ensemble OffspringELISION, Symphony Australia, the Sydney Festival, and RealTime.

Emeritus Prof Hazel Smith
Western Sydney University
Hazel is a poet, performer and new media artist, and has been a Research Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at WSU. She has published four volumes of poetry, three CDs of performance work and numerous multimedia works as well as academic writing on contemporary literature, contemporary poetry, electronic writing, the creative writing process, creative writing pedagogy, contemporary intermedia and relationships between literature and music. She co-edits soundsRite, an online journal of new media writing and sound, with Roger Dean, based at the University of Western Sydney. Her website is at

Dr Gillian Dooley
Flinders University
Gillian is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in English, having retired from Flinders University Library, where she worked from 1999. Her research interests include the writers J.M. Coetzee, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Naipaul, Jane Austen, and maritime explorer Matthew Flinders with a particular interest in music and literature. As a singer, she often organises and performs in programs of music with literary themes. She is currently cataloguing Jane Austen’s sheet music collection, and writing a book on music and sound in Iris Murdoch’s fiction.

Dr Hannah Ianniello
University of Notre Dame Australia
Hannah’s doctoral dissertation from Western Sydney University is about violence in jazz novels. She is currently researching in several fields including musicoliterary theory and the changing role of character, music and setting in long-form television dramas. Hannah is a casual academic at the University of Notre Dame Australia, where she teaches academic writing and creative writing. She has worked as a professional musician, is a screenwriter and producer, and creative writer.