Modernism and Modernity ((Surrealism and the avant-garde; modernism and vernacular culture))
Natalya Lusty is Professor of Cultural Studies and an ARC Future Fellow (2018-2021) at the University of Melbourne. Her work examines the political, vernacular, aesthetic, and cultural forms of modernism and modernity, including the relationship between modernist cultural and political formations and contemporary aesthetic, political, and vernacular practices. Natalya also works on radical feminist political and cultural forms and is currently completing a book on Feminist Manifestos and Political Modernity. She is the author of Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2017); Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History, co-authored with Helen Groth (Routledge, 2013); Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images, co-edited with Donna West Brett (Routledge, 2019); and the edited volume, Modernism and Masculinity (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association book prize. She is an editorial board member of Australian Feminist Studies.
I am available to supervise students in the following research areas: Gender and sexuality; feminist and queer theory; 20th century cultural history; modernism and modernity; photographic cultures; Surrealism and the avant-garde; psychoanalysis; feminist art; fashion history and culture; globalization and cities; feminist experimental writing