Donna Lee Brien


Professor Donna Lee Brien, PhD, is Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University, Australia. With a Masters and PhD in experimental life writing, Donna has a long scholarly and popular publication history in the area. In recognition of her knowledge in this area, Donna has won a number of prestigious research residencies and fellowships and, most recently, was 2016 Eminent Visiting Researcher at the University of Southern Queensland. Past President of national peak body the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Donna has edited over 40 themed special issues of journals, is on the Editorial Advisory Board of a number of quality national and international journals and has most recently become the co-editor of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (UK). Recent books include Donna Lee Brien & Alison Owens, In Their Own Words: Stories of Australia’s International Students (Tablelands Press, 2015) and Lorna Piatti-Farnell & Donna Lee Brien, New Directions in 21st Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass (Routledge, 2015). Forthcoming books include Dallas Baker, Donna Lee Brien and Nike Sulway, Recovering History Through Fact and Fiction: Forgotten Lives (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018), and Lorna Piatti-Farnell & Donna Lee Brien, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food (Routledge, 2018).