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Dr Per Henningsgaard

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Position
Lecturer
Faculty
Office of the Provost
School
Faculty of Humanities
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
209.309
Phone
08 9266 3255

Overview

After a childhood spent bouncing between farms and small towns in the Midwest American state of Minnesota, Per Henningsgaard received his BA from Vassar College in upstate New York. From there, he migrated downstream to New York City, where he worked as an editorial assistant for a multinational publishing house. Then, in 2005, he was awarded a Fulbright Grant on the basis of a proposal to study book publishing and regional literature in Western Australia. A planned twelve-month stay in Australia was extended when he was offered a scholarship to enrol in a postgraduate program and continue his research under its auspices. Per received his PhD in 2009 from The University of Western Australia. He returned to the United States later that same year in order to take a job as assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he directed a student-staffed publishing house, Cornerstone Press. In 2012, Per joined the staff at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, as assistant professor of English and director of the master's degree in book publishing, which is home to yet another student-staffed publishing house, Ooligan Press. Finally, in 2017, Per pulled up stakes for Perth and a job as lecturer in professional writing and publishing at Curtin University.

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Teachings

PWRP3003: Advanced Editing and Publishing

PWRP2001: Writing, Editing and Publishing

PWRP2000: Tricks of Truth and Authenticity

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Research Interests

  • Publishing studies (in particular, 20th and 21st century publishing, book publishing, publishing in Australia, editing, and international rights)
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Book history and print culture studies
  • Australian literature
  • Regional literature
  • Postcolonial literature

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Publications


2016

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2016. "Kim Scott’s publishing history in three contexts: Australian Aboriginal, national, and international." In A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott Wheeler, B., 9-24 Rochester: Camden House.
  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2016. "What happens when high school students publish books? Cultural sustainability in a university–community partnership." In Sustainable Solutions: University–Community Partnerships Wortham-Galvin, B. D., J. H. Allen, and J. D. B. Sherman., 48-59 Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing.

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2016. "Changes in tone, setting, and publisher: Indigenous literatures of Australia and New Zealand from the 1980s to today." Transnational Literature 8 (2)
  • Henningsgaard, P. 2016. "Emerging from the rubble of postcolonial studies: Book history and Australian literary studies." Ilha do Desterro 69 (2): 117-126.
  • Burrows, S., J. Ensor, P. Henningsgaard, and V. Hiribarren. 2016. "Mapping print, connecting cultures." Library and Information History 32 (4): 259-271.

2014

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2014. "The editing and publishing of Tim Winton in the United States." In Tim Winton: Critical Essays McCredden, L., and N. O'Reilly., 122-160 Crawley: UWA Publishing.

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2014. "Teaching Australian literature in a class about literatures of social reform." Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature 28 (1): 63-73.
  • Henningsgaard, P., K. Colgin, and C. Veleker. 2014. "A pedagogical tool for studying the history of the book: Thirty-five years of bibliographical presses in Australia and New Zealand, 1977-2012." Script and Print 38 (1): 5-25.

2013

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2013. "Australian journalist rocks New York: Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia." In Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature, 1935–2012 Dalziell, T., and P. Genoni., 288-293 Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.
  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2013. "Our cup runneth over: Life-stories from Fremantle go national." In Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature, 1935–2012 Dalziell, T., and P. Genoni., 431-436 Melbourne: Monash University Publishing.

2010

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2010. "A postcolonial perspective on regional literature in Australia." In Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature O'Reilly, N., 57-74 Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

2009

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2009. "Book publishing in Western Australia: A world elsewhere." Australian Studies 1 (1)

2008

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2008. "The teaching of 'book history' in English and Cultural Studies units." Preparing for the Graduate of 2015 Proceedings of the 17th Annual Teaching Learning Forum: 1-1.

2007

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2007. "Regional literature and 'the liminal': Exploring the spaces in-between national and international literatures." Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies Special Edition 2007: On the Beach: 12-19.
  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2007. "The decline of regionalism in Australian literature and culture." Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature 21 (1): 53-59.
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2016

Books Chapters - Other

  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2016. "Carey, Peter." In The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Ray, S., H. Schwarz, J. L. V. Berlanga, A. Moreiras, and A. Shemak.: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Henningsgaard, P. H. 2016. "Mudrooroo (Colin Thomas Johnson)." In The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies Ray, S., H. Schwarz, J. L. V. Berlanga, A. Moreiras, and A. Shemak.: Blackwell Publishing.

2009

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Henningsgaard, P. 2009. "From Soundings to Yeera-Muk-a-Doo: The early years of Fremantle Arts Centre Press." Westerly 54 (1): 96-111.

2007

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Henningsgaard, P. 2007. "Regional literature as a mirror: Reflecting back onto the region and out into the wider world." Tamkang Review 38 (1): 145-167.
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