Jane R. Goodall


Jane R. Goodall, born in 1951 in Yorkshire, England, is a researcher at the Writing and Society Research Centre of Western Sydney University, Australia. She studied at London and Oxford Universities and is currently Emeritus Professor at University of Western Sydney.

Jane Goodall has written extensively on arts in the modern era, with a special interest in the relationship between the arts and sciences. She has taught undergraduate courses and supervised research projects in relevant areas of arts history, and has conducted local history research on the Parramatta Road. Her academic publications include “Artaud and the Gnostic Drama”, “Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin” (winner of the Australasian Drama Studies Association’s Robert Jordan Prize, and available on DCPAS), and, with Christa Knellwolf, the collection “Frankenstein’s Science” (Ashgate, 2008), which contextualises Mary Shelley’s work in contemporary scientific and literary debates.

She is the author of the popular and award-winning novels “The Walker” (2004), “The Visitor” (2005), and “The Calling” (2007). Jane’s book “Stage Presence” was published by Routledge in May 2008.

More information: www.westernsydney.edu.au, www.goodreads.com and en.wikipedia.org