Dr Gabrielle Carey
Lecturer, Creative Practices Group
Member, Australian Society of Authors
Gabrielle Carey is a writer and author of eight books. She has a Master of Arts (English) and a Doctorate of Creative Arts (Writing) and is currently the recipient of an Australia Council grant to write a novel. Carey’s areas of research are James Joyce, the personal essay and the social history of the Australian wine industry. She has recently completed a co-written chapter for a new book on Joyce’s Dubliners to be published by Syracuse University Press in 2010. She is currently researching a non-fiction book on the Australian wine industry with a working title of ‘The Grapevine’.
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Research supervision: Yes
My study, says my partner, has transformed into a shrine to Randolph Stow. On one wall there is a photo of Stow as a stunningly handsome, James Dean-like, young man. He is looking quizzical as he gazes at the Western Australian landscape around him and appears to be wondering, as he did in so many of his books, how to make sense of his familiar, yet profoundly alien surroundings. Immediately it brings to mind-at least, brings to my mind-the first line of Tourmaline. 'I say we have a bitter heritage, but that is not to run it down.'
Aylward, D.K. & Carey, G. 2009, 'High-value niche production: what Australian wineries might learn from a Bordeaux first growth', International Journal of Technology, Policy and Ma..., vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 342-357.
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High-value niche production is reserved for the market's peak pricepoints. At these levels, rules of supply and demand change configuration. Manufacturers no longer compete on price, but instead are gauged against quality, uniqueness, reliability and prestige. As a result, their products are largely immune to economic fluctuations and offer alternative, often lucrative strategies for individuals and industry sectors as a whole. A sector in which the financial/cultural contrast between niche and mass production techniques is stark is the global wine industry. This paper examines the contrast by focusing on the Australian wine industry as a mass producer. The authors explore the current economic malaise of the industry and highlight associations between deteriorating product value and organisational structures. They then draw upon examples from one of the world+s iconic wine producers - Chateau Haut-Brion - to provide tangible and symbolic templates of successful niche production. The outcomes are recommendations for reform among Australian wine producers and their governing organisations.
Carey, G. 2013, 'Randolph Stow: An Ambivalent Australian', Kill Your Darlings, vol. Jan, no. 12, pp. 27-37.
Carey, G. 2012, 'Pigshoguery: the new kind of holy Ireland', Australian Author, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 26-26.
Carey, G. 2005, 'Writer as Celebrity', College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences Inaugural Research Conference: Scholarship and Community, University of Western Sydney, October 2005 in College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences Inaugural Research Conference: Scholarship and Community, ed Michael Atherton, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6.
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This paper looks at the phenomenon of celebrity and how it has affected publishing and the literary culture of Australia.
Background The essay is a form of literature that has a strong history in England and the United States but the form is not so strong in Australia. The popular understanding of an essay is a style and form that is overly academic, abstract and often dry. The personal essay, however, has a very different nature to that of the traditional or conventional essay. It is subjective, intimate and reflective - rejecting the notion that objectivity, the primary aim of the conventional essay, is possible. Contribution So Many Selves develops the personal essay form in a contemporary, Australian context. This kind of collection - three long personal essays by a single author had not been published in Australia previously. The theme of the collection that of constantly evolving and multiple identities (many selves) - addresses contemporary philosophical questions about the nature of the self in the 21st century. Significance So Many Selves is an original contribution to creative writing, written in a form that is only just emerging onto the literary horizon in Australia. It provides practitioners with a model to use when studying the personal essay genre. Its importance is recognized by Yale University, where acclaimed author Professor Caryl Phillips uses So Many Selves as an example of excellence in the study of the personal essay.
Carey, G. 2010, ''I'/ 'A Pile of Quashed Quotatoes'/ ''My mother and Mick', The Australian, The Australian Literary Review, Australia.
Carey, G. 2008, 'Stolen Vehicle', Car Lovers, ABC Books, Sydney, pp. 149-174.
short story in anthology -published under pseudonym Francesca McGovern