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Research Biography

Lisa Bennett completed a BFA (Hons) at the University of Ottawa before earning a BA (Hons) and PhD in medieval Icelandic literature and cultural memory at Flinders University. At Flinders, she has taught a wide variety of topics, including Vikings and Anglo-Saxon Literature, Reading and Writing Short Stories, Life Writing, Crime Fiction, Adaptations and advanced creative writing workshops. Under the name Lisa L. Hannett, she has published over 75 short stories in venues including Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy, Weird Tales, the Year's Best Australian Horror and Fantasy (Aus), the Year's Best Dark Horror and Fantasy (USA) and Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Can). She has won four Aurealis Awards, including 'Best Collection 2011' for her first book, Bluegrass Symphony, which was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award.

Research Interests

Novel writing
Fiction writing, particularly short stories and short story cycles
Speculative fiction (fantasy, magical realism, horror, science fiction, post-apocalyptic)
Contemporary Australian genre fiction
Contemporary fiction
Medieval literature, particularly Old Norse and Old English
Myths and mythology
Cultural Memory theory
Vikings in history and literature
Vikings in Popular Culture

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Research Output

Songs for Dark Seasons

Bennett, L., 27 Apr 2020, Ticonderoga Publications. 264 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Viking tattoos of Instagram: Runes and contemporary identities

    Bennett, L. & Wilkins, K., 29 Aug 2019, In : Convergence: The Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies. p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • ‘Strange companies’: The Northman in popular historical fiction

    Bennett, L. & Wilkins, K., 2019, In : Journal of Historical Fictions. 2, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Saga Burial Mounds

    Bennett, L., 2018, The Handbook of Pre-Modern Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Glauser, J., Hermann, P. & Mitchell, S. A. (eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter, Vol. 2. p. 613-620 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Introduction

    Hannett, L. L., 2017, The Silver Well. Ticonderoga Publications, p. 19-21 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript