Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell

Started at UWA: 2001

Multi-award winning humanities teacher

Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell is a researcher and teacher at UWA’s School of Humanities, specialising in English literature, covering everything from 19th century novels to cinema and modernist author, Virginia Woolf.

She is renowned at the School of Humanities for her outstanding teaching. Among numerous other commendations, AssociateProfessor Dalziell’s teaching has been recognised nationally through the Australian Awards for University Teaching, and at UWA in the Student Guild’s Student Choice awards and the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education teaching awards.

Her teaching style centres on two seemingly simple questions: how and why. She sees critical thinking as central to English and a skill for life that she encourages students to develop and exercise at every opportunity.

In her research, Associate Professor Dalziell is currently writing a commissioned book on Australian author, Gail Jones, and has finalised the production process of a biography of an expat artist community, including Leonard Cohen and Australian authors Charmian Clift and George Johnston, who lived on the Greek island of Hydra in the mid-20th century. The biography is called Half the Perfect World and has now been published. 

I talk with smart, interesting students every day who go on to do wonderful things with their lives. That we get to talk about books and discuss how these might shape our understanding of the world is a privilege.

Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell


Supervisor opportunities

Associate Professor Dalziell has been a research supervisor since 2001, supporting topics as broad as music and literature, camp culture, representations of the body and movement, and creative writing. She welcomes students with a variety of interests to consider undertaking a PhD, MA or honours under her supervision. For more information, contact Associate Professor Dalziell using the details below.

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