Kate Mitchell is the Director of the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts and a Professor at the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

Professor Mitchell’s research is focused on nineteenth and twentieth-century literary and cultural history, with a particular interest in neo-Victorian fiction and film and contemporary historical recollection in literature and film more generally, including fiction and creative non-fiction.

Her current major project examines the use of art and the figure of the artist in contemporary fiction about the Victorian period, including the representation of the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists and other artists and their work.

Professor Mitchell’s research and teaching interests also include Jane Austen (her novels and her afterlives in contemporary fiction, film and media); period drama, as well as adaptation and remediation more generally; and Victorian gothic fiction. She is passionate about the value of humanities and the arts in the university and beyond.

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