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.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most adapted authors of all…
4 August 2022