Kieran Dolin

Associate Professor, LLB MA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G11, Arts Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth


  • 76 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Personal profile


Associate Professor Kieran Dolin studied and practised Law before completing graduate work in English. His main research interests are in the many connections between law and literature, in Australian Literature, and in the nineteenth century. Professor Dolin has chaired the discipline of English and Cultural Studies at UWA, and was a member of the then Curriculum Council examiners' panel for WACE English Literature. For the last few years he has been the Graduate Research Coordinator in the School of Humanities, assisting propective and current postgraduate students in Classics and Ancient History, English & Literary Studies, European Languages and Studies, History, and Philosophy.

Roles and responsibilities

Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Humanities

Future research

Teaching Legal Ethics through Fictional Narratives

Funding overview

ARC Discovery Grant, 2011-13: Australian Literature after Mabo.
ARC Discovery Grant, 2004: Law and Literature, a Critical and Historical Study

Previous positions

Member, Board of the Graduate Research School, 2012-17

Discipline Chair, English and Cultural Studies, 2007-09, 2011-12
Director, Westerly Centre, UWA, 2001-12

Industrial relevance

Teaching Legal Ethics through Literary Texts

Teaching overview

Romanticism & Revolution (level 2)

Victorian Dreams and the Technological World (level 3)

Australian Literature: Classic and Popular (level 3)

Dickens, Authorship and Reception (Honours)


Australian Literature after Mabo


  • Law And Literature
  • Australian Literature
  • English Literature
  • Australian literature, especially fiction
  • Intersections between law and literature
  • Twentieth-century literature
  • Nineteenth-century literature and culture

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Research Output 1992 2019

Property and Possession: New Languages of Property

Dolin, K., 2019, A Cultural History of Law: In the Age of Reform. Ward, I. (ed.). 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury, Vol. 5. p. 111-128 18 p. (A Cultural History of Law; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter


Dolin, K., 25 Jan 2018, Law and Literature. UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperForeword/postscript


Dolin, K. J., 2018, Law and Literature. Dolin, K. (ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 1-5 5 p. (Cambridge Critical Concepts).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

"The Massacre of our Voices": Indigenous Rights and Narrative in Contemporary Australian Literature and Law

Dolin, K. J., Mar 2018, The Social Work of Narrative: Human Rights and the Cultural Imaginary. Griffiths, G. & Mead, P. (eds.). Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, p. 85-101 16 p. (Studies in World Literature; vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

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Antecedents of the Gothic mode in early modern poetry

Yeo, H. S. C., 2017, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Modern Poetry
English Poetry
Love Poems

Projects 1996 2013