Kieran Dolin

LLB MA PhD W.Aust., Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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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

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

Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Humanities, 2013-20

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)

Law and Literature (level 2)

Victorian Dreams and the Technological World (level 3)

Australian Literature: Classic and Popular (level 3)

Poetry and Poetics (level 3)


Australian Literature after Mabo

Research expertise keywords

  • 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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