Dr Jill Golden has an MA (Hons) & DipEd from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Women's Studies (SACAE). In 1996, she completed a PhD on children, stories and gender at James Cook University. Jill Golden is a lecturer in English at Flinders University, and has previously taught at Colleges of Advanced Education (Torrens, Underdale and Sturt). In 2002 and 2003 she spent a total of eight months teaching at the new National University of East Timor in Dili, East Timor.

Dr Golden’s research and teaching interests include traditional literatures and mythologies, Aboriginal literature, autobiographical writings by women, and feminist and poststructuralist approaches to questions of narrative and identity in contemporary literature.

In 2006, Jill Golden’s book, Inventing Beatrice, was published by Wakefield Press.

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  • Heroes and gender: Children Reading and Writing. 

    Golden, Jill (Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Inc., 1994)
    Educators who are concerned about reading and writing practices within schools, and their constructions and representations of gender, are inevitably confronted with troublesome complexities and contradictions. Contradiction ...
  • When the diaspora returns. Language choices in post-independence Timor Lorosa’e. 

    Golden, Jill (Lythrum Press, 2004)
    After four centuries of Portuguese rule, twenty four years of Indonesian occupation, and two years of United Nations' administration, East Timor gained independence on 20 May, 2002. The new constitution of East Timor ...
  • The Care of the Self: poststructuralist questions about moral education and gender. 

    Golden, Jill (Routledge: part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 1996)
    The relationship between poststructuralist theory and ethics or values in education is a complex and relatively unexplored one, yet in classrooms the ethical implications of theory are lived out daily in the relations ...
  • Truth-telling: a passage to survival in Doris Brett's "Eating the Underworld. A Memoir in Three Voices". 

    Golden, Jill (CRINI/CEC, Université de Nantes, 2006)
    Doris Brett is a poet, writer and psychotherapist whose 2001 book, "Eating the Underworld. A Memoir in Three Voices", tells three concurrent stories about survival. The author survives ovarian cancer and its return; she ...
  • Critical Imagination: serious play with narrative and gender. 

    Golden, Jill (Routledge: part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 1996)
    Narrative is one of the primary ways of human knowing, both of the physical and social worlds and of the self. Feminist post-structuralist theory can give teachers insights into the ongoing processes by which children ...
  • Ethical bearings in an Inter-generational Auto/biography: writing in my mother's voice. 

    Golden, Jill (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2005)
    "Beatrice Speaking" is an account of three years of my mother’s life (from 1945 to 1948). The narrative is written in the first-person voice of Beatrice, my mother (not, of course, her real name), and is framed by a prologue ...
  • Letters from Dorothy Brett, 1929 to 1935. 

    Golden, Jill (Regents of the University of Colorado, 1999)
    In mid-1929 Kathleen Cooke, a third-year Arts student at Melbourne University in Australia, was given permission to write her English thesis on Katherine Mansfield who had died in 1923. Miss Cooke wrote to several people ...
  • "Inventing Beatrice": Writing an Auto/biography. 

    Golden, Jill (Hecate Press, in association with the Centre for Women, Gender, Culture and Social Change Research, in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland., 2000)
    'Mob' was the name adopted by a group of young women who were Arts students at Melbourne University between 1928 and 1935. They saw themselves as 'a slightly chosen race of free and original spirits', resisting the conventions ...