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Carly Osborn

Carly Osborn was the Education and Outreach Officer and a Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She holds a PhD in English, First Class Honours degree in English and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) from The University of Adelaide. Her PhD thesis ‘Tragedy, Sacrifice and the American Dream: A Girardian Reading of Some Post-War American Novels’ won the University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal. Her research interests include: the theory of René Girard; history of emotions; violence, ritual and spectacle; tragic theory and catharsis.

Contact

carly.osborn@adelaide.edu.au

Research

Sacrificial Stages: Public Executions in Early Modern Britain

The Vault online emotions adventure

Publications

Cowdell, S., C. Fleming, J. Hodge and C. Osborn. Does Religion Cause Violence?: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Religion in the Modern World. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.  

Osborn, C. ‘Rites of Expulsion: Violence Against Heretics in Early-Modern Catholic France’. In Does Religion Cause Violence?: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Religion in the Modern World, edited by S. Cowdell, C. Fleming, J. Hodge and C. Osborn, pp. 129–46. London: Bloomsbury, 2018

Osborn, C. ‘A Beautiful Crisis? Ang Lee's Film Adaptation of The Ice Storm'. In Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 3, edited by S. Cowdell, C. Fleming and J. Hodge. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Osborn, C. ‘That False Paradise: A Girardian Reading of Desire, Sacrifice, and the American Dream in Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides.’ In Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Vol. 2, edited by S. Cowdell, C. Fleming and J. Hodge. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Selected Presentations

Invited Seminar Paper: ‘The Body of Christ: The Corporeal Metaphor in Sixteenth-Century French Religious Conflicts’, The University of Adelaide, 21 October 2016.  

Invited Conference Paper: ‘Rites of Expulsion: Violence Against Heretics in Seventeenth-Century Catholic France’, The Annual Conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 15 July 2016.

Introductory Address: Introduction to the Theory of René Girard, Australian Girard Seminar, The University of Sydney, 2015

Conference Paper: ‘A Beautiful Tragedy? Ang Lee’s Ice Storm’, Colloquium On Violence and Religion, Freising, Germany, 2014

Conference Paper: ‘Revolutionary Road and the Tragic Stage’, Colloquium On Violence and Religion, Iowa, USA, 2013

Conference Paper: ‘"That False Paradise": The Tragedy of The Virgin Suicides', Colloquium On Violence and Religion, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Selected Awards and Grants

SA Emerging Historian of the Year, History Council Prize, 2015

Three Minute Thesis, Faculty Competition Winner, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2014, 2011, 2010

R.W. Schwager Prize, Best Postgraduate Paper, COV&R, 2012

Gled-Hill Trust Scholarship, Research Grant, 2012

Research Abroad Scholarship, Research Grant, 2012

Australian Postgraduate Award, PhD Study Scholarship, 2010

The Vera May Swift Prize, Best Honours English thesis, 2009

The John Howard Clark Prize & Title of John Howard Clark Scholar, Most outstanding results in English
in Bachelor of Arts, 2009