Publications & Conferences

‘Have you read much Woolf?’. In: Sutherland G., Williams K. (eds) Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors: Newnham at 150, 202-04 (London: Profile, 2021)

5 Ways Hogwarts Helps Us Understand Foucault’s ‘Docile Bodies’’. In: Barnes N., Bedford A. (eds) Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture. Critical Studies of Education, 113-124 (Champagne: Springer, 2021)

Level Up Your Essays: How to get better grades at university. Inger Mewburn, Katherine Firth, and Shaun Lehmann. (Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2021).

Your PhD Survival Guide: Planning, Writing and Succeeding in your Final Year, Katherine Firth, Liam Connell and Peta Freestone (London: Routledge, 2020)

‘Book Review: Australian Music and Modernism 1960-1975, in The Modernist Review, 17, March 2020.

Journeying with Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of DiscipleshipAndreas Loewe and Katherine Firth (Sydney: Morning Star Press, 2019).

Academic Writing Trouble: Why it happens and how to fix it, Inger Mewburn, Katherine Firth and Sean Lehmann (London: Open University Press, 2019).

‘Martin Luther’s “Mighty Fortress”’, A. Loewe and K. Firth, Lutheran Quarterly 32 (2) (June 2018), 125-145.

‘“The way to learn the music of verse is to listen to it”: Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos and the “Sequence of the Musical Phrase”’, in Musical Modernism: Essays on Language and Music in Modernist Literature, ed. Katherine O’Callaghan (London: Routledge, 2018), 159-172.

‘Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth on Bach. In: The Secret Magic of Music: Conversations with Musical Masters, ed. Ida Lichter, (New York: SelectBooks, 2016), 125-145.

‘New scholarly translation of the St John Passion libretto’, in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion: A Theological Commentary by A. Loewe (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 100-35.

‘“Bright flower breaks from charnel bough”: The arts of peace and the 1953 Coronation’, in The Finzi Journal (March, 2014), 90-118.

‘Judith Wright’, in British Writers: Supplement XX, ed. Jay Parini (NY: Scribner, 2013), 330-62.

‘Kathleen Raine’, in British Writers Supplement, vol. XVIIIed. Jay Parini, (New York, London: Scribner, 2012), 75–92

‘Alfred, Lord Tennyson’, in British Writers Retrospective III, ed. Jay Parini (New York: Scribner, 2010), 319-32.

‘Henry Reed’, in British Writers Supplement, vol. XVed. Jay Parini, (New York, London: Scribner, 2009), 243-57.

‘Five Adolescent Paintings by F. Louis MacNeice’, in Notes and Queries, 253.4 (Dec, 2008),

Conference Papers

2019    Captivity and Freedom in the Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, invited paper, St James’ Institute, Sydney. 

2013     The ‘aura’ of authenticity in the age of digital lecture theatres.
Australian Association of Language and Learning, Biennial Conference, Melbourne.

2013      Hyper-Anxiety about Research Integrity in Library Staff and RHD Students.
Invited paper, Tuesdays with OREI research seminars, The University of Melbourne.

2012        Student’s Fetishisation of Detail: Adorno and Higher Education Commodity Culture.
Australian Association of Language and Learning Symposium, Melbourne

2010        Inspiration, Gender and the Muse: The Case of Hedli Anderson.
The University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication Seminars

2009       Hedli Anderson ‘cast as Lotte Lenya to Britten and Auden’s Brecht and Weill’.
Musicological Society of Australia, Victoria, Conference

2009        ‘Like, or rather unlike… a fugue’: analogy or translation for The Music of Poetry.
British Comparative Literature Association Conference, Cambridge

2008        Singing urban lyrics, by WH Auden and Louis MacNeice (1946).
Post-Industrial Cities in Contemporary Literature and Culture Seminar,
British Council and University of Łódź, Poland
Funded by the British Council, Poland.

2007        ‘Queen of the boys tonight’: Hedli Anderson and the ‘Auden Gang’.
Louis MacNeice Centenary Conference, Seamus Heaney Centre, Belfast
Part funded by Oxford Brookes University

2007        Writing ‘for the ear’: Aural forms in free verse in Hill and Heaney.
Oxford Brookes Modern and Contemporary Poetry Centre Seminars, Oxford.

2006         The Politics of Commission: Poets, Composers and the Coronation 1953,
Poetry and Politics Conference, Stirling University
Part-funded by Oxford Brookes University.