Melissa Bellanta


NameMelissa Bellanta
Job titleAssociate Professor
Research instituteSchool of Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Research outputs

Business fashion: masculinity, class and dress in 1870s Australia
Bellanta, Melissa. (2017) Business fashion: masculinity, class and dress in 1870s Australia. Australian Historical Studies. 48(2), pp. 189 - 212. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2017.1300178

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Leery Sue goes to the show: Popular performance, sexuality and the disorderly girl
Bellanta, Melissa. (2016) Leery Sue goes to the show: Popular performance, sexuality and the disorderly girl. In In S. Robinson and S. Sleight (Ed.). Children, childhood and youth in the British World pp. 237 - 251 Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-48941-8_14

Book chapter

Poor Gordon: What the Australian cult of Adam Lindsay Gordon tells us about turn-of-the-twentieth-century masculine sentimentality
Bellanta, Melissa. (2016) Poor Gordon: What the Australian cult of Adam Lindsay Gordon tells us about turn-of-the-twentieth-century masculine sentimentality. Gender and History. 28(2), pp. 401 - 421. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0424.12215

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His two mates around him were crying : Masculine sentimentality in late-Victorian culture
Bellanta, Melissa. (2015) His two mates around him were crying : Masculine sentimentality in late-Victorian culture. Journal of Victorian Culture. 20(4), pp. 471 - 490. https://doi.org/10.1080/13555502.2015.1090241

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A Masculine Romance: The sentimental bloke and Australian culture in the war - and early interwar years
Bellanta, Melissa. (2014) A Masculine Romance: The sentimental bloke and Australian culture in the war - and early interwar years. Journal of Popular Romance Studies. 4(2), pp. 1 - 20.

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The leary larrikin : Street style in colonial Australia
Bellanta, Melissa and Sleight, Simon. (2014) The leary larrikin : Street style in colonial Australia. Cultural and Social History. 11(2), pp. 263 - 283. https://doi.org/10.2752/147800414X13893661072915

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Uncle Tom in the White Pacific : African-American performances of the 'slave sublime' in late-colonial Australia
Bellanta, Melissa. (2014) Uncle Tom in the White Pacific : African-American performances of the 'slave sublime' in late-colonial Australia. Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 5(3), pp. 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.1353/cch.2014.0048

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Bury me deep down below: Masculine sentimentality on the turn-of-the-century Australian frontier
Bellanta, Melissa. (2014) Bury me deep down below: Masculine sentimentality on the turn-of-the-century Australian frontier. Outskirts. 31, pp. 1 - 11.

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Looking Flash : Disreputable women's dress and 'modernity', 1870-1910
Bellanta, Melissa and Piper, Alana. (2014) Looking Flash : Disreputable women's dress and 'modernity', 1870-1910. History Workshop Journal. 78(1), pp. 58 - 81. https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbt017

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Rethinking the 1890s
Bellanta, Melissa. (2013) Rethinking the 1890s. In In A. Bashford and S. MacIntyre (Ed.). The Cambridge History of Australia pp. 412 - 428 Cambridge University Press.

Book chapter

Naughty and gay?: revisiting the nineties in the Australian colonies
Bellanta, Melissa. (2012) Naughty and gay?: revisiting the nineties in the Australian colonies. History Australia. 9(1), pp. 136 - 154.

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Larrikins: A History
Bellanta, Melissa. (2012) Larrikins: A History University of Queensland Press.

Book

Australian masculinities and popular song: the songs of sentimental blokes 1900-1930s
Bellanta, Melissa. (2012) Australian masculinities and popular song: the songs of sentimental blokes 1900-1930s. Australian Historical Studies. 43(3), pp. 412 - 428. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2012.706619

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Naughty and gay? Revisiting the nineties in the Australian colonies
Bellanta, Melissa. (2012) Naughty and gay? Revisiting the nineties in the Australian colonies. History Australia. 9(1), pp. 136 - 154. https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2012.11668406

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Poor Urban Youth and Popular Theatricals: The Case of Late-19thC Australia
Bellanta, Melissa. (2012) Poor Urban Youth and Popular Theatricals: The Case of Late-19thC Australia. In In G. Arrighi and V. Emeljanow (Ed.). A World of Popular Entertainments: An Edited Volume of Critical Essays pp. 233 - 243 Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book chapter

The sins of the son: Country music and masculine sentimentality in 1930s to 1940s Australia
Bellanta, Melissa and Martin, Toby. (2012) The sins of the son: Country music and masculine sentimentality in 1930s to 1940s Australia. Australian Feminist Studies. 27(74), pp. 355 - 372. https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2012.734091

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Victorian Spiritualism and other black comedies
Bellanta, Melissa. (2011) Victorian Spiritualism and other black comedies. Meanjin. 70(1), pp. 119 - 125.

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The larrikin girl
Bellanta, Melissa. (2010) The larrikin girl. Journal of Australian Studies. 34(4), pp. 499 - 512. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2010.519108

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Rough Maria and clever Simone: Some introductory remarks on the girl in Australian history
Bellanta, Melissa. (2010) Rough Maria and clever Simone: Some introductory remarks on the girl in Australian history. Journal of Australian Studies. 34(4), pp. 417 - 428. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2010.519313

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A hard culture? Religion and politics in turn-of-the-century Australian history
Bellanta, Melissa. (2010) A hard culture? Religion and politics in turn-of-the-century Australian history. Australian Journal of Politics and History. 56(1), pp. 55 - 65. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2010.01541.x

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Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay: Lottie Collins act and the not-so-modern girl
Bellanta, Melissa. (2010) Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay: Lottie Collins act and the not-so-modern girl. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film. 37(1), pp. 3 - 13. https://doi.org/10.7227/NCTF.37.1.3

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Leary Kin: Australian larrikins and the blackface minstrel dandy
Bellanta, Melissa. (2009) Leary Kin: Australian larrikins and the blackface minstrel dandy. Journal of Social History.

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16 August 1890: The Maritime Strike Begins. On Utopia and Class War
Bellanta, Melissa. (2009) 16 August 1890: The Maritime Strike Begins. On Utopia and Class War. In In C. H. Ng and P. Renshaw (Ed.). Turning points in Australian history pp. 74 - 86 University of New South Wales Press.

Book chapter

Feminism, mateship and brotherhood in 1890s Adelaide
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) Feminism, mateship and brotherhood in 1890s Adelaide. History Australia.

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Voting for pleasure, or a view from a Victorian theatre gallery
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) Voting for pleasure, or a view from a Victorian theatre gallery. M/C Journal.

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A man of civic sentiment: the case of William Guthrie Spence
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) A man of civic sentiment: the case of William Guthrie Spence. Journal of Australian Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443050801993826

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The larrikin's hop: Larrikinism and late colonial popular theatre
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) The larrikin's hop: Larrikinism and late colonial popular theatre. Australasian Drama Studies.

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The Davenport Brothers Down Under: Theatre, Belief and Modernity in 1870s Australia
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) The Davenport Brothers Down Under: Theatre, Belief and Modernity in 1870s Australia. In The impact of the modern: Vernacular modernities in Australia 1870s - 1960s pp. 171 - 184 Sydney University Press.

Book chapter

Engineering the kingdom of god: irrigation, science and the social christian millennium, 1880-1914
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) Engineering the kingdom of god: irrigation, science and the social christian millennium, 1880-1914. Journal of Religious History.

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The manliness of radical sentiment: The case of George Napier Birks
Bellanta, Melissa. (2008) The manliness of radical sentiment: The case of George Napier Birks. Australian Historical Studies. 39(3), pp. 322 - 337. https://doi.org/10.1080/10314610802263315

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