Brien, Donna Lee
Professor Donna Lee Brien is Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her biography John Power 1881-1943 is the standard work on this expatriate artist and, with Tess Brady, she co-authored Girl’s Guide to Real Estate: How to Enjoy Investing in Property and Girl’s Guide to Work and Life: How to Create the Life you Want for Allen & Unwin. Founding Editor of dotlit: The Online Journal of Creative Writing, Donna is currently Commissioning Editor, Special Issues, TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, a Foundation Editorial Board member of Locale: The Australasian-Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies, and a Past President of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. She has been writing about food writers and their influence since 2006, and has co-edited a series of food-themed special issues of peer-reviewed journals.
ArticlesIntroduction On Saturday 6 February 1954, on the third day of the Australian leg of their tour of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Sydney’s Bondi Beach. The specially-staged Royal Surf Carnival they witnessed—comprising a spectacular parade, surf boat races, mock resuscitations and even unscheduled surf...Read more
ArticlesIntroductionFood Studies is a relatively recent area of research enquiry in Australia and Magazine Studies is even newer (Le Masurier and Johinke), with the consequence that Australian culinary magazines are only just beginning to be investigated. Moreover, although many major libraries have not thought such popular magazines worthy of sustained collection...Read more