PhD., English Literature 
The University of Melbourne (2018)

M.A., English Literature (First-Class)
The University of Melbourne (2013)

Hons., English Literature (First-Class)
The University of Melbourne (2010)

B.A., English Literature & Political Science and International Relations
The University of Western Australia (2008)


Specialist Certificate in Teaching for Graduate Researchers (SCTGR)

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership (GCALL)


The University of Melbourne (2011-present)

–    Modern and Contemporary Literature ENGL10001
–    Shakespeare and Performance THTR20021
–    American Classics ENGL20023
–    Travel Writing & Postcolonialism ENGL30006
–    Literature & Performance ENGL10002
–    Modernism and Avant-Garde ENGL20022
–    Aboriginalities MULT10001
–    Research Principles and Practices (RPP) MULT50001 

Other teaching:
–    University of Melbourne VCE Winter School 



Sumner, Tyne Daile. “Anne Sexton, Singer: ‘Her Kind’ and the Musical Impetus in Lyric Confessional Verse.” Australian Literary Studies 29.1-2 (May-June 2014): 90-106.


Sumner, Tyne Daile. “‘Wild Spiders Crying Together’: Confessional Poetry, Censorship and the Cold War”. Censorship and the Limits of the Literary: A Global View. Bloomsbury Academic: USA. 2015. 161-175.


Morrissey, Philip and Tyne Daile Sumner. Eds. Lionel Fogarty Selected Poems 1980-2017. Melbourne, 2017.

Flanders, Dr Christina Tuke, Dejan Jotanovic and Tyne Daile Sumner. Eds. The Digital Research Skills Cookbook: An Introduction to the Research Bazaar Community. Independently Published, 2018.


Lionel Fogarty and the Anti-Essay. Poetry & the Essay. Wellington, NZ (2017)

‘in a parenthesis! said the moon’: Astronomy and Typography in E.E. Cummings. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, Kentucky (2017)

‘Unutterable Transports’: Deception and Observation in Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), Transporting Romanticism Conference, Wellington, New Zealand (2017)

Digital Humanities: Omeka at the University. eResearch Australasia, Melbourne, Victoria (2016)

Modernism on File, Modernism on Trial:  The FBI’s Undercover Work and Modernist Poetry. Modernism and Work, The Australasian Modernist Studies Network (AMSN), UNSW Sydney (2016) 

Lyric Eye: What Can Poetry Teach Us About Surveillance?, The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) 2015 Doctoral Conference. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 23-27 November (2015)

“What the Papers Want to Know”: Cold War Subversion, Science and David Bowie’s Space Race Lyrics, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie, 1965-2015. ACMI, Melbourne. (2015)

Face Lift: Masks, Media and Confessional Poetry. Marginalised Mainstream III: Disguise. Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London. London, UK. (2014)

‘Music Swims Back to Me’: Postwar Lyric Poetry and Anne Sexton’s Touring Rock Band. Listening Between the Lines: Exploring the Relationship(s) Between Music and Literature. Monash Social Aesthetics Research Network, Melbourne, VIC (2014).

”With Your Own Face On”: The Rise of Uncensored Confessions, Literature and Censorship: Australasian Association for Literature (AAL). Canberra, ACT. (2012).

Merchants of Pathos: Confessional Poetry and Publicity, Confessional Culture Conference: Monash University. Melbourne, VIC. (2012).


Young ICT Professional of the Year – Digital Disruptor Award. The Australia Computer Society (ACT) (2017)

Postgraduate Bursary, Center for Modernism Studies in Australia and the Australasian Modernist Studies Network, AMSN3: Modernist Work Conference (2015)

Best Paper Award, “Lyric Eye: What Can Poetry Teach Us About Surveillance?” Association of Pacific Rim Universities 2015 Doctoral Conference. Hangzhou, China. 23-27 November (2015)

The Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship (2015)

The Alma Hansen Scholarship (2015)

H.B. Higgins Scholarship for the Study of Poetry (2014)

The Norman Macgeorge Scholarship (2014)

Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS), The University of Melbourne (2014-2016)

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), The University of Melbourne (2011-2013)

Postgraduate Bursary, Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS), ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: The Literary Biography of Emotion (2013)

Postgraduate Bursary, Australasian Association for Literature (AAL), Literature & Censorship Conference (2012)

The Bowen Prize, The University of Melbourne (2011)


Cultures and Community Project 2017: Victorian Engagement. eRSA Newsletter, 2017.

“Librarian with a Sex Drive.” The Wheeler Centre. August 6, 2015.

“David Bowie and the song that was heard in outer space.” The Sydney Morning Herald. July 3, 2015.