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Catherine Elizabeth Rigby

German language educator

Catherine Elizabeth Rigby, German language educator. Recipient German Government Postgraduate award, German Academic Exchange Service, 1982; fellow Humboldt Foundation fellow, 1994.


Rigby, Catherine Elizabeth was born on April 10, 1960 in Canberra, Australia. Daughter of Thomas Henry and Norma Victoria Rigby.


Bachelor, University Melbourne, 1982. Master of Arts, University Melbourne, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne, 1990.


Lecturer German studies Monash University, Melbourne, 1990—1996, senior lecturer German studies and comparative literature, 1996.


book Transgressions of the feminine: Tragedy, enlightenment and the figure of woman in classical German drama (Germanistische Abteilung) book Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism (Under the Sign of Nature) book [(Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism)] [Author: Kate Rigby] published on (December, 2004) book [ Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism[ TOPOGRAPHIES OF THE SACRED: THE POETICS OF PLACE IN EUROPEAN ROMANTICISM ] By Rigby, Kate ( Author )Nov-01-2004 Paperback book Out of the Shadows


Co-convenor Ecophilosophy Discussions, Melbourne, 1998—1999. Member Humane Society Inc., since 2000, Green Party, Melbourne, since 1996. Member of Modern Language Association, National Tertiary Education Union Australia, Association for Study of Literature and Environment (president since 2004).


  • Other Interests

    Bush walking, gardening, reading, literature, films.


Married Robert Alistair Hartley, May 17, 1980. 1 child Samuel Morgan Rigby Hartley.

Thomas Henry

Norma Victoria Rigby

Robert Alistair Hartley

Samuel Morgan Rigby Hartley Rigby