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Neilson HL, 2014, Political Animal: Gore Vidal on Power, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne,

Book Chapters

Neilson H, 2022, 'Vidal, Gore', in Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1355 - 1360

Neilson HL, 2016, 'Owning Anzac Day: _The One Day of the Year_', in ANZAC DAY: Then and Now, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 127 - 140

Neilson HL, 2016, 'Herodotus in Fiction: Gore Vidal's _Creation_', in Priestley J; Zali V (ed.), Brill's Companion to the Receptions of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond, edn. Brill's Compnaions to Classical Reception, Brill, Leiden/Boston, pp. 367 - 388

Neilson HL, 2011, 'The Friendly Ghosts of Gore Vidal', in Dobson M; Woodall J (ed.), Where we fell to Earth: Writing for Peter Conrad, edn. Original, Christchurch College, Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain, pp. 196 - 212

Neilson HL, 2010, 'A Companion to Twentieth Century United States Fiction', in Seed D (ed.), Gore Vidal, edn. First, Wiley - Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 403 - 410

Neilson HL, 2000, 'Postcolonial Gothic: Lois-Ann Yamanaka`s Hawai`I', in Interactions: Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region, edn. Original, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, pp. 86 - 96

Neilson HL, 1999, 'The Post-Colonial Child in the Fiction of K.S. Maniam and Lois-Ann Yamanaka', in Impossible Selves: Cultural Readings of Identity, edn. Original, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 93 - 102

Neilson HL, 1995, ''Andre Brink: _A Dry White Season_'', in 2/3 Unit Related English, Pascal Press, Sydney, pp. 158 - 165

Neilson HL, 1992, ''The Fiction of History in Gore Vidal's _Messiah_'.', in Gore Vidal: Writer Against the Grain, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 106 - 119

Neilson HL, 1983, ''How do you account for Spenser's departure froma conventional trimph at the ending of Book 1 of _The Faerie Queene_?'', in Literature in Context: Research and Writing Essays in English, Shillington House, Melbourne, pp. 38 - 46

Journal articles

Neilson H, 2020, 'Other Faces: Racial Representations and Revisionist History', Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), 39, pp. 139 - 148

Neilson HL, 2013, 'Review of Paul Giles, The Global Remapping of American Literature', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 32, pp. 120 - 123

Neilson HL, 2012, 'Myra in Middle-Age: The Creatrix in her contexts', Journal of American Studies of Turkey, pp. 39 - 66

Neilson HL, 2012, 'Review of Emory Elliott, National Dreams and Rude Awakenings: Essays on American Literature, frm the Puritans to the Postmodern', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 31, No. 1, pp. 76 - 79

Neilson HL, 2012, 'Teaching African American Literature and Film at the Australian Defence Force Academy', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 31, pp. 53 - 75

Neilson HL, 2011, 'Review of Grant N. Havers' Lincoln and the Politics of Christian Love', The European Legacy, 16, pp. 561 - 562

Neilson HL, 2009, 'Intertextual Lincoln', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 28, No. 2, December 2009, pp. 72 - 78

Neilson HL, 2008, 'A Theatre of Politics: History`s Actors in Gore Vidal`s Empire', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 27, No. 1, pp. 73 - 92

Neilson HL, 2008, 'Review of Jay Parini (ed) Gore Vidal, Selected Essays', The Canberra Times-Panorama, pp. 17 - 17

Neilson HL, 2007, 'Review of Norman Mailer`s `The Castle in the Forest`', Canberra Times (Panorama section), 31 March, pp. 13 - 13

Neilson HL, 2007, 'Review of Stephen Wright`s `The Amalgamation Polka`', Canberra Times (Panorama section), 24 Feb, pp. 12 - 12

Neilson HL, 2005, 'Contexts of Change', Australian Book Review, 276, pp. 56 - 56

Neilson HL, 2004, 'In Epic Times: Gore Vidal`s Creation Reconsidered', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 23, pp. 21 - 33

Headon DJ; Neilson HL, 2000, 'Editorship of Special Issue', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 19

Neilson HL, 2000, 'Review of Fred Kaplan, Gore Vidal: A Biography', Panorama, 18 March, pp. 21 - 21

Neilson HL, 1999, 'Review of `A Sea Change: Australian Writing and Photography`', Westerly, pp. 127 - 130

Neilson HL, 1999, 'Review of `Seasons of her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Albright` by Ann Blackman', Panorama, 23 January, pp. 22 - 22

Neilson HL, 1999, 'Review of `Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human` by Harold Bloom', Panorama, pp. 24 - 24

Neilson HL, 1998, 'Big Words: Issues in American Self-Representation', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 17, pp. 3 - 21

Neilson HL, 1998, 'Indigenous Women Writing in Australia and North America', Australian Women's Book Review, 10, pp. 31 - 33

Neilson HL, 1998, 'Trials and Triumphs of the Performing Woman', Southerly, pp. 262 - 266

Neilson HL, 1997, 'Jack`s Ghost: Reappearances of John F. Kennedy in the work of Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer', American Studies International, pp. 23 - 41

Neilson HL, 1996, 'A reflection on the `Culture Wars`: Hrold Bloom, Gore Vidal and the Resistance of the Philistines', Sydney Studies in English, pp. 120 - 135

Neilson HL, 1996, 'Harold Bloom approaches the millenium', Australasian Journal of American Studies, 15, pp. 45 - 55

Neilson HL, 1995, '`Live from Golgotha`: Gore Vidal`s second `fifth gospel`', LINQ, pp. 79 - 91

Conference Papers

Neilson HL, 2012, 'The Great Men of Jay Parini', in The Great Men of Jay Parini, ANZASA, University of Queensland, presented at ANZASA, University of Queensland, 03 July 2012 - 06 July 2012

Neilson HL, 2008, 'Teaching American Studies: Roundtable on Australian Attitudes towards the United States and the American Studies Classroom', in Australasian Journal of American Studies, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, Canberra Australia, presented at Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, Sydney, Australia, 04 July 2008 - 07 July 2008

Conference Presentations

Neilson H, 2024, ''"The Soul of America. Remember?": James Graham's _Best of Enemies_"', presented at IAAS annual conference, Dublin, Ireland, 01 May 2024 - 03 May 2024

Neilson H, 2023, 'Battle for the Soul of a Nation: James Graham's Best of Enemies (2021)', presented at ANZASA Connection and conflict: making and unmaking political communities in the Americas, University of Sydney, 01 December 2023 - 03 December 2023

Neilson H, 2023, ''"An Ethics of Noticing": Michelle de Kretser's challenges to the reader'', presented at "Who travels?" The Writings of Michelle de Kretser, UNSW, Sydney, 20 April 2023 - 21 April 2023

Neilson H, 2022, ''Some Sort of Afterlife: Gore Vidal in the Poetry of Jennifer Maiden'', presented at 'Out of the ordinary': Poetry Conference, University of Canberra, 05 December 2022 - 07 December 2022

Neilson H, 2022, ''"No Stranger to Fiery Waters": Gore Vidal and the Matter of Alcohol'', presented at AULLA Conference, Darwin, 12 June 2022 - 16 June 2016

Neilson HL, 2015, 'The Networks of The Lone Ranger', presented at Literary Conventions, University of Wollongong, 07 July 2015 - 11 July 2015

Neilson HL, 2015, 'Against Revision: Looking back at Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar', presented at ANZASA, Monash University, Melbourne, 30 June 2015 - 02 July 2015

Neilson HL, 2014, ''"Go back to where you belong, man!": Teaching Alexie's _Indian Killer_'', presented at ANZASA, Dunedin, NZ, 11 February 2014 - 13 February 2014

Creative Written Works

Neilson HL, 2004, A Tribute to Women in Time of War, Canberra times, Canberra Times

Neilson HL, 2004, Conquering Courtesan`s Dangerous Liaisons, Canberra times, Canberra Times

Neilson HL, 2004, Good Intentions, Australian Book Review

Neilson HL, 2003, Some Day Might be Too Far Away, Canberra times, Canberra Times

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