Researcher

My Expertise

Australian literature, Australian refugee and migrant writing

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Literary studies, Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)

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Biography

Brigitta Olubas is Professor of English. Principal research areas include: Australian Literature and transnational writing, Australian modernity, literary and visual culture studies, gender studies and narrative ethics.


My Qualifications

BA (Hons 1) DipEd Tas, MA (Hons 1) Syd, PhD UNSW


My Research Activities

Recent publications include a review of Behrouz Boochani's No Friend But the Mountains for Columbia...view more

Brigitta Olubas is Professor of English. Principal research areas include: Australian Literature and transnational writing, Australian modernity, literary and visual culture studies, gender studies and narrative ethics.


My Qualifications

BA (Hons 1) DipEd Tas, MA (Hons 1) Syd, PhD UNSW


My Research Activities

Recent publications include a review of Behrouz Boochani's No Friend But the Mountains for Columbia University Press's PublicBooks site, an edition of Shirley Hazzard's non-fiction writings for Columbia University Press, and a collection of essays on Elizabeth Harrower, co-edited with Elizabeth McMahon for Sydney University Press.

In-Press publications include the edited Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021) and Antigone Kefala and New Australian Modernities (UWA Press 2021, co-edited with E McMahon).

Currently writing the authorised biography of Shirley Hazzard to be published in 2021 by Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US and by Virago in Australia and the UK. 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Successful completions as primary or joint supervisor:

June Owen, “A Biography of Marjorie Barnard” (2018 - primary supervisor)

Shaun Bell, “Writing the Hyphen: Queer Masculinities, Nationalism, and Literary Transnationalism” (2017 - primary supervisor)

Jacinta Kelly, “Counting bodies: the untempered spaces of Mina Loy” (2015 - primary supervisor)

Naomi Riddle, “‘A Pale Expectancy' - female mobility and the post-war space in the novels of Jessica Anderson, Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower” (2015 - joint supervisor)

Marina Mihova, “Reading In-between Language, Image, and Things in the Writing of Lyn Hejinian” (2013 - primary supervisor)

Suzanne Stuart, “Steven Phone Home: the Cultural Ambivalences of Family in the Cinema of Steven Spielberg” (2012 - primary supervisor)

Darien Rozentals,”Monumental Amnesia: Reading the spatial narratives of contemporary urban landscapes” (2008 - primary supervisor)

Kate Livett, “Subjects, Objects and the fetishisms of modernity in the works of Gertrude Stein” (2006 - primary supervisor)

Paula Abood, “The Arab as Spectacle: Race, Representation and Gender in Popular Culture” (2007 - joint supervisor)

Rebecca Curran, “‘Internal Difference / Where the Meanings Are': A Theory of Productive Mourning” (2007 - joint supervisor)

Anthea Taylor, “Stones, ripples, waves: Refiguring The First Stone media event” (2005 - primary supervisor)

Marita Bullock, “Timely figurations: the dialectics of trash in the work of four Australian artists of the nineties” (2004 - joint supervisor)

Matthew Cleveland, “The Substrates of Transgression: A Žižekian Account of four Iceberg Slim novellas” (2001 - primary supervisor)

 Amanda Fernbach, “Synthetic selves, techno idols and the dominatrix : cultural fetishisms from decadence to the post-human” (2000 - joint supervisor)

 


My Engagement

Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Australian Universities Heads of English (AUHE)
Modern Language Association 
Editor, Live Crossings (magazine of creative practice by Indigenous and refugee practitioners)
Executive of the NSW English Association


My Teaching

Course Convenor:
ARTS1030 Forms of Writing: Literature, Genre Culture
ARTS2031 Australian Literature
ARTS2038 Popular Fictions: Novels and Their Afterlives

Areas of HDR supervision:
Currently supervising Honours and PhD research in the following areas: Australian literature, literary modernism, feminist theory and women's writing, literary and visual culture, transnational literary cultures and nineteenth-century fiction.

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Location

225, Level 2 Robert Webster

Contact

+61 2 9385 2303