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Dr Maggie Nolan Name: Dr Maggie Nolan
Deputy Head of School of Arts QLD
+617 3623 7182
+617 3623 7245
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Arts (QLD)
Building 206 (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 2-Room 206.2.16
Biographical Information
2004                Griffith University, Brisbane
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
1999                University of Stirling, Scotland
                                    Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Title: Psychoanalyzing Colonialism: Colonizing Psychoanalysis: Re-reading Aboriginality.
1996                University of Queensland
                                    Master of Arts
Thesis Title: Literary Hoaxes and Australian Identities: Ern Malley, B. Wongar and Helen Demidenko.
1994                University of Tasmania
                                    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1st Class
                                    Double Major in English and Japanese

     Book chapters

Nolan, Maggie, &ldquoThe Ethics of Reading&rdquo. Routledge Companion to Australian Literature. Eds Jessica Gildersleeve. Routledge, 2020 (forthcoming)

Nolan, Maggie, and Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, "Teaching The Secret River." Teaching Australian Literature. Eds Nicole Moore and Nicholas Birns. Modern Languages Association, 2017. 199-209.

Nolan, Maggie, "'And Who the Hell Are You?' Dorothy Hewett's 'Clancy and Dooley and Don McLeod'." Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935-2012. Eds. Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2013. 106-112.

Nolan, Maggie, Jack Frawley and Nereda White. "Canvassing the Issues: Indigenous Australians in Higher Education." Indigenous Issues in Australian Universities: Research, Teaching, Support. Eds. Frawley, Nolan and White. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2009.

Nolan, Maggie, "Who's a Weird Mob?: Imagining Assimilation in Postwar Australia." Imagined Australia. Ed. Renata Summo O&rsquoConnell. Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2009. 265-76.

Nolan, Maggie, "Helen Demidenko and Australian Hoaxes." A Companion to Australian Literature. Eds. Nicholas Birns and Rebecca McNeer. University of Rochester Press, 2007. 127-138.

Nolan, Maggie, "Indigenous Writing." A Literary History of Queensland. Eds. Patrick Buckridge and Belinda McKay. UQP, 2007. 259-277.

Nolan, Maggie, "Elizabeth Durack, Eddie Burrup and the Art of Identification." Fakes and Forgeries. Eds. P. Knight and J. Long. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2004. 135-45.

Nolan, Maggie,"Dynamics of Displacement: Doing postgraduate Australian Studies in the UK." Thinking Australian Studies: Teaching Across Cultures. Eds. D. Carter, K. Darian-Smith and G. Worby. UQP, 2004. 224-234.

Nolan, Maggie, "Identity Crises and Orphaned Rewritings: The Disturbing Case of Mudrooroo." Mongrel Signatures: Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo. Ed. A. Oboe. Rodopi, 2003. 107-128.

Nolan, Maggie, "Displacing Aborigines: Freud's Totem and Taboo.Histories of the Present: Psychoanalysis, Identity and the Paradox of History. Eds. J. Damousie and R. Reynolds. Melbourne UP, 2003. 60-70.

Refereed journal articles

Nolan, Maggie. &ldquoReading Massacre: Book Club Responses to Landscape of Farewell.&rdquo Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 62.1 (2020). 73-96.

Nolan, Maggie and Janeese Henaway, "Decolonizing reading: The Murri Book Club." Continuum 31.6 (2017): 791-801.

Nolan, Maggie, &ldquoReading Kim Scott&rsquos That Deadman Dance: Book Clubs and Postcolonial Literary Theory&rdquo, Journal for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) 16.2 (2016)

Nolan, Maggie, "Narrating Historical Massacre: Alex Miller's Landscape of Farewell." JASAL: Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. 16.1 (2016).

Nolan, Maggie, "Shedding Clothes: Performing Cross-cultural Exchange through costume and writing in Kim Scott's That Deadman Dance." Southerly 75.2 (2015): 124-145.

Nolan, Maggie and Robert Clarke, "Book Clubs, Kate Grenville's The Secret River, and the Ordinary Reader." Australian Literary Studies. 29.4 (2014): 19-35.

Clarke, Robert and Maggie Nolan, "Book Clubs and Reconciliation." Australian Humanities Review 56 May, 2014.

Nolan, Marguerite, "Australia." Section 12: New Literatures. Year's Work in English Studies 93.1 (2014). 

Nolan, Marguerite, "Australia." Section 12: New Literatures. Year's Work in English Studies 92.1 (2013): 888-911.

Nolan, Marguerite and Robert Clarke. "Reading The Secret River." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies. 17.2 (2011): 9-25.

Nolan, Maggie, "Reconciling with Oneself: Gordon Matthews' An Australian Son." Southerly 71.1 (2011): 89-104.

Nolan, Marguerite, "Mistaking Multiculturalism: Culotta, Demidenko and Khouri." New Literatures Review special issues on Culturalisms, 45-56 (2009). 95-112.

Nolan, Marguerite, "Dealing with Difference: The Secret of The Secret Life of Us." Journal of Australian Studies 33.2 (2009): 139-151.

Nolan, Maggie, "It's all migloo crap to me: Identity Politics in Contemporary Indigenous Literature." Queensland Review 12.1 (2005): 37-46.

Nolan, Maggie and Christy Collis. "Sites of Benevolence." Journal of Australian Studies 85 (2005): 5-10.

Nolan, Maggie, "In his Own Sweet Time: Carmen's Coming Out," Australian Literary Studies 21.4 (2004): 134-148.

Nolan, Maggie and Carrie Dawson. "Who's Who? Mapping Hoaxes and Imposture in Australian Literary History." Australian Literary Studies 21.4 (2004): v-xx.

Nolan, Maggie, "Exorcizing History: Radiance and the Abject Aboriginal Mother." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 2.3 (2004): 175-197.

Nolan, Maggie, "The Absent Aborigine." Antipodes 12.1 (1998): 7-13.

Nolan, Maggie, "Review Essay: Mistaken Identities." Australian Studies 13.1 (1998): 142-57.



Since 2010, I have been the co-editor of the peer reviewed and refereed Journal of Australian Studies

I co-edited, with Jack Frawley and Nereda White, Indigenous Issues in Australian Universities: Research, Teaching, Support. Darwin: Charles Darwin Univerity Press, 2009

Editing of Special Issues: Refereed Journals

Collis, Christy, and Maggie Nolan (2005). Guest Editors, "Benevolence" special issue Journal of Australian Studies (JAS) No. 85.
Nolan, Maggie and Carrie Dawson (2004) Guest Editors, "Who's Who: Hoaxes and Imposture in Australian Literary Culture." special issue Australian Literary Studies  (ALS) 21.4

My research critically analyses representations of race and ethnicity in Australian cultural and literary production. Until recently, I have focused on questions arising from literary hoaxes in the Australian context, including the nature of identity, authenticity and cultural authority.

More recently, however, I have begun a new project on Reading and Reconciliation in contemporary Australian literature with Dr Robert Clarke, of the University of Tasmania.

Professional Memberships
I am an executive member of InASA, the International Australian Studies Association.
I am the Queensland representative on the Executive of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature.

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