Expanding Australian Literary History Through Geography: Repression, Recovery, Re-writing


  • Emily Potter Deakin University
  • Brigid Magner RMIT University


place names, regions, assemblage, literary geography



Author Biographies

Emily Potter, Deakin University

Senior LecturerAssociate Head of School (Research)Deakin University

Brigid Magner, RMIT University

Senior Lecturer in Literary studiesSchool of Media & Communication 


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