Suzie Gibson

Suzie Gibson

Suzie Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Charles Sturt University. Her research traverses the fields of literature, philosophy, feminism, and cultural studies.

Suzie Gibson reviews 'Fortunate Son: The unlikely rise of Keith Urban' by Jeff Apter

February 2009, no. 308 01 February 2009
Suzie Gibson reviews 'Fortunate Son: The unlikely rise of Keith Urban' by Jeff Apter
What might pique the interest of even the most casual observer, consumer or critic of country music, popular culture or celebrity, or all three, is the title of Jeff Apter’s ‘unauthorised’ biography, Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban. The commercially catchy title parallels and mimics the musical style of its famous subject, while also striking an odd, even humorous note in its ... (read more)

Suzie Gibson reviews 'Saint Antony in His Desert' by Anthony Uhlmann

August 2018, no. 403 26 July 2018
Suzie Gibson reviews 'Saint Antony in His Desert' by Anthony Uhlmann
With his maiden voyage into fiction, Anthony Uhlmann, a professor of English at Western Sydney University, has produced an ambitious novel that dramatises the intertwining of time and memory. Saint Antony in His Desert is a literary thought-experiment partly concerned with a famous quarrel between Albert Einstein and French philosopher Henri-Louis Bergson, where the German physicist’s theor ... (read more)

Suzie Gibson reviews 'Whackademia: An Insider’s Account of the Troubled University' by Richard Hil

September 2012, no. 344 28 August 2012
Suzie Gibson reviews 'Whackademia: An Insider’s Account of the Troubled University' by Richard Hil
J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace (1999) dramatises a cynical middle-aged professor of literature reduced to teaching communication skills at a university whose great rationalisation has turned scholars into mere clerks. Richard Hil, in his Whackademia: An Insider’s Account of the Troubled University, does what Coetzee’s jaded character could never do: write a socially responsible book about the ... (read more)