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Susan K Martin

Susan K. Martin is Professor in English and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) for the College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce at La Trobe University. She teaches Australian studies and Victorian literature, and publishes on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Australian literature and culture. Her books include Reading the Garden: the Settlement of Australia with Katie Holmes and Kylie Mirmohamadi (MUP, 2008), Colonial Dickens (ASP, 2012), and Sensational Melbourne (ASP, 2011), both with Kylie Mirmohamadi.

Susan K. Martin reviews 'Cyril Hopkins’ Marcus Clarke' edited by Laurie Hergenhan, Ken Stewart and Michael Wilding

October 2009, no. 315 01 October 2009
The slightly odd title of this volume – not Marcus Clarke, but Cyril Hopkins’ Marcus Clarke – is reminiscent of a spate of movies in the 1990s, including Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Those weren’t the authentic products, but this book does present Hopkins’s Clarke, in that much of the volume is made up of his childhood memories of the author of For the Term ... (read more)

Susan K. Martin reviews 'Wild Bleak Bohemia' by Michael Wilding

June-July 2015, no. 372 29 May 2015
‘The mind retires from such speculation, unsatisfied but impressed’ Joseph Furphy, Such is Life Michael Wilding’s biographical study traces in minute detail the interwoven lives of Adam Lindsay Gordon, Marcus Clarke, and Henry Kendall as their destinies converged on Melbourne and the Yorick Club from 1868. The Yorick started its life as a club for literary men, although this term came to b ... (read more)