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Brigitta Olubas

Brigitta Olubas is professor of English at UNSW Sydney. She writes and researches primarily on Australian literature. Her most recent book is Shirley Hazzard: A writing life (Virago, 2022).

'"In more than one place": Cosmopolitanism in the work of Shirley Hazzard' by Brigitta Olubas

April 2010, no. 320 01 April 2010
In October 2009, Shirley Hazzard spoke at the New York launch of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature. Hazzard read from People in Glass Houses, her early collection of satirical stories about the UN bureaucracy. Her appearance serves to remind Australian readers that Hazzard continues to occupy a defining, if somewhat attenuated, place within the expansive field of what Nicholas J ... (read more)

Brigitta Olubas reviews 'Bronwyn Oliver: Strange things' by Hannah Fink

May 2018, no. 401 26 April 2018
Almost twelve years after her death, Bronwyn Oliver (1959–2006) remains one of Australia’s best-known sculptors; her artistic legacy supported by the prolific outputs of an intense and high-profile studio practice across three decades, by public, private, and corporate commissions, and by a string of prizes, awards, and fellowships. She is admired now, as she was throughout her career, as an a ... (read more)

Brigitta Olubas reviews 'Australian Literary Studies', Vol. 28, no. 1-2, edited by Leigh Dale and Tanya Dalziell

September 2014, no. 364 01 September 2014
This is a thoughtful and timely issue of Australian Literary Studies (ALS), one of Australia’s most substantial scholarly journals. It brings together scholars from institutions across Australia, India, and New Zealand to reflect on the state of the discipline of English in the context of a number of recent upheavals, including those directly relating to print media, including literature, which ... (read more)

Brigitta Olubas reviews 'Broomstick: Personal reflections of Leonie Kramer' by Leonie Kramer

November 2012, no. 346 25 October 2012
Broomstick: Personal Reflections of Leonie Kramer has been some years in the writing, and is published now only with the assistance of Leonie Kramer’s friends, former colleagues, and daughters, with the delay ultimately due, the Preface informs us, to the progression of the author’s dementia. As the memoir of a very public figure whose name and decisive actions marked the national fields of br ... (read more)