Paul Genoni

Paul Genoni is an Associate Professor with the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University. He is a former President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and with Tanya Dalziell is the author of Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964 (Monash University Publishing, 2018).

Paul Genoni reviews 'The Drover's Wife' edited by Frank Moorhouse

March 2018, no. 399 22 February 2018
Paul Genoni reviews 'The Drover's Wife' edited by Frank Moorhouse
In this collection of more than thirty pieces of fiction, journalism, criticism, academic papers, and ephemera (acceptance speeches, parliamentary questions, university course outlines), Frank Moorhouse gives evidence of, and attempts to explain, the durability of Henry Lawson’s classic short story ‘The Drover’s Wife’ in Australian cultural life. Moorhouse’s interest encompasses not only ... (read more)

Hydra as intimate theatre by Paul Genoni

December 2016, no. 387 25 November 2016
In late 1963, Rodney Hall – an aspiring but unpublished poet and novelist – travelled through Greece’s Saronic islands with his wife and their infant daughter. Shortly after Christmas they found themselves on the island of Hydra, where they fell into the company of expatriate Australian writers George Johnston and his wife Charmian Clift, whose time on the island was drawing to a close after ... (read more)

Paul Genoni reviews 'A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela' by Dee Nolan

May 2011, no. 331 21 April 2011
Paul Genoni reviews 'A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela' by Dee Nolan
In 2010, some 272,461 pilgrims received a Compostela (a certificate of completion) upon reaching the city of Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The great majority of these had arrived by walking, having covered at least one hundred kilometres on foot in order to qualify. Most, however, had travelled considerably further, using the network of medieval pilgrim routes that cobweb across sout ... (read more)