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Maggie Nolan

Maggie Nolan

Maggie Nolan is the Director of AustLit and Associate Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the University of Queensland.

‘Information and transformation: The continuing expansion of AustLit’ by Maggie Nolan

May 2024, no. 464 22 April 2024
Say, you’re a school teacher in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and you’re looking for a play for your class to perform that is set in Broome. Or maybe you’re a crime writer playing with the idea of writing a novel set in Sydney and want to check out what other crime novels have been set there. Perhaps you just found out that your great aunt once wrote a series of poems, and you w ... (read more)

Maggie Nolan reviews ‘One Another’ by Gail Jones

March 2024, no. 462 22 February 2024
It is 1992, the year of the Mabo judgment, and Helen, a scholarship student from Tasmania, is undertaking a PhD at Cambridge, writing a thesis titled ‘Cryptomodernism and Empire’. It is on Joseph Conrad, a writer about whom her peers are contemptuous. Helen is dealing with a forlorn and dismissive supervisor, and the disappointment that her experience abroad was not what she had expected. Her ... (read more)