Dr Emily Potter

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Research)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide, 1997
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide, 1998
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide, 2003

Contact

e.potter@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46842

Research interests

Literature and climate change

Literary and cultural studies approaches to the environment, including cities and architectures;

The politics of place, place-making and belonging;

The efficacy of texts and writing - the question of what literature can do in the world.

Teaching interests

Literature and the environment, especially climate change, literature and place, contemporary Australian literature, American literature, African American literature.

Units taught

T1 Unit Chair ALL381 'Literary Ecologies: (Re)imagining our Place in the World'

T2 Unit Chair ALL706 'Histories, Fictions'

Knowledge areas

Literary and cultural studies; literature and climate change; environmental humanities; post-colonial and Australian literature; architectural and place-making theory

Projects

New Literary History for Regional Australian Futures: A Literary History of the Mallee Region (with Dr Brigid Magner, RMIT)

Literature and Place-Making in Late Modernity: An Australian and International Study (with Dr Kirsten Seale, UTS)

Forthcoming monograph:

Fieldnotes on Belonging: Australian literature and the politics of place will be published by Intellect in 2017.

Publications

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2016

Teaching climate change at the end of nature: post-colonial Australia, Indigenous realism and Alexis Wright's The Swan Book

E Potter

(2016), pp. 225-232, Teaching climate change in the humanities, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2015

Plastic water the social and material life of bottled water

G Hawkins, E Potter, K Race

(2015), Cambridge, M.A., A1

book
2014

Programme: dreaming, timekeeping, becoming

E Potter

(2014), pp. 100-120, Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures Australia and Beyond, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Postcolonial atmospheres: recalling our shadow places

E Potter

(2014), pp. 75-86, By-Roads and Hidden Treasures Mapping Cultural Assets in Regional Australia, Crawley, W. A., B1-1

chapter

Scarcity and the making of bottled water markets in Chennai, India

E Potter

(2014), pp. 105-114, Informal urban street markets : international perspectives, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2013

Climate change and non-Indigenous belonging in postcolonial Australia

E Potter

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 30-40, Continuum, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2012

Introduction : making Indigenous place in the Australian city

E Potter

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 131-142, Postcolonial studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2011

Indigenous place-making in the city : dispossessions, occupations and implications for cultural architecture

J McGaw, A Pieris, E Potter

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 296-311, Architectural theory review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Introducing ethical consumption

T Lewis, E Potter

(2011), pp. 3-23, Ethical consumption : a critical introduction, Oxon, U. K., B1

chapter

Drinking to live : the work of ethically-branded bottled water

E Potter

(2011), pp. 116-130, Ethical consumption : a critical introduction, Oxon, England, B1

chapter
2010

The ethics of rural place-making : public space, poetics, and the ontologies of design

E Potter

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, Cultural studies review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2009

Making water public

E Potter

(2009), pp. 159-169, Culture, politics, ethics: interdisciplinary reflections, Oxfordshire, England, B1

chapter

Calculating interests : climate change and the politics of life

E Potter

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

Environmental art and the production of publics : responding to environmental change

E Potter

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, The international journal of the arts in society, Altona, Vic., C1

journal

A new environmental design : sustainable place making in postcolonial Australia

E Potter

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 697-707, Continuum : journal of media and cultural studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Climate change and the problem of representation

E Potter

(2009), pp. 69-79, Australian humanities review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Footprints in the Mallee

E Potter

(2009), pp. 65-74, Landscapes and learning : place studies for a global world, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Sustaining collaborations : creative research and cross-cultural engagement

E Potter, J McGaw

(2009), pp. 1-8, ANZAScA 2009 : Performative ecologies in the built environment / Sustainable research across disciplines : Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, E1

conference
2008

Communicating climate change: public responsiveness and matters of concern

E Potter, C Oster

(2008), pp. 116-126, Media international Australia, incorporating culture and policy, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal

Australia and the new geographies of climate change

E Potter, P Starr

(2008), pp. 127-138, Australian humanities review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

A sustainable practice: rethinking nature in cultural research

E Potter

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 171-178, Continuum, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Reimagining place : the possibilities of Paul Carter's 'Nearamnew'

E Potter

(2007), pp. 246-258, Fresh water : new perspectives on water in Australia, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Introduction

E Potter, S McKenzie

(2007), pp. 1-7, Fresh water: new perspectives on water in Australia, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Beyond the Rabbit-Proof Fence : audience response and an ethic of care

K Schaffer, E Potter

(2007), pp. 187-202, Australia - who cares?, Perth, W.A., B1-1

chapter
2006

The art of speaking at that place: Paul Carter's Golden Grove and mythopoeic practice.

E Potter

(2006), Vol. 66, pp. 181-196, Southerly : the magazine of the Australian English Association, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Waste matter: potatoes, thing-power and biosociality

G Hawkins, E Potter

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 104-115, Cultural studies review, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal

Andrew McGahan's The White Earth and the ecological poetics of memory

E Potter

(2006), Vol. 20, pp. 177-182, Antipodes, Brooklyn, N.Y., C1-1

journal
2005

Ecological crisis and Australian literary representation

E Potter

(2005), pp. 1-8, Australian humanities review, Bundoora, Vic., C1-1

journal
2004

Disorienting horizons : encountering the past in Chloe Hooper's A Child's Book of True Crime

E Potter

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 95-102, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Toowoomba, Qld., C1-1

journal

Rabbit-Proof Fence , relational ecologies and the commodification of indigenous experience

E Potter, K Schaffer

(2004), pp. 1-9, Australian humanities review, Bundoora, Vic., C1-1

journal

Ecological becoming and the marketplace of knowledge

E Potter

(2004), pp. 101-112, Innovation and tradition : the arts, humanities, and the knowledge economy, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

From the Tap to the Bottle: an international study of the social and material life of bottled water

A/Prof Gay Hawkins, Dr Kane Race, Dr Emily Potter

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2010: $5,000
  • 2009: $20,000

Indigenous Placemaking in Central Melbourne: Representations, Practices and Creative Research (DU component)

Dr Janet McGaw, Dr Emily Potter

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2012: $10,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Landscaping to Manufacturing: The Wool Industry in Geelong

Prof Clare Bradford, Prof Hisham Elkadi, A/Prof Dirk De Bruyn, Prof Andrea Witcomb, Dr Emily Potter

  • 2013: $5,000

Other Funding Sources

The Cultural Research Network

Prof Graeme Turner, Dr Emily Potter

  • 2012: $2,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

David Sydney Harris

Thesis entitled: Contemporary Australian Novels and Crises of Ecologies

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts