Dr Emily Potter

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Literary Studies

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 politics

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, literature and place, contemporary Australian literature, American literature, African American literature.

Units taught

I am unit chair of ALL274 (Supernatural Literatures), AAR412 (Honours theory), and ALL784 (Writing and Film) for 2014. I am off-campus coordinator for ALL102 (From Horror to Romance) for 2014.

Knowledge areas

Literary and cultural studies; environmental humanities; architectural and place-making theory

Projects

Forthcoming monographs:

Fieldnotes on Belonging: Australian ecologies (sole authored) will be published by Intellect in 2015.

Plastic Water: the social and political life of bottled water, co-authored with Gay Hawkins (UQ) and Kane Race (USyd) will be published by MIT press in 2015.

Publications

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2015

Plastic water the social and material life of bottled water

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

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

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2014

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2013

Climate change and non-Indigenous belonging in postcolonial Australia

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2012

Introduction : making Indigenous place in the Australian city

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2011

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Introducing ethical consumption

Tania Lewis, Dr Emily Potter

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

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

Dr Janet McGaw, Anoma Pieris, Dr Emily Potter

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

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2010

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2009

Making water public

Dr Emily Potter

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

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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A new environmental design : sustainable place making in postcolonial Australia

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Footprints in the Mallee

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Climate change and the problem of representation

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Sustaining collaborations : creative research and cross-cultural engagement

Dr Emily Potter, Dr Janet 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

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Calculating interests : climate change and the politics of life

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2008

Australia and the new geographies of climate change

Dr Emily Potter, Paul Starr

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

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A sustainable practice: rethinking nature in cultural research

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Communicating climate change: public responsiveness and matters of concern

Dr Emily Potter, Candice Oster

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

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2007

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

Kay Schaffer, Dr Emily Potter

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

chapter

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Introduction

Dr Emily Potter, Stephen Mckenzie

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

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2006

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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Waste matter: potatoes, thing-power and biosociality

A/Prof Gay Hawkins, Dr Emily Potter

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

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2005

Ecological crisis and Australian literary representation

Dr Emily Potter

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

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2004

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

Dr Emily Potter

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

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

Dr Emily Potter, Kay Schaffer

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

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Ecological becoming and the marketplace of knowledge

Dr Emily Potter

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

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