A/Prof. Maria Takolander

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2004

Biography

Maria Takolander was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1973. She is a fiction writer, poet, scholar, public artist, interviewer, reviewer and educator.

She is the author of six books: a collection of short stories, The Double (Text 2013); four books of poems, Trigger Warning (UQP 2021), The End of the World (Giramondo 2014), Ghostly Subjects (Salt 2009), and Narcissism (Whitmore Press 2005); and a work of literary criticism, Catching Butterflies: Bringing Magical Realism to Ground (Peter Lang 2007). She is also co-editor of The Limits of Life Writing (Routledge, 2018).

Maria's fiction has received various grants and prizes. The Double (and Other Stories) won a $25,000 Australia Council 'New Work' grant; was a finalist in the 2015 $30,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature; and was named a best book of 2013 by The Australian and other forums. The inaugural winner of the Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley short story prize, Maria's stories have also been anthologised nationally and internationally. She is finishing a novel for Text Publishing, supported by a $40,000 Australia Council 'New Work' grant, a Neilma Sidney Travel Fund grant, and residencies at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland and Bundanon in NSW.

Maria's poetry has been similarly acclaimed. Trigger Warning was named one of the most anticipated book releases of 2021 by The Australian; The End of the World was named a best book of 2014 by Australian Book Review and reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books; and Ghostly Subjects was short-listed for a 2010 Queensland Premier's Prize. Maria's poems have also been widely anthologised, appearing annually in The Best Australian Poems (Black Inc) and/or The Best Australian Poetry (UQP) from 2005, as well as in various other national and international poetry anthologies. A program about her poetry aired on Radio National in 2015, and her poetry has been translated into Spanish, French, German, Macedonian and Chinese. She has also performed her poetry on ABC TV and at numerous festivals, including the 2017 International Poetry Festival of Medellín in Colombia. In addition, her words appear on plaques at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and in the Geelong CBD.

Maria's literary scholarship focuses on two areas: magical realist literature (in relation to Australian and international fiction, indigeneity, postcolonialism and feminism); and theories of creativity (in relation to mental illness, theories of embodied cognition, neuroscience, and socio-material practice.) She has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in both areas, most recently in The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (UK).

A full list of Maria's grants, prizes and publications in all genres is available on her website: www.mariatakolander.com

Maria is an Associate Professor in Writing and Literature at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, where she has been the recipient of institutional teaching awards, including 2016 Faculty of Arts and Education awards for PhD supervision and Workplace Integrated Learning, and a 2013 Vice Chancellor's Special Recognition Award. She pioneered Deakin University's unique 1-year PhD by Prior Publication for established writers. She supervises PhD students who work in her areas of research expertise and interest.

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Research interests

Magical realist literature (in relation to irony, postcolonialism, feminism, Indigenous writing, trauma, and fakes)

Theories of creativity (in relation to mental illness, theories of embodied cognition, neuroscience, and socio-material practice)

Gothic & science fiction

Animal studies

Digital literature and gaming (in relation to mainstream publishing)

Creative practice in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry

Units taught

ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and its Revisions

ALL705 Vision and Revision: Short Stories Now

Honours supervisions

MA and PhD supervisions

Awards

2021 Resident at Bundanon NSW

2020 Resident at Arteles Creative Centre, Finland

2019 #3,177 Neilma Sidney Travel Fund

2018 Long-listed for the $15,000 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize

2018 Long-listed for the $15,000 Newcastle Poetry Prize

2018 Finalist for the $10,000 Red Room Poetry Fellowship

2016 Faculty of Arts and Education Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision

2016 Faculty of Arts and Education Award for Excellence in Workplace Integrated Learning

2015 $40,000 Australia Council New Work Grant

2015 The Double short-listed for $30,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature Best New Writing

2013 Vice Chancellor's Special Recognition Award

2012 $25,000 Australia Council New Work Grant

2010 $5,000 Faculty of Arts and Education Teaching and Learning Grant

2010 Winner of inaugural Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

2010 Ghostly Subjects short-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Award

2010 Faculty of Arts and Education Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

2008 Faculty of Arts and Education Award for Excellence in Teaching

2006 $4,817 Faculty of Arts and Education Priming Grant

2005 Short-listed for inaugural Australian Book Review Peter Porter Poetry Prize       

1991 Winner of Judah Waten Short Story Competition

Publications

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2021

Unborn

Maria Takolander

(2021), pp. 44-45, What We Carry: Poetry on Childbearing, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Seed

Maria Takolander

(2021), pp. 72-73, What We Carry: Poetry on Childbearing, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Post-partum

Maria Takolander

(2021), pp. 100-101, What We Carry: Poetry on Childbearing, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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2020

Magical realism and Indigenous survivance in Australia: the fiction of Alexis Wright

Maria Takolander

(2020), pp. 173-196, Palgrave handbook of magical realism in the twenty-first century, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Beautiful lies: magical realism in Australasia

Maria Takolander

(2020), pp. 131-147, Magical realism and literature, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

The uncanny mask and the fiction writer

M Takolander

(2020), pp. 1-13, New writing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

On Happiness

Maria Takolander

(2020), Vol. 79, pp. 37-37, Meanjin, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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2019

Bed: a domestic history

M Takolander

(2019), Vol. X, pp. 1-1, Connotation press: an online artifact, [U.S.A], J3

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Baby monitor

M Takolander

(2019), Vol. X, pp. 1-1, Connotation press: an online artifact, [U.S.A.], J3

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Lift

M Takolander

(2019), Vol. X, pp. 1-1, Connotation press: an online artifact, [U.S.A.], J3

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Waking in the Blue

M Takolander

(2019), Cordite poetry review, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Scenes from a documentary

M Takolander

(2019), pp. 1-1, Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Lift

M Takolander

(2019), pp. 1-1, foam:e, West End, Qld., J3

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Night falling

M Takolander

(2019), pp. 1-1, foam:e, West End, Qld., J3

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Lullaby

Maria Takolander

(2019), pp. 283-284, #metoo : stories from the Australian movement, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Messages from Medellin, the murder capital

Maria Takolander

(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 192-193, Griffith Review, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Writing and its demons

M Takolander

(2019), Vol. 78, pp. 36-43, Meanjin, Melbourne, Vic., J2

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Subtopia

Maria Takolander

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 91-91, Australian Poetry Journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Bronze Stories: Geelong Unearthed

Maria Takolander

(2019), Geelong, Vic., J2

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2018

Confessional poetry and the materialisation of an autobiographical self

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 371-383, The limits of life writing, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

What games writing teaches us about creative writing: a case study of the Fulbright Company's Gone Home

M Takolander

(2018), Text, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Magical realism and the transcultural politics of irony: Alexis Wright's Plains of Promise

M Takolander

(2018), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Re-visiting Chernobyl

M Takolander

(2018), Cordite poetry review, Carlton South, Vic., J3

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Ragdoll cat

M Takolander

(2018), Vol. 77, pp. 14-14, Meanjin quarterly, Parkville, Vic., J3

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Phone

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 98-98, The island magazine, Hobart, Tas., J3

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Cuckoo clock

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 99-99, The island magazine, Hobart, Tas., J3

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Dogged

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 33-33, Signs, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Fractured states of America

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 39-43, Buying online: Newcastle Poetry Prize anthology 2018, Newcastle, N.S.W., J3

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Lullaby

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 66-68, Rabbit poetry: a journal for nonfiction poetry, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Shadow: A Parable

Maria Takolander

(2018), Vol. 77, pp. 75-75, MEANJIN, J3

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Powering down

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 1-1, Sleazemag, [Australia], J3

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Grieve, repeat

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 1-1, SleazeMag, [Australia], J3

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Goldilocks has gone missing

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 1-1, SleazeMag, [Australia], J3

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Happiness

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 1-1, SleazeMag, [Australia], J3

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Post-partum

M Takolander

(2018), La Traductiere, Paris, France, J3

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Closet Mirror

M Takolander

(2018), pp. 1-1, Stilts, Brisbane, Qld., J3

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2017

Shifting the "vantage point" to women: re-conceptualizing magical realism and trauma

M Takolander, J Langdon

(2017), Vol. 58, pp. 41-52, Critique: studies in contemporary fiction, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Confessional poetry and the materialisation of an autobiographical self

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 371-383, Life writing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Grounding the 'auto-intoxicated' romantic poet: a socio-material theory of poetic praxis

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. Special issue: prose poetry, pp. 1-11, TEXT, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Theft as creative methodology: a case study of digital narratives

M Takolander

(2017), pp. 1-10, The authorised theft: writing, scholarship, collaboration papers : The refereed proceedings of the 21st conference of the Australasian Association Of Writing Programs, 2016, Canberra AUS, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference

Shattered head

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 148, pp. 45-45, Island magazine, Hobart, Tas., J3

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Cruel

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 86-87, Kenyon Review, Gambier, Ohio, J3

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Phone

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 178-178, Revista prometeo, Medellin, Colombia, J3

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Telefono

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 179-179, Revista prometeo, Medellin, Colombia, J3

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Habitacion de hotel

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 180-180, Revista prometeo, Medellin, Colombia, J3

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Nevera

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 180-180, Revista Prometeo, Medellín, Colombia, J3

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Agave victoriae (royal agave)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, [Sydney, N.S.W.], J3

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Agave franzosini (grey ghost)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, [Sydney, N.S.W.], J3

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Echinopsis spachiana (torch cactus)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, [Sydney, N.S.W.], J3

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Euphorbia caput-medusae (Medusa's head)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, [Sydney, N.S.W.], J3

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Cleistocactus winter (golden rat tail)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, [Sydney, N.S.W.], J3

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Echinocactus grusonii (golden barrel cactus)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Cereus peruvianus (Peruvian apple or apple cactus)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Ceiba insignis (white silk floss tree)

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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The bean seller's tale

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Guilfoyle's volcano

M Takolander

(2017), Red room poetry, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Guilfoyle's volcano

M Takolander

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Nox

M Takolander

(2017), pp. 146-147, The best Australian poems 2017, Collingwood, Vic., J3

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Roca

M Takolander

(2017), pp. 1-1, Downunder Literatura, [Australia], J3

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Guilfoyle's volcano

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 64-65, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Haiku for the anthropocene

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 66-67, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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The beanseller's tale

M Takolander

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 68-68, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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2016

Theorising Irony and Trauma in Magical Realism: Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Alexis Wright's The Swan Book

M Takolander

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 95-122, Ariel: a review of international english literature, Baltimore, Md, C1

journal article

'A dark / Inscrutable workmanship:' Shining a 'scientific' light on emotion and poiesis

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 1-1, AXON: Creative Explorations, Canberra, A. C. T., C1

journal article

Deja vu

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 14-14, Australian book review, Southbank, Vic., J3

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Nox

M Takolander

(2016), Cordite, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Daddy

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 96-96, Island magazine, Charlottetown, P.E.I., J3

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Argument

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 97-97, Island magazine, Charlottetown, P.E.I., J3

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Argument

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 160-161, The Best Australian Poems 2016, Carlton, Vic., J3

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Prosthetic

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 553-553, Contemporary Australian poetry, Glebe, N.S.W., J3

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Convicts

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 553-554, Contemporary Australian poetry, Glebe, J3

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Stalin confesses

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 554-555, Contemporary Australian poetry, Glebe, N.S.W., J3

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Foetal movement

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 555-555, Contemporary Australian poetry, Glebe, N.S.W., J3

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Rock

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 167-167, Writing to the wire, Crawley, W.A., J3

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Unborn

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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The arrivals

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Post-partum

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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47 degrees

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Night feed

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Utopia

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 1-1, Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Diurnal

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Sleep

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 1-1, Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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The interpretation of dreams

M Takolander

(2016), Double dialogues, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Протетски

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 437-437, Антологија на современата австралиска поезија/Anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, [Struga, Macedonia], J3

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Осуденици

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 438-438, Антологија на современата австралиска поезија/Anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, [Struga, Macedonia], J3

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Сталин признава

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 439-440, Антологија на современата австралиска поезија, Macedonia, J3

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Движење на фетусот

M Takolander

(2016), pp. 441-441, Антологија на современата австралиска поезија, Macedonia, J3

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Schornstein

M Takolander

(2016), Vol. 145, pp. 102-102, Lichtungen, Graz, Austria, J3

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Strafgefangene

M Takolander

(2016), Vol. 145, pp. 102-103, Lichtungen, Graz, Austria, J3

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Nächtliche beköstigung

M Takolander

(2016), Vol. 145, pp. 103-103, Lichtungen, Graz, Austria, J3

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2015

From the 'mad' poet to the 'embodied' poet: reconceptualising creativity through cognitive science paradigms

M Takolander

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 1-17, Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Sydney, N. S. W., C1

journal article

Transition

M Takolander

(2015), pp. 231-240, A kind of compass: stories on distance, Dublin, Ireland, J2

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Knife

M Takolander

(2015), pp. 32-33, The best Australian poems 2015, Collingwood, Vic., J3

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2014

Doubling up: finding inspiration in life and literature

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 40-47, Cracking the spine: ten short Australian stories and how they were written, Strawberry Hills, N. S. W., B1

book chapter

Dissanayake's 'motherese' and poetic praxis: theorising emotion and inarticulacy

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A. C. T., C1

journal article

After Romanticism, psychoanalysis and postmodernism: new paradigms for theorising creativity

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1-1, Text: journal of writing and writing programs, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Magical realism and irony's 'edge': rereading magical realism and Kim Scott's Benang

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-11, Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article

Nasdijj's fake magical realist memoir: re-visioning magical realism's relationship with fakery

M Takolander, A Miller

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-17, Postcolonial text, Surrey, Canada, C1

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The end of the world

M Takolander

(2014), Artarmon, NSW, J1

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Three sisters

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 29-39, Cracking the spine : ten short Australian stories and how they were written, Strawberry Hills, NSW, J2

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The dream

M Takolander

(2014), Land before lines: a photographic portrait series of contemporary Victorian poets, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Three sisters

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 1-1, Electric literature, New York, N. Y., J2

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Three sisters

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 117-125, Stonecutter, New York, N.Y., J2

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Missing in action; Mushrooms; Huskies

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 4, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, ACT, J3

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Mushrooms

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A. C. T., J3

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Huskies

M Takolander

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 1-1, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A. C. T., J3

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Geography lessons

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 478-478, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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Sleep

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 478-479, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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Witch

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 479-480, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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No man's land

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 480-480, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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Anaesthetic

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 481-482, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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Unborn

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 482-483, The turnrow anthology of contemporary Australian poetry, Monroe, LA, J3

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Witch

M Takolander

(2014), pp. 81-82, The best Australian poems 2014, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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2013

Slow man overboard: J.M. Coetzee on Australian hospitality

M Takolander

(2013), pp. 539-545, Telling stories: Australian life and literature 1935-2012, Melbourne,Vic., B1

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The double

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 1-25, Review of Australian fiction, [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Chimney

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. 72, pp. 57-57, Meanjin, Carlton, Vic., J3

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The double

M Takolander

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J1

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The obscene bird of night

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. 58, pp. 225-231, Westerly, J2

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Inheritance

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 56-57, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Epilepsy

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 58-58, Australian poetry journal, Melbourne, Australia, J3

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Chimney

M Takolander

(2013), pp. 25-25, Best Australian poems 2013, Collingwood, Vic., J3

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The Jimi Hendrix experience

M Takolander

(2013), Vol. [Wahroonga, NSW], Mascara literary review, [Wahroonga, NSW], J3

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Casino Royale

M Takolander

(2013), Mascara literary review, [Wahroonga, NSW], J3

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Paradise lost

M Takolander

(2013), pp. 1-1, The Australian, Sydney, N.S.W., J2

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PORTFOLIO (2008-2013): Poetry

M Takolander

(2013), Geelong, Vic., J1-1

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PORTFOLIO (2008-2013): Short Fiction

M Takolander

(2013), Geelong, Vic., J1-1

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2012

Electronic music studios

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 12, Fox chase review, Online, J3

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Crime scene investigation

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 133-133, Griffith Review, Sydney, Vic., J3

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Golden Sigi : an advertisement

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 39-39, Austraian book review, Richmond South, Vic., J3

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Night feed

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 37-37, Age, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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The arrivals

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 57-57, Australian poetry journal, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

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Degeneration

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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White Australia

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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Diurnal

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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The twilight zone

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 1-1, Cordite, [Carlton, Vic.], J3

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Loneliness

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 387-387, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ann Arbor, Mich., J3

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Convicts

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 394-395, Notes for the translators : from 142 New Zealand and Australian poets, Macao, China, J3

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Cesare Lombroso, criminal anthropologist

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 1-3, Higher arc, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

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Eliza's shipwreck

Maria Takolander

(2012), Vol. 57, pp. 120-121, WESTERLY, J3

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Night feed

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 25-25, The best Australian poems 2012, Collingwood, Vic., J3

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Winter war

Maria Takolander

(2012), pp. 88-88, OVERLAND, J3

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The old world

M Takolander

(2012), Vol. 38, pp. 92-92, Hecate, Brisbane, Qld., J3-1

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Three sisters

M Takolander

(2012), pp. 45-49, Australian book review, Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

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2011

Monstrous women : gothic misogyny in Monster House

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 79-93, Contemporary children's literature and film : engaging with theory, Houndmills, England, B1

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La filosofia poetica de Roankin

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 1-1, Hermano Cerdo: revista de artes marciales y literatura, [Mexico], J2

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Hide

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 1-4, Mascara literary review, Wahroonga, N.S.W., J2

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47 degrees

Maria Takolander

(2011), Vol. 56, pp. 218-218, WESTERLY, J3

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Instructions from God

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 1-2, Verity La, [Canberra, A.CT.], J3

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Hotel room

M Takolander

(2011), Moving galleries : observance, Melbourne, Vic., J2

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Sleep

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 31-31, The Age, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Stalin confesses

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 56-57, Australian poetry journal, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

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The interpretation of dreams

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 58-59, Australian poetry journal, [Melbourne, Vic.], J3

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Tableaux

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 239-240, Thirty Australian poets, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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Canasta for lovers

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 241-241, Thirty Australian poets, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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Anaesthetic

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 242-243, Thirty Australian poets, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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Unborn

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 244-245, Thirty Australian poets, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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47 degrees

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 246-246, Thirty Australian poets, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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The mirror

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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War correspondent

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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Financial advice

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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Buenos Aires

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-1, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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The ashes

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 165-165, Best Australian poems 2011, Collingwood, Vic, J3

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Violence

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 1-1, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, N.S.W., J3

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Beauty

M Takolander

(2011), pp. 1-1, Mascara Literary Review, Wahroonga, N.S.W., J3

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Utopia

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 127, pp. 12-12, Island, Sandy Bay, Tas., J3

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Bestiary

M Takolander

(2011), Vol. 71, pp. 45-45, Southerly, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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2010

Magical Realism and Fakery: After Carpentier's "Marvelous Real" and Mudrooroo's "Maban Reality"

Maria Takolander

(2010), Vol. 24, ANTIPODES-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE, C1

journal article

Critique and creativity : the pedagogical nexus between literary studies and creative writing

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 1-9, AAWP 2010 : The Strange Bedfellows or Perfect Partners Papers : the refereed proceedings of the 15th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2010, Melbourne, VIC, E1

conference

Post-partum

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 25-25, The Australian, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Why nuns are holy

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 25-25, The Australian, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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No man's land

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 48-48, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic., J3

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The end of the world

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 130-131, HEAT, Artarmon, NSW, J3

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Death in the Andes

M Takolander

(2010), Vol. 70, pp. 122-131, Southerly, Sydney, N.S.W., J2

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Dogs in space

M Takolander

(2010), Vol. 33, Cordite, Kirribilli, N.S.W., J3

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Lessons learned from literature

M Takolander

(2010), Vol. 69, pp. 108-116, Meanjin, J2

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No man's land

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 201-201, Best Australian Poems 2010, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Tourist

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 1-1, Ekleksographia, Berkeley, Calif., J3

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Sisu

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 1-1, Ekleksographia, Berkeley, Calif., J3

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Electra and Orestes

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 1-1, Ekleksographia, Berkeley, Calif., J3

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Grim

M Takolander

(2010), pp. 1-1, Ekleksographia, Berkeley, Calif., J3

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A Roankin philosophy of poetry

M Takolander

(2010), Vol. 327, pp. 46-48, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic., J2

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To the grave

M Takolander

(2010), Vol. 36, pp. 223-227, Hecate, Brisbane, Qld., J2

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2009

The sensational imagination : Ian McEwan's saturday

M Takolander

(2009), pp. 50-60, Literature and sensation, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

"Energetic Space": The Experience of Literature and Learning

Maria Takolander

(2009), Vol. 36, pp. 165-183, College Literature, C1

journal article

Ghostly subjects

M Takolander

(2009), Cambridge, England, J1

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Unborn

M Takolander

(2009), Vol. 68, pp. 219-220, Meanjin, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Nose bleed

M Takolander

(2009), pp. 142-142, Motherlode : Australian women's poetry, 1986-2008, Glebe, N.S.W., J3

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Anaesthetic

M Takolander

(2009), Vol. 118, pp. 103-104, Island : a magazine of excellence and variety, Sandy Bay, Tas., J3

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Cusco

M Takolander

(2009), Vol. 19, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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Anaesthetic

M Takolander

(2009), pp. 188-189, The best Australian poems 2009, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Witch

M Takolander

(2009), pp. 84-85, The best Australian poetry 2009, St. Lucia, Qld., J3

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The red wheelbarrow

M Takolander

(2009), pp. 217-227, Griffith review, Nathan, Qld., J2

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Domestic

M Takolander

(2009), Vol. 69, pp. 107-110, Southerly, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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2008

Witch

M Takolander

(2008), Vol. 6, pp. 17-17, Blue Dog : Australian poetry, Poetry Australian Foundation, J3

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Convicts

Maria Takolander

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 71-71, ANTIPODES-A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE, J3

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Drunk

M Takolander

(2008), pp. 127-127, The best Australian poems 2008, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Medea

M Takolander

(2008), pp. 25-25, The Australian, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

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Gothic

M Takolander

(2008), pp. 29-29, The age, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Drunk

M Takolander

(2008), Vol. July 12th, pp. 29-29, The Age, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Writer

M Takolander

(2008), Vol. 12, pp. 1-2, Text : the journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, Nathan, Qld., J3

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2007

Catching butterflies : bringing magical realism to ground

M Takolander

(2007), Bern, Germany, A1

book

Coetzee's haunting of Australian literature

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. Special Issue, pp. 37-51, Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature : JASAL, Canberra, ACT., C1

journal article

Child of night

M Takolander

(2007), pp. 29-29, The Age, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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'Franz Kafya'

Maria Takolander

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 58-59, WESTERLY, J3

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'Jorge Luis Borges'

Maria Takolander

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 59-60, WESTERLY, J3-1

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Seasonal

M Takolander

(2007), pp. 36-36, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic., J3

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Mary Shelley

M Takolander

(2007), pp. 19-19, Australian Book Review, Richmond South, Vic., J3

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Finland: fables

M Takolander

(2007), Salt Magazine, Perth, W.A., J3

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Alien signals : poems after Stanley Kubrick

M Takolander

(2007), pp. 96-97, The best Australian poems 2007, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Tableaux

M Takolander

(2007), pp. 252-253, In our own words: stories essays lyrics & verse from a generation defining itself : Volume 7, NC, USA, J3

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Reality check

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. 66, pp. 292-293, Meanjin, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Ghost story

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. 33, pp. 243-243, Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, St Lucia, Qld., J3-1

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Claude Monet

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 35-35, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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The Barwon River races

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 36-36, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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Circus

M Takolander

(2007), Vol. 17, pp. 37-37, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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2006

Narcissism : reflections

M Takolander

(2006), pp. 1-7, Double dialogues : in/stead, Canterbury, Vic., C1

journal article

Storm

M Takolander

(2006), pp. 82-84, Best Australian poetry, St. Lucia, Qld, J3

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Tableaux for Charlie

M Takolander

(2006), Vol. 51, pp. 136-137, Westerly : a quarterly review, Perth, W.A, J3

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Alien signals: poems after Stanley Kubrick

M Takolander

(2006), Vol. 66, pp. 45-46, Southerly, Sydney, N.S.W., J3

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Misogyny

M Takolander

(2006), pp. 29-29, Age, South Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Geography lessons

M Takolander

(2006), pp. 29-29, Age, South Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Canasta for lovers

M Takolander

(2006), Vol. 285, pp. 1-1, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic, J3

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Satellites (for David)

M Takolander

(2006), Vol. 16, Eureka street, Richmond, Vic., J3

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2005

You can't say no to the Beauty and the Beast : Shrek and ideology

M Takolander, D McCooey

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 5-14, Papers : explorations into children's literature, Victoria Park, W.A., C1

journal article

The unhallowed art : literature and literary fakes in Australia

M Takolander

(2005), pp. 102-114, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal article

Faking it for real

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 31, pp. 307-325, English Studies in Canada, C1-1

journal article

Narcissism

M Takolander

(2005), Geelong, Vic, J1

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Whale watching

M Takolander

(2005), pp. 13-13, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic., J3

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Whale watching

M Takolander

(2005), pp. 167-168, The best Australian poems 2005, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Narcissism

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 103, pp. 59-61, Island, Sandy Bay, Tas., J3

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Storm

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 269, pp. 23-23, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic, J3

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Ekphrasis

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 32, pp. 72-73, LiNQ, Townsville, Qld., J3

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Tides

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 41, pp. 134-134, Agenda, [East Sussex, England], J3

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Dentistry

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 39-49, Heat, Artarmon, N.S.W., J3

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Happy new year overture

M Takolander

(2005), Vol. 32, pp. 73-73, LiNQ, Townsville, Qld., J3-1

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Maria Takolander portfolio

M Takolander

(2005), Geelong, Vic., J3-1

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2004

Fakes, literary identity and public culture

M Takolander, D McCooey

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 57-65, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature : JASAL, Toowoomba, Qld, C1

journal article

Swampland: signs and visitations

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 1, pp. 177-199, Life writing, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

You Yangs

M Takolander

(2004), pp. 300-300, Writings : a book of evidence, Geelong, Vic., J3

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Minimalism and the abstract

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 263, pp. 22-22, Australian book review, Richmond South, Vic, J3

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'Peace be with you (and also with you)'

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 63, pp. 226-226, MEANJIN, J3

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Peace be with you (and also with you)

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 63, pp. 226-226, Meanjin, Melbourne, Vic., J3

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Nose bleed (for Kate)

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 18, pp. 128-128, Antipodes, Brooklyn, N.Y., J3-1

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Swampland

M Takolander

(2004), Vol. 1, pp. 27-37, Space : new writing, East Geelong, Vic., J2

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Caroline Tiffany

Thesis entitled: On The Nature Strip - an exegesis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2019

Toni Jordan

Thesis entitled: Romantic comedy: a critical and creative enactment

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Rod Jones

Thesis entitled: Rod Jones: The Practice of Fiction

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Ranika Singh

Thesis entitled: Rescuing the Princess: Challenging Gender Ideologies Through Revisionary Parody

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Claire Duffy

Thesis entitled: What's so funny: humour as a subversive technique in contemporary feminist literature

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2018

Gregory Day

Thesis entitled: The Ocean Last Night - an Exegesis & Creative Artefact

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Emma Clare Hayes

Thesis entitled: The Scarlet Legacy Representations of the Single Mother

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Jo-Anne Langdon

Thesis entitled: Working title: Magical realism as elegy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

Paul Venzo

Thesis entitled: Achipelago: a journey across poetic islands of the self

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2012

Alexandra Elizabeth Watkins

Thesis entitled: Problematic Identities in Women's Fiction of the Sri Lankan Diaspora

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2011

Alyson Miller

Thesis entitled: Scandalous Texts: The Anxieties of the Literary

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Executive Supervisor
2020

Rhett Davis

Thesis entitled: Disruption and purpose in experimental fiction and digital storytelling

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Scott Michael Pearce

Thesis entitled: Hegemonic Masculinity in Transition The Frontier Myth in Australian Westerns

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

Jennifer Anne Herbert

Thesis entitled: Revisionist historicism theory and practice: challenging national metanarratives

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2017

David Sydney Harris

Thesis entitled: Contemporary Australian Novels and Crises of Ecologies

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

John Charalambous

Thesis entitled: Writing Another

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Leslie Hartley

Thesis entitled: When Fathers Murder Sons: Male Melancholy in Dostoyevsky, Mailer and Murakami

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2009

Anne Bishop

Thesis entitled: The Work of Death in Bronte's and Dickinson's Poetry

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2008

Claire Marguerite Nihill

Thesis entitled: Escape Artists: The Female Visual Artist within Contemporary Women's Fiction

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts