Georgia Phillips

Dr Georgia Phillips

Lecturer, Creative Writing

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Dr. Georgia Rose Phillips is an award-winning writer who publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction, literary criticism and academic scholarship.

She joined the school of Humanities as Lecturer in Creative Writing (Level B) at the beginning of 2023, after teaching across the Creative Writing Program at The University of New South Wales (UNSW). She holds a BA. English Literature with First Class Honours in Creative Writing and a PhD in Creative Writing (UNSW). Prior to her postgraduate studies, Georgia worked as both a writer and editor in print and digital media and as a freelance academic editor for scholars both inside and outside the discipline.

In 2018, Georgia’s novella-length work, Holocene, was shortlisted, and then, highly commended for the Scribe nonfiction literary prize. In 2021, her short story, New Balance, was a fiction winner in the Ultimo Literary Prize. In 2022, her short story, Beyond the Marram Grass, was a shortlisted finalist in the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS) Prize.

Her debut literary-historical novel, The Bearcat, is forthcoming publication with Picador (Aus/NZ) early 2025. She is currently working on a book length collection of poems provisionally titled, The Languid Hours, and her second novel, The Aesthete.

Her work appears in a mix of leading Australian and International literary and academic journals, books and presses such as Antipodes, Going Down Swinging, Everything, All At Once: Fiction and Poetry from 30 of Australia’s Best Writers Under 30 (Ultimo Press), Literary Veganism, Meniscus Literary Journal, Overland, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, Social Alternatives, The Conversation, TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, The Historical Novels Review, Verity La, Wheeler Centre Notes and more.

Georgia’s research area is focused on exploring emergent and experimental/literary narrative modes, literary aesthetics, and the legacy of literary modernism on contemporary writing. More recently, she has been focusing on post-postmodern literary historical writings and the philosophical, ethical and ideological implications of re-working modernist aesthetic strategies to negotiate historiography in fiction.

She has a keen research interest in the phenomenological process of literary composition, psychoanalysis, literary modernism, literary aesthetics, contemporary feminism and life writing, LGBTQIA+ literature and representation, narrative depictions and treatment of time and temporality, the philosophy of history and pastness, narratology, contemporary poetry and poetics, and ecocriticism/eco-feminism. She is interested in animal ethics and literature's role in challenging speciesism.

Georgia is represented by Jane Novak at Jane Novak Literary Agency: https://www.janenovak.com/

Her website can be viewed here: https://www.georgiarosephillips.com/

Publications:

Books:
Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2025. The Bearcat: A Novel. Picador; Aus/NZ. (forthcoming)

Prose:
Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "Beyond the Marram Grass", Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature. https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/27/article/906031/pdf

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2021. “New Balance”, Everything, All At Once: Fiction and Poetry from 30 of Australia's Best Writers Under 30. https://www.ultimopress.com.au/everythingallatonce

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2021. “Red Carnation”, Meniscus Literary Journal, Vol. 9.1. https://www.meniscus.org.au/Vol9.Iss1.pdf

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2021. "The RRP of Narrative", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 25.1 April. https://textjournal.scholasticahq.com/article/23504-text-prose-april-2021

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "Passionfruit Politics", Social Alternatives: Music, Performance, and Protest. Vol. 39. 4. https://socialalternatives.com/sa_issue/music-performance-and-protest/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "Loud", Verity La, November.
https://verityla.com/2020/11/12/loud-georgia-rose/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "On the Obfuscations of Language”, TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 24. 2. October.
https://www.textjournal.com.au/oct20/phillips_prose.pdf

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2019. "Saving Face", Wheeler Centre Notes. https://www.wheelercentre.com/notes/saving-face

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2019. “A Brief History of Climate Terminology: A reflection on the connection between language and politics in climate discussions.” The Quo, 21st June.
https://www.thequo.com.au/stories/504-a-brief-history-of-climate-terminology

Poetry​:
Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "Logos", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "Franklin St", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "St Peters", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "Marion", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "The Dreamhouse", TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (Forthcoming).

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "Aubade", Meniscus Literary Journal, Vol.

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "Cafeteria Lunch", Social Alternatives: Australian Election. Volume 41:4.

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "After Disgrace", Literary Veganism: An Online Journal, August. https://www.litvegan.net/2023/08/poetry-by-georgia-rose-phillips.html

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2022. “Noble Rot”, Overland. Issue 248: Spring.
Also, online: https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-248/poetry-noble-rot/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2021. “The Wedding”, Going Down Swinging. https://goingdownswinging.org.au/archives/the-wedding/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "What the Night Asks", Literary Veganism: An Online Journal, August. https://www.litvegan.net/2020/08/poetry-by-georgia-rose-phillips.html

Book Chapters/Academic Scholarship/Articles​:
Phillips, Georgia Rose. 20204. "Vanity, money and 'angry masculine impastos': Liam Pieper's Appreciation is a mordant tale of a tragically flawed artist", The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/vanity-money-and-angry-masculine-impastos-liam-piepers-appreciation-is-a-mordant-tale-of-a-tragically-flawed-artist-225458

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2024. "Tenderness and technical mastery: Anne Michaels' poetic novel Held expands on the possibilities of historical fiction", The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/tenderness-and-technical-mastery-anne-michaels-poetic-novel-held-expands-the-possibilities-of-historical-fiction-219801

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "Anne Enright’s bold new novel The Wren, The Wren is the work of a writer at the height of her power", The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/anne-enrights-bold-new-novel-the-wren-the-wren-is-the-work-of-a-writer-at-the-height-of-her-power-212193

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. "Historical Form and Formlessness: An Aesthetics of Subversion in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Novel The End of Days (2014)", Clio Reflects XXI Historical Fiction by Women and about Women. Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming)

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2019. “Empathy and history: historical understanding in re-enactment, hermeneutics and education.” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2020.1675995.

Literary Criticism:
Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. “Review of Fiona Kelly McGregor's Iris”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue. 97. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/iris/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2023. “Review of Anna Funder's Wifedom: Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue. 97. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/wifedom-mrs-orwells-invisible-life/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2022. “Review of Mark Lamprell's The Secret Wife”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue. 97. 97. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-secret-wife-2/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2022. “Review of Nicolas Rothwell's Red Heaven”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue 96. 96. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/red-heaven/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2021. “Review of Steven Conte’s Tolstoy's Estate”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue 95. August. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-tolstoy-estate/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. “Review of Melissa Ashley’s The Bee and the Orange Tree”, The Historical Novels Review. Issue 94. October.
https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-bee-and-the-orange-tree/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "Review of Klaus Gietinger's The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg", The Historical Novels Review. Print Issue 93. August. Also online:
https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-murder-of-rosa-luxemburg/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. “Review of Favell Parrot’s There Was Still Love”, The Historical Novels Review. Print Issue 92. May. Also online: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/there-was-still-love/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. “Review of Michelle Arrow’s The Seventies: The Personal, The Political and the Making of Modern Australia”, The Historical Novels Review. Print Issue 91. February. Also online: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-seventies-the-personal-the-political-and-the-making-of-modern-australia/

Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2019. "Review of Miriam Sved's A Universe of Sufficient Size." The Historical Novels Review, Print issue 90. Also online: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/a-universe-of-sufficient-size/

Courses she convenes and teaches into at The University of Adelaide:
CRWR2013: The Writer's Voice: Intersections in Creative Writing
CRWR2016: Narrative: Where the Story Starts
CRWR3002: The Art of the Novel
CRWR1001: Creative Writing The Essentials

Past courses taught at The University of New South Wales:
Arts1010 The Life of Words
Arts 1011 Inventing the Self: Creative Writing in the Digital Age
Arts 3023 Advanced Fiction Writing

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of New South Wales Australia PhD Creative Writing/Literary Studies
    The University of New South Wales Australia Honours, Class 1. Creative Writing/Literary Studies
    The University of New South Wales Australia BA. English Literature
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Phillips, G. (2023). Beyond the Marram Grass. Antipodes: a global journal of Australian/New Zealand literature.
    2021 Phillips, G. (2021). Phillips, Georgia Rose. "Review of Favel Parrett’s There Was Still Love", The Historical Novels Review. Issue 92. May 2020.. The Historical Novels Review.
    2020 Phillips, G. (2020). Phillips, Georgia Rose. "Review of Melissa Ashley’s The Bee and the Orange Tree", The Historical Novels Review. Issue 94. October. 2020.. The Historical Novels Review.
    2020 Phillips, G. (2020). Phillips, Georgia Rose. 2020. "Review of Klaus Gietinger’s The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg", The Historical Novels Review. Issue 93. August.. The Historical Novels Review.
    2020 Phillips, G. R. (2020). Review of Michelle Arrow’s The Seventies : The Personal, The Political and The Making of Modern Australia by Michelle Arrow. Historical Novel Review.
    2020 Phillips, G. R. (2020). Passionfruit Politics. SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, 39(4), 60.
    2020 Phillips, G. R. (2020). Empathy and history: historical understanding in re-enactment, hermeneutics and education. Rethinking History, 24(1), 116-118.
    DOI
    2019 Phillips, G. (2019). Review of Miriam Sved’s A Universe of Sufficient Size. Historical Novel Review, 56.
    2019 Phillips, G. (2019). Rage Continued: A Review of Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad. Tharunka.
    2019 Phillips, G. (2019). A Brief History of Climate Terminology: A reflection on the connection between language and politics in climate discussions. The Quo.
    - Phillips, G. R. (n.d.). The Shelters of Imagination: Logos, Franklin Street, St Peters, Marion and The Dreamhouse. TEXT, 28(Special 71).
    DOI
  • Original Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2019 Authors: Phillips G. Title: Saving Face. Description: N/A. Extent: 1234 words.
    2018 Authors: Phillips G. Title: Crocheting Dissent. Description: N/A. Extent: 666 words.
  • Position: Lecturer, Creative Writing
  • Email: georgia.phillips@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor Sixth Floor
  • Room: 608
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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