Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Laura is an HDR Candidate in English at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis explores the works of two Indigenous women writers, Lee Maracle of Canada and Alexis Wright of Australia. It is an analysis of the ability of literary fiction to transcend national borders and histories while engaging readers in a process of witnessing the violence of those structures. Specifically interested in how Indigenous concepts of story and story-work inform the literary worlds of Maracle and Wright, Laura is working on developing a theory of reading-as-witnessing as it relates to their bodies of writing.
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2014 University of Guelph Canada Master of Arts 2008 - 2012 University of Guelph Canada Bachelor of Arts (Hon.)
Research InterestsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History Anthropology Australian History Australian Literature British and Irish Literature British History Comparative Literature Studies Creative Writing Cultural Studies Cultural Theory Culture, Gender, Sexuality Diasporas European Literature Feminist Theory Gender Studies Historical Studies International Relations Literary Studies Literary Theory Literatures in English North American History North American Literature Pacific Literature Pedagogy Philosophy of Specific Cultures Political Philosophy Studies in Creative Arts and Writing Transnationalism
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