Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
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.