Liz Allan

Liz Allan

PhD Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

I am a PhD student in Creative Writing within the School of Humanities, supervised by Professor Brian Castro and Professor Amanda Nettelbeck.

My research investigates the themes of violence and haunting in Australian road stories in comparison to the American road story tradition. I am exploring myths of homeland and expulsion in Australian road stories, particularly in relation to frontier mythology. My other interests include women’s road stories, landscape and travel writing, and Australian New Wave film.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Tutor University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction Lip Magazine Australia
    2015 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide
    2014 Award JM Coetzee English and Creative Writing Prize University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts Honours
    2006 - 2008 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Research Interests

  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83137563
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Org Unit: English, Creative Writing

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