Maggie Tonkin

Dr Maggie Tonkin

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research ranges from literary studies to dance and performance studies.  My literary interests are in twentieth and twenty-first century literature, with special interests in postmodernism and women's writing. I have published widely on the British writer Angela Carter, including the monograph, Angela Carter and Decadence: Critical Fictions/Fictional Critiques (Palgrave, 2012). I sit on the International Advisory Panel of the Angela Carter Society and regularly publish articles and book chapters in Carter studies. Current projects include an examination of the literary and wider cultural impact of existential psychiatrist R.D. Laing.

I have a dance background and write and review regularly for the national dance magazine, Dance Australia, and also sit on a number of judging panels for various dance awards. I also am a member of the Adelaide Critics Circle. My monograph FIFTY: Half a Century of Australian Dance Theatre, a history of Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company, was published in 2016 by Wakefield Press. I am currently researching the choreographic process of Meryl Tankard, one of Australia’s most significant choreographers, for which I was awarded a National Library of Australia Fellowship (2018).

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2016 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Research Award Shortlisted, Hazel Rowley Fellowship for Biography Hazel Rowley Foundation Australia
    2018 Fellowship Australian National Library Fellowhip 2019 National Library of Australia Australia $25,000
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Literary Studies

I convene a number of survey courses in literary studies:

ENGL 3047: Rhapsody and Revolution: Romanticism and its Legacies

ENGL 2051: Literature and Society in Victorian Britain

ENGL 3051:  Modernisms

ENGL 3045: The Question of Postmodernism: Texts and Issues

I also team teach into Icons of Decadence and Introduction to English.

Bachelor of Creative Arts

I convene the core subjects in the Bachelor of Creative Arts:

CRARTS 1001: What is this Thing Called Art?

CRARTS 2002: Creativity and the Adelaide Festival

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Musllim Women's Identity in a Changing World: the Fiction of Leila Aboulela Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Najla Fahad Alyabis
    2019 Co-Supervisor Reflections on Women's Stories and Feminist Critical Theory Since the 19th Century Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Meg Madden
    2018 Co-Supervisor Comparing 'a' by Andy Warhal and Line 1072 of Aeschylus, Agamemnon Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Edith Mina Lyre
    2018 Principal Supervisor Re-writing the witch: female magic and feminist identity in children's and young adult literature Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brydie Kosmina
    2018 Co-Supervisor Epistolary Novel about the Influence of Enid Blyton on Australian Cultural Identity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Angela Kingston
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Bound by Narrative: 'Reading' the Female Body and Genre in Nineteenth-Century British Literature Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Charlotte Eliza Brake Kelso
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Me, Myself and the Other: Self-reflexivity in Travel Writing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Tina Morganella
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor 'Petticoated Police,' 'Intimate Watching' and Private Agency(ies): Reading the Female Detective of Fin-de-siecle British Literature Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Genevieve Lauren Seys
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor 'Passionately Subjective': Challenges to Identity in the Works of Amy Levy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Carolyn Louise Lake
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135623
  • Email: maggie.tonkin@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4341
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 6
  • Room: 6 11
  • Org Unit: English and Creative Writing

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