Dr Marguerite Nolan - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

My research critically analyses representations of race and ethnicity in Australian cultural and literary production. Specifically, I focus on questions arising from literary hoaxes in the Australian context, including the nature of identity, authenticity and cultural authority.


Phone :(07) 3623 7182 (Brisbane)
Email :Marguerite.Nolan@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Race ; Ethnicity ; Reconciliation in Australian ; Australian Literature ; Literary Hoaxes ; Cultural history ; Popular Culture ; Identity ; Authenticity ; Cultural Authority ; Multculturalism ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Who's a Weird Mob? Imagining Assimilation in Postwar Australia, in Imagined Australia: Reflections around the reciprocal construction of identity between Australia and Europe

Canvassing the Issues: Indigenous Australians in Higher Education, in Indigenous Issues in Australian Universities: Research, Teaching, Support

Dealing difference: the secret of The Secret Life of Us, in Journal of Australian Studies (print version)

Mistaking Multiculturalism: Culotta, Demidenko and Khouri, in New Literature Review (print version)


The Demidenko Affair and Australian Hoaxes, in A Companion to Australia Literature Since 1900

Bitin Back': Indigenous Writing in Qld, in By the Book: A Literary History of Queensland


Sites of Benevolence, in Journal of Australian Studies (JAS, Australia's Public Intellectual Forum)

Its all migloo crap to me: Identity Politics in Contemporary Indigenous Writing iN Queensland, in Queensland Review


Who's Who? Mapping Hoaxes and Imposture in Australian Literary History, in Australian Literary Studies

In His Own Sweet Time: Carmen's Coming Out, in Australian Literary Studies

Elizabeth Durack, Eddie Burrup and the Art of Identification, in Fakes and Forgeries

Exorcizing history: Radiance and the abject Aboriginal mother, in New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

Dynamics of Displacement: Doing Postgraduate Australian Studies in the UK, in Thinking Australian Studies


Displacing Indigenous Australians: Freud's Totem and Taboo, in History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis

Identity Crises and Orphaned Rewritings, in Mongrel Signatures: Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo