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


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

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