BA (Hons 1) DipEd Tas, MA (Hons 1) Syd, PhD UNSW
Brigitta Olubas is Professor of English. Principal research areas include: Australian Literature and transnational writing, Australian modernity, literary and visual culture studies, gender studies and narrative ethics.
Recent publications include a review of Behrouz Boochani's No Friend But the Mountains for Columbia University Press's PublicBooks site, an edition of Shirley Hazzard's non-fiction writings for Columbia University Press, and a collection of essays on Elizabeth Harrower, co-edited with Elizabeth McMahon for Sydney University Press.
In-Press publications include the edited Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021) and Antigone Kefala and New Australian Modernities (UWA Press 2021, co-edited with E McMahon).
Currently writing the authorised biography of Shirley Hazzard to be published in 2021 by Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US and by Virago in Australia and the UK.
Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Australian Universities Heads of English (AUHE)
Modern Language Association
Editor, Live Crossings (magazine of creative practice by Indigenous and refugee practitioners)
Executive of the NSW English Association
ARTS1030 Forms of Writing: Literature, Genre Culture
ARTS2031 Australian Literature
ARTS2038 Popular Fictions: Novels and Their Afterlives
Areas of HDR supervision:
Currently supervising Honours and PhD research in the following areas: Australian literature, literary modernism, feminist theory and women's writing, literary and visual culture, transnational literary cultures and nineteenth-century fiction.