Brigitta Olubas

Professor

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.

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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Olubas B, 2012, Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist, Original, Cambria Press, Amherst, NY, http://www.cambriapress.com/cambriapress.cfm?template=4&bid=504
2012
Book Chapters
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Olubas B, 2017, 'Literature, Literary Ethics, and the Global Contexts of Australian Literature: Teaching Nam Le's The Boat', in Birns N; Moore N; Shieff S (ed.), Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edn. Options for Teaching, Modern Language Association of America, New York, pp. 190 - 198, https://www.mla.org/Publications/Bookstore/Options-for-Teaching/Teaching-Australian-and-New-Zealand-Literature
2017
Olubas B, 2017, '"Addiction, Fire, and the Face in The Catherine Wheel"', in McMahon EN; Olubas B (ed.), Elizabeth Harrower: Critical Essays, edn. Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 99 - 108
2017
McMahon EN; Olubas B, 2017, '"Rediscovering Again: Reading Elizabeth Harrower Across Time"', in McMahon EN; Olubas B (ed.), Elizabeth Harrower: Critical Essays, edn. Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 7
2017
Olubas B, 2016, 'Shirley Hazzard: Author, Amateur, Citizen', in We Need Silence To Find Out What WeThink, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. xiii - xxi
2016
Olubas B; Howard I, 2015, '"Making Visible, changing sides: the contradictory use of camouflage by artists Xing Junqin and Ian Howard"', in Elias A; Harley R; Tsoutas N (ed.), Camouflage Cultures: Beyond the art of disappearance, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 127 - 145
2015
Olubas B, 2014, 'Romulus, My Father and the Australian Literary Imaginary', in Taylor C; Graefe M (ed.), A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 35 - 47, http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/sh-9781922235459.html
2014
Olubas B, 2013, 'Home and Away: Shirley Hazzard's The Great Fire [2003]', in Genoni P; Dalziell T (ed.), Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures 1935-2012, edn. Original, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 532 - 538, http://site.ebrary.com/lib/gobi/docDetail.action?docID=10782949&page=1
2013
Olubas B, 2013, ''The Last Curve of the Globe': Deep Time and Scenes of Reading in Shirley Hazzard's The Great Fire', in Dixon R; Rooney B (ed.), Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?, Australian Scholarly Press, North Melbourne, pp. 127 - 136
2013
Olubas B, 2012, '"Like/Unlike: Portraiture, Similtude and the Craft of Words in The Sitters"', in Dixon R (ed.), The Novels of Alex Miller, edn. Original, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 89 - 100, http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C820226?mainTabTemplate=workTableOfContents&embId=Z1856234
2012
Olubas B, 2010, 'God Sees My Name: Belonging in The Crucible', in Scoping the syllabus : papers from the English Association English Teachers Conference 2010, edn. Original, English Association, Sydney
2010
Olubas B, 2010, 'Some of the doors of the house have never been seen open: Poetic Habitation and Civil Space in Patrick White's Early Drama', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Remembering Patrick White: Contemporary Critical Essays, edn. 1, Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York, pp. 149 - 162
2010
Olubas B, 2009, 'Modes of Belonging in Romulus, My Father', in Ways of Teaching, edn. Original, English Association Sydney, Sydney, pp. 55 - 63
2009
Olubas B, 2006, 'Jack Davis', in Samuels S (ed.), Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 325: Australian writers, 1975 - 2000, edn. Original, Thomson Gale, Detroit, pp. 59 - 64
2006
McMahon EN; Olubas B, 2006, 'Introduction: Women Making Time', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis, edn. First, University of WA Press, Perth, pp. 1 - 13
2006
Olubas B, 2006, 'That Which Is In Making it: Practices of efficiency, waste and modernity in artworks by Donna Marcus', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis, edn. First, University of WA Press, Perth, pp. 62 - 77
2006
Olubas B, 2006, 'Awake/Asleep', in Marian Drews - Photographs and Video Works, edn. First, Qld Centre for Photography, Brisbane, pp. 49 - 58
2006
Olubas B, 2004, 'Shirley Hazzard', in Samuels S (ed.), Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 289: Australian Writers, 1950 - 1975, edn. Original, Thomson Gale, Detroit, pp. 114 - 120
2004
Olubas B, 2004, 'Antigone Kefala', in Samuels S (ed.), Dictionary of Literary Biography vol. 289: Australian Writers, 1950 - 1975, edn. Original, Thomson Gale, Detroit, pp. 175 - 179
2004
Ashcroft B; Olubas B; Kossew S, 2003, 'Rethinking First Year English: A Web-Assisted, Modular and Collaborative Course in First Year English', in Wilson S; Scoufis M; Weiss B (ed.), UNSW: Exciting and Engaging Our Students in their First Year at UNSW: Issues, Tips and Resources for FY Learning and Teaching at UNSW, edn. ., University of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 115 - 118
2003
Olubas B, 1999, 'Affective territory: writing white guilt and responsibility in 1990s Australia', in ecrire: a la croisee des iles, des langues, edn. Original, L'Harmattan, Paris, France., pp. 125 - 135
1999
Creative Written Works
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Olubas B, 1997, Donna Marcus - `99% Pure Aluminium` Noosa Regional Gallery, Eyeline
1997
Edited Books
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Olubas B; Simoes da Silva T, (ed.), 2018, Networks and Genealogies: Tracing Connections, Inventions, and Reflections across Australian writing, Sydney University Press, Sydney, https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JASAL/issue/view/875/showToc
2018
McMahon E; Olubas B, (ed.), 2017, Elizabeth Harrower: Critical Essays, Sydney University Press, Sydney
2017
Olubas B, (ed.), 2016, We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think Selected Essays, Columbia University Press, New York
2016
Olubas B, 2014, Shirley Hazzard: New Critical Essays, Sydney University Press, Sydney
2014
McMahon EN; Olubas B, (ed.), 2010, Remembering Patrick White: Contemporary Critical Essays, Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York
2010
McMahon EN; Olubas B, (ed.), 2006, Women Making Time: Contemporary Feminist Critique and Cultural Analysis, University of WA Press, Perth
2006
Journal articles
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Olubas B, 2019, '"'Where we are is too hard': Refugee writing and the Australian border as literary interface"', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 19, ttp://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/JASAL
2019
Olubas B, 2019, '"We Forgot Our Names"', Publicbooks.org, https://www.publicbooks.org/we-forgot-our-names/
2019
Olubas B, 2018, '"The Event of Hiroshima in Australian Literature"', Antipodes: a global journal of Australian/New Zealand literature, vol. 30, pp. 256 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.13110/antipodes.30.2.0256
2018
Olubas B, 2018, '"The Short Fiction of Shirley Hazzard"', Southerly 77.3 Mixed Messages, vol. 77, pp. 20 - 25
2018
Olubas B; Yu X, 2018, '"The Chinese Translation and Reception of Elizabeth Harrower's The Watch Tower"', Southerly: a review of Australian literature, vol. 78, pp. 206 - 221
2018
Olubas B, 2017, 'A Mongrel, Migrant Language', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 38, pp. 577 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2017.1375179
2017
Gunew S; Olubas B; Chakraborty MN; Trimboli D; Muraca P, 2017, 'Discussion: Post-multicultural Writers as Neo-cosmopolitan Mediators', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 38, pp. 586 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2017.1375182
2017
Olubas B, 2015, '" 'I think you're my wife': Translation, Marriage and the Literary Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Francis Steegmuller"', Southerly: a review of Australian literature, vol. 75, pp. 73 - 87
2015
Olubas B, 2014, 'Introduction: Country - "It's Earth"', JASAL, vol. 14, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/3476/4115
2014
Olubas B, 2014, '"The Illusion of Old Solitude": Shirley Hazzard's Capri', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 38, pp. 281 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2014.920899
2014
Olubas B; Simoes da Silva T, 2014, 'Reconfiguring the National Imaginary', JASAL, vol. 13
2014
Olubas B, 2014, 'Lines of Connection', Asian Art News, vol. 24, pp. 40 - 44
2014
Olubas B, 2014, 'Sorry I'm Late', Sydney Review of Books, http://www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/penelope-fitzgerald-life/
2014
Olubas B; Wevers L, 2013, 'The Colonies - Australia and New Zealand', JASAL, vol. 13
2013
Olubas B; McMahon EN, 2011, 'Introduction [JASAL]', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. 11, pp. np - np, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/issue/view/Special%20Issue:%20Archive%20Madness/showToc
2011
Olubas B, 2010, '"'At home in more than one place': Cosmopolitanism in the work of Shirley Hazzard"', Australian Book Review, pp. 9 - 11
2010
Olubas B, 2010, '"Modern masters of their craft"', Spectrum- The Sydney Morning Herald, pp. 37 - 37
2010
Olubas B, 2010, 'Review of: Noel Rowe, Ethical Investigations: Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. 10, pp. np, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/issue/view/132/showToc
2010
Olubas B, 2010, '"Shirley Hazzard's Australia: Belated Reading and Cultural Mobility"', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), vol. Special Issue: Common Readers and Cultural Critics, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/1509/2080
2010
Olubas B, 2008, 'Anachronism, Ekphrasis and the `Shape of Time` in The Great Fire', Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, pp. 279 - 289
2008
Olubas B, 2008, 'Visual Art and Bourgeois Forms in Shirley Hazzard`s Fiction', Southerly, vol. 68, pp. 13 - 23
2008
Olubas B, 2007, 'Truth, writing and national belonging in `Romulus, My Father`', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 43, pp. Online
2007
Olubas B, 2005, 'Image, Affect and Memory: Relations of Looking in Tracey Moffat`s `beDevil`', Southerly, vol. 65, No.1, pp. 81 - 90
2005
Olubas B, 2002, '“‘Paradoxes of Non-Existence’: Questions of Time, Metaphor and the Materialities of Cultural Traditions in Wilson Harris’s discussions of Australian Texts”', Australian Cultural History, pp. 81 - 89
2002
Olubas B, 2001, '“Dead Heart?: Reconciliation and Other Refusals in 1990s Australia”', Cultures of the Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, pp. 149 - 161
2001
Olubas B, 2001, '`The Dirt Does My Thinking`: The Re-Use of Domestic Materials in Artworks by Donna Marcus and Bruce Reynolds', UTS Review: Cultural Studies and New Writing, vol. 7, pp. 115 - 122
2001
Olubas B, 2000, '“Changing ‘the Mind of Fiction’: Questions of Theory and Reading in Wilson Harris’s Essays"', Journal of Caribbean Literatures, vol. 2, pp. 187 - 197
2000
Olubas B, 1999, '"Remembering and Taking up an Ethics of Listening in The Stolen Children"', Australian Humanities Review, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-July-1999/olubas.html
1999
Olubas B, 1998, 'Entries on Katherine Mansfield, Toni Morrison, Anais Nin, Alice Walker', Reader`s guide to women`s studies
1998
Olubas B, 1998, 'Review of Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, `Women filmmakers of the African and Asian diaspora`', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, pp. 144 - 145
1998
Olubas B, 1997, 'Not speaking, Listening Section 3', Bulletin of the Olive Pink Society, pp. 4 - 14
1997
Olubas B; Abood P; Hatzimanolis E, 1997, 'Critical Identities` Editorial', Xtext 1 Crossing Performances
1997
Olubas B, 1997, 'The meagre harvest: The Australian women's movement 1950s-1990s', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, vol. 12, pp. 358 - 359, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000071186400028&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1997
OLUBAS B, 1992, 'REWRITING THE PAST + HAZZARD,SHIRLEY NOVEL - EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY IN THE 'TRANSIT OF VENUS'', AUSTRALIAN LITERARY STUDIES, vol. 15, pp. 155 - 164, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1992JM65500006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1992
Olubas B, 1989, '" 'Infinite Rehearsal' in the work of Miles Franklin"', New Literatures Review
1989
Other
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Olubas B; Simoes da Silva T (ed.), 2014, JASAL 13/3: Reconfiguring the National Imaginary, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/issue/view/260
2014
Olubas B (ed.), 2014, JASAL 14.3 Country, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/index
2014
Olubas B; Simoes Da Silva T (ed.), 2013, Philosophy, Canonicity, Reading: JASAL 12/3, ASAL, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal
2013
Olubas B; Wevers L (ed.), 2013, JASAL 13/2 The Colonies: Australia and New Zealand, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/issue/view/257
2013
Olubas B; McMahon EN (ed.), 2011, JASAL 11.1 Archive Madness, ASAL, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/issue/view/Special%20Issue:%20Archive%20Madness
2011
Olubas B; Abood P; Hatzimanolis E; Fuller G; Lwyn T; Dimech M (eds.), 1997, Xtext 1 Crossing Performances, UNSW and CRITACS University of Wollongong, Sydney
1997
Olubas B; Abood P; Dimech M; Fuller G; Hatzimanolis E; Lwyn T (eds.), 1996, Xtext 1 Crossing Performances, UNSW and CRITACS University of Wollongong, Sydney
1996
Olubas B; Hatzimanolis E (ed.), 1992, New Literatures Review, Univ of Wollongong, Wollongong
1992