Dr Barbara Holloway

BA UNE, MA Macquarie University, Grad Dip Aboriginal Studies UNE, PhD UNE
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Historical Studies 2103
  • Literary Studies 2005
  • Other Studies In Creative Arts And Writing 1999
  • Ecological Applications 0501

Research interests

Literature, Australian literature.  

Environmental, cultural and postcolonial Australian histories  especially of rural and remote areas.

Theoretical approaches to the post-human, to representation of habitat, of non-human and human relations in culture and literature.

Changing perceptions of 'nature' in the context of the Anthropocene and environmental crises.

The practices of environmental conservation.


Visiting Fellow CASS/ SLLL 2011 > 2015, Editorial Assistant, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Temporary Lecturer Gendder Studies ANU, Research Assistant English Dept, ANU; Tutor, UNE, Macquarie, and Sydney.


I gave a paper, “Trees as Treasure, Trees as Trash: a Reading of Loss and Continuity” in June in the HRC/History of Emotions Conference, Affective Habitus.


September 22 I gave a seminar at Shanghai Normal University: ‘The Literature of Everyday Nature” to postgraduates in the Comparative Literatures Program.


I launched Deborah Jordan’s survey, Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction, followed by holding a ‘Dialogue with the Author’, Manning Clark House, November.


I reviewed John Charles Ryan. Green Sense: the Aesthetics of Plants, Place and Language. (Trueheart Press) in AJE, the Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism vol 4 2014



and The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress (Routledge 2014) in AJE vol 6 2016






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