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Researcher: Crane, RJ (Professor Ralph Crane)

Fields of Research

Literary Studies
British and Irish Literature
Other Asian Literature (excl. South-East Asian)
Indian Literature
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Postcolonial Studies
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Cultural Studies
Other Literatures in English
North American Literature
Globalisation and Culture
Art Theory and Criticism
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Historical Studies
New Zealand Literature (excl. Maori Literature)
Geology
Pacific Literature
Interactive Media
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
History and Archaeology

Research Objectives

Languages and Literature
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Cultural Understanding
Understanding Australia's Past
Understanding Past Societies
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Pedagogy
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Arts and Leisure
Communication
Understanding New Zealand's Past
Heritage
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Communication Across Languages and Culture

Career Best Publications

Cave: Nature and Culture; Reaktion Books
Caves as Anti-Places: Robert Penn Warren's The Cave and Cormac McCarthy's Child of God; Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture
Flora Annie Steel in the Punjab; Writing, Travel, and Empire: In the Margins of Anthropology
Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India; Liverpool University Press
Inscribing a Sikh India: An Alternative Reading of Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan; Alternative Indias: Writing, Nation and Communalism
Picturing the Empire in India: Illustrating Henty; English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
Playing the White Man: Ronald Merrick, Whiteness, and Erotic Triangles in Paul Scott's Raj Quartet; Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Reading the Club as Colonial Island in E.M.Forsters' A Passage to India and George Orwell's Burmese Days; Island Studies Journal
The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook [by Flora Annie Steel & Grace Gardiner] ; Oxford UP

Research Publications

'A Horse and Two Goats,' by R. K. Narayan
'Amid the Alien Corn' - British India as Human Island; Islanded Identities: Constructions of Postcolonial Cultural Insularity
'J.G. Farrell, an Austalian': or, The Trope of Australia in the Fiction of J. G. Farrell; Journal of Commonwealth Literature
'More than a Partition Novel.' Rev. of What the Body Remembers, by Shauna Singh Baldwin
'Mrs Bathurst,' by Rudyard Kipling
'Novel of Contrasts.' Rev. of Fasting, Feasting, by Anita Desai
'Oft of one wide expanse have I been told': An Evaluation of the Criticism of R. K. Narayan's Works; Littcrit
'Pussimodo,' A previously unpublished story by J. G. Farrell; Fortnight
'Who . . . am. . . I?': Displacement and Identity in Leena Dhingra's Amritvela; Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures: Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent
Love Besieged: A Romance of the Defence of Lucknow, by Charles E. Pearce; Oxford University Press
A Touch of Clay
Among the Cinders
Daughters of India, by Margaret Wilson; Oxford University Press
Lilamani: A Study in Possibilities, by Maud Diver; Oxford University Press
Once on Chunuk Bair
Selected Stories, by Maurice Shadbolt; David Ling
Strangers and Journeys
The Lovelock Version
The New Zealanders
Untouchable, by Mulk Raj Anand
A Forsterian Connection: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and A Passage to India; Passages to Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
A Long Way from Tipperary: Margaret Ryan; Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory
A Man from Elsewhere: The Liminal Presence of Liverpool in the Fiction of J. G. Farrell; Writing Liverpool: Essays and Interviews
A Passion for History and for Truth Telling; The Novels of Bapsi Sidhwa
A Sheep in Lion's Clothing: A Note on The Far Pavilions and Kim; Kipling Journal
A Violent Situation in New Delhi; Nayantara Sahgal's India: Passion, Politics, and History
Administering Domestic Space: Flora Annie Steel's The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook; Empire Calling: Administering Colonial Australasia and India
After Beckett: The Influence of Samuel Beckett on the Fiction of J. G. Farrell; New Hibernia Review
Anita Desai
Anita Rau Badami
Bapsi Sidhwa
Bapsi Sidhwa
Bharati Mukherjee
Bharati Mukherjee
Bharati Mukherjee
Cave Genres/Genre Caves: Reading the Subterranean Thriller; Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings
Cave: Nature and Culture; Reaktion Books
Caves as Anti-Places: Robert Penn Warren's The Cave and Cormac McCarthy's Child of God; Reconstruction: studies in contemporary culture
Contesting the can(n)on: Revisiting Kim in I. Allan Sealy's The Trotter-Nama; Journal of Postcolonial Writing
Critics and Crucible: An Australian Novel in Anglo-Indian Clothing, Hugh Atkinson's The Pink and the Brown; Antipodes
Death in New Norfolk: Mary Donnolly; Convict Lives at the Ross Female Factory
Deep South: Stories from Tasmania; The Text Publishing Company
Diaspora; Diaspora: Displacement, Dispossession, Sea-change
Duelling with the Crown: Literature and Language in Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel; Wasafiri
Editorial; Span
Editorial; Span
Editorial Note; New Literatures Review
Editorial Note; New Literatures Review
Editors' Note; Span
Empire Calling: Administering Colonial Australasia and India; Cambridge University Press India Pvt Ltd
Ending the Silences: Critical Essays on the Works of Maurice Shadbolt; Hodder Moa Beckett
Explanatory Notes; The Broken Road, by A. E. W. Wilson
Explanatory Notes; Daughters of India, by Margaret Wilson
Exploiting Dictation for EFL Teaching; Modern English Teacher
Farrell, J.G
Flora Annie Steel in the Punjab; Writing, Travel, and Empire: In the Margins of Anthropology
Gender/mutiny in Edwardian fiction: Charles Pearce's fiction of 1857; Gender Forum
How to Dine in India: Flora Annie Steel’s The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook and the Anglo-Indian Imagination; Flora Annie Steel: a critical study of an unconventional memsahib
I. Allan Sealy
I. Allan Sealy
I. Allan Sealy
I. Allan Sealy
Ian Munday: Working Through Solid Air; Island
Imagining Antarctica: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent; Quintus Publishing
Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India; Liverpool University Press
India without the Heat and Dust. Rev. of To Whom She will and The Nature of Passion, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Inscribing a Sikh India: An Alternative Reading of Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan; Alternative Indias: Writing, Nation and Communalism
Inspiration and Spectacle: the case of Fingal’s Cave in nineteenth-century art and literature; Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Introduction; Deep South: Stories from Tasmania
Introduction; The Broken Road, by A. E. W. Wilson
Introduction; Diaspora: Displacement, Dispossession, Sea-change
Introduction; Selected Stories, by Maurice Shadbolt
Introduction; The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean
Introduction; Daughters of India, by Margaret Wilson
Introduction: Administering Colonial Spaces in Australasia and India; Empire Calling: Administering Colonial Australasia and India
Introduction: Constructing the Diasporic Body; Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures: Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent
Introduction: Fictional Cartographies; The World Novel in English to 1950
Inventing India: A History in English-Language Fiction; Macmillan/St Martin's Press
Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualization and Representation in Popular Fiction; Rowman and Littlefield
J. G. Farrell: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources; J. G. Farrell: The Critical Grip
J. G. Farrell: An Annotated Bibliography; Eire-Ireland
J.G. Farrell: The Critical Grip; Four Courts Press
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer
Key Concepts and the Thriller: Space, Place, and Mapping; Teaching Space, Place and Literature
Kicking against the Pricks: Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain; Commonwealth and American Women's Discourse: Studies in Criticism
Lament for the Past. Rev. of As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories, by Alistair Mcleod
Letters of Sir William Jones in the Dunedin Public Library; Notes and Queries
Life Stories from the Edge: Rev. of From the Edge of the Sky: A Memoir, by Maurice Shadbolt, and An Albatross Too Many, by James McNeish
Like a Distant Dram Beating Loudly: The Exiled Pen of Salman Rushdie
Mapping the Boundaries: Rev. of Dirty Silence: Aspects of Language and Literature in New Zealand, edited by Graham McGregor and Mark Williams
Maurice Shadbolt
Mulk Raj Anand
Narayan, RK
Nayantara Sahgal's India: Passion, Politics, and History; Sterling Publishers
New Literatures Review; New Literatures Review
New Literatures Review; New Literatures Review
Novel of 14. Rev. of The World of Nagaraj, by R. K. Narayan
Of Shattered Pots and Sinkholes: (Female) Identity in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine; Span
Out of India: convict women in the web of empire; From The Edges of Empire: Convict Women From Beyond The British Isles
Out of the Center: Thoughts on the Post-colonial Literatures of Australia and New Zealand; Postcolonial Discourses: An Anthology
Out of the Center: Thoughts on the Post-colonial Literatures of Australia and New Zealand; English Postcoloniality: Literature from Around the World
Passages to Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Sterling Publishers
Picturing Adventure: Popular Fiction, Illustration and the British Empire, 1875-1914; The Making of English Popular Culture
Picturing the Empire in India: Illustrating Henty; English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
Picturing the Indian Tiger: Imperial iconography in the nineteenth century; Victorian Literature and Culture
Playing the White Man: Ronald Merrick, Whiteness, and Erotic Triangles in Paul Scott's Raj Quartet; Journal of Commonwealth Literature
R. K. Narayan
Raja Rao
Re-placing Australia: The Trope of Displacement in Hugh Atkinson's The Pink and the Brown; Austral-Asian Encounters
Re-writing the Maps: The New Zealand Short Story; Journal of New Zealand Literature
Reading the Club as Colonial Island in E.M.Forsters' A Passage to India and George Orwell's Burmese Days; Island Studies Journal
Rediscovering Tasmanian Stories; Island
Rev. of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
Rev. of J. G. Farrell: The Making of a Writer, by Lavinia Greacen
Rev. of Out of India, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Rev. of The House of Strife and Among the Cinders, by Maurice Shadbolt
Rev. of The Saga of Dharmapuri, by O. V. Vijayan
Rev. of Jasmine on a String: A Survey of Women Writing English Fiction in India by Margaret Paul Joseph
Rev. of Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts
Review of Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg (eds), Oceania and the Victorian Imagination, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Dictionary of Literary Biography: South Asian Writers in English
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Twayne
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Twayne
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; Twayne
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Sky: Escape from the Heat and Dust?
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: A Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources; Journal of Commonwealth Literature
Sahgal Nayantara
Shadbolt, Maurice
Shadbolt, Maurice
Shadbolt, Maurice
Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor
Shauna Singh Baldwin
Shifting Continents/Colliding Cultures: Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent; Rodopi
Some Recent Canadian Fiction
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Span; Span
Talk Show Host; The Pocket Instructor: Literature, 101 Exercises of the College Classroom
Tharoor, Shashi
The Anglo-Indian (Raj) Diaspora in Australasia; Diaspora: Displacement, Dispossession, Sea-change
The Anglo-Indian Novel to 1947; The World Novel in English to 1950
The Broken Road: by A.E.W. Mason; Oxford UP
The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook [by Flora Annie Steel & Grace Gardiner] ; Oxford UP
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean; Valancourt Classics
The Genre of Islands: Popular Fiction and Performative Geographies; Island Studies Journal
The Iconography of Gender: The Indian Uprising of 1857; Feminist Studies in English Literature
The Making of Island Genres, Genre Islands
The New Zealand Wars Trilogy
The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Vol. 9, The World Novel in English to 1950; Oxford University Press
The Shadbolt Version: An Introduction to the Work of Maurice Shadbolt; New Zealand Literature: Recent Trends
The Shadbolt Version: An Introduction to the Work of Maurice Shadbolt; Creative Forum
The Siege of Krishnapur
The speleotourist experience: approaches to show cave operations in Australia and China; Helictite: Journal of Australasian Speleological Research
The teaching of English in Tasmania: building links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary teachers; English in Australia
Three Tales for Emmie: Joan Wise’s Forgotten Tasmanian Triptych; Antipodes
Tickling History: Maurice Shadbolt and the New Zealand Wars; Journal of New Zealand Literature
Troubled Pleasures: The Fiction of J. G. Farrell; Four Courts Press
Uneasy Connections: the place of Ireland in J.G. Farrell's fiction; Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
Windows onto History: 'Mediocre Heroes' in Maurice Shadbolt's New Zealand Wars Trilogy; Ending the Silences: Critical Essays on the Works of Maurice Shadbolt
Works by Maurice Shadbolt; From the Edge of the Sky: A Memoir
Writing Maori: An Interview with Witi Ihimaera; Island
“Cave Culture”

Research Projects

Raj Recovery Project: Scholarly Edition of F.A. Steel's The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook and Monograph on Anglo-Indian Fiction; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Raj Recovery Project: Scholarly Editions of Margaret Wilson's Daughters of India and A.E.W. Mason's The Broken Road; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Raj Writing: An Anthology of Anglo-Indian Literature; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
White Shades of Pale: Aesthetic of Anglo-Indian Fiction; British Academy (BRAC)
Developing New Zealand Literature in India
Diaspora Writing of the Indian Subcontinent
J.G. Farrell
J.G. Farrell
J.G. Farrell-Essays
Raj Novels

Research Candidate Supervision

"If I Speak False"- Reading the Oppositional in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang
Annie Baxter in Van Diemen's Land- An Abridged and Annotated Version of her Journal, 1834-1851
Arrows from Another World- An exegesis to accompany 'Augury'
Being and Longing in Meera Syal's Anita and Me
Commercialisation, Conflict of Interest and the Public Broadcasters (Australia)
Finding the Secret River- Mapping a Composite Narrative of The Secret River and Searching for the Secret River
From local to global- Geek culture in Tasmania
Hold the Presses- The Vision Unsplendid for Australian Newspapers
Island Fictions- Castaways and Imperialism
Maxwell Miller and the Tasmanian Daily News
Medicine, Medea and the Media- The Rise and Fall of Roy Meadow
New Creatures Made Known- (Re)discovering the Extinct King Island Emu
No Longer Anonymous- Surviving Trauma in the Media Spotlight
Reporting the Third Afghan War- The US and NATO's War in Afghanistan 2001-2009
Space and power in Arthur's Van Dieman's Land- a study in the nature of carceral society
Story- Mapping the Journey to Self
The Chief Protector Returns- Textual Representations of A.O. Neville
The Popular Political Documentary- Case Studies of Magnetic Media
The Secret Life of Us- Eve Langley and Her Family
The subcontinent diaspora-Challenging assimilation & ethnicity through hybridity in fiction & film
Travel Journalism, Cosmopolitan Concern and the Place-Branded Environment
Travelling into History- The Travel Writing and Narrative History of William Dalrymple
Victims as Media Celebrities