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Researcher: Simoes da Silva, AJ (Professor Tony Simoes da Silva)

Fields of Research

Postcolonial studies
Cultural studies
Social work
British and Irish literature
British history

Research Objectives

Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Gender and sexualities
Understanding Europe's past
Understanding Australia's past

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

''Desire, mateship and the ''national type'': Vance Palmer''s Legend for Sanderson; Australian Studies
''Playing with words'': Politics, Poetry and Colonialism in Jose Craveirinha's work. Moving Worlds: a journal for transcultural writings; Moving Worlds: a journal for transcultural writings
'Representational Waste’: Refugees, Writing and Affect in this ‘Restless Epoch’; Globalisation: Australian-Asian Perspectives
African Childhoods: Identity, Race and Autobiography; Mots Pluriels
De/colonizing Tales; Jourvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Displaced selves in contemporary fiction, or the Art of Literary Activism; Australian Literary Studies
Dissenting Lives; Routledge
Dissenting Lives: Life Writing; Life Writing
Editorial: Dissenting Lives; Life Writing
Embodied genealogies and gendered violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s writing; African Identities
evising the past/Revisioning the future: A postcolonial reading of Eleanor Dark''s ''The Timeless Land'' trilogy'; Australian Studies
From lived spaces to literary spaces: the figure of the child soldier in contemporary African literature; African Geographical Review
Geographies of sorrow and renewal: Basali! Stories by and about women in Lesotho; Mots Pluriels
Globalised cartographies of being: literature, refugees and the Australian nation; Rethinking Displacement: Asia Pacific Perspectives
Half-Home: A Reading of Sneja Gunew's Framing Marginality; Meridian: the La Trobe University English review
Haunted imaginaries: the anxiety of influence in Nadine Gordimer's fiction; Post-Conflict Literature: Human Rights, Peace, Justice
Introduction: Dissenting Lives; Dissenting Lives
Linguistic minorities, migration and the nation state; La Questione Meridionale (Online)
Longing, belonging and self-making in white Zimbabwean life writing: Peter Godwin''s When a Crocodile Eats the Sun; LiNQ: (Literature in North Queensland)
Myths, Traditions and Mothers of the Nation: Some Thoughts on Efua Sutherland''s Writing; EnterText
Narrating a White Africa: autobiography, race and history; Third World Quarterly
Narrating a White Africa: Autobiography, Race and History; Connecting Cultures
Narrating redemption: life writing and whiteness in the new South Africa: Gillian Slovo's Every Secret Thing; ARIEL
New Literatures XVII - Africa; The Year's Work in English Studies
On your knees, white man'': African (un)belongings in Rian Malan''s ''My traitor's heart'; Partial Answers: journal of literature and the history of ideas
Paper(less) selves: the refugee in contemporary textual culture; Kunapipi: journal of postcolonial writing
Raced Encounters, Sexed Transactions: ''Luso-tropicalism'' and the Portuguese Colonial Empire; Pretexts: Literacy and Cultural Studies
Rethinking Marginality: Class, Identity and Desire in Contemporary Australian Writing; Life Writing
Securing the Nation, Settling Selves: Telling Stories of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; Security and Hospitality in Literature and Culture
The chief taxidermist has left the museum; Wasafiri
The Language of Recognition: Carolyn Slaughter and Alexandra Fuller; The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting
THE LUXURY OF NATIONALIST DESPAIR. George Lamming's Fiction as Decolonizing Project; Rodopi Bv Editions (Brill)
Undead ghosts: spectrality and the transgression of cultural norms; Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature,
Under new management: whiteness in post-apartheid South African life writing; Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (auto)biographical Studies
Veni, Vidi, Vici: Postcolonial Studies Comes of Age; Canadian Journal of African Studies
We're one and many: remembering auto/biographically: the year's work in non-fiction 2008-2009; Westerly

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision