Robert Newton's research focuses on the ecological and cultural legacies of synthetic materials. He has published articles in the multimedia magazine FrankNews, and in the literary journal Still Point. In 2019, he presented papers at the literary studies symposium Flotsam and Jetsam, and at The Social Life of Plastics, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Circular Economy. In January 2020, he co-convened the conference Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies, which offered researchers from across the world a space in which to hold multidisciplinary conversations on climate crisis and colonialism as represented in Indigenous literatures. He currently works as a policy analyst in the renewable energy industry.
University of Cambridge
In this article, I ask how the British nuclear humanities, and in particular literary studies, might turn towards Indigenous Australian artistic, literary and critical work…