- The Literary Destruction of Canberra : Utopia, Apocalypse and the National Capital
The article examines the contradictory responses to the national capital in the Australian imagination: planned along utopian lines, Canberra has been seen as a failed utopia, a city ‘widely unloved and often derided as the most un-Australian of Australian cities’…1 May 2009
- Heterotopias: Writing and Location
As a fiction writer I have a rather privileged role, in that when I'm required to give a paper or deliver a speech it is really as a writer that I do it, and as we all know, writers are…1 October 1995
- Review of Bluestocking in Patagonia, by Anne Whitehead.
The story of William Lane's Utopian colony in Paraguay has been a subject of enduring fascination for Australian writers. The historians include Lloyd Ross in the mid-1930s, with his pioneering biography of Lane, through Gavin Souter in A Peculiar People…1 October 2005