Melanie Ruth Duckworth

Melanie Ruth Duckworth

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My current research interests include contemporary poetry and the environment, temporality, and animals. I am also interested in representations of children in literature, in addition to working on a monograph leading out of my PhD project, on medievalism in Australian poetry. I teach British Literature, Postcolonial Literature, and classes in Written Proficiency.



Doktorgrad / Ph.D.
  • Doktorgrad:

    PhD in English Literature, The University of Leeds (2009). "Medievalism and the Language of Belonging in Selected Works of Les Murray, Randolph Stow, Francis Webb and Kevin Hart."

  • Hovedfag/Master:

    Masters in Medieval English Literatures, University of York (2004).

    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and European Studies, University of Adelaide (2000).



  • Språk, litteratur:

Cristin (Current Research Information System in Norway):


"‘This is a true book’: Australian national myths, childhood and storytelling in Randolph Stow’s Midnite: the Story of a Wild Colonial Boy (1967) and The Merry-go-round in the Sea (1965)". Narrativity Plus, Peter Lan Verlag. Forthcoming.

"“Travelling north together”: whales and intercultural communication in Kathleen Jamie’s essays and poems". Going North. Cambridge Scholars. Forthcoming.

‘Les Murray and Australian Poetry: Place, Time and Belonging’. Bøygen 2012; Volume 12.(1) pp. 49-58.

‘“Grievous Music”: Randolph Stow’s Middle Ages’. Australian literary studies 2011; Volume 26.(3-4) pp. 102-114.