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Robert Clarke

Senior Lecturer in English
School of Humanities

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Dr Robert Clarke a senior lecturer who teaches in the English program in the School of Humanities and is based at the Newnham campus. He is the former Head of Discipline, English (2017–20), English; executive member of the Australian University Heads of English (AUHE), Executive Member for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and co-editor of JASAL: the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature.

Biography

From 2005 to 2007 Robert taught literature and Australian Studies at the University of Queensland. In 2007, he taught in the Faculty of Policy Studies at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. He moved to UTAS in 2008.

Robert is the Director of the Hedberg Writer-in-Residence Program.

He is the author of Travel Writing from Black Australia (2016), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (2018), and Celebrity Colonialism (2009). His articles and reviews have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL).

Robert’s research foci include: travel writing, postcolonial studies, book groups, contemporary Australian fiction, representations of Aboriginality in writing. He has also published on the scholarship of teaching and learning in English Studies, and digital storytelling.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching 2008, University of Tasmania.
  • Doctor of Philosophy Research Degree, 2006, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.  Degree awarded January 2006. Thesis Title: “The Utopia of the Senses: White Travellers in Black Australia, 1980-2002.”
  • Masters of Arts (Literary and Cultural Studies), 2000, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University. Thesis title: “Sublime Travel: Allegory in Three Central Australian Travel Texts.”
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 1991, Department of Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia.  Degree awarded 1991. Thesis Title: “The Tall Poppy Syndrome: The Effect of Personality, Relevance and Self-Esteem.”
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1990, University of Queensland.

Memberships

Professional practice

Executive Board Member, Tamar Valley Writers Festival, (2020–present).

Vice-President (Finance), Australian University Heads of English (2020–present).

Tasmanian Executive Member, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, (2012–present).

Administrative expertise

Robert currently serves as the Deputy Graduate Research Coordinator in the School of Humanities.

From 2017–2020, he was the Head of Discipline for English.

He has previously worked as a research manager, psychologists and program coordinator in disability services.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Robert has convened units on Australian literature, Australian Pop Culture and Cultural Studies, Modernism, introductory literary studies, postgraduate research methods, academic writing and critical reading. He supervises honours and postgraduate research projects in literary studies and creative writing.

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Expertise

Robert uses a range of methodologies in his works, from theoretically-informed close reading of individual texts, to thematic content analysis of survey and focus group data. His work on the scholarship of teaching and learning in English, in particular his work on the pedagogical uses of digital narratives in the classroom, has been widely read. As well, his work on travel writing, especially in the context of celebrity colonialism, dark tourism, and postcolonial travel has had international impact. And his most recent work on book clubs includes a partnership with Libraries Tasmania to write a history of that service’s book group program using a range of methodologies.

Robert's research interests include travel writing with a particular focus on contemporary Australian travel writing. He is also interested in literary celebrity, book clubs and reading groups, the literature of reconciliation, contemporary Australian fiction and literary culture, amongst other things.

Research Projects:

  • Fictions of Reconciliation: Book Clubs and Australian Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary Australian Travel Writing
  • The Experience of Staff and Students of Distance and Flexible Education
  • Using Digital Narratives in the Literature Classroom
  • Dark Travel
  • Tasmanian Travel Writing
  • Travel cultures
  • Tasmanian Book Groups Project: The History and Impacts of the Libraries Tasmania Book Group Program

Current projects

Currently Robert is undertaking research towards the “Tasmanian Book Groups Project: The History and Impacts of the Libraries Tasmania Book Group Program.” This study will investigate the history and development of the Libraries Tasmania Book Group Program. Its principal aim is to produce a narrative history of the Program. As well, he is editing “Rethinking Postcolonial Europe: Moving Identities, Changing Subjectivities,” a special issue of the journal Postcolonial Interventions (forthcoming 2022). And he is working on a new paper, “Travelling to Massacre Sites: the Lure of Dark Places in Postcolonial Travel Writing,” which will be presented as  Keynote for the “Being Out of Place: Deconstructing Travel Narratives in Postcolonial Arab Literature” Conference, Dec 2021, Department of Letters and Foreign Languages, University of 20th August 1955, Skikda, Algeria.

Fields of Research

  • Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) (470502)
  • Literary studies (470599)
  • English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (390104)
  • Postcolonial studies (470213)
  • Australian history (430302)
  • Other language, communication and culture (479999)
  • Consumption and everyday life (470203)
  • Cultural studies (470299)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature, journalism and professional writing (450109)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Tourism management (350803)
  • Urban sociology and community studies (441016)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting) (360201)
  • Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
  • Education systems (390399)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture (450104)
  • Globalisation and culture (470210)
  • Learning sciences (390409)
  • Sociology of education (390203)

Research Objectives

  • Literature (130203)
  • Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture (280116)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Understanding Australia's past (130703)
  • Visual communication (130205)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Arts (130199)
  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Communication (130299)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Conserving the historic environment (130405)
  • Schools and learning environments (160299)
  • Socio-cultural issues in tourism (110402)
  • Citizenship and national identity (230105)
  • Multicultural services (230111)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services (210199)

Publications

Robert is the author of

  • Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality (Routledge, 2016), and

He is editor of

  • The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and
  • Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Representation and Power in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures (Cambridge Scholars, 2009).

Recent publicatioons include:

  • (with Daniela Brozek). “The Dark Turn: History and Performance at an Emerging Tasmanian Tourist Site,” Journal of Australian Studies (2022)
  • “In the Company of a Guide: Guidebooks to Indigenous Australia,” Studies in Travel Writing 25.1 (2021): 65–81.
  • (with Marguerite Nolan and Rebekah Brown) “Reading Fiction, Talking Reconciliation: Australian Book Clubs, Book Talk and the Politics of History,” in Social Reading - Literaturrezeption in Lesegemeinschaften. Reception of Literature in Reading Communities, ed. Doris Moser and Claudia Duerr, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Gottingen, 2021, pp. 231–241.
  • “An Ordinary Place: Aboriginality and ‘Ordinary’ Australia in Travel Writing of the 1990s,” The Long Journey: Exploring Travel and Travel Writing, edited by Maria Pia DiBella and Bryan Yothers, Bergahn, 2020, pp. 168–187.
  • “Towards a Genealogy of Postcolonial Travel Writing.” The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing. Ed. Robert Clarke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • “History, Memory and Trauma in Postcolonial Travel Writing.” The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing. Ed. Robert Clarke. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • (with Lisa Fletcher, Ralph Crane, Rosemary Gaby, Naomi Milthorpe, Robbie Moore, and Hannah Stark). Blended English: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English literary studies. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 17.3 (2018): 345–65.

Total publications

51

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018BookClarke R, 'The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 252. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2016BookClarke R, 'Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia and Aboriginality', Routledge, New York, pp. 208. ISBN 9780415729208 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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2014Journal ArticleNolan M, Clarke RGH, 'Reading Groups and Reconciliation: Kate Grenville's The Secret River and the Ordinary Reader', Australian Literary Studies, 29, (4) pp. 19-35. ISSN 0004-9697 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.20314/als.589e1e5b02 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2012Journal ArticleClarke RGH, Thomas S, 'Digital Narrative and the Humanities: An Evaluation of the Use of Digital Storytelling in an Australian Undergraduate Literary Studies Program', Higher Education Studies, 2, (3) pp. 30-43. ISSN 1925-4741 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5539/hes.v2n3p30 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas S

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2009Journal ArticleClarke R, ''New Age Trippers': Aboriginality and Australian New Age Travel Books', Studies in Travel Writing, 13, (1) pp. 27-43. ISSN 1364-5145 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645140802611283 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2009Journal ArticleClarke RGH, 'An Ordinary Place: Aboriginality and 'Ordinary' Australia in travel writing of the 1990s', Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 10, (2) pp. 65-88. ISSN 1465-2609 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3167/jys.2009.100204 [eCite] [Details]

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Clarke R, 'In the company of a guide: guidebooks to indigenous Australia', Studies in Travel Writing pp. 1-17. ISSN 1364-5145 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645145.2021.1965744 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Clarke R, Brozek D, 'The Dark Turn: history and performance at an emerging Tasmanian tourist site', Journal of Australian Studies pp. 1-17. ISSN 1444-3058 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2021.1968470 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Brozek D

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2018Milthorpe N, Clarke R, Fletcher L, Moore R, Stark H, 'Blended English: Technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English literary studies', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 17, (3) pp. 345-365. ISSN 1474-0222 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1474022217722140 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Milthorpe N; Fletcher L; Moore R; Stark H

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2017Clarke R, Hookway N, Burgess R, 'Reading in community, reading for community: a survey of book clubs in regional Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, 41, (2) pp. 171-183. ISSN 1444-3058 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2017.1312484 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hookway N

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2016Clarke R, 'Island home: returning to Tasmania in Peter Conrad's Down Home (1988) and Tim Bowden's The Devil in Tim (2005)', Studies in Travel Writing, 20, (1) pp. 100-115. ISSN 1364-5145 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645145.2015.1134827 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2016Clarke R, Johnston A, 'Traveling the sequestered isle: Tasmania as penitentiary, laboratory and sanctuary', Studies in Travel Writing, 20, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1364-5145 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645145.2015.1136091 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Johnston A

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2016Fletcher L, Clarke R, Crane R, Gaby R, Milthorpe N, et al., 'The teaching of English in Tasmania: building links between Senior Secondary and Tertiary teachers', English in Australia, 51, (1) pp. 25-33. ISSN 0155-2147 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Fletcher L; Crane R; Gaby R; Milthorpe N; Stark H

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2015Clarke R, Thomas S, 'Productive Dissonance: Using Digital Narratives in the Australian Literature Classroom', Antipodes, 29, (2) pp. 327-339. ISSN 0893-5580 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13110/antipodes.29.2.0327 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas S

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2015Natalier K, Clarke RGH, 'Online Learning and the Education Encounter in a Neo-Liberal University: A Case Study', Higher Education Studies, 5, (2) pp. 62-73. ISSN 1925-4741 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5539/hes.v5n2p62 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Clarke R, Dutton J, Johnston A, 'Shadow zones: dark travel and postcolonial cultures', Postcolonial Studies, 17, (3) pp. 221-235. ISSN 1368-8790 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13688790.2014.993426 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Johnston A

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2014Clarke RGH, Nolan M, 'Book Clubs and Reconciliation: A Pilot Study on Book Clubs Reading the Fictions of Reconciliation'', Australian Humanities Review, 56 pp. 121-140. ISSN 1835-8063 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Nolan M, Clarke RGH, 'Reading Groups and Reconciliation: Kate Grenville's The Secret River and the Ordinary Reader', Australian Literary Studies, 29, (4) pp. 19-35. ISSN 0004-9697 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.20314/als.589e1e5b02 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2012Clarke R, Adam A, 'Digital storytelling in Australia: Academic Perspectives and Reflections', Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 11, (1-2) pp. 157-176. ISSN 1741-265X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1474022210374223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

Co-authors: Adam A

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2012Clarke RGH, Thomas S, 'Digital Narrative and the Humanities: An Evaluation of the Use of Digital Storytelling in an Australian Undergraduate Literary Studies Program', Higher Education Studies, 2, (3) pp. 30-43. ISSN 1925-4741 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5539/hes.v2n3p30 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas S

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2012Fletcher LM, Clarke RGH, 'First Year English at UTAS', EduTATE, (October 2012) pp. 6-7. (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fletcher LM

2011Nolan M, Clarke RGH, 'Reading The Secret River', The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, 17, (2) pp. 9-25. ISSN 1073-1687 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2009Clarke R, ''New Age Trippers': Aboriginality and Australian New Age Travel Books', Studies in Travel Writing, 13, (1) pp. 27-43. ISSN 1364-5145 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13645140802611283 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2009Clarke RGH, 'Travel and celebrity culture: an introduction', Postcolonial Studies, 12, (2) pp. 145-152. ISSN 1368-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13688790902887148 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Clarke RGH, 'Star traveller: celebrity, Aboriginality, and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines (1987)', Postcolonial Studies, 12, (2) pp. 229-246. ISSN 1368-8790 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13688790902887197 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Clarke RGH, 'Postcolonial Studies', 12, (2) pp. 143-261. ISSN 1368-8790 (2009) [Edited Journal]

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2009Clarke RGH, 'An Ordinary Place: Aboriginality and 'Ordinary' Australia in travel writing of the 1990s', Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, 10, (2) pp. 65-88. ISSN 1465-2609 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3167/jys.2009.100204 [eCite] [Details]

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2005Clarke RGH, 'Intimate Strangers: Contemporary Australian Travel Writing, the Semiotics of Empathy, and the Therapeutics of Race', Journal of Australian Studies, 29, (85) pp. 69-81. ISSN 1444-3058 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14443050509388017 [eCite] [Details]

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Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Clarke R, 'The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 252. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Edited Book]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2016Clarke R, 'Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia and Aboriginality', Routledge, New York, pp. 208. ISBN 9780415729208 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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2009Clarke RGH, 'Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures', Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 353. ISBN 1-4438-1351-6 (2009) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Nolan M, Clarke R, Brown R, 'Reading Fiction, Talking Reconciliation: Australian Book Clubs, Book Talk and the Politics of History', Ueber Buecher reden: Literaturrezeption in Lesegemeinschaften, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, D Moser and C Duerr (ed), Gottingen, Germany, pp. 231-241. ISBN 9783847113232 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Brown R

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2020Clarke R, 'An Ordinary Place: Aboriginality and Ordinary' Australia in Travel Writing of the 1990s', The Long Journey: Exploring Travel and Travel Writing, Berghahn, MP Di Bella and B Yothers (ed), New York, USA, pp. 168-187. ISBN 9781789209358 (2020) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2018Clarke R, 'Toward a genealogy of postcolonial travel writing', The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, R Clarke (ed), Cambridge, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Clarke R, 'History, memory, and trauma in postcolonial travel writing', The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, R Clarke (ed), Cambridge, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712.005 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Clarke R, 'Chronology: 1899-2016', The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, R Clarke (ed), Cambridge, pp. xiv-xxxviii. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712.001 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Clarke R, 'Further Reading', The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing, Cambridge University Press, R Clarke (ed), Cambridge, pp. 231-241. ISBN 9781316597712 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1017/9781316597712.017 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Clarke RGH, ''Intimate Strangers: Contemporary Australian Travel Writing, the Semiotics of Empathy, and the Therapeutics of Race', Travel Writing: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, Routledge, Charles Forsdick and Tim Youngs (ed), New York, pp. 189-201. ISBN 9780415374989 (2012) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2009Clarke R, 'Reconciling Strangers: White Australian Travel Narratives and the Semiotics of Empathy', Travel Writing, Form, and Empire: The Poetics and Politics of Mobility, Routledge, J Kuehn and P Smethurst (ed), New York, pp. 167-79. ISBN 0-415-96294-3 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Clarke RGH, 'The Idea of Celebrity Colonialism: An Introduction', Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representaiton in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Robert Clarke (ed), Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1-4438-1351-6 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Clarke RGH, 'Distant Cousins and Ordinary Australians: Encounters with Aboriginality in the 1990s', Text, Travelling, Text, Department of English, University of Delhi, Rimli Bhattacharya (ed), New Delhi, pp. 115-34. (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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2004Clarke RGH, Hunter MA, 'Developing Cultural Citizens through Australia's Young Artists Mentoring Program', Global Perspectives on Mentoring: Transforming Contexts, Communities, and Cultures, Information Age Publishing, Frances K. Kochlan and Joseph T. Pascarelli (ed), Greenwich, pp. 53-72. ISBN 1930608381 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Clarke RGH, 'Australia's Sublime Desert: John McDouall Stuart and Bruce Chatwin', In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire, Peter Lang, Helen Gilbert and Anna Johnston (ed), New York, pp. 149-72. ISBN 0-8204-5699-3 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Clarke R, 'David Carter and Roger Osborne, 'Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s-1940s'', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 19, (2) pp. 1-2. ISSN 1447-8986 (2019) [Review Single Work]

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2018Clarke R, 'Half the Perfect World review: Paul Genoni & Tanya Dalziell on a creative isle', The Sydney Morning Herald, (12 October 2018) ISSN 0312-6315 (2018) [Review Single Work]

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2017Clarke R, 'Review of Elizabeth McMahon (2016) Islands, identity and the literary imagination, London and New York, Anthem Press. 312pp ISBN 978-1-78308-534-7. US115.00', Island Studies Journal, 12, (1) pp. 259-260. ISSN 1715-2593 (2017) [Review Single Work]

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2012Clarke RGH, 'The Branded Isles', Postcolonial Studies, 15, (3) pp. 393-394. ISSN 1368-8790 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Milthorpe M, Clarke R, Moore R, Jones J, 'Digital English', University of Tasmania and the English Teachers Association of Western Australia (2019) [Other Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Milthorpe M; Moore R

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Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Clarke RGH, 'The Utopia of the Senses: White Travellers in Black Australia, 1980-2002' (2006) [PhD]

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2000Clarke RGH, 'Sublime Travel: Allegory in Three Central Australian Travel Texts' (2000) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Clarke R, 'Should Films About Mass Murderers Be Made?', Junkee, Australia, 7 December (2020) [Media Interview]

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2020Clarke R, 'Art or exploitation: are we ready for NITRAM to revisit Port Arthur?', The New Daily, Australia, 2 December (2020) [Media Interview]

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2018Clarke R, 'Dark tourism, bright future: Ararat's plan to attract more visitors: interview with Bridget Rollason and Dominic Cansdale', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 29 August 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2016Clarke R, 'Forgetting Martin Bryant: what to remember when we talk about Port Arthur', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, April 28 (2016) [Magazine Article]

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2014Clarke RGH, Hookway NS, 'Reading in the Regions: A Scoping Study of Online and F2F Book Club Activity in Northern Tasmania', Culture Domain: Culture. Connectivity. Community., UTAS, Hobart, 1, pp. 14-15. (2014) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Hookway NS

2013Clarke RGH, 'Book Clubs prove to be popular', The Sunday Examiner, The Sunday Examiner 3rd Nov 2013, Tasmania (2013) [Media Interview]

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2012Fletcher LM, Clarke RGH, 'First Year English at UTAS', EduTATE, Tasmania, Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English, Oct 2012 (2012) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Fletcher LM

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$92,092

Projects

The Hedberg Writer-in-Residence Program at the University of Tasmania (2020 - 2022)$60,000
Description
This project will benefit three writers who are awarded this residency during the three years planned in this application. The Hedberg Writer-in-Residence Program will enable writers to develop and share major new work, reach new audiences, and pass on skills and experiences to the Tasmanian creative community.
Funding
The Copyright Agency ($60,000)
Scheme
Grant-organisations
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Clarke RGH
Period
2020 - 2022
Ross Female Factory Mixed Reality Experience: Telling Female Convict Stories (2018)$13,118
Description
The built environments within which the 12,500 female convicts transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in the nineteenth century were incarcerated have largely been destroyed, often leaving nothing more than barely discernible traces of foundations. The purpose of the app will be to reinscribe the stories of the 832 Ross Female Factory women back into this barren locale. Our app will link richly-detailed archival records with place, acting as a prototype for a new digital approach to the interpretation of Tasmanian convict sites and convict history more generally. This project will situate Tasmania at the cutting edge of historical interpretation while simultaneously creating the necessary pedagogical tools to enable the wider public to engage with our local and regional aspects of the global story of forced penal migration, punishment, reproduction and settlement.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,118)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas AA; Zarmati LFC; Harman KE; Clarke RGH; Hall KP; Keating MJ
Year
2018
Reading Reconciliation: Book Clubs, Contemporary Fiction and Reconciliation (2013)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Clarke RGH
Year
2013
Contemporary Travel Writing and Australian Aboriginality (2008)$8,974
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,974)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Clarke RGH
Year
2008

Research Supervision

Robert welcomes inquiries for supervision of honours and research by higher projects across a range of disciplinary fields. In recent years he has supervised projects under the auspices of the 'Australian Textual Cultures' and 'Dark Nation: The Texts and Performances of Dark Tourism and Travel in Contemporary Australia' projects.

He also welcomes applications for the supervision of projects in the following areas:

  • contemporary book culture, including book groups and social reading practices
  • travel writing
  • Australian writing
  • postcolonial literary and cultural studies
  • creative writing

Current

6

Completed

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPropaganda: A Novel and theoretical reflection on fact, fiction, truth, lies, history, memory, forgetting and loss, based on the work of an early twentieth century journalist and the attempts of a later generation to reconstruct his life and times for their own, often conflicting purposes2018
PhDCulture and Ideology in the Poetry of Quadrant and Overland2018
PhDDark Nation: Decolonising Australia's cultural memory2018
PhDPopular Adventure and the British Empire, 1880-19142020
PhDFeral Felines: cats and cat ladies in entangled worlds2020
PhDCovens and Competition: Addressing narratives of female rivalry through autoethnographic creative nonfiction2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDFoster Wallace's The Empty Plenum Revisited: Exploring the Intersection of philosophic and literary inquiry
Candidate: Julien Vincent Tempone Wiltshire
2020
PhDWriting the Nonhuman: The Octopus and I Anthropomorphism and Posthumanism in narrative
Candidate: Erin Grace Hortle
2018
PhDWriting in the Midst of an Unfolding Disaster: Ecocritical perspectives on contemporary imaginative representations of Tasmanian wilderness
Candidate: Vivienne Margaret Condren
2017
MastersGenre Theory and the Practice of Genre Fiction: A tightrope in the dark
Candidate: Launz Ty Burch
2015
PhDThe Woman Who Did: Janet Achurch, Ibsen, and the New Woman
Candidate: Christine Judith Angel
2014
PhDThis Mortal Coil: Travel, Identity, Mortality in the Work of Robert Dessaix
Candidate: Adam William Ouston
2013
MastersDefying Defoe: Rewriting the Castaway Hero
Candidate: Ursula Horlock
2013