Postgraduate Research Students

LIU Lurong Cora


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Title of Dissertation:
Ecological realism in Australian novels

Professor David HUDDART

Australia is where Apocalypse is experienced as a form of reality and thus fosters a reconsideration of the ecological capabilities of literary realism. This paper draws on the non-human agents and other aspects informed by ecological narratology to investigate how Australian novels can make the concept of ‘ecological realism’ affectively available and how the ‘earth melancholia’ can act as an affirmative rhetoric of crisis.

Research Interests
Australian literature, ecocriticism, new materialism
Conference Presentations
LIU, L. (2021, March 5). “No longer ever hungry but forever hungry”: Food and Aboriginal Realism in Tara June Winch’s Risk Narrative The Yield. Paper presented by Zoom meeting at George Washington University English Graduate Student Association Symposium 2021--Theme: Decay and Regeneration. George Washington University.