I write primarily about art, culture, politics, and education. My commentary has appeared in
Reader’s Digest, Prospect Magazine, Meanjin Quarterly, Kill Your Darlings, and Overland Literary Journal, among others.
My work ranges from narrative journalism to evergreen criticism; from timely op-eds to longform think pieces and memoir. A selection can be found below.
Why you need Mary Oliver’s poetry in your life right now
My classes are all online – so why am I paying the same pre-Covid university fees?
KILL YOUR DARLINGS
The Joy of ‘Bad’ Art
Call My Agent on Netflix Is a Quietly Radical Look at Problems Queer Parents Face
OVERLAND LITERARY JOURNAL
Against best-of lists
What I’m Reading
Death by a thousand cuts: Australia, the arts, and the modern university
Same Words, Different Tongues
THE CANBERRA TIMES
Turning local creative initiatives into dying arts
From Woolf Biopics to ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – On the Pathologising of Woman Geniuses
Must be the Season of the Bitch: Women in Horror
THE CAMBRIDGE STUDENT
‘Rebecca’ and the Gothic Horror of Endless Remakes
The Politics of Self-Deprecation
ART NEWS PORTAL
Ignoble Prizes? Bob Dylan’s excellence and the snubbing of everybody else’s
ANU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
On theses, keeping it real, and Edgar Allan Poetry
We Have To Talk About Women’s Fiction
Embodying Character: Physical Symbolism or Lazy Stereotypes?
The Byronic Hero’s Path: A Tortu(r)ous Road
What Makes Literature Australian?
Ultimate Guide: 9 Fiction Genres You Should Know About
Self-help, Beauty Privilege, and the Truth About Confidence
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
Brood For Thought: On The Enduring Appeal Of The Moody Male Lead
Horses Are Not Machines: On Writing the Steeds of Fantasy Fiction
THE FEMINIST WIRE
Stop Commenting on How Much She Eats
Il Matrimonio? Preferisco Guidare Il Mio Motorino In Giro Per L’Africa Prima (Marriage? I’d Rather Ride My Scooter Around Africa First)
The Undergraduate Awards:
Global Winner of the Music, Film and Theatre category in 2018, and Highly Commended in the Literature category in 2017.
“An Individual Reflects” – 2017 Writers’ Square Essay Contest –
“Hearing His Stories” – 2016 Writers’ Square Essay Contest –
2018 Undergraduate Awards