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Dr Brigid Louise Magner

Book manuscript and interactive map: On the trail: Reading literary places in Australia.

Brigid's honorary fellowship project is a two-stage work, beginning with a book publication followed by the creation of an interactive map designed to make sites of literary significance more easily accessible to a wider public.

The book is centrally concerned with investigating the desire to connect literary texts with specific places in the Australian landscape. The central focus is on the memorialisation of notable authors such as Henry Lawson, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Handel Richardson, Nan Chauncy, PL Travers, Joseph Furphy, Katharine Susannah Pritchard and Eleanor Dark.

Dr Brigid Magner is a lecturer in Literary Studies and leader of the essay node within the Non Fiction Lab research group in the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University. Her PhD research was on trans-Tasman literary culture. Brigid has subsequently published articles in a variety of magazines and journals on topics related to criminality, authorship, bestsellers and literary tourism.