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Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Dr Tony Hughes-d'Aeth

Discipline Chair
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3495
+61 8 6488 1030
Room 1.08, Arts Building, Perth campus
BA PhD W.Aust.
Tony Hughes-d'Aeth was born in 1972 and grew up in Melbourne, Sydney, Munich, Canberra and Washington DC. He has since 1989 been resident in Perth, Western Australia.
Key research
Comparative media studies, including new media theory, film and television studies
Australian literature and film
Psychoanalytic Criticism
Tony Hughes-d'Aeth is the author of Paper Nation: The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 1886-1888, Melbourne University Press, 2001, which received the Ernest Scott Prize for best work of Australian or New Zealand History and the Hancock Prize for best first work of Australian History.

He has also published the following essays and articles:

"Salt Scars: John Kinsella's Wheatbelt," Australian Literary Studies 27.2 (2012)
‘“Denizens of the Bush”: James Pollard and Popular Naturalism’, Studies in Western Australian History 27 (2010) 45-61.
“The Rediscovery of Carrolup” in Jennifer Wawrzinek and Russel West-Pavlov, Eds., Frontier Skirmishes. (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2010) 261-276.
“Stowaways in their Fathers’ Ships: European Immigration and Australian Film”, Studies in Australasian Cinema 3.1 (2009) 75-92.
“Compulsory Screening: Border Protection, Migration and the Australian Screen” Introduction to Special Issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema 3.1 (2009) 7-14. [equally written with Co-editors Tanya Dalziell and Kieran Dolin]
“A Critique of Ecocriticism: The Ecological in Australian Literature and Criticism” in Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader.. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. Eds (New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009). 114-125.
“Islands of Yesterday: The Ecological Writing of Barbara York Main”, Westerly 54 (2008) 12-26.
“The Shadow on the Field: Literature and Ecology in the Western Australian Wheatbelt” in C.A. Cranston and Robert Zoeller, Eds., The Littoral Zone: Australian Environments and Their Writers (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi 2007). 45-70.
"Thematising the Global: Recent Australian Film", co-author Tanya Dalziell, PostScript 24.2 (2005) 112-124.
'Old Walls and New: The Australian Poet in the Asia-Pacific.' Chitra Sankaran, Leong Liew and Rajeev Patke, eds. Complicities. (Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2003) 65-76.
“The Australian Eco-Novel” in Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly, Eds., Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. (London and New York: Routledge, 2005) 82-82.
"History by Instalment: Australian Centenary and Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 1886-1888", in Julie Codell, ed., Divided Selves: The British Press and Imperial Co-Histories (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2002) 219-241.
"Australian Writing, Deep Ecology and Julia Leigh's The Hunter", Journal of the Association for Studies in Australian Literature 1 (2002) 19-31.
"Which Rabbit Proof Fence? Empathy, Assimilation, Hollywood." Australian Humanities Review (September-November 2002)
"Entangled Worlds: Australia and its Contexts in Recent Non-Fiction", Westerly 46 (November 2001) 17-32.
"A Prospect of Future Regularity: Spatial Technologies in Colonial Australia" in Ruth Barcan and Ian Buchanan, eds., Imagining Australian Space: Cultural Studies and Spatial Inquiry (Nedlands, WA: UWA Press, 1999) 47-58.
"Edges Movements Themes: The Future of Australian Literary Studies", Southerly, September 59.3&4 (September 1999) 37-42.
"Do You Want to Know More? Narrative in Australian Multimedia," Journal of Australian Studies 63 (1999) 71-79.
"Legibility and Little Bourke Street in Cassell's Picturesque Australasia," Beyond the Divide, 2.1 (Winter 1999) 26-37.
"Pretty as a Picture: Australia and the Imperial Picturesque," Journal of Australian Studies 59 (1997) 99-107.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Co-Editor, Westerly Magazine
The Westerly Centre
The Association for the Study of Australian Literature
The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
Coordinator, ENGL1401 "Meaning and Medium"
Coordinator, ENGL3401 "National and Transnational Cinema"
Convenor, ECS Honours Unit, "Advanced Research Skills"
Current projects
The Wheatbelt: A Literary History
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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