Dr Laura Deane

Casual Academic

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Laura Deane has taught at Flinders University since 2002, principally in English, Politics, and Australian Studies. She is currently employed as a Lecturer in Humanities.


My PhD, Australian Psychoses: Women's Madness and Colonial Psychosis, was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2013. It considers texts of madness in fiction by Kate Grenville and Christina Stead as a feature of a wider cultural pathology that has its roots in colonial paranoia about 'race' and gender.

2013, PhD in English and Australian Studies, Flinders University.

2002, BA Honours, School of English and Drama, Flinders University.

1999, Cert. TESOL, Adelaide Institute of TAFE.

1997, Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide.

1987, Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), Magill College of Advanced Education.

Honours, awards and grants

2013, Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.

2012, Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Office for Learning and Teaching.

2012, School of Humanities Teaching Award for Part-Time Teaching Staff for Ongoing and Outstanding Contributions to Teaching

2011, Thesis Write-Up Stipend

2002, Research Trainee Scholarship

2001, Chancelor's letter of Commendation for a Special Topic in Honours

Teaching interests

My principal teaching interests are in Writing and Cultural Studies.

Topic coordinator
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication
POLI2020 Australian Politics and Indigenous People
Supervisory interests
Australian nationalisms
Australian women's writing
Indigenous critical theory
Postcolonial approaches to literature

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