Academics in print
School of Education lecturers Dr Grant Rodwell and Dr Linda Westphalen have both recently released books into the public sphere.
Dr Rodwell's fifth novel, Blood Her Maiden Sword, the third in his Barsden series, is published by Sid Harta Publishers.
It is the passionate story of aspiration, love and betrayal set largely against the wild surroundings of Sydney and the Australian outback. Critic Wendy O'Hanlon describes the novel as "Australian literature at its best" and another reviewer says the book is "a must read for Aussies who cherish this country".
Dr Rodwell is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, specialising in history, curriculum and pedagogy.
Dr Westphalen's book, An Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Aboriginal Women's Life Histories, is an insightful view of Indigenous culture through the autobiographic eyes of two Aboriginal women.
The book is described by Professor Lyndall Ryan as "groundbreaking work of extraordinary scholarship, and a tribute to the women who wrote about their lives and to [Dr Westphalen's] commitment to make their stories more explicable to a wider audience".
Dr Westphalen's current teaching and research focuses on cultural studies issues to do with education, information and communication technologies, and gender.
Story by Story by Tom Beilby