Dr Maggie Tonkin

Dr Maggie Tonkin
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit English and Creative Writing
 Email maggie.tonkin@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5623
 Location Floor/Room 6 11 ,  Napier ,   North Terrace
  • Teaching Interests

    Angela Carter, Decadence, Modernism & Postmodernism, Romanticism, Victorian literature, Women's writing

  • Research Interests

    Angela Carter

    women's writing and feminist theory and history

    postmodern literature

    R.D. Laing, existential psychiatry, and the representation of madness in literature

    Literary representations of animals


  • Publications


    FIFTY: Half a Century of Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2016. (forthcoming)

    Angela Carter and Decadence: Critical Fictions/Fictional Critiques. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

    Edited Collection

    Changing the Victorian Subject edited by Maggie Tonkin, Mandy Treagus, Madeleine Seys and Sharon Crozier De Rosa. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press,  2014.

    Journal Articles

    "'The Time of the Loony': Psychosis, Alienation and R.D. Laing in the Fictions of Angela Carter and Muriel Spark. " Contemporary Women's Writing. 9.3 (Nov 2015): 366-384.

    'Traveling Hopefully: the Utopian Impulse in the Fiction of Angela Carter.' Contemporary Women's Writing 9.2 (July 2015):219-237.

    ‘Musing on Baudelaire: Angela Carter's "Black Venus" and the Poet as Dead Beloved.' LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. (Dec 2006): 301-323.

    'The "Poe-etics" of Decomposition: Angela Carter's "The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe" and the Reading Effect.' Women's Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal. 33.1 (Jan-Feb 2004): 1-22.

    Book Chapters

    ‘Albertine/a the Ambiguous: Angela Carter’s Re-visioning of Proust’s Modernist Muse’ in Re-Visiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts, Intertexts. Ed. Rebecca Munford. (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006): 64-86.

    ‘Brontë Badland: Jane Eyre Reconfigured as Colonial Gothic in Mardi McConnochie’s Coldwater.’  Intertextual and Intermedial Reworkings of Jane Eyre. Eds. Elke Mettinger-Schartmann and Margarete Rubik. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007): 115-128.

    ‘From “Peter Panic” to Proto-modernism: The Case of J.M. Barrie.’ Changing the Victorian Subject. edited by Maggie Tonkin, Mandy Treagus, Madeleine Seys, Sharon Crozier-de Rosa . Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press,  2014.

    ‘Introduction’ (with Mandy Treagus, Madeleine Seys and Sharon Crozier-De Rosa). Changing the Victorian Subject. Edited by Maggie Tonkin, Mandy Treagus, Madeleine Seys, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press,  2014.


  • Professional Associations

    Member J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

    Member Fay Gale Centre for the Study of Gender

    Member Contemporary Women's Writing Association

    Member Australasian Victorian Studies Asssocation



  • Community Engagement

    I have a background in dance and write reviews and articles regularly for Dance Australia Magazine. I have written a history of Australia's longest-running contemporary dance company, Australian Dance Theatre, to be published later in 2016 by Wakefield Press.

    Member of Ausdance

    Member of Adelaide Critics Circle

    Member judging panel, Australian Dance Awards, 2010-2013; 2015-18.

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