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Nathanael O’Reilly

Instructor II
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Ph.D., English, Western Michigan University, 2008.
MA, English, Western Michigan University, 2004.
BA, Literature and Social & Political Studies, University of Ballarat, 1995

Courses Taught

British & Irish Poetry Since 1900
Twentieth-Century British Literature
Australian Literature
Literature & Film: Australian
Postcolonial Anglophone Literature
Intermediate Composition: Writing Argument
Intermediate Composition: Sophomore Seminar: Exploring Suburbia
Major British Writers
Introduction to Literature: Australian Literature
Introduction to Fiction: Postcolonial Short Fiction
Introduction to Composition: First-Year Seminar: Australian Literature & Culture

Areas of Focus

Global Literatures; 20th and 21st century British literature; 19th century British literature; Colonial-Postcolonial Studies; Poetry and Poetics.

“Beach Ballet.” Antipodes, issue 34.1 (?) (2020): forthcoming.

“Jerilderie.” Backstory, issue 7 (June 2019): forthcoming.

“Road Trip I” and “Road Trip.” FourXFour, issue 28 (March 2019), pp. 36-37.

“Études.” Nothing Substantial, issue 2 (March 2019).

“Terror, Paranoia and Manipulation: The Politics of Fear in Richard Flanagan’s The Unknown Terrorist.” Richard Flanagan: New Critical Essays, Ed. Robert Dixon, Sydney University Press, 2018, pp. 155-168.

Cult. Port Adelaide, South Australia: Ginninderra Press, 2016.

Distance. Cardiff, NSW: Picaro Press, 2014. Second edition. Port Adelaide, South Australia: Ginninderra Press, 2015.

Tim Winton: Critical Essays. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing, 2014.

Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel. Amherst, NY: Teneo Press, 2012.

Suburban Exile: American Poems. Warners Bay, NSW: Picaro Press, 2011.

Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010. Symptoms of Homesickness. Warners Bay, NSW: Picaro Press, 2010.

Masterclass in Postcolonial Theory for Ph.D. students. University of Presov. Presov, Slovakia. November 20, 2015.

Guest lecture on Australian literature for M.A. students. University of Presov. Presov, Slovakia. November 20, 2015.

Guest lecture on Peter Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang. Masaryk University. Brno, Czech Republic. November 18, 2015. “Australian Literature and Suburbia.” Plenary address.

Biannual International Conference of the European Association for Studies on Australia. University of Pannonia. Veszprém, Hungary, September 30 – October 3, 2015.

“Australian Literature: Postcolonial, Colonial, or Postcolonizing?” Keynote address. Postcolonial Studies Symposium. Eotvos Lorand University. Budapest, Hungary, September 29, 2015. “

Finding Home: Belonging and Identity in Anglophone Literature of Suburbia.” Keynote Address. The University of Texas at Arlington English Graduate Student Conference. Arlington, Texas. April 3, 2015.

“The Future of Australian Literary Studies in the United States.” Menzies Centre for Australian Studies Symposium. King’s College London. London, United Kingdom. October 23, 2014.

“The Myth of Patrick White’s Anti-Suburbanism.” Patrick White Centenary Conference. University of Hyderabad. Hyderabad, India. November 5-7, 2012.

  • TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund Grant.
  • TCU Instructional Development Grant.
  • American Association of Australasian Literary Studies European Association for the Study of Australia Association for the Study of Australian Literature
  • Association for the Study of Australia in Asia
  • President, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies. 2012 – 2016.
  • External Examiner for Doctoral Dissertations at the University of Melbourne, the University of Western Australia, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, Western Sydney University, and others.
  • Referee for Antipodes, JASAL, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Postcolonial Text, Studies in the Novel, and others.