Dr. Michael Jacklin
BLitt (Hons) (Deakin), PhD (Deakin)
Phone: 02 4221 3737
Michael Jackin was awarded his PhD in 2005 for his thesis on collaborative Indigenous life writing in Australia and Canada. Michael is a Research Fellow in the School of English Literatures and Philosophy where he has been project officer for the Australian Multicultural Writers subset of AustLit since 2007. Currently his research for the database focuses on writing by Australian authors in languages other than English.
- Life writing and collaboration
- Multicultural and multilingual literatures
- Exilic and diasporic writing
- Writing across cultures
- Indigenous literatures
My recent research has concentrated on Australian writing in Spanish and Vietnamese. I am currently involved in a collaborative project focusing on Arab-Australian writers and writing.
Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date
- "Some Stories Need to Be Told, Then Told Again’: Yvonne Johnson and Rudy Wiebe,” in Anne Collett and Louise D’Arcens (eds.), The Unsociable Sociability of Women’s Lifewriting, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2010; 54-70
- “Consultation and Critique: Implementing Cultural Protocols in the Reading of Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing,” in A. Haebich, F. Peters-Little & P. Read (eds), Indigenous Biography and Autobiography, 1 edn, ANU E Press and Aboriginal History Incorporated, Canberra, 2008.
Refereed Journal Articles:
- “Detention, Displacement and Dissent in Recent Australian Life Writing”, Life Writing, vol. 8, no. 4, December 2011, pp. 375-385.
- “'Southeast Asian Writing in Australia: The Case of Vietnamese Writing”, Kunapipi, vol. 32, no. 1-2, 2010, pp. 175-183.
- “‘Desde Australia para todo el mundo hispano’: Australia’s Spanish Language Magazines and Latin American/Australian Writing”, Antipodes, vol. 24, no. 2, December 2010, 177-186.
- “The Transnational Turn in Australian Literary Studies,” JASAL Special Issue Australian Literature in a Global World (2009).
- “Making Paper Talk: Writing Indigenous Oral Life Narratives”, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 39, no. 1-2, 2008, pp. 47-69.
- “‘What I Have Done, What Was Done to Me’: Confession and Testimony in Stolen Life: Journey of a Cree Woman,” Kunapipi, vol. 29, no. 1, 2007, pp 19-33.
- “Collaboration and Closure: Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols in Australian Life Writing,” Antipodes, vol. 19, no. 2, 2005, pp 184-191.
- “Spitting the Dummy: Collaborative Life Writing and Ventriloquism,” New Literatures Review, no. 43, April 2005, pp 67-81.
- “Critical Injuries: Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing and the Ethics of Criticism,” Life Writing, vol. 1, no. 2, 2004, pp. 55-83.
- “Collaboration and Resistance in Indigenous Life Writing,” Australian Canadian Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2002, pp. 27-45.
- “Interview with Yvonne Johnson,” Kunapipi, vol. 29, no. 1, pp 34-53.
- "Interview with Rudy Wiebe,’ Kunapipi, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 54-69.
Major Research Report:
- Ommundsen, Wenche and Michael Jacklin “Mapping Literature Infrastructure in Australia: A Report to the Australia Council for the Arts’ Literature Board”, Australia Council for the Arts, 2008. (155 pages)