Researcher biography

Margaret teaches in the literature area in the School of Communication and Arts. Her teaching interests are literary theory, contemporary women's writing, and postmodern fiction.

Margaret is the author of Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia, a study of Australian feminist cultural memory; Kathy Acker: Punk Writer; and co-author with Anthea Taylor of Postfeminism in Context: Women, Australian Popular Culture, and the Unsettling of Postfeminism. She is the co-editor of Terra-Recognita: New Essays in Australian Studies, Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines, and Things that Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. She has also published numerous articles on feminist fiction and culture, and autobiography.

She has been a consultant to the National Museum of Australia, advising on a modern Australian women's movement collection. Her current project is a monograph on women's punk and post-punk memoirs.

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