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1 What I’m Reading Dean Biron , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
1 Ordinary People Dean Biron , 2019 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 78 no. 1 2019; (p. 130-134)
1 Dangerous Locations : The Missing Person in Australian Cinema Dean Biron , Tiffany Sutherland , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Screen Education , no. 95 2019; (p. 64-71)
1 The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean Dean Biron , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 39)

'From the ill-fated explorations of Leichhardt and Burke and Wills through to the Beaumont children, Azaria Chamberlain, and the backpacker murders in New South Wales, the history of Australia is peppered with tales and images of people going missing. And, as the First Peoples might well have been able to warn us, few of those stories turn out well.'  (Introduction)

1 The Eleven Best Australian Essays of the Past 3,533 Days Dean Biron , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 233 2018; (p. 22-28)

'It begins with the admission that my entire life is a facade. I teach but am not a teacher, write but am not a writer, edit but am not an editor, take photographs but am not a photographer. On occasion I have attempted to make art or play music, yet I am the mere simulacrum of an artist, the bare chalk outline of a musician. Moreover, I hold no claim to scholarly influence, nor do I pretend to boast any kind of public reputation. The ultimate confirmation of this – if you enter my name into Wikipedia, it responds: Did you mean: dead bison?'  (Introduction)

1 [Review Essay] Old Scores Dean Biron , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 63)

'For the most part, the burgeoning 1980s nostalgia industry in Australia tends to overlook the fact that back then the states seemed to be engaged in a kind of Sheffield Shield of venality, competing to see which would prevail as the most politically debauched. One might have thought of the Queensland of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Terry Lewis and the New South Wales of Abe Saffron and Roger Rogerson as topping the table, but Western Australia, like its cricket team of the period, was definitely no slouch.'

(Introduction)

1 Review : 'Black Teeth' by Zane Lovitt Dean Biron , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 64)

— Review of Black Teeth Zane Lovitt , 2016 single work novel
1 The Gun Dean Biron , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 223 2016; (p. 79)
'A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of joining the police academy where he came across cases of drug addict, school girl accident and carrying of a rifle by middle aged man.' (Publication abstract)
1 Review : One Dean Biron , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 382 2016; (p. 58)

— Review of One Patrick Holland , 2016 single work novel
1 Review : Beams Falling Dean Biron , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 365 2014; (p. 41)

— Review of Beams Falling P. M. Newton , 2014 single work novel
1 Plus ça Change : Laying Bare with the Truth of a State Dean Biron , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;

— Review of Three Crooked Kings Matthew Condon , 2013 single work biography
1 The Aesthetics of Conservatism Dean Biron , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 210 2013; (p. 72-79)
1 Untitled Dean Biron , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 343 2012; (p. 42)

— Review of Promise Tony Cavanaugh , 2012 single work novel
1 Dying Inside Dean Biron , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 42)

— Review of Closer to Stone Simon Cleary , 2012 single work novel
1 [Review] Comeback Dean Biron , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 338 2012; (p. 57)

— Review of Comeback Peter Corris , 2012 single work novel
1 [Review] Meanjin Vol. 70 No. 3 Spring 2011 Dean Biron , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Meanjin vol. 70 no. 3 Spring 2011 periodical issue
1 Genre Everything Dean Biron , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 334 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of The Boundary Nicole Watson , 2009 single work novel
1 The Death of the Writer Dean Biron , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 36-44)
1 Wolf Creek, Rurality and the Australian Gothic John Scott , Dean Biron , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 307 - 322)
'As with Crocodile Dundee before it, the recent Australian film Wolf Creek promotes a specific and arguably urban-centric understanding of rural Australia. However, whilst the former film is couched in mythologized notions of the rural idyll, Wolf Creek is based firmly around the concept of rural horror. Wolf Creek is both a horror movie and a road movie, one which relies heavily upon landscape in order to tell its story. Here we argue that the film continues a tradition in the New Australian Cinema of depicting the outback and its inhabitants as something the country's mostly coastal population do not understand. Wolf Creek skilfully plays on popular conceptions of inland Australia as empty and harsh. But more than this, the film brings to the fore tensions in the rural idyll associated with the ownership and use of rural space. As an object of urban consumption, rural space may appear passive and familiar, but in the context of rural horror iconic aspects of the Australian landscape become a source of fear - a space of abjection.'(Author's abstract)
1 Napping Dean Biron , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 44)

— Review of Together Alone : The Story of the Finn Brothers Jeff Apter , 2010 single work biography
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