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Marion Campbell Marion Campbell i(A16727 works by) (a.k.a. Marion May Campbell; Marion M. Campbell)
Born: Established: 1948 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Marion Campbell holds degrees from the universities of Western Australia and Provence. She has worked as a Tutor in French, and in Writing and Literature at Murdoch University. She has been a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Melbourne. Her literary papers are held at the Australian Defence Force Academy (MSS G299).

Campbell's writing encompasses a number of genres, including poetry, drama, shorter and novel length fiction and literary criticism. Her approach has been described as postmodern and feminist, and reflects a range of thematic interests, such as language, mythology, artistic imagery and humorous forms.

In 2018, Campbell was supervising graduate writing projects at Deakin University. Her publications that year included an experimental memoir Man on the Mantepiece, and a poetry collection, Third Body.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2011 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Residencies $5,000 for a self-organised residency, Berlin.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Fragments from a Paper Witch Cambridge : Salt Publishing , 2008 Z1560757 2008 selected work poetry prose drama 'Why Fragments from a Paper Witch? Through paper encounters we can ignite, meld, metamorphose returning utterly altered. These pieces explore a range of forms and modes to stage the struggle to resist crippling expectations and cultural framings, but they also conjure a range of modes of being (and un-becoming) a woman in passion and in grief, in the flesh and on paper, in wounding in healing.' -- Libraries Australia
2010 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Innovation in Writing
y separately published work icon Shadow Thief Canberra : Pandanus Books , 2006 Z1269933 2006 single work novel romance

'Alison's childhood is a stage on which the fickle behavior of adults is played out and where the catalysts for her development are the opposing forces of passion and indifference. As a young woman she encounters Diane, a gifted rebel from a suburban home whose chafing against conformity has resulted in a prison sentence. Alison arrives to tutor the recalcitrant student and the rest is captivation.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Wutheringink edition).

2006 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Prowler : A Novel South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 Z249107 1999 single work novel (taught in 1 units)
1999 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
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