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Susan K. Martin Susan K. Martin i(A2885 works by) (a.k.a. Sue Martin; Susan Martin)
Born: Established: 1961 ;
Gender: Female
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1 Worldly Reading : Teaching Australian Literature in the Twenty-first Century Larissa McLean-Davies , Susan K. Martin , Lucy Buzacott , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 52 no. 3 2017; (p. 21-30)

'This paper examines the role of literature in the English classroom in Australia and its part in shaping national identity. We contend that it is important to consider the possible roles of national literatures in contemporary school contexts, where students are becoming local and global citizens and argue that reading Australian literature as a part of the field of ‘world literature’ can support a pedagogical approach which enables dynamic reading practices. Drawing on a 2016 research project titled Teaching Australia, which sought to explore English teachers’ engagement with Australian texts, this paper examines current and future uses of Australian literature in both the globalised world and in the Australian secondary English classroom.' (Publication abstract)

1 Toward Worlding Settler Texts : Tracking the Uses of Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career through the Curriculum Larissa McLean-Davies , Susan K. Martin , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , September vol. 32 no. 2 2017;

'Using Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career as its focus, this paper explores the institutional possibilities and constraints of ‘worlding’ settler texts in secondary school and university environments. We argue that the teaching of texts, and those who teach texts in schools and universities, play a key role in negotiating national and international textual boundaries. This paper expands on the practices of reading, to incorporate an analysis of documents that frame the intended, espoused, and enacted curriculum. Examining the publication and teaching history of My Brilliant Career in Australia and overseas and the use of literature as a tool of nationalism and globalisation, this paper argues that the teaching of literature in institutions acts as material evidence of our efforts to negotiate the demands of the national and the global. Literature teaching thus powerfully contributes to the ways in which we understand the work that is undertaken, the boundaries crossed and compromises brokered when we study settler texts in globalised contexts.' (Publication abstract)

1 Review : Jean Galbraith : Writer in a Valley. Susan K. Martin , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 46 no. 2 2015; (p. 332-333)

— Review of Jean Galbraith : Writer in a Valley Meredith Fletcher , 2014 single work biography
1 CSI : Bohemia : A Detailed Life of Three Interwoven Lives Susan K. Martin , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 54-55)

— Review of Wild Bleak Bohemia : Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall - A Documentary Michael Wilding , 2014 single work biography
1 Introduction Kylie Mirmohamadi , Susan K. Martin , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , 31 October vol. 30 no. 3 2015;

'This special issue tracks the ways in which Victorian literary texts and ideas were transformed by their arrival and reception in the Australasian colonies and then re-transmitted around the trade lines of Empire. The literary migration outlined here involved the marketplace and the production of cultural meaning; the transportation and importation of printed artefacts and the re-location, and re-working, of ideas and approaches. The articles in this issue explore how the colonial arrivals and departures of textual traffic in the Victorian marketplace involved complex cultural and literary exchanges and re-negotiations of story, character, genre and form.'

Source: Abstract.

1 y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies vol. 30 no. 3 31 October Susan K. Martin (editor), Kylie Mirmohamadi (editor), 2015 10502829 2015 periodical issue
1 Tracking Reading in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne Diaries Susan K. Martin , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , May no. 56 2014;
'This article considers some colonial responses to the wider field of ‘British’ Victorian literary reading by following the reading traces left in the diaries of three middle-class women in Melbourne in the 1860s, 70s and 80s: Henrietta Jennings (1887–89), Thomas Anne Cole (1867–82) and Joyce Sincock (1862). Cole’s and Jennings’ diaries offer the most detail but, for both, the record of reading tends to be random, partial and sometimes illegible. Sincock’s diary is brief, and more youthful. It offers a slice of one moment in her life, with considerable detail about some of her reading at that moment. Jennings’ and Cole’s’ diaries map regular visits to town. Jennings visits circulating libraries in Melbourne, such as ‘Mullen’s Select Library’ in Bourke Street, to acquire the latest novels and, as Cole’s early diaries show similar fashionable reading, it is likely she borrowed, or possibly bought, from the same sources. All three diaries reveal wider patterns of reading across a range of genres (and sources), particularly Cole and Jennings; newspaper reading, which may have included the reading of local, as well as British, serial fiction alongside attention to ‘serious’ news items. The reading which Jennings records is eclectic, in terms of genre, and international-Anglophone, including a substantial amount of American writing as well as British and Australian. The reading of Cole, in her early records, tends more to British writing, and travel writing while Sincock reads whatever she can get. All three women also engage in religious reading; the Bible and sermons, but also a variety of other works that might be designated spiritual.' (Author's introduction)
1 Devout Domesticity and Extreme Evangelicalism : The Unsettled Australian Domestic of Maud Jean Franc Susan K. Martin , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand 2014; (p. 111-124)
1 Walk on the Wild Side : Literature in the Time of Choleric Susan K. Martin , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 28 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 75-83)
1 One Book, Two Books; One City, Many Cities : Brisbane Reads Together Susan K. Martin , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 525-531)
1 [Essay] : My Brilliant Career Susan K. Martin , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013-;

This essay, an introduction to My Brilliant Career, was written for the Reading Australia project. It discusses the continuing relevance of the novel, and its representations of romance, a kind of 'anti-romance,' and reading. It also discusses the novel's depiction of bush life and drought.

1 One Week in Each Opening' : Furphy and the Use of the Diary Form Susan K. Martin , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 1 2013;

'This paper discusses the uses and implications of the diary form in Such is Life considering the historical development of the diary across the nineteenth century, with particular reference to the Letts company. It considers the gender and imperial associations of the nineteenth-century diary and the temporal and spatial constraints imposed by the diary form and potentially used and parodied by Furphy in his selection of this format for the novel.' (Author's abstract)

1 Reading Publics, Watching Audiences : Lady Audley's Secret in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne Susan K. Martin , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012; (p. 171-182)
'Susan K Martin reconstructs the emerging colonial readership for British sensation fiction, complicating her account of gendered sociability by contrasting the reception of Mary Braddon's novel Lady Audley's Secret with spectatorship of its stage adaptation on Melbourne in the early 1860s. She draws here on one of the classic models of eighteenth-century sociability, which John Dwyer refers to as the theatrical, performative or 'spectatorial' model of sociality.' (Kirkpatrick, Peter and Dixon, Robert: Introduction xvi)
1 3 y separately published work icon Colonial Dickens : What Australians Made of the World's Favourite Author Kylie Mirmohamadi , Susan K. Martin , North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2012 Z1893594 2012 single work criticism 'As global celebrations of Charles Dickens's two hundredth birthday are in full swing, it is timely to look again at the place of Dickens in the reading cultures of colonial Australia.

'Colonial Dickens moves away from more traditional considerations of Dickens's view of Australia, and its place in his novels, to explore the multiple ways in which Dickens was read and circulated in the Australian colonies. From the treasured volumes which spoke of a distant home in a shepherd's bush hut, to hushed and expectant family readings in a well-to-do settler mansion in Van Diemen's Land, and handsome editions read and loved to extinction in the Public Library in Melbourne, this book claims and explains Dickens's place in the burgeoning settlements, literary cultures and markets of the New World.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 Afternoon Tea Susan K. Martin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Bush Writing 2011 anthology poetry short story autobiography prose extract non-fiction
1 Sensational Fiction in Marvellous Melbourne Susan K. Martin , Kylie Mirmohamadi , 2011 2011 extract criticism (Sensational Melbourne : Reading, Sensation Fiction and 'Lady Audley's Secret' in the Victorian Metropolis)
— Appears in: Inside Story , October 2011;
Adapted from the introduction.
1 1 y separately published work icon Sensational Melbourne : Reading, Sensation Fiction and 'Lady Audley's Secret' in the Victorian Metropolis Susan K. Martin , Kylie Mirmohamadi , North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2011 Z1802540 2011 single work criticism 'Colonial Melbournians were mad about Sensation fiction - full of thrills and scandal; divorce, bigamy, mistaken identity and murder. Sensational Melbourne takes us through the libraries, the shops, the tramways, the theatres, the back lanes and the drawing rooms of Marvelous Melbourne, and shows how the city was built on words as much as gold. It traces the passage of the most popular novel of the nineteenth century, Lady Audley's Secret, from England to Melbourne's port and through the cultural byways of Melbourne out through the suburbs, and into Australian literature.' -- Back cover.
1 Great Australian Novels : Essential Reading from Local Authors Susan K. Martin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 2011; (p. 3)
Sue Martin provides an annotated list of nine books 'her students must read, and the ones they should'. The list was published in response to news that The University of Melbourne was teaching no specialist courses in Australian literature.
1 'The Other Seven Little Australians' : The Man Who Loved Children Reads Ethel Turner Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 35-48)
Martin suggests that The Man Who Loved Children 'can be read as a rewriting of ... Ethel Turner's Seven little Australians' and argues that while the novel can be seen as 'a response to the plotting laid out in nineteenth-century humanist realist fiction for girls', considering 'the novel in relation to specifically Australian examples, and to Seven Little Australians in particular, suggests a reaction against, and a 'refunctioning' of, the culturally-specific narratives with which Stead grew up' (p.35).
1 Landscape and Australian Fiction Susan K. Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 41-49)
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
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