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1 Does This Really go With That? Stephanie Trigg , single work review
— Review of Procession 1987 anthology poetry
1 Does This Really go With That? Stephanie Trigg , single work review
— Review of Poetry Australia no. 113 Peter Goldsworthy , 1988 periodical issue poetry
1 Does This Really go With That? Stephanie Trigg , single work review
— Review of Coughing with Confidence Myron Lysenko , 1988 selected work poetry
1 When Literature Takes You by Surprise : or, the Case against Trigger Warnings Stephanie Trigg , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 August 2018;

'It was an ordinary lecture to first-year students, on “Women Writers and Modernism.” My brief was to introduce the different ways men and women responded to the social, intellectual and artistic challenges of the modernist movement.'  (Introduction)

1 Medievalism, Nationalism, Colonialism : Introduction Louise D'Arcens , Stephanie Trigg , Andrew Lynch , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 1-5)
1 y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies vol. 26 no. 3-4 October - November Louise D'Arcens (editor), Stephanie Trigg (editor), Andrew Lynch (editor), 2011 Z1877038 2011 periodical issue Special issue based on papers presented at the symposium 'Medievalism, Nationalism, Colonialism' held at the University of Wollongong, January 2010.
1 Book of the Week Stephanie Trigg , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 November 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Wanting Richard Flanagan , 2008 single work novel
1 I've Written My Talk Stephanie Trigg , 2007 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Heat , no. 15 (New Series) 2007; (p. 115-125)
1 Life Lessons Stephanie Trigg , 2007 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 June 2007; (p. 13)
1 2 y separately published work icon Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture Stephanie Trigg (editor), Turnhout : Brepols , 2005 Z1275369 2005 anthology criticism

'This collection opens up a new field of academic and general interest: Australian medievalism. That is, the heritage and continuing influence of medieval and gothic themes, ideas and cultural practices. Geographically removed from Europe, and distinguished by its eighteenth-century colonial settlement, Australia is a fascinating testing-ground on which to explore the cultural residues of medieval and gothic tradition. These traditions take a distinctive form, once they have been 'transported' to a different topographical setting, and a cultural context whose relationship with Europe has always been dynamic and troubled.

'Early colonists attempted to make the unfamiliar landscape of Australia familiar by inscribing it with European traditions: since then, a diverse range of responses and attitudes to the medieval and gothic past have been played out in Australian culture, from traditional forms of historical reconstruction through to playful postmodernist pastiche.

'These essays examine the early narratives of Australian 'discovery' and the settlement of what was perceived as a hostile, gothic environment; exercises of medieval revivalism and association consonant with the British nineteenth-century rediscovery of chivalric ideals and aesthetic, spiritual and architectural practices and models; the conscious invocation and interrogation of medieval and gothic tropes in Australian fiction and poetry, including children's literature; the transformation of those tropes in fantasy, role-playing games and subcultural groups; and finally, the implication of the medieval past for discussions of Australian nationalism.' (Publication summary)

1 ATN at Risk Stephanie Trigg , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 277 2005-2006; (p. 39)

— Review of Evil Diane Bell , 2005 single work novel
1 Bleak Vision Stephanie Trigg , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 271 2005; (p. 57)

— Review of Slaughterboy Odo Hirsch , 2005 single work novel
1 From Medieval to Medievalist - and Back Again? Stephanie Trigg , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Readers, Writers, Publishers : Essays and Poems 2004; (p. 135-143)
Using Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale as an expression of the ongoing popularity of Chaucer, Trigg observes that 'rich texts continue to generate inspiration across a range of cultural fields'. Trigg asserts that 'this is why we read and reread canonical texts' - they offer the reader an ongoing opportunity for active participation in literature.
1 Stitched Up Stephanie Trigg , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 252 2003; (p. 39)

— Review of Born of the Sea Victor Kelleher , 2003 single work novel
1 Archangels of Evolution Stephanie Trigg , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 250 2003; (p. 40)

— Review of All This Is So John F. Roe , 2002 single work novel
1 Lyric and Narrative Stephanie Trigg , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 245 2002; (p. 47) Australian Book Review , December no. 407 2018; (p. 76)

— Review of Wild Surmise Dorothy Porter , 2002 single work novel

'Dorothy Porter’s new verse novel, Wild Surmise, takes an almost classic form. The verse novel is now well-established as a modern genre, and Porter has stamped a distinctive signature and voice on the verse form, particularly with the phenomenal success of her racy, action-packed detective novel, The Monkey’s Mask (1994). So it comes as no surprise to find this book setting a similarly cracking pace across some not entirely unexpected territory: an adulterous love affair between two women; and the death, through cancer, of a husband. Additional glamour and some thematic variation are provided by the women’s profession, astronomy. Both women are favourites on the lecture and television circuit, and Alex Leefson’s passionate interest in finding traces of biological life on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, generates some of the more purely lyrical moments.'  (Introduction)

1 A Tense and Surging Affair Stephanie Trigg , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 242 2002; (p. 60)

— Review of Scraping Through Stone Judith Fox , 2002 single work novel
1 A Year of Plague Stephanie Trigg , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 22)

— Review of Year of Wonders : A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks , 2001 single work novel
1 Bach-Like Indirection Stephanie Trigg , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Gilgamesh : A Novel Joan London , 2001 single work novel
1 Too Much in View Stephanie Trigg , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (2000-2001) no. 227 2000; (p. 54)

— Review of Darkness More Visible Finola Moorhead , 2000 single work novel
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