Author: Jane R. Goodall

Professor Jane Goodall is a researcher at the Writing and Society Research Centre of Western Sydney University, Australia. Prof Goodall has written extensively on arts in the modern era, with a special interest in the relationship between the arts and sciences. She has taught undergraduate courses and supervised research projects in relevant areas of arts history, and has conducted local history research on the Parramatta Road. Her academic publications include Artaud and the Gnostic Drama, Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin (winner of the Australasian Drama Studies Association’s Robert Jordan Prize), and, with Christa Knellwolf, the collection Frankenstein's Science (Ashgate, 2008), which contextualises Mary Shelley's work in contemporary scientific and literary debates. She is the author of the popular and award winning novels The Walker (2004), The Visitor (2005) and The Calling (2007). Jane's book on Stage Presence was published by Routledge in May 2008.

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Book Excerpt: The Politics of the Common Good

This is an excerpt from Jane R. Goodall’s book The Politics of the Common Good: Dispossession in Australia. Published by NewSouth, it was released in August 2019. Wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born  – Matthew Arnold, ‘Stanzas from the Read More …