Talking Tasmanian Literature in the Faroe Islands

This is the paper I gave at The Tower at the End of the World Conference in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, in May 2017. It was exceedingly well received, though very many people couldn't calibrate their aural senses to my north west coast twang! Among a conference full of exotic people, I was by far the [...]

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Islands: Mysterious Things, Eh?

This paper was published in the very first edition of Island Studies Journal, and at the time of this posting, remains the most frequently cited paper of all those published in that journal.  I spent my final academic years as a committed phenomenologist, and I still am, but don't let this apparently unfriendly word deter [...]

‘Balding Nevis’

This is my favourite paper, and exists in article and essay versions.  The one posted here was published in Geographical Research in 2008.  It clearly refutes the notion that the sawmilling and specialty timbers communities are 100% supportive of exploitative industrial logging, and offers is a dramatic corrective to accepted wisdoms in my island's ongoing [...]