Lucy Frost

Professor of English, School of English & European Languages & Literatures

Research Interests

  • Narrating convict lives — I am co-editing with Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives for Melbourne University Press; and Narratives from the Female Factories of Launceston and Hobart; and Narratives of Hispanic and Lusophone convicts (with Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona)
  • Editing the Journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin on the frontier of Victoria and in Hobart Town, 1844-49 (with Jan Critchett)

Recent Publications include:

  • The Journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin 1858-1868. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press and the Australian Academy of the Humanities in association with the State Library of New South Wales, 1998.
  • No Place for a Nervous Lady: Voices from the Australian Bush. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble, 1984. Reprinted 1984, 1985, 1989. Rev. ed. St Lucia: Queensland University Press, 1995; edition in Classics Series, 1999.
  • "Untrodden Dresses, Loose Trowsers, and Trailing Skirts: Walking through Colonial Space." Women’s Writing 5:1 (1998): 201-212.
  • "Terra Nullius and Australia’s Vanishing Bodies." A Sense of Space. (SAVAL Conference Papers) Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand, 1998. 163-170.
  • "Barbara Baynton." The Oxford Companion to Australian History. Ed. Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1998.
  • "Narrative and the Construction of Female Subjectivity." Commonwealth and American Women’s Discourses: Essays in Criticism. Ed. A. L. McLeod. New Delhi: Sterling, 1996. 135-14