GAPS Dissertation Award goes to Dr. Geoff Rodoreda

The Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) has granted its Dissertation Award 2018 to Dr. Geoff Rodoreda for his doctoral thesis submitted at the University of Stuttgart. The Award is endowed with € 2,000. It is granted once every two years to an outstanding doctoral thesis that advances and expands in an exceptional manner the analytical and/or theoretical approach to the Anglophone literatures around the world, to the study of the varieties of the English, or to other postcolonial cultural forms, practices, and media.

“The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction” is based on this thesis and was published by Peter Lang in its Australian Studies series. It is the first in-depth, broad-based study of the impact of the Australian High Court’s landmark Mabo decision of 1992 on Australian contemporary fiction.