Maher, Laura-Jane

Monash University

LJ Maher has completed her PhD at Monash University. Her thesis, 99 Problems, examines transmedial life-writing in relation to questions of ontology and otherness. She teaches literature at both Monash and Deakin Universities, lecturing across supernatural literature, genre studies, narratology and adaptation studies. She has spoken at public events such as Cherchez la Femme’s "Feminism and Academia" and at Midsumma's "Invisible Queers". Her current research focuses on writerly vulnerability in adaptations, in pursuit of radical softness. She lives in Melbourne with an emotionally withholding cat.