Dr Daniel CarrigyLecturer and Course-Coordinator
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Daniel Carrigy lectures in various areas of English literature, Modern History, and Curriculum Studies. He is also the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree.
His primary area of expertise is in the literary, filmic, and televisual representations of the American frontier, as well as the history of the American West. He is particularly interested in how representations of the American frontier reflect American identity and nationalism. His work has seen him invited to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Rowan University in the United States.
PhD (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title Chasing the Dawn’s Early Light: Manifest Destiny and American identity from Rabbit, Run to Westworld. 2022
MRes (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title Gender, Gentry, Petticoats and Propriety: Addison and Steele’s Construction of the Implied Female Reader in The Spectator. 2015
BADipEd (Macquarie University) 2013
Daniel’s research interests include American literature, contemporary film and television, and American frontier history.
- Twomey, R. and Carrigy, D (2017). Richard Steele’s Female Readers and the Gender Politics of the Public Sphere.. Sydney Studies in English, 43 71-87.
- “I’ve killed just about everything that walks or crawls”: The Western Stranger as Death in East of West, Unforgiven, and Red Dead Redemption. (2022), Graphic Novel Symposium, University of Sydney, 01 Jan 2022
- Ghosts of Frontier Future: Westworld and the Resiliency of the Frontier in the American Imagination (2019), Literature and the Moving Image, Macquarie University, Australia, 01 Jan 2019
- Post-War Pilgrims: Manifest Destiny and the Frontier Pilgrimage in the Post-War American Novel (2019), Pilgrimages and Tourism, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 01 Jan 2019
- Manifest Desire: Pseudo-Stars and the Fifties Frontier in L.A. Confidential (2018), Stars and Screen, Rowan University, United States, 01 Jan 2018
- Mad Men, Manifest Destiny and American Identity (2017), Camera-Stylo, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2017
Sydney Literature and Cinema Network (since 2017)
Western Historical Association (since 2021)
- CRS223 Curriculum Studies – History: Part A
- CRS333 Curriculum Studies – History: Part B
- CRS413 Curriculum Studies – History: Part A
- CRS513_ARCHIVED Curriculum Studies – History: Part B
- CRS532 Curriculum Studies – Studies of Religion
- ENG101 Literature from the Classical period to the 17th Century
- ENG102 17th - 19th Century Literature in English
- ENG201 20th - 21st Century English Literature
- ENG202 Australian Literature and Identity
- ENG301 Literary Criticism and the History of Western Thought
- HIS290 Historical Theory and Method
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