Email: tom at tmwilson.org
2005 Ph.D. in English. University of Western Australia
2000 Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, English. University of Western Australia,
1999 – 1997 Bachelor of Arts, English/Philosophy. Australian National University
2005 UWA Completion Scholarship
2003 UWA Teaching Internship Award
2002 UWA Travel Award
2004 – 2001 Australian Postgraduate Award
2000 UWA Honours Scholarship
1997 Rachel Dorph Memorial Prize (ANU)
The Recurrent Green Universe of John Fowles, New York: Rodopi, 2006.
‘Paying a Visit to the Fowles’, Marginata, 1, (2003), 7-8.
‘Daniel Martin as post-pastoral’, Organization and Environment, 18:4 (2005), 477-88.
‘From humanist intuitions to scientific underpinnings: What is Art For?’, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, ‘What is Art For?’ (2005).
‘The Writer Who Gave Up on Names’, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: ISLE, 15.1 (2008).
‘Finding Place in Fierce Australian Space’, Visual Arts, vol.4, no.23, February-March (2008).
‘Introduction to the Post-Pastoral in Australian Poetry‘, Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, CREATEC, Edith Cown University, Vol. 3. Issue 1, Autumn (2009).
‘A Green Reading of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings’, a chapter in How We Became Middle Earth, Walking Tree Publishers, 2007.
Review of The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and their Writers Edited by C. A. Cranston and Robert Zeller (New York: Rodopi, 2007), in Organization and Environment, forthcoming in 2008.
Review of A Landscape for Learning by George Seddon and Gillian Lilleyman (UWA Press, 2006), in Studies in Western Australian History, Crawley: The Centre for Western Australian History, forthcoming in 2008.
Review of The Earth Only Endures: On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It by Jules Pretty (London: Earthscan, 2007), in Organization and Environment, forthcoming in 2008.
Conference papers presented
‘John Fowles’ engagement with Darwin.’ Society for Literature and Science (SLS), European branch, biennial conference. Paris. 18-23 June, 2004.
‘The Epistemological Weight of Loving Nature in John Fowles’ Daniel Martin’. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK, (ASLE – UK), biennial conference on ‘Literature and Science’. Chichester. 16-18 July, 2004.
‘Daniel Martin as post-pastoral’, Work in Progress Seminar, English, University of Western Australia. 10 September, 2004.
‘My experiences of theoretical accounts of literature: From humanist intuitions to scientific underpinnings.’, What is Art For?; A conference convened by Ellen Dissanayake, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, 16 February, 2005.
‘Species-Centric Ecocriticism for Change: What shoud we make of the popularity of pastoral in the urban twenty-first century?’, First Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment – Australia/ New Zealand, Monash University, 31 March – 1 April, 2005.
‘What Sanctuary in Australia?: Post-Pastoral in the Literary Writings of John Kinsella, Barbara York Main, Judith Wright and Les Murray.’ Engaging with Nature and Understanding the Environment: A University of Western Australia Institute for Advanced Studies Masterclass convened by Dr Robert Lambert, Environmental Historian (University of Nottingham), 29 August, 2006.
Apart from having worked with Sepia Panorama, a professional landscape photography studio, I have exhibited my work, for example a portrait of Paris in 2008 at the Alliance Francaise in Perth. I have provided photographs for film, for example to Sunday Arvo Pictures, and private commission, for example to the Anglican Church. The monthly calenders for Kulcha, Multicultural Arts of Western Australia, regularly showcase my performing arts photographs.
Progressed communications strategy for WWF Australia, specifically communicating the outcomes of the South West Ecoregion Initiative (SWEI) project to the public.
Developed curriculum on Western Australian environmental history for high schools in the state (work commissioned by environmental NGO Hotrock).
Research Fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Regular host of Understorey, Western Australia’s only environmental radio program, on RTR 92.1 FM.
Photographer and Venue Manager for Kulcha, Western Australia’s premier multicultural performance venue.
Climate Change Policy Research Officer, Office of Policy and Planning, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
Photographer and sales person for Australian landscape photography at Sepia Panorama, Fremantle Markets, Western Australia.
Tutor in ‘Subvesive Sites in Australian Writing’, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.
Tutor in ‘Contemporary Australian Literature into Film’, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.
Teaching internship. (Program of staff development), The University of Western Australia.
Tutor in ‘Ecotexts: Nature/Writing/Technology’, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.
Tutor and lecturer in ‘Romance: History,Ideology & Imaginative Form’, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.