Ms Laura Jean Carroll


University centres

HU2 518, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

La Trobe Learning and Teaching (LTLT)


BA Hons (La Trobe).



Membership of professional associations

Modern Language Association, Jane Austen Society of Australia.

Teaching units


ENG1TCV - Text, Criticism and the Visual. ENG2/3RJA - Rethinking Jane Austen. ENG2/3WWB - Women Writing B.

Recent publications

“Mansfield Park’s Textual Metamorphoses.” in Approaches to Teaching Mansfield Park, ed. Marcia McClintock Folsom and John Wiltshire, MLA, 2010.

(With Chris Palmer, Sue Thomas, and Rebecca Waese) “Roger Michell’s Persuasion.” in Adaptation: British Literature of the Nineteenth Century and Film, ed. Abigail Burnham Bloom, Cambria, 2010.

“The ‘Down Under’ Copyright Case’.” Newsreel, Meanjin 69.2 (2010): 11-12.


(With John Wiltshire) "Jane Austen, Illustrated." in The Blackwell Companion to Jane Austen, ed. Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite, Blackwell, 2009: 62-77.


"The Bill Henson Affair." Newsreel, Meanjin 67.3 (2008): 14.


"Jane Austen's Abandoned Romances." Meanjin 67.2 (June 2008): 16-26.


"Weary." in True Blue? On Being Australian, ed. Peter Goldsworthy, Allen & Unwin, 2008, 106-8.


Shakespeare's Good Daughters?" in Agamemnon's mask: Greek tragedy and beyond, ed. Terry Collits and Anjara Sharma, Macmillan, 2006.


Introductory Note on Inchbald's Lovers' Vows for Cambridge University Press edition of Mansfield Park (ed. Wiltshire), 2005.


"'A consideration of times and seasons': two Jane Austen adaptations." Literature/film Quarterly 31.3 (2003): 169-176.

Research projects

Textual transmissionSome Assembly Required:Re-enacting Jane Austen - book-length study of re-enactment and roleplay within the Jane Austen fan community