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Andrew van der Vlies

Professor, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide

I am a researcher, writer, and critic, working (since 2021) at the University of Adelaide. I am also Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape. A graduate of Rhodes University (South Africa) and the University of Oxford, I have worked previously at the University of Sheffield, and Queen Mary University of London.

My books include monographs and edited and co-edited volumes on print culture and national literary historiography and on cultural engagements with the discontents of political transition. The most recent titles are *The Bloomsbury Handbook to J .M. Coetzee* (ed. with Lucy Graham) and *Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts* (Edinburgh, ed. with Jade Munslow Ong), both published in 2023.

I have written for the *Times Literary Supplement* for many years, and more recently also for the "Australian Book Review*.

Institutionally, I split my time between the School of Humanities (Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film), where I convene the Hons English cohort, the first-year Intro to English Literature course, and electives on Affect and Queer Studies) and the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Executive, on which I serve as Deputy Dean People and Culture.


  • –present
    Professor, English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide