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Professor, Challis Chair of English, University of Sydney

Paul Giles is Challis Professor of English at the University of Sydney. He works mainly on American literature and culture within an international context. His most recent book is The Global Remapping of American Literature (Princeton University Press, 2011).


  • 2010–present
    Challis Professor of English, University of Sydney
  • 2002–2009
    Professor of American Literature, University of Oxford
  • 1999–2002
    University Lecturer in American Literature, University of Cambridge


  • 2011
    The Global Remapping of American Literature, Princeton University Press
  • 2010
    Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion, Edinburgh University Press
  • 2006
    Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature, Oxford University Press
  • 2002
    Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary, Duke University Press
  • 2001
    Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730-1860, University of Pennsylvania Press
  • 1992
    American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics, Cambridge University Press
  • 1986
    Hart Crane: The Contexts of The Bridge, Cambridge University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Antipodean America: Australasia, Colonialism and the Constitution of U.S. Literature
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Literary Studies (2005)


Director, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, 2003-2008President, International American Studies Association, 2005-2007