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Professor of English, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, ACU, Australian Catholic University

Paul Giles is Professor of English in the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. He works mainly on American and other Anglophone literature and culture within an international context. His most recent book is The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Experience

  • 2022–present
    Professor of English, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
  • 2010–2022
    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

Education

  • 1985 
    University of Oxford, D Phil.
  • 1979 
    University of Oxford, B.A. English, First Class

Publications

  • 2021
    The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions, Oxford University Press
  • 2019
    Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture, Oxford University Press
  • 2013
    Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U.S. Literature, Oxford University Press
  • 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

  • 2015
    Chronometrics: Cultural Representations of Antipodean Time
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2011
    Antipodean America: Australasia, Colonialism and the Constitution of U.S. Literature
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • American Studies Association
  • Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association
  • British Association of American Studies
  • International Association of University Professors of English
  • Modern Language Association of America

Research Areas

  • Literary Studies (2005)

Honours

Director, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, 2003-2008; President, International American Studies Association, 2005-2007; President, International Association of University Professors of English, 2019 - ; Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities.