Professor of English, University of Sydney

Vanessa Smith is Professor of English literature and Director of Research (Humanities) at the University of Sydney. She is author or editor of five books focusing on different aspects of intercultural contact in the Oceania of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and has published widely on the British and American novel. Her current book project, Toy Stories, investigates the literary antecedents of object relations psychology. She is convenor of the Novel Network at the University of Sydney, and is currently co-editing two special issues on the Novel: Prosaic Imaginaries (NOVEL) and Novel Worlds (JLLC).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English, University of Sydney