Professor Robert Phiddian

Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (232)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Robert Phiddian teaches in Renaissance and Eighteenth Century literature and has a special interest in political satire, parody, and humour. He researches political satire, especially current Australian political cartoons with Haydon Manning. He is Chair of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC), and a Board member of the Australian Book Review and of the international Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI).

Qualifications
BA (Hons), PhD (Melbourne)
Key responsibilities

Chair, Adelaide Festival of Ideas, adelaidefestivalofideas.com.au

Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, achrc.net

Deputy Dean, School of Humanities

Research expertise
Literary Studies
Research interests

I am particularly interested in political satire in literature and editorial cartoons. I am willing to consider research projects in 17th and 18th century literature, contemporary Australian political cartoons, and theories of satire, parody, and irony.

Topic coordinator
ENGL2140 Epochs of English
ENGL2120 Shakespeare
Supervisory interests
Literary studies
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Creative thesis: historical fiction (1), 20th century French poetry (1), Australian gastronomy (1), Australian media history (1)
Associate supervisor: Indigenous Australian humour (1), Creative thesis: historical fiction (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Digital technology in literary fiction (1), Christopher Marlowe, Renaissance literature (1), Christopher Koch, Tom Keneally, Australian fiction (1), Creative thesis: Satire play script (1), Shakespeare, adaptation (1), 18th century book history (1), 20th century fiction (1), Australian fiction, Peter Carey (1), Shakespeare (1)
Associate supervisor: Icelandic sagas (1), Old English Gnomes (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
English Language
Humour
Literature - English
Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Australian Political Satire
English Language and Literature
Available for contact via
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • English Language
  • Humour
  • Literature - English
Interests
  • Adelaide Festival of Ideas
  • Australian Political Satire
  • English Language and Literature