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).
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.
Chair, Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, achrc.net
Board member, ABR: Australian Book Review
Board member, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, chcinetwork.org
Board Member, W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University, NZ