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 Australian political cartoons. He has been Chair of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC), and on the boards of the Australian Book Review and the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI). Most recently he is the author of Satire and the Public Emotions (Cambridge UP, 2020) and co-author (with Julian Meyrick and Tully Barnett) of What Matters?: Talking Value in Australian Culture (Monash UP, 2018).
Ross Steele Fellow, State Library of New South Wales, 2021.
Charles J. Cole Fellowship, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, 2020-21.
CI on Laboratory Adelaide ARC Linkage awards, LP140100802 (2015-18) LP170100933 (2018-21).
Research Integrity Adviser, College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.
Former Chair and current Board Member, Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Foundation Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, achrc.net
Board member, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, chcinetwork.org
Board Member, W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, Massey University, NZ
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