Robert Phiddian teaches in Renaissance and Eighteenth Century literature and has a special interest in political satire, parody, and humour. He is a member of the Laboratory Adelaide project on the value of culture and also researches political satire, especially current Australian political cartoons and Jonathan Swift. He has been Deputy Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative arts, 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).
Research Integrity Adviser, College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences.
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.
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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