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Professor Robert Dixon

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Robert Dixon is a Professorial Fellow in the Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland. He has previously taught at University of Southern Queensland, University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle, Curtin University and James Cook University. He has published widely on Australian literature, postcolonial literatures, cultural studies and Australian art history. As author, he has published The Course of Empire: Neo-classical Culture in New South Wales 1788-1860 (Oxford UP 1986) and Writing the Colonial Adventure: Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction 1875-1914 (Cambridge UP 1995). He is also the editor, with Delys Bird and Susan Lever, of CanonOZities: The Making of Literary Reputations in Australia (Southerly 1997), and with Alison Bartlett and Chris Lee, of Australian Literature and the Public Sphere (ASAL 1999). Robert Dixon is the co-editor, with Delys Bird and Chris Lee, of Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism: 1950-2000 (UQP 2001), and the author of Prosthetic Gods: Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance (UQP 2001).