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    Professor Ken Gelder FAHA

Ken Gelder is Professor of English and co-director of the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne. His books include Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (Routledge, 2004), Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (Routledge, 2007), New Vampire Cinema (British Film Institute, 2012), and with Rachael Weaver, The Colonial Journals, and the Emergence of Australian Literary Culture (UWA Press, 2014).

His most recent Australian book with Rachael Weaver is Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy (Sydney University Press, 2017). Ken's current ARC Discovery Project is s Eco-Colonial Australian Literature: Environment, Species, Climate (2017 - 2020) He is also editor of New Directions in Popular Fiction: Genre, Distribution, Reproduction (Palgrave Macmillan).