Ken Gelder is the co-director of the Australian Centre and Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne. He has been a visiting fellow at University College, London, and the University of Edinburgh.
His books include Reading the Vampire (Routledge, 1994), Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (with Jane M. Jacobs: Melbourne University Press MUP, 1998), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (Routlegde, 2004), Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (Routledge, 2007) and New Vampire Cinema (British Film Institute, 2012). He is also editor of The Horror Reader (Routledge, 2000) and The Subcultures Reader: Second Edition (Routledge, 2007).
Ken is co-author (with Paul Salzman) of two Australian literary histories - The New Diversity: Australian Fiction 1970-1988 (McPhee Gribble, 1989) and After the Celebration: Australian Fiction 1989-2007 (MUP, 2009) - and co-editor (with Rachael Weaver) of four anthologies of colonial popular fiction, covering the Gothic, crime fiction, romance and adventure (all published by MUP).
His most recent books, co-edited and compiled with Rachael Weaver, are The Colonial Journals, and the emergence of Australian literary culture (University of Western Australia Publishing, 2014) and Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy (Sydney University Press, 2017) Ken is currently working on an ARC-funded research project (2017-20) titled Eco-Colonial Australian Literature: Environment, Species, Climate.
Ken is on the editorial boards of the following journals: Gothic Studies, Australian Humanities Review, Adaptations, antiTHESIS, Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Transgressive Culture, and Cine-Excess e-journal. He is also on the editorial board of the International Gothic Series, and the Anthem Australian Humanities Research series.
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Australian Centre Literary Awards 2018Other
Hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Professor Denise Varney Share in the celebration and join us to congratulate of the recipients of this year’s literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Prizes are awarded in the fields of life writing, ...
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