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Deirdre Coleman

Robert Wallace Chair Of English
arts & humanities
literature
literary theory & criticism
social sciences
poetry
arts & humanities - other topics
humanities, multidisciplinary
women's studies
henry smeathman
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Prof

Deirdre Coleman

 
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Deirdre Coleman

 

Deirdre Coleman completed Honours in English at the University of Melbourne before going to Oxford University where she graduated with a BPhil (1979) in Victorian literature and a DPhil (1986) on Coleridge's journalism. Since returning to Australia she has taught at the Universities of Wollongong, Adelaide and Sydney.

While at the University of Sydney she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision. In 2007 she returned to the University of Melbourne as the Robert Wallace Chair of English, and served as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 2010-2013. She is currently completing a biography of the entomologist Henry Smeathman (1742-86) entitled The Flycatcher: Science, Slavery and Empire in the Age of Reason.

Deirdre's research interests include 18th and 19th century literature, science, and cultural history; abolitionism, women's writing, travel, colonialism, natural history, racial ideology, the gothic.

Projects

Displaying the 11 most recent projects by Deirdre Coleman.

11

Projects

Project Types


8

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


1

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 57 most recent scholarly works by Deirdre Coleman.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2001

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision

University of Sydney

2007

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Robert Wallace Chair Of English

Culture And Communication

Council Member

Australian Academy of the Humanities

Vice-President

Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

Member

Marsden Fund (Humanities Panel), Royal Society of New Zealand

Member

Australian Research Council College of Experts (HCA Panel)

Member

Australian Academy of the Humanities

Education


Doctorate of Philosophy

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Philosophy

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

University of Melbourne