Professor Paul Giles
BA Oxf. DPhil Oxf.
Challis Chair of English
+61 2 9114 1979
Room S356, John Woolley Building (A20)
- American literature and culture
- Theory and practice of transnationalism
Current Research Projects
- Antipodean America: Australasia, Colonialism, and the Constitution of U.S. Literature
- The aesthetics of temporality in literature, film and music
- Editorial Advisory Boards: American Literary History, Journal of American Studies, Modern Language Quarterly, Religion and the Arts, Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations
- Overseas Representative, MLA Delegate Assembly, 2010-2013
- Associate Member, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, and supernumary fellow of Linacre College, Oxford
- Director of the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford 2003-2008
- President, International American Studies Association 2005-2007
- The Global Remapping of American Literature (Princeton University Press, December 2010)
- Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion (Edinburgh University Press, July 2010)
- Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature (Oxford University Press, 2006)
- Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2002)
- Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730-1860 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001)
- American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in American Literature), (Cambridge University Press, 1992, paperback re-issue 2008)
- Hart Crane : The Contexts of "The Bridge", (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture), (Cambridge University Press, 1986, paperback re-issue 2009)
- “The Novel after the Great War,” in Oxford History of the Novel in English, volume 6: The American Novel, 1870-1940, ed, Michael Elliott and Priscilla Wald (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- “Antipodean American Geography: Washington Irving’s ‘Globular’ Narratives,” in Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature, ed. Russ Castronovo (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
- “Globalization,” in Blackwell’s Companion to American Literary Studies, ed. Robert S. Levine and Caroline Levander (Blackwell’s, forthcoming)
- “Transatlantic Currents and the Invention of the American Novel,” in The Cambridge History of the American Novel, ed. Leonard Cassuto, Benjamin Reiss, and Clare Eby (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
- “Convergences: IASA in 2007. President’s Report, Lisbon, September 21, 2007.” In Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies, ed. Susana Araujo, Joao Ferreira, Marta Pacheco Pinto (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 15-26.
- “Douglass’s Black Atlantic: Britain, Europe, Egypt,” in The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass, ed. Maurice Lee “(Cambridge University Press, 2009), 132-45.
- Planetary American Literature: Jonathan Franzen and Dave Eggers,” International Literary Quarterly, No. 8 (November 2008), online.
- "Antipodean American Literature: Franklin, Twain, and the Sphere of Subalternity," American Literary History, 20, No.1 (2008), 22-50.
- “Narratives of Traversal: Jamaica Kincaid and the Erasure of the Postcolonial Subject,” in Recharting the Black Atlantic: Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections, ed. Annalisa Oboe and Anna Scacchi (Routledge), (2008), 365-77.
- “Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance,” in Proceedings of the International Association of University Professors in English Conference 2007, ed. Marianne Thormahlen (Lund University Press), (2008), 59-71.
- “Enlightenment Historiography and Cultural Civil Wars: Samuel Johnson and Richard Price,” in The Atlantic Enlightenment, ed. Susan Manning and Frank D. Cogliano (Ashgate), (2008), 19-35.
- "Sentimental Posthumanism: David Foster Wallace," Twentieth-Century Literature, 53, No. 3 (Fall 2007), 327-44.
- “La deterritorializzazione della letteratura e cultura degli Stati Uniti” (translation of “The Deterritorialization of American Literature”), trans. Cinzia Schiavini, Acoma: Rivista Internazionale Di Studi Nordamericani, no. 34, (2007), 83-95.
- "Medieval American Literature: Emerson, Longfellow, and the Longue Duree," REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, 23 (2007), 113-32.
- "'Like a Black Bell': On the Poetry of Henry Carlile," Oregon Literary Review, 2, No.2 (Summer/Fall 2007), online.
- "The Deterritorialization of American Literature," in Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature, ed. Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell (Princeton University Press), (2007), 39-61.
- "Historicizing the Transnational: Robert Coover, Kathy Acker, and the Rewriting of British Cultural History, 1970-1997," Journal of American Studies, 41, No.2 (2007), 3-30.
For a full list of Professor Giles's publications prior to 2006, please click here.