Professor Adrian Mitchell

BA Adel. MA PhD Qu.

Awards and Honours

Selected publications

  • Plein Airs and Graces: The Life and Times of George Collingridge (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2012).
  • Dampier’s Monkey: A Reading of the South Seas Narratives of William Dampier (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2010), pp. xiv + 543.
  • “You Are Out of Time”, Change – Conflict and Convergence: Austral-Asian Scenarios, ed. Cynthia and Ian vanden Driesen (Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2010), pp. 166-175.
  • “The Man Who Kept His Hat On” (commentary on Banjo Paterson), Australian Book Review, April 2009, pp. 54-56.
  • “George Collingridge and the Antipathies”, AUMLA no. 110 (November, 2008), pp. 39-52.
  • “A Bit of a Froggy’: George Collingridge de Tourcey in a Different Light”, Explorations no. 45 (December 2008), pp. 3-29.
  • Drawing the Crow (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2006), pp. x + 179.
  • “Dishing up Australian cultural history”, Diaspora: The Australasian Experience ed. Cynthia vanden Driesen and Ralph Crane (Prestige Books: New Delhi, 2006), pp. 75-86.
  • “William Dampier’s Unaccepted Life”, Early Modern Autobiography: Theories, Genres, Practices, ed. Ron Bedford, Lloyd Davies and Philippa Kelly (University of Michigan Press, 2006), pp. 268-279.
  • With Geraldine Barnes, “Introduction”, and “Passing through Customs: William Dampier's Medieval Baggage”, in Stephanie Trigg, ed., Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture. Making of the Middle Ages, 8 (Brepols: Turnhout, Belgium, 2005), pp. 1-8 and 131-145.
  • With Geraldine Barnes, “William Dampier’s Itinerarium”, in Geraldine Barnes with Gabrielle Singleton, eds., Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier (Cambridge Scholars Press: Newcastle, 2005), pp. 207-230.
  • “John Lang’s Botany Bay Tricks in India”, in Austral-Asian Encounters: From Literature and Women’s Studies to Politics and Tourism, eds. Cynthia vanden Driesen and Satendra Nandan (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2003), pp. 305-316.
  • With Geraldine Barnes, “Measuring the Marvelous: Science and the Exotic in William Dampier”, in Eighteenth-Century Life vol. 26, no.3, ed. Robert Maccubbin (Duke University Press, 2002), pp.45-57.
  • “Literally and Naturally Exotic: A Few Thoughts”, Matters of the Mind: Poems, Essays and Interviews in Honour of Leonie Kramer ed. Lee Jobling and Catherine Runcie (Sydney: University of Sydney, 2001), 241-249.
  • “Heroic Inventions: Christopher J. Koch's Highways to a War and Australian Fiction" in Cynthia vanden Driesen and Adrian Mitchell, eds., New Directions in Australian Studies: Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Asian Association for the Study of Australia, Kerala, India 1997 (New Delhi, Prestige Press, 2000), pp.353-365.
  • ed. with Cynthia vanden Driesen, New Directions in Australian Studies] (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2000)
  • “Australia-India Connections - Some Reflections” in Cynthia vanden Driesen and Adrian Mitchell, eds. New Directions in Australian Studies: Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Asian Association for the Study of Australia, Kerala, India 1997 (New Delhi, Prestige Press, 2000), pp.18-22.
  • “'Amid th'encircling gloom': The Moral Geography of Charles Sturt's Narratives”,Vision Splendid: Journal of Australian Studies 66 (2000), pp. 85-94
  • "Tripping on the Light Fantastic" Sydney Studies in English vol.23 (1997-98)
  • "After Demidenko: The Curling Papers", Southerly vol.56 (1996)
  • The Short Stories of Henry Lawson (Melbourne: Sydney University Press, 1995)
  • "The Ambivalence of C.E.W. Bean" in Margaret Harris and Elizabeth Webby, eds., Reconnoitres: Essays in Australian Literature in honour of G.A. Wilkes (Melbourne: Sydney University Press, 1992)
  • "The Extended Edwardianism of Australian Literature" in Alan Brissended, ed., Aspects of the Novel (Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 1990)
  • "No New Thing: The concept of novelty in early Australian writing" in P.R.Eaden and F.H. Mares, eds., Mapped But Not Known: The Australian Landscape of the Imagination (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1987)
  • "The Western Art of Makeshift: A.B. Facey and M. Allerdale Grainger" in Russell McDougall and Gillian Whitlock, eds., Australian/Canadian Literatures in English: Comparative Perspectives (North Ryde: Methuen, 1987)
  • Inside the Novel (Melbourne: Pitman, 1986)
  • ed., with Leonie Kramer, Oxford Anthology of Australian Literature (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985)
  • "Fiction", in Leonie Kramer, ed., Oxford History of Australian Literature (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1981)
  • ed. and introduction, Charles Harpur (Melbourne: Sun Books, 1973)
  • ed. with Brian Elliott, Bards in the Wilderness: Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 (Melbourne: Nelson, 1970)