Professor John Frow

BA (ANU), MA, PhD (Cornell); FAHA
Professor of English

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2571

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Biographical details

John Frow is a graduate of the ANU and Cornell University, and is currently an ARC Professorial Fellow in the Department. He was formerly Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Melbourne (2004-2012), the Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh University (2000-2004), and Darnell Professor of English at the University of Queensland (1990-1999). He works at the boundary between literary studies and cultural studies, and his books include Marxism and Literary History (1986), Cultural Studies and Cultural Value (1995), Time and Commodity Culture (1997), Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures (with Tony Bennett and Mike Emmison, 1999), and Genre (2006). A collection of essays, The Practice of Value, will appear in 2013, and another book, Character and Person, is in press. He is a member of numerous editorial boards, including New Literary History, Textual Practice, the Journal of Cultural Economy, and Cultural Studies Review, of which he was the editor from 2006-12. He is currently working on a series of case studies of interpretive conflict and its institutional framing.

Research interests

  • Literary Theory, including the theory of the novel
  • Twentieth-Century Poetry
  • Cultural Studies
  • Poststructuralist Theory
  • The Sociology of Literature
  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Intellectual Property Law

Current projects

  • Fictional character
  • Regimes of reading and valuation

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • Avatars and Identities; Clemens J, Frow J, Apperley T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Regimes of reading; Frow J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Frow, J. (2013). The Practice of Value: Essays on Literature in Cultural Studies. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP).
  • Frow, J. (2006). Genre: The new critical idiom. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Bennett, T., Emmison, M., Frow, J. (1999). Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Frow, J. (1997). Time and Commodity Culture: Essays on Cultural Theory and Postmodernity. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Frow, J. (1995). Cultural Studies and Cultural Value. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Frow, J. (1986). Marxism and Literary History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Edited Books

  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Book Chapters

  • Frow, J. (2013). Preface. In John Frow (Eds.), The Practice of Value: Essays on Literature in Cultural Studies, (pp. vii-xiii). Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP).
  • Frow, J. (2013). Translating Classical Genres. In Michelle Borg, Greame Miles (Eds.), Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World, (pp. 6-29). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Frow, J. (2011). Digital Lending: Electronic Resources for the Study of Australian Literature. In Brenton Doecke, Larissa McLean Davies and Philip Mead (Eds.), Teaching Australian Literature: From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press.
  • Frow, J. (2010). Matter and Materialism: A Brief Pre-History of the Present. In Tony Bennett and Patrick Joyce (Eds.), Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn. London: Routledge.
  • Bennett, T., Emmison, M., Frow, J. (2009). Reading by Numbers: Gender, Class, Education and Literary Culture in Australia. In Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (Eds.), Reading Down Under: An Australian Literary Studies Reader, (pp. 150-172). New Delhi: Sports & Spiritual Science (SSS) Publications.
  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). Cultural Property. In Tony Bennett and John Frow (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, (pp. 427-446). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). Introduction: Vocabularies of Culture. In Tony Bennett and John Frow (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, (pp. 1-15). London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Journals

  • Frow, J. (2013). "A Nonexistent Coterie": Pessoa's Names. Affirmations: Of the Modern, 1(1), 196-213. [More Information]
  • Bennett, T., Frow, J., Hage, G., Noble, G. (2013). Antipodean Fields: Working with Bourdieu. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 129-150. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2013). On knowing and mattering. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 447-448. [More Information]
  • Bennett, T., Bustamante, M., Frow, J. (2013). The Australian Space of Lifestyles in Comparative Perspective. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 224-255. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2012). Avatar, Identification, Pornography. Cultural Studies Review.
  • Frow, J. (2012). Settlement. Cultural Studies Review.
  • Frow, J. (2010). Hybrid Disciplinarity: Rey Chow and Comparative Studies. Postcolonial Studies: culture, politics, economy.
  • Frow, J. (2010). On Midlevel Concepts. New Literary History: a journal of theory and interpretation.
  • Frow, J. (2009). An Ethics of Imitation. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 14(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2009). The City at Human Scale. Critical Quarterly, 51(4), 37-49. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2008). Afterlife:Texts as Usage. Reception, 1, 1-23.
  • Frow, J. (2008). Genres of Description and Interpretation. Journal of Cultural Economy.
  • Frow, J. (2008). Thinking the Novel. New Left Review, 49, 137-145.

2013

  • Frow, J. (2013). "A Nonexistent Coterie": Pessoa's Names. Affirmations: Of the Modern, 1(1), 196-213. [More Information]
  • Bennett, T., Frow, J., Hage, G., Noble, G. (2013). Antipodean Fields: Working with Bourdieu. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 129-150. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2013). On knowing and mattering. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 447-448. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2013). Preface. In John Frow (Eds.), The Practice of Value: Essays on Literature in Cultural Studies, (pp. vii-xiii). Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP).
  • Bennett, T., Bustamante, M., Frow, J. (2013). The Australian Space of Lifestyles in Comparative Perspective. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 224-255. [More Information]
  • Frow, J. (2013). The Practice of Value: Essays on Literature in Cultural Studies. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP).
  • Frow, J. (2013). Translating Classical Genres. In Michelle Borg, Greame Miles (Eds.), Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World, (pp. 6-29). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2012

  • Frow, J. (2012). Avatar, Identification, Pornography. Cultural Studies Review.
  • Frow, J. (2012). Settlement. Cultural Studies Review.

2011

  • Frow, J. (2011). Digital Lending: Electronic Resources for the Study of Australian Literature. In Brenton Doecke, Larissa McLean Davies and Philip Mead (Eds.), Teaching Australian Literature: From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press.

2010

  • Frow, J. (2010). Hybrid Disciplinarity: Rey Chow and Comparative Studies. Postcolonial Studies: culture, politics, economy.
  • Frow, J. (2010). Matter and Materialism: A Brief Pre-History of the Present. In Tony Bennett and Patrick Joyce (Eds.), Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn. London: Routledge.
  • Frow, J. (2010). On Midlevel Concepts. New Literary History: a journal of theory and interpretation.

2009

  • Frow, J. (2009). An Ethics of Imitation. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 14(1), 77-86. [More Information]
  • Bennett, T., Emmison, M., Frow, J. (2009). Reading by Numbers: Gender, Class, Education and Literary Culture in Australia. In Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (Eds.), Reading Down Under: An Australian Literary Studies Reader, (pp. 150-172). New Delhi: Sports & Spiritual Science (SSS) Publications.
  • Frow, J. (2009). The City at Human Scale. Critical Quarterly, 51(4), 37-49. [More Information]

2008

  • Frow, J. (2008). Afterlife:Texts as Usage. Reception, 1, 1-23.
  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). Cultural Property. In Tony Bennett and John Frow (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, (pp. 427-446). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Frow, J. (2008). Genres of Description and Interpretation. Journal of Cultural Economy.
  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). Introduction: Vocabularies of Culture. In Tony Bennett and John Frow (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis, (pp. 1-15). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Frow, J., Bennett, T. (2008). The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Analysis. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Frow, J. (2008). Thinking the Novel. New Left Review, 49, 137-145.

2006

  • Frow, J. (2006). Genre: The new critical idiom. London and New York: Routledge.

1999

  • Bennett, T., Emmison, M., Frow, J. (1999). Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1997

  • Frow, J. (1997). Time and Commodity Culture: Essays on Cultural Theory and Postmodernity. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

1995

  • Frow, J. (1995). Cultural Studies and Cultural Value. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

1986

  • Frow, J. (1986). Marxism and Literary History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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