Professor John Frow
BA (ANU), MA, PhD (Cornell); FAHA
Professor of English
A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney
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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.
- 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
- Fictional character
- Regimes of reading and valuation
- Regimes of reading; Frow J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
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