Professor Robert Dixon

BA (Hons), PhD Syd, FAHA
Professor of Australian Literature

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7231

Website Australian Literature Program
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Biographical details

Robert Dixon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a past-President of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (1995-7), a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts (2008-10), judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award (2004-9), chair of the Nita B Kibble Literary Award, and a consultant to ACARA on the Australian Curriculum: English.

Research interests

  • Australian literature and literary criticism
  • colonialism and its culture
  • Australian cultural studies
  • postcolonial studies
  • Australian art history, photography and early cinema.

Research group


Nineteenth-Century Studies

Current projects

  • Scenes of Reading: Australian Literature and the World Republics of Letters (ARC DORA, 2013-15).
  • The book The Ruin of Time: The Novels of Alex Miller will be published by Sydney University Press in September 2014.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Scenes of Reading: Australian Literature and the world republic of letters; Dixon R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Writing the World - Transnationalism in Literary Studies; Bandhauer A, Borghesi F, Christie W, Cowan R, Dixon R, Giles P, Karalis V, Kirkpatrick P, Lu Y, Minter P, Morgan P, Parsons N, Rooney B, Suter R, Walsh A; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2010

  • e Research Insfrastructure for Humanities Scholars: Facilitating literary and narrative studies, childrens and popular fictions and film/TV studies; Dixon R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2009

  • AustLit Phase Three: Transforming the Study of Australian Literature through a Collaborative eResearch Environment; Fotheringham R, Dixon R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2007

  • Frank Hurley: The Making of a Modern Cultural Icon; Dixon R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • New Electronic Archives for Australian Literature; Bode K, Dixon R, Bode K, Whitlock G, Dale L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Dixon, R. (2014). Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity: Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity: Frank Hurleys Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R., Bird, D., Lee, K. (2001). Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000. Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Prosthetic Gods: Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance. Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Edited Books

  • Dixon, R., Rooney, B. (2013). Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Kirkpatrick, P., Dixon, R. (2012). Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). The Novels of Alex Miller: An Introduction. Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Dixon, R., Lee, C. (2011). The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941. London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R., Birns, N. (2010). Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Bode, K., Dixon, R. (2009). Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Kelly, V. (2008). Impact of the modern: vernacular modernities in Australia 1870s to 1960s. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Dixon, R. (2014). 'The Great Australian Emptiness' Revisited: Murray Bail's 'Holden's Performance' [Reprint]. In Lawrence J Trudeau (Eds.), Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume353, (pp. 3-9). Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning.
  • Dixon, R., Hoorn, J. (2013). Art and literature: a cosmopolitan culture. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 487-510). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Rooney, B. (2013). Introduction: Australian Literature, Globalisation and the Literary Province. In Robert Dixon, Brigid Rooney (Eds.), Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?, (pp. ix-xxxvi). North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Alternative conceptual geographies. In Mark Finnane and Ian Donaldson (Eds.), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australia, (pp. 166-172). Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Disestablished Worlds: An Introduction to the Novels of Alex Miller. In Robert Dixon (Eds.), The Novels of Alex Miller: An Introduction, (pp. 1-28). Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Kirkpatrick, P., Dixon, R. (2012). Introduction: Republics of Letters and Literary Communities. In Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Eds.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, (pp. v-xix). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature? In Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Eds.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, (pp. 71-83). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Lee, C. (2011). Introduction. In Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee (Eds.), The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941, (pp. xi-xxxviii). London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). 'Turning a Place into a Field': Shirley Hazzard's 'The Great Fire' and Cold War Area Studies. In Robert Dixon and Nicholas Birns (Eds.), Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories, (pp. 265-279). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Australian Literature and the Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. In David Carter and Wang Guanglin (Eds.), Modern Australian Criticism and Theory, (pp. 115-126). Qingdao: China Ocean University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Birns, N. (2010). Introduction. In Robert Dixon and Nicholas Birns (Eds.), Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories, (pp. XIII-XXI). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Introduction. In SUP (Eds.), The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, (pp. v-xi). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Australian Fiction and the world republic of letters, 1890-1950. In Peter Pierce (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, (pp. 223-253). Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Australian literature in the translation zone: Robert Dessaix and David Malouf. In Bode, Katherine; Dixon, Robert (Eds.), Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age, (pp. 87-104). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Pictures at an exhibition: the exhibitionary context of early Aboriginal cinema and photographic culture. In Sarwal, Amit~Sarwal, Reema~ (Eds.), Creative Nation: Australian cinema and cultural studies reader, (pp. 385-404). Sports & Spirtual Science Publications.
  • Bode, K., Dixon, R. (2009). Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age. In Bode, Katherine; Dixon, Robert (Eds.), Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age, (pp. 1-27). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Kelly, V. (2008). Australian vernacular modernities: people, sites and practices. In Robert Dixon and Veronica Kelly (Eds.), Impact of the modern: vernacular modernities in Australia 1870s to 1960s, (pp. xiii-xxiv). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). The Sandline Mercenaries Affair: Postcoloniality, Globalization and the Nation-State. In Helen Tiffin (Eds.), Five Emus to the King of Siam: Environment and Empire, (pp. 131-148). Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Neoclassicism and Early Colonial Australia. Lectures La Fontaine. St Petersburg: University of St Petersburg.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Two Versions of Australian Pastoral: Les Murray and William Robinson. In Judith Ryan, Chris Wallace-Crabbe (Eds.), Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World, (pp. 285-304). London, England: Harvard University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2002). Frank Hurley's Pearls and Savages: Travel, representation and colonial governance. In Helen Gilbert and Anna Johnston (Eds.), In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire, (pp. 191-216). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Cannibalising indigenous texts: headhunting and fantasy. In Barbara Creed and Jeanette Hoorn (Eds.), Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism and Colonialism in the Pacific, (pp. 112-125). United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Introduction. In Delys Bird (Eds.), Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000. Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Journals

  • Dixon, R. (2014). "A Nation for a Continent": Australian Literature and the Cartographic Imaginary of the Federation Era. Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, 28(1), 141-154.
  • Dixon, R. (2014). Shooting in Occupied Space: Frank Hurley in the Middle East, 1940-46. History of Photography, 38(1), 40-55. [More Information]
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Australian Literature and the World Republic of Letters. Metaphor, 1 (2013), 3-11.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Reading Patrick White's "The Aunt's Story". Metaphor, 2 (2013), 5-13.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Review of Brigitta Olubas, Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist. Australian Literary Studies, 27(3-4), 146-148.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). 'English' in the Australian Curriculum: English. English in Australia, 47(1), 19-25.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Invitation to the Voyage: Reading Gail Jones's Five Bells. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 12(3), 1-17.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Review of David Hempleman-Adams, Sophie Gordon and Emma Stuart, The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography (London: Royal Collection Publications, 2009). History of Photography, 36(1), 128-130.
  • Dixon, R. (2011). Ground zero: Nicholas Rothwell's natural history of destruction. Studies in Travel Writing, 15(2), 177-188. [More Information]
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Peter Carey's and Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985): fiction, film and power. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 3(3), 279-294.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Home or away? The trope of place in Australian literary criticism and literary history. Westerly, 54(1), 12-17.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Travelling mass-media circus: Frank Hurley and colonial modernity. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 31, 9-29.
  • Dixon, R. (2008). Australian literature and the new empiricism: a response to Paul Eggert, "Australian classics and the price of books". JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2008 (Special Issue: The Colonial Present), 158-162.
  • Dixon, R. (2008). Ghosts in the Machine: Modernity and the Unmodern in Gail Jones’s Dreams of Speaking. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 8, 121-137.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). Australian Literature-International Contexts. Southerly, 67(1-2), 15-27.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). Cosmopolitanism and Australian Studies. Australian Studies, 19(2), 66-77.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). Spotting the fake: C. E. W. Bean, Frank Hurley and the making of the 1923 photographic record of the war. History of Photography, 31(2), 165-179.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). What Was Travel Writing? Frank Hurley and the Media Contexts of Early Twentieth-Century Australian Travel Writing. Studies in Travel Writing, 11(1), 59-81.
  • Dixon, R. (2006). Review of Legacies of White Australia: Race, Culture and Nation. Studies in Western Australian History, 24, 133-135.
  • Dixon, R. (2006). Travelling Mass-Media Circus: Frank Hurley’s Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 33(1), 60-87.
  • Dixon, R. (2005). Internationalizing Australian Studies: The Year's Work in Non-Fiction 2004-2005. Westerly, 50, 128-143.
  • Dixon, R. (2005). Tim Winton, Cloudstreet and the field of Australian literature. Westerly, 50, 245-260.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). 'Where are the dead?' Spiritualism, photography and the Great War. History of Photography, 28(3), 247-260.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Boundary Work: Australian Literary Studies in the Field of Knowledge Production. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 3, 27-43.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Cosmopolitan Australians and Colonial Modernity: Alex Miller’s Conditions of Faith, Gail Jones's Black Mirror and A. L. McCann's The White Body of Evening. Westerly, 49, 122-137.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Australian Literary Studies and Post-Colonialism. A U M L A, 100, 108-121.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Making Oz Lit (LITERARY CRITICISM - Richard Nile: The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination). Australian Book Review, 248(February 2003), 45-46.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Pictures at an Exhibition: Frank Hurley’s In the Grip of the Polar Pack Ice (1919). Journal of Australian Studies, 78, 123-137-217-218.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Review of A History of the Book in Australia, 1891-1945: A National Culture in a Colonised Market. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 97(3), 400-401.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Review of Rudolf Mrazek, Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony. Social History, 28(3), 401-403.
  • Dixon, R. (2002). citizens and asylum seekers: Emotional Literacy, Rhetorical Leadership and Human Rights. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 11-26.
  • Dixon, R. (2002). Review of Andrew Hassam, Through Australian Eyes: Colonial Perceptions of Imperial Britain. Journal of Australian Colonial History, 4(1), 110-113.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Review of Alfred J Gabay, Messages from Beyond: Spiritualism and Spiritualists in Melbourne’s Golden Age 1870-1890. Journal of Australian Studies, (2), online.
  • Dixon, R. (2000). Review of Paul de Serville, Rolf Boldrewood: A Life. Historical Studies, 32(116), 176-178.
  • Dixon, R. (1999). Review of Patricia Clarke, Rosa! Rosa!: A Life of Rosa Praed, novelist and spiritualist. Coppertales: a journal of rural arts, 7, 111-114.
  • Dixon, R. (1996). Travelling in the West: The Writing of Amitav Ghosh. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 31(1), 3-24.
  • Dixon, R. (1980). Kingsley's Geoffry Hamlyn and the Art of Landscape. , 239-250.

2014

  • Dixon, R. (2014). "A Nation for a Continent": Australian Literature and the Cartographic Imaginary of the Federation Era. Antipodes: a North American journal of Australian literature, 28(1), 141-154.
  • Dixon, R. (2014). 'The Great Australian Emptiness' Revisited: Murray Bail's 'Holden's Performance' [Reprint]. In Lawrence J Trudeau (Eds.), Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume353, (pp. 3-9). Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning.
  • Dixon, R. (2014). Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2014). Shooting in Occupied Space: Frank Hurley in the Middle East, 1940-46. History of Photography, 38(1), 40-55. [More Information]

2013

  • Dixon, R., Hoorn, J. (2013). Art and literature: a cosmopolitan culture. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 487-510). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Australian Literature and the World Republic of Letters. Metaphor, 1 (2013), 3-11.
  • Dixon, R., Rooney, B. (2013). Introduction: Australian Literature, Globalisation and the Literary Province. In Robert Dixon, Brigid Rooney (Eds.), Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?, (pp. ix-xxxvi). North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity: Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Reading Patrick White's "The Aunt's Story". Metaphor, 2 (2013), 5-13.
  • Dixon, R. (2013). Review of Brigitta Olubas, Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist. Australian Literary Studies, 27(3-4), 146-148.
  • Dixon, R., Rooney, B. (2013). Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2012

  • Dixon, R. (2012). 'English' in the Australian Curriculum: English. English in Australia, 47(1), 19-25.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Alternative conceptual geographies. In Mark Finnane and Ian Donaldson (Eds.), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australia, (pp. 166-172). Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Disestablished Worlds: An Introduction to the Novels of Alex Miller. In Robert Dixon (Eds.), The Novels of Alex Miller: An Introduction, (pp. 1-28). Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Kirkpatrick, P., Dixon, R. (2012). Introduction: Republics of Letters and Literary Communities. In Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Eds.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, (pp. v-xix). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Invitation to the Voyage: Reading Gail Jones's Five Bells. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 12(3), 1-17.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity: Frank Hurleys Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. London: Anthem Press.
  • Kirkpatrick, P., Dixon, R. (2012). Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Review of David Hempleman-Adams, Sophie Gordon and Emma Stuart, The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography (London: Royal Collection Publications, 2009). History of Photography, 36(1), 128-130.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature? In Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon (Eds.), Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia, (pp. 71-83). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2012). The Novels of Alex Miller: An Introduction. Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin.

2011

  • Dixon, R. (2011). Ground zero: Nicholas Rothwell's natural history of destruction. Studies in Travel Writing, 15(2), 177-188. [More Information]
  • Dixon, R., Lee, C. (2011). Introduction. In Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee (Eds.), The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941, (pp. xi-xxxviii). London: Anthem Press.
  • Dixon, R., Lee, C. (2011). The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941. London: Anthem Press.

2010

  • Dixon, R. (2010). 'Turning a Place into a Field': Shirley Hazzard's 'The Great Fire' and Cold War Area Studies. In Robert Dixon and Nicholas Birns (Eds.), Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories, (pp. 265-279). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Australian Literature and the Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. In David Carter and Wang Guanglin (Eds.), Modern Australian Criticism and Theory, (pp. 115-126). Qingdao: China Ocean University Press.
  • Dixon, R., Birns, N. (2010). Introduction. In Robert Dixon and Nicholas Birns (Eds.), Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories, (pp. XIII-XXI). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Introduction. In SUP (Eds.), The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, (pp. v-xi). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2010). Peter Carey's and Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985): fiction, film and power. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 3(3), 279-294.
  • Dixon, R., Birns, N. (2010). Reading Across the Pacific: Australia-United States Intellectual Histories. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2009

  • Dixon, R. (2009). Australian Fiction and the world republic of letters, 1890-1950. In Peter Pierce (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, (pp. 223-253). Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Australian literature in the translation zone: Robert Dessaix and David Malouf. In Bode, Katherine; Dixon, Robert (Eds.), Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age, (pp. 87-104). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Home or away? The trope of place in Australian literary criticism and literary history. Westerly, 54(1), 12-17.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Pictures at an exhibition: the exhibitionary context of early Aboriginal cinema and photographic culture. In Sarwal, Amit~Sarwal, Reema~ (Eds.), Creative Nation: Australian cinema and cultural studies reader, (pp. 385-404). Sports & Spirtual Science Publications.
  • Bode, K., Dixon, R. (2009). Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Bode, K., Dixon, R. (2009). Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age. In Bode, Katherine; Dixon, Robert (Eds.), Resourceful Reading: A New Empiricism in the Digital Age, (pp. 1-27). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2009). Travelling mass-media circus: Frank Hurley and colonial modernity. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 31, 9-29.

2008

  • Dixon, R. (2008). Australian literature and the new empiricism: a response to Paul Eggert, "Australian classics and the price of books". JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2008 (Special Issue: The Colonial Present), 158-162.
  • Dixon, R., Kelly, V. (2008). Australian vernacular modernities: people, sites and practices. In Robert Dixon and Veronica Kelly (Eds.), Impact of the modern: vernacular modernities in Australia 1870s to 1960s, (pp. xiii-xxiv). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2008). Ghosts in the Machine: Modernity and the Unmodern in Gail Jones’s Dreams of Speaking. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 8, 121-137.
  • Dixon, R., Kelly, V. (2008). Impact of the modern: vernacular modernities in Australia 1870s to 1960s. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2007

  • Dixon, R. (2007). Australian Literature-International Contexts. Southerly, 67(1-2), 15-27.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). Cosmopolitanism and Australian Studies. Australian Studies, 19(2), 66-77.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). Spotting the fake: C. E. W. Bean, Frank Hurley and the making of the 1923 photographic record of the war. History of Photography, 31(2), 165-179.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). The Sandline Mercenaries Affair: Postcoloniality, Globalization and the Nation-State. In Helen Tiffin (Eds.), Five Emus to the King of Siam: Environment and Empire, (pp. 131-148). Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.
  • Dixon, R. (2007). What Was Travel Writing? Frank Hurley and the Media Contexts of Early Twentieth-Century Australian Travel Writing. Studies in Travel Writing, 11(1), 59-81.

2006

  • Dixon, R. (2006). Review of Legacies of White Australia: Race, Culture and Nation. Studies in Western Australian History, 24, 133-135.
  • Dixon, R. (2006). Travelling Mass-Media Circus: Frank Hurley’s Synchronized Lecture Entertainments. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 33(1), 60-87.

2005

  • Dixon, R. (2005). Internationalizing Australian Studies: The Year's Work in Non-Fiction 2004-2005. Westerly, 50, 128-143.
  • Dixon, R. (2005). Tim Winton, Cloudstreet and the field of Australian literature. Westerly, 50, 245-260.

2004

  • Dixon, R. (2004). 'Where are the dead?' Spiritualism, photography and the Great War. History of Photography, 28(3), 247-260.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Boundary Work: Australian Literary Studies in the Field of Knowledge Production. JASAL - Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 3, 27-43.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Cosmopolitan Australians and Colonial Modernity: Alex Miller’s Conditions of Faith, Gail Jones's Black Mirror and A. L. McCann's The White Body of Evening. Westerly, 49, 122-137.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Neoclassicism and Early Colonial Australia. Lectures La Fontaine. St Petersburg: University of St Petersburg.
  • Dixon, R. (2004). Two Versions of Australian Pastoral: Les Murray and William Robinson. In Judith Ryan, Chris Wallace-Crabbe (Eds.), Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World, (pp. 285-304). London, England: Harvard University Press.

2003

  • Dixon, R. (2003). Australian Literary Studies and Post-Colonialism. A U M L A, 100, 108-121.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Making Oz Lit (LITERARY CRITICISM - Richard Nile: The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination). Australian Book Review, 248(February 2003), 45-46.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Pictures at an Exhibition: Frank Hurley’s In the Grip of the Polar Pack Ice (1919). Journal of Australian Studies, 78, 123-137-217-218.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Review of A History of the Book in Australia, 1891-1945: A National Culture in a Colonised Market. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 97(3), 400-401.
  • Dixon, R. (2003). Review of Rudolf Mrazek, Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony. Social History, 28(3), 401-403.

2002

  • Dixon, R. (2002). citizens and asylum seekers: Emotional Literacy, Rhetorical Leadership and Human Rights. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 11-26.
  • Dixon, R. (2002). Frank Hurley's Pearls and Savages: Travel, representation and colonial governance. In Helen Gilbert and Anna Johnston (Eds.), In Transit: Travel, Text, Empire, (pp. 191-216). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Dixon, R. (2002). Review of Andrew Hassam, Through Australian Eyes: Colonial Perceptions of Imperial Britain. Journal of Australian Colonial History, 4(1), 110-113.

2001

  • Dixon, R., Bird, D., Lee, K. (2001). Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000. Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Cannibalising indigenous texts: headhunting and fantasy. In Barbara Creed and Jeanette Hoorn (Eds.), Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism and Colonialism in the Pacific, (pp. 112-125). United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Introduction. In Delys Bird (Eds.), Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000. Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Prosthetic Gods: Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance. Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. (2001). Review of Alfred J Gabay, Messages from Beyond: Spiritualism and Spiritualists in Melbourne’s Golden Age 1870-1890. Journal of Australian Studies, (2), online.

2000

  • Dixon, R. (2000). Review of Paul de Serville, Rolf Boldrewood: A Life. Historical Studies, 32(116), 176-178.

1999

  • Dixon, R. (1999). Review of Patricia Clarke, Rosa! Rosa!: A Life of Rosa Praed, novelist and spiritualist. Coppertales: a journal of rural arts, 7, 111-114.

1996

  • Dixon, R. (1996). Travelling in the West: The Writing of Amitav Ghosh. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 31(1), 3-24.

1980

  • Dixon, R. (1980). Kingsley's Geoffry Hamlyn and the Art of Landscape. , 239-250.

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