Clive Probyn

Emeritus Professor Clive Probyn

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, OAM
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1992
  • Section(s): English


Clive Probyn has held appointments at the University of Lancaster, and the University of Sokoto, Nigeria and is currently Head of Department at Monash University. He has researched and published on eighteenth-century topics, including Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, James Harris and social and cultural history. He was the founding President of the Johnson Society of Australia, a foundation member of the Advisory Board for The Ehrenpreis Center and the journal Swift Studies in MÜnster, Germany. His teaching interests include critical and cultural theory, the English eighteenth-century, regional literature in the north of England from 1850 to the present, West African literature in English (Wole Soyinka in particular) and aspects of Australian literature, including textual and editorial studies. With Bruce Steele he directs the Monash Henry Handel Richardson Project.

Acknowledgement of Country

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