Will Christie

Professor Will Christie

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2011
  • Section(s): English


Will Christie was appointed the Head of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University in 2015, after being Professor of English Literature at the University of Sydney. He was founding President of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia from 2010-15 and is currently Director of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres.

He has published widely on different aspects of British Romantic literature and literary culture, and his books include Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006) awarded the NSW Premier’s Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship in 2008, The Letters of Francis Jeffrey to Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (2008), The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain (2009), Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life (2014), and The Two Romanticisms, and Other Essays (2016).

His current research is on a literary biography of the Scottish editor and critic Francis Jeffrey, public lecturing during the Romantic period, and cultural relations between China and the West in the modern world.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.