Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
A graduate of the universities of Sydney and Oxford, Professor Will Christie is Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). He is founding President of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His scholarly work in Romantic studies has been widely published and his Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006) awarded the NSW Premier’s Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship in 2008. Editor of The Letters of Francis Jeffrey to Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (2008), his other publications include The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain: Mammoth and Megalonyx (2009), Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life (2014) and The Two Romanticisms, and Other Essays (2015). With the aid of Discovery grants from the Australian Research Council, he is currently researching a critical biography of the Scottish critic, politician, and judge, Francis Jeffrey, editor of the early nineteenth-century Edinburgh Review, and a major study of public lecturing in the Romantic period.
Professor Christie is a reader for the Australian Research Council, a member of the Advisory Group for the University of Edinburgh/Duke University Carlyle Letters Project, and is on the Advisory Board of Carlyle Studies Annual and the International Advisory Board of the journal European Romantic Review.