Emeritus Fellow in French
My years at New Hall provided me with a wonderfully supportive environment, where I learned much about teaching, research, and fellowship. I remember my students with enormous warmth and admiration, and my colleagues with great affection and respect. I am very proud to be a member of such a vibrant academic community.
2001 Litt D., University of Cambridge
1975‑1978 Ph.D., University of Cambridge
1973‑1975 M.A., University of Adelaide
1969‑1972 B.A. (Honours French: 1st class), University of Adelaide
1995-1999 Chair, Department of French and Italian, Indiana University
1990‑2007 Rudy Professor of French Literature, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA.
1987-1989 Vice-President, New Hall, (acting President for Easter term 1989)
1985-1987 Secretary of Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages
1984‑1990 University Lecturer, Department of French, University of Cambridge, UK
1979‑1984 University Assistant Lecturer, Department of French, University of Cambridge, UK
1978‑1990 College Lecturer in French, and Fellow, New Hall, Cambridge, UK
Awards and Honours
2009 Fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy
2005 Fellow emerita of New Hall, University of Cambridge
2002 Guggenheim Fellowship.
1998 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers.
1990 Camargo Foundation Fellowship.
1989‑90 Leverhulme Fellowship.
Nineteenth-century French literature and the visual arts, Australian literature
10 monographs, 10 book length translations, 11 book-length edited works, 104 articles
Published books include:
Charles Baudelaire (London: Reaktion Books, 2008)
Shimmering in a Transformed Light: Writing the Still Life (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005)
Baudelaire’s World (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2002)
Mallarmé: The Poet and his Circle (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1999). Republished as a paperback 2005.
Closer & Closer Apart: Jealousy in Literature (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995)
The Land of Lost Content: Childhood in Nineteenth-Century French Literature (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1992)