WILL CHRISTIE is Head of the Humanities Research Centre at ANU and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He was founding President of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (2010-2015) and is widely published in the area of Romantic literature and culture. His publications include Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006) – awarded the NSW Premier’s Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship in 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). The two main areas of his current research are the periodical culture of Britain in the early 19th century and cultural relations between China and the West in the 18th and 19th centuries. With Jock Macleod and Peter Denney, he is currently investigating The Emotional Register of Liberal Culture in the Long 19th Century with the aid of an ARC Discovery grant.
Recent publications include:
Christie, W. (2019). ‘Contemporary Critical Reception (1807-1824)’, in Clara Tuite(ed.), Byron in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [accepted for publication October 2017].
Christie, W. (2019). ‘The Poetry Revolution: Dylan Thomas and His Circle’, in Helen Fulton and Geraint Evans(eds), The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 468-487.
Christie, W. (2018). ‘British Romanticism: Gnostic Longings’, in Garry Trompf, Jay Johnston, and Gunner Mikkelsen(eds), The Gnostic World. London: Routledge, 454-463.
Christie, W. (2018). ‘Critical Judgement and the Reviewing Profession’, in David Duff(ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 279-293.