Associate Professor John Attridge

Associate Professor John Attridge

Associate Professor

B.A. (Honours Class I)  

University of Sydney 


University of Sydney

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I am an Associate Professor of English in the School of the Arts and Media. Most of my research deals with modernist fiction; particular focuses include modernist conceptions of authorship, the relationship between literature and specialization, technological media and the cultural history of trust. My articles have appeared in journals such as ELH, Modernism/modernity, NOVEL and Modern Fiction Studies, as well as in several edited collections. I am co-editor of two collections of essays: Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art (2019) and Incredible Modernism: Literature, Trust, and Deception (Ashgate, 2013). 

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Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence 2019

ANU Humanities Research Centre Fellow 2016

Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award 2010

Harry Ransom Center Fellow 2009-10

Australian Postgraduate Award

My Teaching

I convene "ARTS2036 Modernism Text and Screen" and "ARTS3054 The Getting of Wisdom: Youth, Literature and the Formation of the Self". I welcome PhD and Honours projects on literary modernism broadly defined, and especially any of the research areas listed in this profile.