About

Michael Ackland was educated at Melbourne Grammar School, Monash University, Cologne University and the Australian National University, and taught for many years at Monash University.

He has also taught and lectured widely in Europe and North America. He is fluent in French and German.

His  recent temporary positions included Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, and Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New  Delhi, and at Tokyo University.

The author of numerous monographs, biographies and editions, his most recent book was The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail (Amherst: Cambria Press, 2012). He is currently researching Christina Stead and the Socialist Heritage with an ARC Discovery Grant.

Teaching
  • EL2016: Modern Literature (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • EL2020: Australian Literature (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • EL2048: The Romantic Vision (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • EL3021: Australian Urban Fictions (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Comparative Literature , Art History and the History of Ideas Twentieth Century Literature to the end of the Cold War, with special reference to its political affiliations
  • Christina Stead and the Socialist Heritage Haruki Murakami and Japanese social history The Australian Colonial Heritage
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 56+ research outputs authored by Prof Michael Ackland from 2003 onwards.

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • The Beautiful and Damned: Searching for the Flapper in Australian Print Culture 1920's - 1930's (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Topographical Texts: Connections Between Landscape, Movement, Materiality and Text in the Fiction of Patrick White, Gerald Murnane and Murray Bail (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Manifestations of the Ego: Egoism in the Modernist Manifesto (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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