About

Richard Nile is Professor of History and Head of Humanities and Creative Arts at James Cook University. Previous appointments have included Professor and Director the Humanities Research Institute Murdoch University, Professor and Director the Australia Research Institute Curtin University, Director the Australian Studies Centre University of Queensland, and Deputy and Interim Head the Menzies Centre University of London. Richard began his career as a Lecturer at the Universities of New South Wales and Western Australia. At other times, he has been University Fellow and Senior Honorary Research Fellow University of Western Australia, Distinguished Visiting Professor Copenhagen University, Australia-India Council Visiting Professor Himachal Pradesh University, Visiting Fellow Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, and Visiting Fellow University of Debrecen. The author and co-author of books across more than thirty international editions and translations, Richard has published a further 97 edited scholarly volumes, 50+ scholarly articles and chapters, and a similar number of occasional pieces, essays and encyclopaedia entries. He teaches across Australian and world history and cultural and literary studies. 

Publications (Website Under Construction):

Select Books

1.      Australian Aborigines Wayland, Sussex/ Franklin-Watts, New York/ Lothian Australia 2010 ISBN 0750203714. Text Book school-age readers. 21 editions globally. Translations: German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

2.      All Prizes Paid in Full: a Pictorial History of Lotterywest Network 2008, commissioned history with Anne Louise Willoughby ISBN 9781920845490

3.      The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination UQP, 2002, ISBN 0702231657. Shortlisted: WA Premier’s Award 2003, Walter McCrae Russell Award 2003. 1-315

4.      The Australian Legend and its Discontents UQP, 2000, ISBN 0702229857. Ed.

5.      Becoming Australia UQP 2001, ISBN 0702231215 with Michael Peterson. Ed

6.      Paul Hasluck in Australian History UQP 1998. ISBN 070223097. Ed, with Tom Stannage and Kay Saunders.

7.      Cultural Atlas of Australasia and the Pacific Andromeda Oxford, 1996, ISBN 0864389043, with Christian Clerk, pp 1-240. Alternate Selection, American History Book Society. 13 editions: Asia, Australia, Europe.  Translations: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

8.      Indigenous Rights in the Pacific and North America, Menzies Centre, University of London, 1992 ISBN 1855070510, with Henry Reynolds. Ed.

9.      Workers and Intellectuals Edward Blackwood, London, 1992, ISBN 1855070464, with Barry York. Ed.

10.  Immigration and the Politics of Ethnicity and Race in Australia and Britain, Australian Bureau of Immigration Research, Melbourne/ Menzies Centre, University of London 1991, ISBN 18855007032. Ed.

11.  Anzac: Meaning, Memory and Myth, Menzies Centre, University of London, 1991, ISBN 1855070316, with Alan Seymour. Ed.

12.  The Gate of Dreams: the Western Mail Annual, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle 1990, ISBN 0949206849, with Ffion Murphy. Ed.

 

Articles/Chapters:

1.      2020. The Anzac Legend didn’t Mention Mud. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. Submitted

2.      2020. Post Memory Violence. M/C: Media Culture. Accepted publication date April 2020.

3.      2020. West of Westerly. Journal of Australian Studies. Accepted publication date October 2020.

4.      2020. Digital Disruption and Australian Studies. In Károly, K., & Lázár, I., & Gall, C.  Culture and Intercultural Communication: Research and Practice. Budapest: ELTE. In Press. 81-101

5.      2019. Desert Worlds. Southerly. 79.1 Eightieth Anniversary Edition. 84-105

6.      2018. Gallipoli’s Troubled Hearts. Studies in WA History. With Ffion Murphy. 25-38.

7.      2017. North by North, M/C: Media Culture. Vol 20 No 6 2017. With Sandra Harding. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/north

8.      2017. Writing the Silence: Grieving Mothers and the Literature of War. In Sanjukta & Devaleena Das eds Claiming Spaces: Australian Women’s Writing Palgrave Macmillan. With Ffion Murphy, 37-59.

9.      2016. The Many Transformations of Albert Facey. M/C Journal of Media and Culture, 19.4. With Ffion Murphy. http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/526

10.  2016. Flesh in Armour and the Abjection of War. In Neelima Kanwar (Ed) Narratives of Estrangement and Belonging: Indo-Australian Perspectives. New Delhi: Author Press. 21-45.

11.  2016. Lost Literatures. In Michael Kenneally & Wolfgang Zach (Eds). New Literatures in English. Stauffenburg Verlag, Tubingen, 319-329

12.   2016. The Naked Anzac: Exposure and Concealment in AB Facey’s A Fortunate Life. Southerly. 75.3, 219-238. With Ffion Murphy.

13.  2015. Wounded Storyteller. Westerly, 60.2, 87-100. With Ffion Murphy.

14.  2015. Moments, Studies in Western Australian History, 29, 27-41.

15.  2015. Generational Renewal: New Paradigms for Australian Studies. In Swati Pal and Santosh Sareen (Eds). Indo-Australian Relations. New Delhi: Pinnacle Learning, New Delhi, 1-19

16.   2012. Writing, Remembering and Embodiment: Australian Literary Responses to the First World War. MC: Journal of Media and Culture. With Ffion Murphy.

17.  2012. Pulp Fiction. In Kees de Hoog and Carol Hetherington (eds), Arthur Upfield: a Collection of Critical Essays Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 136-147. Anthologised from original article in Everyday Wonders: Australian Popular Culture UQP 1998

18.  2008. The Implicated Reader and the Australian Novel 1950-2008. In Peter Pierce (Ed), Cambridge Literary History of Australia Cambridge, 517-548. With Jason Ensor.

19.  2008. An Indian Ocean Outlook: Australian Studies in Australia and India’ in Amit Sarwal and Rema Sarwal, Fact and Fiction: Readings in Australian Literature Authorpress, New Delhi, 2008, pp 1-8

20.  2007. ‘Mateship, Egalitarianism and the Partnership Model: an Approach to Silencing in Australian History’ in Antonella Riem Natale, Luisa Conti Camaiota, Maria Renate Dolce (ed), Awakening the Goddess Forum, Udine, 99-111.

21.   2002. ‘Postgraduate Training in Australian Studies and History’ in Simon Marginson (ed), Investing in Social Capital (UQP 2002) pp 201-18

22.   2001. ‘The Paternoster Row Machine and the Australian Book Trade 1890-1945’, in Martyn Lyons and John Arnold (ed.), The History of the Book in Australia: A national culture in a colonial context, UQP. With David Walker, pp 3-18

23.  2001. ‘The Mystery of the Missing Bestseller’, in Martyn Lyons and John Arnold (ed.), The History of the Book in Australia: A national culture in a colonial context, UQP, St Lucia. With David Walker, 235-254

24.  2001. Introducation. The Australian Legend and its Discontents, UQP, St. Lucia, 2001, 1-10.

25.  2001. Tell them that Henry Lawson is Dead. The Australian Legend and its Discontents, UQP, St. Lucia 95-104

26.  2001. War of Words. In The Australian Legend and its Discontents, UQP, St. Lucia 183-199.

27.  2001. Images of Industrialism, In The Australian Legend and its Discontents, UQP, St. Lucia, 286-296.

28.   2001. Kathy Come Home. In Bronwen Levy and Ffion Murphy (ed), Story/telling, UQP St Lucia, 2001, 223-232

29.  2000. Beyond the Classroom: Publications, Career Development and Further Academic Study. In Australian Journal of Communication 27(3). With John Hartley, Roslyn Petelin and Graeme Turner, pp 143-162

30.  1999.  ‘The Young and the Vulnerable’, Journal of Australian Studies,UQP, 1-7

31.  1999. ‘The Australian Legend and its Discontents’, in Richard Nile and Michael Peterson (ed), Becoming Australia UQP, 155-172

32.  1998. ‘Literary Democracy and the Politics of Reputation’, in Bruce Bennett and Jennifer Strauss eds, The Oxford Literary History of Australia OUP, 130-146

33.  1998. Here’s Luck. In Tom Stannage, Kay Saunders and Richard Nile eds Paul Hasluck in Australian History, UQP 1998, 13-27.

34.   1997. The Fatal Sure. In Richard Nile (Ed). Fatal Shores UQP

35.  1997. The Pauline Hanson One Person Party. In Richard Nile (Ed) Designing Women UQP. 1-7

36.  1996. Imitators and Fabricators. In Richard Nile & Graeme Turner (Eds). Fabrications UQP, 1-7

37.  1994. Preface’ and ‘Introduction in Richard Nile ed Australian Civilisation OUP 1994 , pp 3-24

a.      revised and updated as ‘Civilisation’, in Richard Nile (ed.), The Australian Legend and its Discontents, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, (2001), pp 42-58

38.  1992. Home and Away with Australian Studies’, in Zoltan Abady-Nagi and Richard Nile (ed) The Problems of Teaching Australian Studies in Australia and Europe, University of Debrecen. 1-8

39.  1992. Introduction. In Henry Reynolds and Richard Nile, Indigenous Rights in the Pacific and North America Menzies Centre University of London. 5-12

40.  1991. Australian Studies. In Hungary. Australian Studies (Deakin University), December. 1-6

41.  1991. Orientalism and the Origins of Anzac. In Alan Seymour and Richard Nile Anzac: Meaning, Memory and Myth Menzies Centre University of London 1991, pp 32-42

42.  1991. The Anti-Hero and the Anzac Tradition: Australian Literary Responses to the 1914-1918 War’. In Anzac: Meaning, Memory and Myth,pp 63-78

43.  1991. Unreliable Memory and the Necessity of Anzac Mythologies’. In Anzac: Meaning, Memory and Myth, pp 79-91

44.  1991. Race, Ethnicity and Nation. In Richard Nile, Immigration and the Politics of Ethnicity and Race in Australia and Britain  Australian Bureau of Immigration Research, Melbourne/Menzies Centre, London, pp 7-13

45.  1991. Cartels, Capitalism and Australian Literature’ in Albert Moran ed, Media in Publishing vol 4 Continuum 1991, pp 71-79.

46.  1992. Literature and War. In Richard Nile and Barry York, Workers and Intellectuals Edward Blackwood, 1992, pp 46-66

47.  1991. Introduction. Ffion Murphy and Richard Nile, The Gate of Dreams: the Western Mail 1897-1955. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 1991, pp13-26. With Ffion Murphy.

48.   1990. Eroticism, Sex and the Politics of Imagination. In Jenny Gregory ed, The Interwar Years, special issue Studies in Western Australian History vol IX, UWAP 1990.

49.  1989. Fact, Fancy and Fictions’, in John Ingelson and Patrick O’Farrell (ed), Locating Australia’s Past UNSWP two editions 1988 and 1989, with David Walker pp 64-78

50.  1988. Marketing the Literary Imagination: 1915-1965. in Laurie Hergenhan ed,  Penguin New Literary History of Australia Penguin with David Walker, pp 284-302, published simultaneously as a special issue of Australian Literary Studies vol 13 number 4, October 1988, pp 284-302

51.  1987. Introduction, Lesbia Harford, The Invaluable Mystery McPhee Gribble/Penguin 1987, with Robert Darby, foreword by Helen Garner. 5-17

52.  1986. Introduction’, J M Harcourt, Upsurge UWAP, Nedlands. i-xxix

Essays:

1.      30 articles/opinion pieces Australian Higher Education Supplement.

2.      3 Feature Articles, Australian Literary Review.

3.      Lead essay ‘Australia’ and entries ‘Lindsay’ and ‘Harcourt’ with Rana Turner in Derek Jones (ed), Censorship: an International Encyclopedia. Foreword by Doris Lessing. Fitzroy Dearborn, Chicago, 2002

4.      The Double Life of Krystyna’, Chris Barry, The Winds of Utopia Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 3-10 1998

5.      Lead essay ‘Australia’ with T B Millar I C B Dear and Michael Foot (ed) Oxford Companion to the Second World War OUP 1995 798-801

6.      Lead essay “Australia”, Jack Spence ed Nations: a Survey of the Twentieth Century OUP 1992, reprints, editions and translations. 1992.

7.      The Politics of Morality: Censorship Down Under. Pen International (London) Vol LV 1990. 16-24

8.      ‘The Fiction Industry’ in Bernard Hickey (ed), New Voices in English Literatures Universita de Salento Lecce 1993, pp 585-614, revised and published as ‘The Politics of Media and Publishing in Australia’ in Media and Culture Industries, Special Number London Papers in Australian Studies Nos 69-72 Menzies Centre, University of London, 1992, pp 1-23

9.      ‘The Making of a Really Modern Witch: Katharine Susannah Prichard: 1919-1969’, London Papers in Australian Studies No 56 1990 Menzies Centre University of London. 1-20

10.  Essays. The Gate of Dream. With Ffion Murphy. ‘Conflict and Accommodation’ pp 27-31, ‘Immigration and Settlement’ pp 62-64, ‘Work and Progress’ pp 85-87, ‘Rest and Recreation’ pp 120-123. Mates, Lovers and Companions’ pp 151-154.

Editorial                       

1.      50 scholarly volumes

2.      47 scholarly volumes as general editor, including:

a.      Australian Studies (UQP/Network Books)

b.      Australian Scholarly Classics (Network Books)

c.       Australian Essay (Network Books)

d.      Symposia (UQP/Network Books)

e.      Debut (Network)

3.      30+ in London Papers in Australian Studies (Menzies)

4.      International Bulletin of Australian Studies UQP

5.      Australian Studies Bulletin UQP

 

 

Teaching
  • EL2006: Banned Books: Censorship and the Regulation of Culture in Australia (Level 2; TSV)
  • HI1302: Modern World History (Level 1; TSV)
  • HI2007: Crime and Punishment in Australia (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • HI2008: Australians in War and Peace: from frontiers to foreign fields (Level 2; TSV)
  • HI2021: Modern Australian History (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Editor: Journal of Australian Studies (1996-2007) Editor: Australian Cultural History (2007-2013) Editorial Board: Round Table Editorial Board: English and American Studies Editorial Board: Journal of European Australian Studies Editorial Board: Journal of Indian Australian Studies Editorial Board: Antipodes Editorial Board: Ariel: Journal of Post Colonial Literature Editorial Board: New Literatures in English
Research
  • Cultural History; Literary Studies; History of the Novel; Authorship and Publication; Cultural Responses to War and Peace; Memoir, Biography and Life Writing. Digital Humanities
Teaching
  • History; Literature; Australian Studies Cultural Studies; History and Heritage; Myth, Legends and Story.
Experience
  • 2014 to 2017 - Senior Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia (Australia)
  • 2012 - Australia-India Council Visiting Professor, Himachal Pradesh University (India)
  • 2007 - Distinguished Visiting Professor, Copenhagen University (Denmark)
  • 1992 to 1993 - Visiting Fellow, Curtin University (Australia)
  • 1990 to 1992 - Visiting Fellow, Eotvos Lorand University Budapest (Hungary)
  • 1990 to 1992 - Visiting Fellow, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
  • 1989 - University Fellow, University of Western Australia (Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Fellowships
  • 2014 to 2017 - Senior Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 2012 - Australia-India Council Visiting Professor, Himachal Pradesh University
  • 2007 - Distinguished Visiting Professor, Copenhagen University
  • 1990 to 1992 - Visiting Fellow and Foundation Director Australian Studies, Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest) and University of Debrecen
  • 1988 to 1989 - University Fellow, University of Western Australia
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  • Nile R (2015) Lost literatures. Studies in English and Comparative Literature. In: CISLE 2013: Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English Conference, July 2013, Innsbruck, Austria
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 37+ research outputs authored by Prof Richard Nile from 1992 onwards.

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Current
  • The Beautiful and Damned: Searching for the Flapper in Australian Print Culture 1920's - 1930's (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Poised to change: Examining Textual and Linguistic Changeability in Contemporary Fiction using a Complexity Framework (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Lack and Superfluity: A creative speculation on the psychosocial and gender exigencies of long-term space travel (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Topographical Texts: Connections Between Landscape, Movement, Materiality and Text in the Fiction of Patrick White, Gerald Murnane and Murray Bail (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • "The Faerie Queene": Moral Purposes, Creative Accidents (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
Completed
  • North Queensland’s Chinese family landscape: 1860-1920 (2019, PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)

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