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Professor Chris Lee


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  • Christopher Lee Dip.App.Sc (QUT), BA Hons, PhD (UQ), FQA is a Professor of English in the School of Languages, Humanities and Social Science at Griffith University and a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. He has a Diploma of Applied Science from QUT; a first-class honours degree in the discipline of literary studies, and a PhD in interdisciplinary cultural history from the University of Queensland. Chris has published widely on postcolonial and Australian literary culture developing a special, interdisciplinary interest in the social purchase of settler colonial mythologies. His areas of research focus include: Settler-Colonial Memory, Representations of Conflict and War, Victorian, Australian and Postcolonial literatures, Vernacular Modernities, and the History of Criticism. He is the author of Post-Colonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being (Cambria 2018) and City Bushman: Henry Lawson and the Australian Imagination(CUB 2004), the editor of Turning the Century: Writing of the 1890s(UQP 1999, 2010, 2012), and the co-editor of Trauma and Public Memory(Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), The Frank Hurley Diaries 1912-1942(Anthem 2012), Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment(VP 2003), Authority and Influence: Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000(UQP 2001) and Australian Literature and the Public Sphere(ASAL 1998).  Chris is the reviews editor for Australian Literary Studies, a member of the editorial advisory board of JASAL(Sydney) and Antipodes(New York), and an Australian editor for the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English(rev. 2nd ed. London). He is a past president of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and an elected Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences.