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Bob White

W/Prof Bob White

Winthrop Professor
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2070
+61 8 6488 1030
Room 2.11, Arts Building, Crawley campus

Program Leader/Chief Investigator
History of Emotions, ARC Centre of Excellence for the

Contact details
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
The University of Western Australia (M202)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2070
+61 8 6488 1030
MA Adel., DPhil Oxf., FAHA
R. S. White MA (Adelaide), D.Phil (Oxford), FAHA
Winthrop Professor English
Australian Professorial Fellow (ARC)
Programme Leader ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions
Key research
The Younger Romantics;
Literary Theory;
Ideas and Literature;
Film history
Some Recent Books
[Deatils of other books available on request]

John Keats: A Literary Life [London: Palgrave Macmillan 2010]

Pacifism in English Literature: Minstrels of Peace [London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008]

Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s [London: Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2005]

Proceedings of the World Shakespeare Congress 2006 [Delaware University Press, 2008 [co-ed. With Christa Jahnson and Richard Fotheringham].

Shakespeare's Local Habitations, [co-ed. With Krystyna Courtney], Lodz University Press, 2006.

[ed] Romeo and Juliet: Contemporary Critical Essays, Palgrave / Macmillan, London, 2001.

Natural Law and English Renaissance Literature [Cambridge University Press, 1996]

Chapters in Books and Articles in refereed journals
[Details of other chapters and books avaialble on request]

'Estranging Word and Self in Twelfth Night', Word and Self Estranged in English Texts, 1550- 1660, ed. Philippa Kelly and L. E. Semler (Surrey: Ashgate, 2010), 107-20.

'The Humanities and War', Journal of the Australiasian Universities Modern Language and Literature Association (2009), 1-12.

'King Lear and Film Genres', Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context, ed. Andrew Lynch and Anne Scott (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 317-32.

'Taming Shrews in the Modern World', The Critic Shakespeare: Essays in Appreciation, ed. Anand Prakash and S. P. S. Dahiya (Kurekshetra: The Shakespeare Association of India, 2010), 103-27

'Elijah Moshinsky's Television All's Well That Ends Well', in All's Well That Ends Well: New Essays, ed. Gary Waller, Routledge, 2007.

'Solomon and Gaenor: A Welsh-Jewish Romeo and Juliet', in AUMLA: Journal of the Australiasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 2006.

'Ophelia's sisters', in The Impact of Feminism on Renaissance Studies, ed. Dympna Callaghan. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

'Where is Shakespeare’s Autobiography?', in Early Modern Autobiography: Theories, Genres, Practices, eds. Ronald Bedford, Lloyd Davis, & Philippa Kelly, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2006, 174 – 90.

'Sex, Lies, Videotape – and Othello', in Almost Shakespeare: Reinventing His Works for Cinema and Television, eds. James R. Keller and Leslie Stratyner, McFarland and Company, Jefferson, 2004, 86 – 98.

'Shakespeare Studies in Autralia', AUMLA: Journal of the Austraiasian Universities Language and Literature Association, no, 100, 2003, 13 – 28.

'Humor' and 'William Blake', entries in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature (2003).

'The cultural impact of the Massacre of St Bartholomew's Day', Discourses of Civility in Early Modern Britain, ed. Jennifer Richards (Palgrave / Macmillan, 2003).

'The Shakespeare underground', Shakespeare Matters, ed. Lloyd Davis (U. of Delaware Press, 2003).

Charles Armitage Brown, commissioned entry for National Dictionary of Biography (2003).

'Romeo and Juliet on Film: A Mediterranean Love Story', Shakespeare and the Classroom, x (2002), 45 - 54.

'Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century', The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, ed. Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells (Cambridge, 2001), 279 -06.

'Humanism old and new', Touch of the Real: Essays in honour of Stephen Greenblatt, ed. Philippa Kelly (University of WA Press, 2002 pp 84 - 104).
Honours and awards
Fellowship of Australian Humanities Academy
Australian Centennial Medal
Shortlisted for WA Premier’s Literary Award
Nominated for Outstanding Teaching and Supervision Awards (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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