Probyn, Clive T.
PROBYN, Clive T.
PROBYN, Clive T. British/Australian, b. 1944. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: The County College, England, dean, 1973-75; University of Lancaster, England, lecturer in English literature, 1968, chair of school of English, 1976-78, senior lecturer, 1978, head of dept of English literature, 1980; University of Sokoto, Nigeria, foundation professor of modern European languages (English and French), 1978-80, dean, faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies, 1978-80; Monash University, Australia, visiting professor, 1981, professor of English, 1982-, chair of department of English, 1983-92. University of Baghdad, visiting professor, 1975; University of Melbourne, department of English, professorial fellow, 1988-; Australian Academy for the Humanities, fellow, 1991-. Publications: The Art of Jonathan Swift, 1978; Jonathan Swift: The Contemporary Background, 1978; Chinua Achebe: A Man of the People (biography), 1980; Alexander Pope: Collected Poems, 1980; Wole Soyinka: The Road (biography), 1981; Gabriel Okara: The Voice (biography), 1982; English Poetry: A Handbook, 1984; English Fiction of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789, 1987; Gulliver's Travels: Critical Study, 1987; Monash Swift Studies, Vol. I, 1988; The Sociable Humanist: The Life and Works of James Harris, 1709-80, 1991; The Getting of Wisdom, 2001; Henry Handel Richardson: The Letters, 3 vols., 2000; Niels Lyhne, 2003. EDITOR: Gulliver's Travels, 1975; (with K. Williams) A Tale of a Tub and Other Satires, 1975; (with M.C. Battestin) The Correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding, 1993; (with W.B. Steele) H.H. Richardson, Maurice Guest, 1998. Contributor of essays and reviews to books and periodicals. Address: School of English, Monash University, Box 11A Wellington Rd, Victoria, VIC 3800, Australia.