Probyn, Clive T. 1944- (Clive Probyn)

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Probyn, Clive T. 1944- (Clive Probyn)

PERSONAL:

Born March 27, 1944; citizen of England and Australia; son of Trevor A. and Jane Probyn; married Meg Gosling, July 23, 1966. Education: University of Nottingham, B.A. (with first class honors), 1965, Ph.D., 1968; University of Virginia, M.A., 1966.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of English, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

County College, England, dean, 1973-75; University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster, England, lecturer, 1968-78, senior lecturer in English literature, beginning 1978, chair, School of English, 1976-78, head of department of English literature, 1980; University of Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria, foundation professor of modern European languages and dean, faculty of arts and Islamic studies, 1978-80; Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, visiting professor, 1981, professor of English, 1982—, department chair, 1983-92, head of School of Literary, Visual, and Performance Studies, 1998—. University of Baghdad, visiting professor, 1975; University of Melbourne, professorial associate, 1988—. Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies, Münster, Germany, founding member, 1986—.

MEMBER:

International Association of University Professors of English, Australasian and Pacific Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (president), Samuel Johnson Society of Australia (president, 1993).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Fellow of Australian Academy for the Humanities, 1992; Centenary Medal.

WRITINGS:

The Art of Jonathan Swift, Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 1978.

Jonathan Swift: The Contemporary Background, Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 1978.

Chinua Achebe: A Man of the People, Longman (London, England), 1980.

Wole Soyinka: The Road, Longman (London, England), 1981.

Gabriel Okara: The Voice, Longman (London, England), 1982.

English Poetry: A Handbook, Longman (London, England), 1984.

English Fiction of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789, Longman (London, England), 1987.

Gulliver's Travels: Critical Study, Penguin (New York, NY), 1987.

The Sociable Humanist: The Life and Works of James Harris, 1709-80; Provincial and Metropolitan Culture in Eighteenth-Century England, Clarendon Press (Oxford, England), 1991.

Contributor to books. Contributor of essays and reviews to periodicals, including Scriblerian, Times Literary Supplement, and Times Higher Education Supplement.

EDITOR

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, J.M. Dent (London, England), 1975.

(With Martin C. Battestin) The Correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding, Clarendon Press (Oxford, England), 1993.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) Henry Handel Richardson, Maurice Guest, University of Queensland Press (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 1998.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) Henry Handel Richardson: The Letters, three volumes, University of Melbourne Press (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2000.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) Henry Handel Richardson, The Getting of Wisdom, University of Queensland Press (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 2000.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) J.P. Jacobsen, Niels Lyhne, translated from Danish by Henry Handel Richardson, Australian Scholarly Publishing (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2003.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) Henry Handel Richardson, The Young Cosima, Australian Scholarly Publishing (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2004.

(Under name Clive Probyn; with Bruce Steele) Henry Handel Richardson, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, three volumes, Australian Scholarly Publishing (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2007.

Also editor of A Tale of a Tub and Other Satires (completed after death of original editor, Kathleen Williams), 1975; Alexander Pope: Collected Poems, 1980; Monash Swift Studies, Volume I, 1988; and (with Bruce Steele) The Fortunes of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson, 2007.

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