Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language


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Author Biography

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor was born in Warrnambool, Australia, in 1940 and educated at the University of Melbourne, from which he holds the degree of Doctor of Letters. He has taught literature and creative writing at universities in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Shanghai and Tübingen (Germany), and has spent considerable time researching and writing in the USA (principally at Cornell University, NY), the UK, Germany and Italy. In 1992 he was appointed Foundation Professor of English at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, where he is now Professor Emeritus. In 1999 he was a By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge (UK), and in 2006 Visiting Professor at the Shanghai University for Science and Technology. In 1980 and 1982 he chaired the prestigious Writers’ Week of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, and in 1985 became the inaugural chair of Australia’s first Writers’ Centre. In 1990 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia.


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