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Ken Gelder Ken Gelder i(A16102 works by) (a.k.a. Kenneth Gelder)
Born: Established: 1955
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1964
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Ken Gelder has an MA (Flinders University, South Australia) and a PhD (Stirling University, Scotland). He joined the University of Melbourne in 1989 and has since taught across the Literary Studies and Cultural Studies programs in a variety of areas: from popular culture to literary theory. In 1994 and 1995 he was a Reader in English and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, England. He teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature, popular/genre fiction and subcultural studies. His books, Reading the Vampire (1994) and Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), have helped to make him an international authority on genre fiction. The co-written Uncanny Australia (1998) - with Jane M. Jacobs (now at the University of Edinburgh) - has been especially influential, both nationally and internationally, on subsequent postcolonial work across a range of disciplines. He has also published widely on subcultures, with one reviewer of his book Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007) remarking, 'Ken Gelder is an author you can rely on for an entertaining pedagogical ride'. Gelder has also co-written two Australian literary histories, covering the period 1970-2007, and has been involved in a major research project to develop an archive of colonial Australian popular fiction, available at

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