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Paul Eggert Paul Eggert i(A22154 works by)
Born: Established: 1951 ;
Gender: Male
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Paul Eggert is a professor of English. He read for degrees at the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne in Australia and at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He has taught in the areas of eighteenth to twentieth century British literature, Modernism, the Victorian novel, travel literature, print culture and editing theory. His field of expertise also includes theories of restoration of historic buildings and paintings and history of the book.

Eggert taught at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria and the Royal Military College - Duntroon, Australian Capital Territory. He joined the University of New South Wales, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy as a lecturer in English in 1986 serving as head of school 2001-2003. He is founding director of the Academy's Australian Scholarly Editions Centre. The Centre's major function is The Academy Editions of Australian Literature series, of which he was general editor from 1996-2007. He served on the General Editorial Committee of the Colonial Texts Series and has been on the Council of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (filling the position of President from 2003-2005). He was elected president (2012-2014) of the United States of America based Society for Textual Scholarship, the first Overseas scholar to be elected to the position.

Paul Eggert is a member of the AustLit Advisory Board, serving as chair of the Board since 2005. He also served as co-chief CI on the NeCTAR-funded Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing tool development project. In 1998 Eggert was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and in October 2009 was appointed to a five year term as an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. In 2001 he received a Centenary Medal.

Sources: UNSW@ADFA, School of Humanities and Social Sciences website,; Australian Academy of the Humanities website, (sighted: 15/05/2013)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2001 Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of literature.
1998 recipient Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Securing the Past : Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 Z1591750 2009 multi chapter work criticism

'We all have a stake in the past and in its tangible preservation, and we trust professionals to preserve our cultural heritage for the future. However, the concept and practice of restoration in all its form are entangled in many contemporary theoretical debates and problems. This book is the first concerted effort to examine together the linked philosophies of the different arts of preserving and uncovering the past: the restoration of buildings, conservation of works of art, and editing of literary works to retrieve their original or intended texts.' (Publisher blurb)

2011 winner International Awards Finneran Award
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