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David Callahan David Callahan i(A6703 works by)
Born: Established:
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
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David Callahan was born in New Zealand, and did his BA and MA (1st class honours) in English at the University of Auckland, where he won the Fowlds Memorial Prize for the Most Distinguished Student in the Arts Faculty. After living for several years in Australia working with handicapped teenagers and then in Spain as an EFL teacher, he completed a PhD in English at University College London in 1989. His doctoral dissertation dealt with 'The Response of the English Literary World to Spanish Literature, 1909-1939.' He moved to Portugal in 1987, beginning at the University of Aveiro in that year. He became an Auxiliary Professor in 1992 and an Associate Professor in 1998. [Source: University of Aveiro staff page]

Most Referenced Works


  • David Callahan also contributed the section on Janette Turner Hospital to The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, p.1137-1138) and was guest editor of the Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia (vol.3, no.2, 2012).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1611963 2009 single work criticism

'Rainforests evoke vivid imagery; the profusion of intertwined trees and undergrowth both invites and confounds exploration. Acclaimed writer Janette Turner Hospital conjures up a rainforest for readers by weaving threads of connection and meaning into a labyrinth of characters and plot lines. From The Ivory Swing to Orpheus Lost, Hospital's award-winning novels and short stories have challenged and intrigued readers for over twenty-five years. Hospital's books tackle complex themes of dislocation, identity, ethics and the nature of reality, wrapping around a reader like rainforest creepers, remaining attached long after the last page is turned.

In this groundbreaking work of literary criticism, David Callahan signposts and analyses the major themes scattered throughout Janette Turner Hospital's writing. Rainforest Narratives is the perfect companion to her fiction for readers and scholars alike.' -- Publisher description.

2011 joint winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
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