Episode 113 23 min 31 sec Catching insects in Africa: A window on 18th century English society
Deirdre Coleman completed Honours in English at the University of Melbourne before going to Oxford University where she graduated with a BPhil (1979) in Victorian literature and a DPhil (1986) on Coleridge's journalism. Since returning to Australia she has taught at the Universities of Wollongong, Adelaide and Sydney. While at the University of Sydney she was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision. In December 2006 she was appointed Robert Wallace Chair of English at the University of Melbourne, and is currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts. She is currently co-writing (with Starr Douglas) a biography of Henry Smeathman (1742-86) entitled The Flycatcher: Science, Slavery and Empire in the Age of Reason.
Host: Jennifer Cook
Producers: Kelvin Param, Eric van Bemmel
Series Creators: Eric van Bemmel and Kelvin Param
Audio Engineer: Gavin Nebauer
Voiceover: Nerissa Hannink
Catching insects in Africa: A window on 18th century English society
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