Gareth Griffiths (academic)

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Gareth Griffiths (Wales, 1943) is Winthrop Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia.[1] He has also taught at Macquarie University in Sydney and in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States, chairing the English Department at SUNY Albany from 2002-2006. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.[2] He has previously held positions as Head of the Theater Studies Council of Australia and Western Australian theatre Rreviewer for the Australian Newspaper.

Griffiths was born in Wales, educated at Cyfarthfa Grammar School[3] and, apart from the period as Chair at SUNY Albany, has been based in Australia since 1973.[2]

Griffiths's work has primarily focused on postcolonial literature and theory, a topic on which he has been an influential contributor. He has published on the literatures of diverse third world and postcolonial spaces but his work has most significantly dealt with East and West Africa. He has also published significant works on the intersection of land and identity. His current research is on ideas of the secular and the sacred in the postcolonial world and on US/African relations in the 19th Century.

Selected Works

  1. Gareth Griffiths (Edited with Jamie S. Scott). Mixed Messages: Materiality, Textuality, Missions. Palgrave, 2005.
  2. Gareth Griffiths (Edited with David S. Trigger). Disputed Territories: Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies. Hong Kong University Press, 2003.
  3. Gareth Griffiths, African Literatures in English: East and West. Routledge 2000.
  4. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. The Post-Colonial Studies Reader. Routledge, 2006.
  5. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Post-Colonial Literatures, Theory & Practice. Routledge, 1989; revised edition, 2002.
  6. Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin. Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies. Routledge, 1998.
  7. Gareth Griffiths (Edited). John Romeril. Rodopi, 1993.
  8. Gareth Griffiths, A Double Exile: African and West Indian Writing Between Two Culture. Boyars, 1978.


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