School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
After completing a PhD in Australian literature at the University of Sydney, Phil Butterss worked for twenty-six years at the University of Adelaide. He retired in 2017, and is now a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of English and Creative Writing. His book on the life and work of C.J. Dennis won the National Biography Award for 2015. He is writing a history of literary Adelaide from 1829 to the present.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide 1998 - 2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 1991 - 1997 Lecturer University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2015 Award National Biography Award - Australia $25,000 2014 Award Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision University of Adelaide - $10,000
Date Institution name Country Title 1985 - 1990 University of Sydney Australia PhD 1982 - 1985 University of Sydney Australia MA (Honours) 1980 - 1982 University of Sydney Australia BA (Honours)
Year Citation 2017 White, J., & Meier, J. (Eds.) (2017). Handbook of clinical toxicology of animal venoms and poisons.
2014 Butterss, P. (2014). An Unsentimental Bloke: The life and work of C.J. Dennis (1 ed.). Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press. 2013 Butterss, P. R. (Ed.) (2013). Adelaide: a literary city. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
2013 Butterss, P. R. (Ed.) (2013). Adelaide: a literary city. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
1996 Butterss, P., Guerin, C., & Nettelbeck, A. (Eds.) (1996). Crossing Lines: Formations of Australian Culture. Adelaide: Association for the Study of Australian Literature. 1995 Butterss, P. (1995). Southwords: Essays on South Australian Literature. Wakefield Press. 1993 Butterss, P. (Ed.) (1993). Penguin Book of Australian Ballads. Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin. 1991 Songs of the Bush: The First Collection of Australian Folk Song (1991). . Kuranda: Rams Skull.
Year Citation 2015 Butterss, P. R. (2015). 'The Poets War'. National Library of Australia. 2015 Butterss, P. R. (2015). Reinventing the Bloke: 100 years of the ultimate larrikin. National Film and Sound Archive. 2008 Butterss, P. R. (2008). Kindly Satire: C.J. Dennis’s The Glugs of Gosh (1917). Australian Literary Compendium.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Necrophile Self: Contemporary Attitudes Towards Death and Its New Visibility Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Tamara Tatjana Waraschinski 2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Volume 1 On the Edge Volume 2 Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Eddy Knight 2013 - 2019 Co-Supervisor What These Ithacas Mean: The Nostos Motif in Sea Fiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ursula Horlock 2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Utopian in a Faithless World/ Landfall Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Reginald John Taylor 2013 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Nick Mount Blow by blow - Reconfiguring biography: A genre in motion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Denise Kaye George 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor One Sunday in Picardy/ The Olfactory Shift in the Literature of the First World War: The Reawakening of Smell Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Eleanor Ahern 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Representations of Belonging in Asian Australian Writing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Wan Nur Madiha Ramlan 2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Life and Work of George Isaacs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anne Elizabeth Black 2011 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The House of Poppy Larkin The Divided Self and the Social Environment Barbara Hanrahans Autobiographical Novels and the House of Poppy Larkin Master of Arts Master Part Time Mr Robert Ian Horne 2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Ephemeron: Volume 1 Creative works Volume 2 Exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Emma Carmody 2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Creative work: Tunnelling. Exegesis: Blue-Collar Work. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dennis John McIntosh 2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Looking in a Broken Mirror: Reflections on the Split Writer and the Visual Artist Character Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Katherine Doube 2008 - 2009 Principal Supervisor 'Disquiet' Novella and Screenplay: Adaptation and Creative Hybridity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Julia Leigh 2008 - 2009 Principal Supervisor ''No Storied Windows, Richly Dight': Locating the Gothic in Four Australian Novels' and 'Twigs from a Hedge in Winter: An Australian Gothic Novel' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Henry Ashley-Brown 2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Walking Wounded: Cinematic Representations of Masculine, Post-Modern Anxiety in the Urban Space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Penelope Eate 2006 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Postclassical Hollywood/Postmodern Subjectivity - Representation in Some 'Indie/Alternative' Indiewood Films Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jessica Murrell 2003 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Frontier Mythology in the American Teen Film Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Rowena Harper 2000 - 2004 Principal Supervisor 'Gods in our own World': Representations of Troubled and Troubling Masculinities in Some Australian Films, 1991-2001 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Shane Crilly 1998 - 2002 Principal Supervisor BLOKES AND CARS: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MASCULINITIES IN AUSTRALIAN FILM Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rebecca Johinke
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