(born 1948) is an Australian
professor and Chair of English Language and Literature at the University of Melbourne
. He was educated at Wagga High School and the Australian National University
, and has lived and worked in South America in 1970 and 1971 and then did graduate studies from 1971 to 1975 in the Comparative Literature Program at Cornell University
, including a year at the University of Heidelberg
. He worked at Murdoch University
in Western Australia from 1975 to 1989, and was then appointed to a Chair at the University of Queensland
, where he worked from 1990 to 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he was the Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh
. He has held visiting research and teaching positions at the University of Minnesota
, the University of Michigan
, and the University of Chicago
As well as teaching and researching in areas as diverse as literary theory and cultural studies theory, discourse analysis and genre theory, Frow has a broad interest in contemporary literature and poetry, and in questions of intellectual property and the commodification of culture. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1997.
- Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures, with Tony Bennett and Michael Emmison, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
- Time and Commodity Culture: Essays in Cultural Theory and Postmodernity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
- Cultural Studies and Cultural Value. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
- Timeshift: Intellectual Property and The Means of Reproduction. Valencia: Eutopias/Working Papers, 1994.
- Australian Art Gallery Visitors. Sydney: Australia Council, 1991.