2016 Fryer Library Fellowship Announced

Since 2006, the Fryer Fellowship has supported individual research projects in the areas of Australian literature, history and culture. Successful applicants are awarded $20,000 and access to the Fryer Library collections to undertake their specific research project. Generous donations have helped to fund this important Fellowship.

We are delighted to announce the Fryer Library Fellow for 2016 is Dr Roger Osborne.

2016 Fryer Library Fellow Dr Roger Osborne

Dr Osborne completed his PhD at UNSW Canberra in 2000, producing the first scholarly edition of Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes. He taught English and American literature at UNSW Canberra before moving to Brisbane where he took up a postdoctoral fellowship in the Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland, conducting research on Australian magazine culture. He has been associated with AustLit for many years and continues to contribute to the database as a researcher and compiler. The first of five components of his open-ended Joseph Furphy Digital Archive was published on AustLit in 2015.

His Fellowship will explore the short story market in Australia and the long-running Australian Journal during the editorship of Ronald Campbell from 1926 to 1955. In the Louise Campbell Papers (UQFL120) the Fryer Library holds an unfinished autobiography by Ronald Campbell, tentatively titled ‘An Editor Regrets’ and an unfinished anthology, ‘The Australian Journal Story Book’.

In 2016, as we open our Centre for Digital Scholarship, Roger’s innovative work in the digital humanities and his deep interest in print culture will liberate important collections held in the Fryer Library.

Last updated:
4 January 2017