Dr Thomas Bristow
Tom joined English Studies in 2017. He holds a BA and MA in English from University of Leicester and PhD from University of Edinburgh. From 2011-2014 he held a lectureship in English Literature (1945-present) at University of New England, and in 2014 was visiting fellow at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, visiting lecturer in the Department of English Literature, University of British Columbia, and Courtesy Senior Research Associate I, Department of English, University of Oregon. Tom took up a research fellowship at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne from 2014-2017. He is the author of The Anthropocene Lyric: An Affective Geography of Poetry, Politics, Place (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), co-editor of A Cultural History of Climate Change (Routledge 2016), and has been an editor for the journal Philosophy Activism Nature since 2014. The former President of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia and New Zealand, 2012-2014) and advisory board member of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (2012-2017), Tom remains a key researcher at the Mellon HfE Australia Pacific Observatory, and honorary research fellow at University of Western Australia.
- Affect Theory and History of Emotions
- Contemporary Literature
- Environmental Humanities
- Genre Studies
- Literary Theory
- Bristow, Thomas (2015). The Anthropocene Lyric: An Affective Geography of Poetry, Person, Place. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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- Bristow, Thomas (2016). Affective Edgelands: Wildness, History and Technology in Britain’s Post-industrial and Post-natural Topographies. In Ecocriticism and Geocriticism. Tally, Robert & Battist, Christine New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 77-93.
- Bristow, Tom (2016). Climates of History, Cultures of Climate. In A Cultural History of Climate Change. Bristow, Tom & Ford, Thomas H. Routledge. 1-14.
- Bristow, Tom & Witcomb, Andrea (2016). Melancholy and the Continent of Fire. In A Cultural History of Climate Change. Bristow, Tom & Ford, Thomas Hugh Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 72-86.
- Bristow, Tom (2015). ‘An Occult Geometry of Capital’ Heterotopia, History and Hypermodernism in Iain Sinclair’s Cultural Geography. In The Globalization of Space: Foucault and Heterotopia. Palladino, Mariangela & Miller, John London: Pickering & Chatto. 29-47.
- Bristow, Tom (2015). “Wild Memory” as an Anthropocene Heuristic: Cultivating Ethical Paradigms for Galleries, Museums, and Seed Banks. In The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World. Vieira, Patrícia, Gagliano, Monica & Ryan, John Charles Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. 81-106.
- Bristow, Tom & Ford, Thomas H. (2016). A Cultural History of Climate Change. Routledge Environmental Humanities. Routledge.
- Bristow, Tom & Pearce, Lilian M. (2016). Place: Emotional Practices, Geographical Perspectives. Philosophy Activism Nature, 12
- Bristow, Thomas (2019). Decolonized pastoral: perambulatory perception and the locus of loss. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 41(1): 35-49.
- Bristow, Tom (2017). Affective Rhetoric and the Cultural Politics of Determinate Negation. Angelaki 22(3): 103-132.
- Bristow, Thomas (2015). Bioregional Biography and the Geography of Affect: Spatialized Somnambulance in Alice Oswald’s Sleepwalk on the Severn. Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology 4: 1-21.
- Bristow, Thomas (2015). The Practice of Pastoral Empathy in Wordsworth’s Salisbury Plain Poems. Australian Literary Studies 30(2): 46-64.
- Bristow, Thomas (2014). Memory: Living Lexicon for Environmental Humanities. Environmental Humanities 5(1): 307-311.