Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder

Ken Gelder is a Professor of English at the University of Melbourne who specialises in Australian literature and popular fiction. With Jane M. Jacobs, he co-authored Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (Melbourne University Press, 1998). His most recent books include Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy (Sydney University Press, 2017) and The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt (Miegunyah Press, 2020), both co-authored with Rachael Weaver, as well as Adapting Bestsellers: Fantasy, Franchise and the Afterlife of Storyworlds (Cambridge University Press, 2019).