John F. Burrows


Emeritus Professor of English

University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia


Born Armidale, NSW, 13.6.1928

Married, three daughters


  • Hunter Baillie Fellow of St Andrew's College, University of Sydney, 1963-76
  • Commonwealth Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, 1980
  • Fellow of Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 1988
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1989—
  • Chair of English Section, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1996-98
  • Recipient of Australian Research Council Large Grants in sixteen of the years from 1981 to 1999


1946-49 Student, New England University College

1950-59 Schoolteacher, NSW

1960-75 Senior Tutor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Sydney

1976-89 Professor of English, University of Newcastle

1976-8, 1981-3, 1986-7 Head of Department

1981-3, 1986-7 Dean of the Faculty of Arts

1989-2001 Director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing

1989— Emeritus Professor