Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Rod attended Victoria University of Wellington.
Merton St, Oxford OX1 4JD, United Kingdom
Rod attended Merton College, Oxford.
(This book examines how the South Pacific was represented ...)
This book examines how the South Pacific was represented by explorers, missionaries, travelers, writers and artists between 1767 and 1914. It draws on history, literature, art history and anthropology in its study of different, often conflicting colonial discourses of the Pacific.
(This work represents an innovative, interdisciplinary stu...)
This work represents an innovative, interdisciplinary study of why leprosy, a disease with a very low level of infection, has repeatedly provoked revulsion and fear. Rod Edmond explores, in particular, how these reactions were refashioned in the modern colonial period.
Rod attended Victoria University of Wellington and Merton College, Oxford.
From 1974 until his retirement in 2009, Rod held a post of a Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History at the School of English at the University of Kent. During his tenure at the university, Rod also served as head of the department.
During his career, Edmond also held a post of director of the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research at Rutherford College in Kent.
Moreover, Edmond has authored several books, including "Affairs of the Hearth: Victorian Poetry and Domestic Narrative" (1988), "Representing the South Pacific: Colonial Discourse from Cook to Gauguin" (1997), "Leprosy and Empire: A Medical and Cultural History" (2006) and "Migrations: Journeys in Time and Place" (2013).
Rod has also contributed essays to a number of edited books, including "Modernism and Empire" (2000), "Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing" (2002), "The Global Eighteenth Century" (2003), "Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire" (2005) and "Writing, Travel and Empire" (2006).
For a number of years, Rod was a co-general editor of the Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures series. In addition, he has published articles in learned journals, such as Victorian Poetry, Victorian Literature and Culture, Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Rod also edited two recent issues of the Journal of New Zealand Literature and published several essays on cricket.
Currently, Rod lives in Deal, England.
(This work represents an innovative, interdisciplinary stu...)2006
(This book examines how the South Pacific was represented ...)1997
Scarlett Thomas, an author and creative writing teacher, is Rod's life partner.