Photograph of Paul Eggert

Paul Eggert is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Chicago and the University of New South Wales, and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He edited works by D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and various Australian authors before writing a trilogy of linked monographs: Securing the Past (2009), Biography of a Book (2013), and The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies (2019). He is currently editor of the Charles Harpur Critical Archive (, whose first phase was published in 2019. From that project, The Letters of Charles Harpur and His Circle is forthcoming from Sydney University Press.