Faculty of Arts - English, Drama and Writing Studies
Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd
MA (Cant), PhD (Tor), NZRAH, FRSNZ
Karl Popper; narrative, evolution and cognition; the novel (especially Austen, Tolstoy, Joyce, Nabokov); Shakespeare; Spiegelman; literature and science; biography.
Annotations to Ada (ongoing, The Nabokovian, 1993 - ): and on the Internet as ADAonline, www.ada.auckland.ac.nz
Co-editor, with Olga Voronina, Nabokov, Letters to Véra, Penguin / Knopf, 2014.
Co-editor, with Marijeta Bozovic, Nabokov Upside Down, MQUP, 2014.
Co-editor, with Anastasia Tolstoy, Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Penguin.
Karl Popper: A Life (in preparation).
Zachary Norwood, From Object to Affect: A Neurocritical approach to Representation, Emotion, and Value Attribution under Reader-Response. 2006-13.
Richard Viskovic, The Viral Realities of Philip K. Dick: Alienation, Marginalisation and the Privileging of the Idios Kosmos in the Mid-Period Fiction of Philip K. Dick, 2009-13.
Ania Grant. From Mr Darcy to Mr Big: sexual selection and female choice in popular narratives for women. 2009-
Anaise Irvine. Children of Chaos: Genetic inheritance as a chaotic-deterministic system in heredity narratives. 2010-.
Maria MacKay, Klytaimestra and Gender Conflict, 2012-.
Timothy Smith. Induction and the Justification of Scientific Theories. 2013-14.
Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare's Sonnets. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.
Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
(As editor.) Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Catnos by John Shade. Berkeley, CA: Ginkgo, 2011.
(As co-editor, with Joseph Carroll and Jonathan Gottschall.) Evolution, Literature, and Film: A Reader. Nw York: Columbia University Press, 2010.
On the Origins of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
1979-80 The University of Auckland Postdoctoral Fellowship in New Zealand Literature
1980- Department of English / English Drama, and Writing Studies, The University of Auckland
1994-95 Visiting Professor, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
2002 Visiting Professor, Nabokov Museum (St. Petersburg State University)