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Title: Interview with Dr Alan Brissenden - Author, Critic and Honorary Visiting Reaserch Fellow in the English Department.
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Series/Report no.: Series 1345 Oral Histories and Interviews;
Abstract: Dr Alan Brissenden has been associated with the English Department at the University of Adelaide for over 50 years. He began his employment in 1962 as a Lecturer in English, ultimately taking on roles including Chair of the English Department and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in 2016. Dr Brissenden was also Chairman and Vice-President of the SA Division of the Arts Council of Australia (subsequently the Arts Council of South Australia) from 1972 to 1975, and is a recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia award. In 2013 he was inducted into the Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame in honour of his distinguished 60 year career as a dance scholar and critic. It was the first time the award was bestowed upon a non-practitioner of Dance in its history. Dr Brissenden has made a significant contribution to the literary output of the University, producing around 44 works during his career - which to date have themselves inspired a further 29 significant publications.
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