Michael has a scholarly interest in the English Novel from Jane Austen to Margaret Atwood.
This period includes the canonical transition from Classicism to Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism and Postmodernism.
One characteristic of these genres of literary novels is the relationship between the literature of ideas and the history of ideas.
In Philosophy, consider a parallel in the transition from Kant to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Derrida.
In Theology, consider a parallel in the transition from Deism to Theism, Atheism, and Agnosticism.
To varying degrees, each author of a literary novel is historicized and historicizing. They interact with, and occasionally react against, the spirit of their age.
Literature and Religion
Jewish and Christian Relations
1983-1986 BA, 1988-1989 MLitt
University of New England
Sydney College of Divinity, St Paul's Seminary
University of Western Australia