Mark Azzopardi is Associate Professor of Intellectual Heritage and Modern Literature. Mark was born in Sydney and completed his BA (Honours) and PhD at the University of Sydney, where he taught in the Department of English before coming to TUJ.

Research interests

Literary criticism and theory of the novel, aesthetics, American literature, Australian literature


Intellectual Heritage, The Meaning of the Arts, Introduction to American Writing, Writing Workshop, Independent Study, Diamond Peer Teachers Internship

Recent publications

  • “Authorial Editing, Retrospective Reading, and Short Story Publishing: New Approaches to Christos Tsiolkas.” Australian Literary Studies, vol. 36, no. 3 (2021), 1-28.
  • “Christos Tsiolkas’s Style.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 21, no. 1 (2021), 1-13.
  • Review of Weak Nationalisms: Affect and Nonfiction in Postwar America, by Douglas Dowland. Journal of American Studies, vol. 55, issue 3 (2021), 744-745.
  • Review of The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture, by Susan Stewart. Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 30, no. 1 (2020), 237-240.
  • Review of Experimental: American Literature and the Aesthetics of Knowledge, by Natalia Cecire. Affirmations: of the modern, vol. 7, issue 1 (2020), 134-136.
  • “Strange Things.” Sydney Review of Books (July 2019)
  • “E. L. Doctorow as Short Story Writer.” In E. L. Doctorow: A Reconsideration, edited by Michael Wutz and Julian Murphet. Edinburgh University Press (2019), 74-91.


  • BA (Honours) in English Literature, University of Sydney
  • PhD in English Literature, University of Sydney