Professor Douglas Robinson

Dean, Faculty of Arts
Chair Professor of English

Office: OEW1102

Office phone: +852 3411 7200

Email: robinson@hkbu.edu.hk

Research Profile

Douglas Robinson is a critical theorist interested in human communication as grounded in human social interaction, and specifically as circulated pragmatically through literature, rhetoric, and translation.

His ¡§somatic¡¨ and ¡§performative¡¨ theories of communication have broken new ground in:

His most recent work is in the deep ecology of rhetoric, translation, and knowledge transfer.


A native of the United States, Douglas Robinson has lived in Finland for a total of fourteen years, taking three university degrees there and serving as a lecturer in English at the University of Jyväskylä (1975-1981) and a professor of American language and literature (1983-1987) and of Finnish-English Translation Theory and Practice (1987-1989) at the University of Tampere. During his 21 years (1989-2010) as professor of English at the University of Mississippi, he also spent two years in Voronezh, Russia, and five months in Spain; the last three years at Ole Miss he was Director of First-Year Writing. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Tong Tin Sun Chair Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Lingnan University. His 1983 Ph.D. is from the University of Washington, Seattle.

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