Bill Phillips is a Senior Lecturer in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia. Over the years he has lectured on almost all areas of literature in English, but poetry remains his principal teaching interest. He has published widely on poetry in English, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, gender studies, science fiction and crime fiction. Together with other members of the Australian Studies Centre, based at the University of Barcelona, he is currently researching postcolonial crime fiction. Recent published articles have been on crime fiction and religion, Australian crime fiction and immigration, the novels of Peter Temple and crime fiction as a global phenomenon.