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 participants: stephen muecke
 Stephen Muecke
Professor of Cultural Studies
University of Technology, Sydney

Research Projects
2003 ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP0344284] with Australian Professorial Fellowship with Dr D Ghosh and Prof MN Pearson, 'Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean': 2003 : $142,000; 2004 : $125,000; 2005 : $135,000; 2006 : $130,000; 2007 : $144,000.

2002 ARC Discovery Project Grant, 'Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean', $50, 000.

2002 UTS Incentive Grant, 'Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean', $25, 000.

2000 Small ARC Grant, 'Indian Ocean Project' with Devleena Ghosh, $8,000.

1998-2000. University Key Research Strength (with 4 others): 'Trans/forming cultures: Mobilisation of narratives of the local in a globalising world', $400, 000 over 4 years.

1995-8 Large ARC Grant for David Unaipon Collected Works and Biography, $85, 000.
Books with Koichi Iwabuchi and Mandy Thomas (eds), Intra-Asian Cultural Traffic, Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming 2004.

with Gay Hawkins (eds), Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value, Rowman and Littlefied, 2003. 0-7425-1981-3, 144pp.

with Adam Shoemaker, Les Aborigènes D'Australie, trans. Josée Bégaud, 128 pp. Paris, Gallimard (Découvertes series, No 428), 2002.

(ed. and Introduction, with Adam Shoemaker) Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines by David Unaipon, University of Melbourne Press, July, 2001.

No Road (bitumen all the way), Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1997. Reprinted 1999. Short-listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 1997. Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literature Awards, 1997.

Paperbark: A Collection of Black Australian Writings, University of QLD Press, 1990. (Editor, with Jack Davis, Mudrooroo Narogin and Adam Shoemaker). Reprinted 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998. Highly Commended in the 1990 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Awards.

Textual Spaces: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies University of NSW Press, 1992.

Reading the Country, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1984 (with K. Benterrak and P. Roe). Revised Edition, Fremantle Arts Centre Press and Liverpool University Press, May 1996. Non-fiction prize for the West Australian Week Literary Awards, 1985. Short-listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 1985.

Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley, (ed. and introduction) by Paddy Roe, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1983. Reprinted 1985, New edition 1993. CD: Gularabulu: Mythen und Legenden aus den West Kimberleys, produced by WakuWord/Hubert Heine Alle Rechte vorbehalten, Vienna, 2000. Short-listed for the National Book Council Awards, 1983.


(Recording, Editing and Notes) Solo [su:l]: The Music of Gaston Rakotondrasolo, Sydney, Local Consumption publications, 2003.

Chapters in Books

'Devastation', in (with Gay Hawkins, eds.) Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value, Rowman and Littlefied, 2002.

(with Gay Hawkins) 'Introduction: Cultural Economies of Waste', in (with Gay Hawkins, eds.) Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value, Rowman and Littlefied, 2002.

'The Fall: Fictocritical Writing', in Brenda Walker, ed. The Writer's Reader (Sydney, Halstead Press, 2002, pp 125-131).

'"Between the church and the stage": David Unaipon at the Hobart Carnival, 1910', in Bruce Bennett, ed. Australia In Between Cultures: Specialist Session Papers from the 1998 Australian Academy of the Humanities Symposium, Canberra, The Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1999, pp 23-31.

'Outback', in Imagining Australian Space: Cultural Studies and Spatial Inquiry Ruth Barcan and Ian Buchanan (eds), UWA Press/CSAL, 1999, pp 127-143.

'History and the Sacred', in Indigeneity: Construction and Re/Presentation, James Brown and Patricia Sant (eds), Nova Science, 1999, pp 287-299.

'A Landscape of Variability', in Uncertain Ground, Martin Thomas (ed.), Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, 1999, pp. 45-59.

'Cultural Activism, Indigenous Australia, 1972-1994' in Kuan-Hsing Chen, ed. Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, London, Routledge, 1998, pp. 229-313.

Refereed Articles

'Contingency Theory: The Madagascan Experiment', Interventions, forthcoming.

(trans.) 'The Doctor and the Charlatan', Isabelle Stengers, Cultural Studies Review, 9:2, pp 11-36.

'Choreomanias: Movements through our Body', in Performance Research, Volume 8/Issue 4 - December 2003, pp 6-10.

'A Landscape of Variability', The Keynon Review, Summer/Fall 2003, Vol. XXV, No. 3/4. pp 282-300.

'The Fall: Fictocritical Writing', parallax, 25, October – December 2002, 108-112.

'Multiplying the Means for Indigenous Justice', (Review Article) Continuum, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2001, pp 385-388.

'Being Centred', Performance Research, Volume 6/Issue 3 - 'On Navigation' December 2001, pp 15-22.

'Over the land', Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes - Vol 21, Issue 1, 2001, Australian Gardens Issue, pp 11-18.

(wth Devleena Ghosh) 'Editors' Introduction', UTS Review, Vol 6, No. 2, 2000, pp. 1-5.

(with Devleena Ghosh) 'Indian Ocean Stories', UTS Review, Vol 6, No. 2, 2000, pp. 24-43.

(trans.) Daniella Police, 'Mauritian Sega: The Trace of the Slave's Emancipatory Voice', UTS Review, Vol 6, No. 2, 2000, pp. 57-69.

(trans.) Philippe Reignier, 'Saint Expedit', UTS Review, Vol 6, No. 2, 2000, pp. 70-77.

'"Between the church and the stage": David Unaipon at the Hobart Carnival, 1910', UTS Review, 6:1, 2000, pp. 11-19.

'Moving Around', Interview with Chris Healy, Meanjin, 3/1999, pp. 175-191.

'The Archeology of Feeling', UTS Review, 5.1, 1999, pp. 1-5.

'The Sacred in History', in Humanities Research 1. 1999, pp. 27-37.

'Visiting Aboriginal Australia', in Postcolonial Studies 2.1, 1999, pp. 49-54.

(trans.), Michel Chion, 'Silence in the Loudspeakers, or —why, with Dolby sound in films, it is the film which is listening to us', Framework: the Journal of Cinema and Media Vol. 40, April, 1999, pp. 106-110.

'Travelling the Subterranean River of Blood: Philosophy and Magic in Cultural Studies', Cultural Studies, 13: 1 1999, pp. 1-17.

'Better seats than they paid for', The Anthropological Journal of Australia, 9:3, December 1998, pp. 291-294.

'Joe in the Andamans: A Postcolonial Rite of Passage', Communal/Plural, 6: 1, 1998, pp. 51-70.

'Aboriginal Art', entry in the Oxford Companion to Australian History, (1998).

'Australia, for Example', (essay) The Blindness of Columbus and Other Essays, UQP, 1994. Reprinted in Association of Modern Culture Journal, Senshu University, No 71, 1995, 3 Commended in Island/North Broken Hill Peko Essay competition, 1993/4.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
Indigenous cultural studies

I have been a pioneer in the field of indigenous cultural studies, moving from discourse analysis and literary studies to cultural studies. My contribution to Australian Cultural Studies more generally has been acknowledged with my promotion to a personal chair in 1993, the first Chair of Cultural Studies in Australia.

Asian cultural studies

I have made a contribution to Asian Cultural Studies as an invited speaker in 1994 at the University of Hawai'i, From the Inside Out: Theorising Pacific Literature; plus in the same year a series of lectures ('Forces of Culture') at Senshu University, Japan; and in 1995 at Trajectories 2: Asian Cultural Studies, Taipei; and in 1998 at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius, Decolonisation and the Transfer of Power.

International scope

In 2000 I was invited to deliver the Franz Boas lecture in the Anthropology Department at Columbia University, NY, and on the same occasion delivered two papers on the IO (with Devleena Ghosh) at Duke University and New York University.

Research administration and editorial work

I have been a leader in scholarly research and its administration; I have supervised 11 doctoral students, and, in the last 5 years, written 4 books (including one major translation), and 31 chapters and articles. I am the co-ordinating editor of Australia's leading Cultural Studies journal (The Cultural Studies Review, formerly the UTS Review) and I am on the editorial boards of six other scholarly journals.

Writing up

I have been instrumental in developing a new 'genre' of Australian writing, ficto-criticism, and have written the first monograph in the genre, No Road (shortlisted for the NSW Premier's awards) This genre drew the attention of scholars in the US (George Marcus at Rice and Michael Taussig at Columbia) and I was invited to the US to present this work in Houston and New York in 1997. While this genre may not be appropriate for all the writing in the IO project, it is evidence of sustained attention to the medium of communication.

I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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