People

Professor Stephen Muecke

Professor of Ethnography
BA (Hons)(Monash) Mès.L.(Paris), PhD (WA)
School of the Arts and Media, School of Humanities and Languages

Contact

+61 2 9385 2300
Room 328, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Literary Theory, Anthropology, Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting), Cultural Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, Anthropology, Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting), Cultural Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Tags: School of the Arts and Media, School of Humanities and Languages
Research

 

Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he is part of the Environmental Humanities programme. He has written extensively on Indigenous Australia, especially in the Kimberley, and on the Indian Ocean.He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Faculty member, Global Center for Advanced Studies, Switzerland.He is the author, editor or translator of 19 books, and 31 refereed articles since 2000. He has supervised 56 research theses, Honours to PhD, and is a creative writer (fictocritical writing, poetry) with several shortlistings and prizes.

 


 

Publications

    Books

    • Muecke S, 2008, Joe in the Andamans and other fictocritical stories, Local Consumption Publications, Sydney, http://www.localconsumption.com/pages/joe_press_release.pdf
    • Muecke S; Thomas M; Iwabuchi K, (eds.), 2004, Rogue Flows: Trans-asian Cultural Traffic, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong
    • Muecke S, 2004, Ancient and Modern: Time, Culture and Indigenous Philosophy, UNSW Press, Sydney, http://www.unswpress.com.au/isbn/0868407860.htm
    • Muecke S; Shoemaker A, 2004, Aboriginal Australians: First Nations of an Ancient Continent, Thames & Hudson Ltd
    • Hawkins G; Muecke S, (eds.), 2002, Culture and Waste: the Creation and Destruction of Value, 1, Rowman & Littlefield, USA

    Book Chapters

    • Muecke S, 2013, 'After Critique: From Judgment to Composition', in Challenging (the) Humanities, edn. 1, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 134 - 149
    • Muecke S, 2013, 'Reproductive Aesthetics: Multiple Realities in a Seamus Heaney Poem', in Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind, Bloomsbury, pp. 161 - 172
    • Muecke S, 2013, 'The Great Tradition', in Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures, 1935?2012.
    • Muecke S, 2010, 'Berlin Babylon', in Nunan D; Choi J (ed.), Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 155 - 163
    • Muecke S, 2010, 'What Makes a Carpet Fly? Cultural Studies in the Indian Ocean', in Gupta P; Hofmeyr I; Pearson M (ed.), Eyes across the water : navigating the Indian Ocean, edn. 1st ed., Unisa Press, Pretoria, pp. 64 - 73
    • Muecke S, 2010, 'Fabulation', in Moorthy S; Jamal A (ed.), Indian Ocean Studies, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 32 - 44
    • Muecke S, 2008, 'Momentum', in Anderson N; Schlunke K (ed.), Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. Chapter 21, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/media_studies/9780195562453
    • Muecke S, 2007, 'Hurricane Katrina and the Rhetoric of Natural Disasters', in Potter E; Mackinnon A; McKenzie S; McKay J (ed.), Fresh Water: New Perspectives on Water in Australia, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 259 - 272, http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1348
    • Ghosh D; Muecke S, 2007, 'Introduction: Oceanic Cultural Studies', in Ghosh D; Muecke S (ed.), Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 15 Angerton Gardens, Newcastle, NE5 2JA, UK, pp. 1 - 8, http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/9781847181589-sample.pdf
    • Ghosh D; Muecke S, 2007, 'Natural Logics of the Indian Ocean', in Ghosh D; Muecke S (ed.), Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 15 Angerton Gardens, Newcastle, NE5 2JA, UK, pp. 150 - 163, http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/9781847181589-sample.pdf
    • Muecke S, 2005, 'Indigenous', in Bennett T; Grossberg L; Morris M (ed.), New Keywords A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, Blackwell Publishing, US and Canada, pp. 180 - 182
    • Muecke S, 2005, 'Boxer Deconstructionist', in Rose DB; Davis R (ed.), Dislocating the frontier Essaying the mystique of the outback, ANU E Press, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia, pp. 165 - 176, http://epress.anu.edu.au/dtf/html/frames.php
    • Muecke S, 2005, 'Country', in Bennett T; Grossberg L; Morris M (ed.), New Keywords A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, Blackwell Publishing, US and Canada, pp. 61 - 63
    • Muecke S, 2004, 'A Chance to Hear a Nyigina Song', in Ryan J; Wallace-Crabbe C (ed.), Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New World, Harvard University Press, Harvard University Committee on Australian Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, pp. 123 - 135, http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1349

    Journal articles

    • Muecke S, 2013, 'The composition and decomposition of commodities: the colonial careers of coal and ivory', TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, vol. 20
    • Muecke S, 2012, 'Motorcycles, Snails, Latour: Criticism without Judgement', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 40 - 58, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/index
    • Muecke S, 2012, 'Créolité and Réunionese Maloya: From ?in-between? to ?Moorings?', Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1 - 10, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/portal/article/view/2564
    • Wergin C; Muecke S, 2012, 'Questions of Value: Tourism and the Resources Boom', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 53, no. Nov 2012, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November-2012/wergin&muecke.html
    • Muecke S, 2012, 'Domain to Network', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 381 - 384
    • Muecke S, 2011, 'Speculating with history', Wasafiri: Caribbean, African, Asian and Associated Literatures in English, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 37 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690055.2011.559981
    • Muecke S, 2009, 'Cultural Science? The Ecological Critique of Modernity and the Conceptual Habitat of the Humanities', Cultural Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 404 - 416
    • Muecke S, 2009, 'The Writing Laboratory', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 15 - 20
    • Muecke S, 2008, 'Cultural Studies' Networking Strategies in the South', Australian Humanities Review, no. 44, pp. 39 - 45, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-March-2008/muecke.html
    • Muecke S, 2008, 'The Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Paradigm in the Indian Ocean', Transforming Cultures eJournal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. i - v, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/TfC/article/view/916
    • Muecke S, 2008, 'A Touching and Contagious Captain Cook: Thinking History through Things', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 33 - 42, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=244402405016840;res=E-LIBRARY
    • Muecke S; Ghosh D, 2006, 'Natural Logics of the Indian Ocean', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 118 - 131, http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1336
    • Muecke S, 2006, 'Paul and Virginia', Journal of Mauritian Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 109 - 117, http://stephenmuecke.blogspot.com/2006/11/paul-and-virginia.html
    • Muecke S, 2004, 'Contingency Theory: The Madagascan Experiment', Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 201 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801042000238337
    • Muecke S, 2004, '?I don?t think they invented the wheel?: The Case for Aboriginal Modernity', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 155 - 165
    • Muecke S, 2003, 'A landscape of variability', Kenyon Review: an international journal of literature, culture, and the arts, vol. 25, no. 3-4, pp. 283 - 300
    • Muecke S, 2003, 'Choreomanias', Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 6 - 10
    • Muecke S, 2002, 'The fall: Fictocritical writing', Parallax, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 108 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1353464022000028000
    • Muecke S, 2001, 'Over the land', Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 11 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14601176.2001.10436267
    • Muecke S, 2001, 'Being centred', Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 15 - 22
    • Muecke S, 2000, 'Over the land', Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 11 - 18
    • Muecke S, 1999, 'Travelling the Subterranean river of blood: Philosophy and magic in cultural studies', Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1 - 17
    • Muecke S, 1996, 'Outback', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 407 - 420

    Conference Presentations

    • Muecke S, 2010, 'Indian Ocean Stories', in , presented at India & Australia: Negotiating Change, Goa, 26 - 30 January 2010

    Creative Written Works

    • Muecke S, 2010, Post-Orientalism, Publication: Routledge, New York, Editor: Moorthy S; Jamal A, publication category: Creative Written Works
    • Muecke S, 2010, Keeping Everything Alive in its Place, Publication: Wakefield, Adelaide, Editor: Tregenza E, publication category: Creative Written Works

    Curated Exhibitions

    • Eastwood D; Muecke S; Gibson P; Ireland A; Haley R; Pailthorpe B; Drinkall J, 2013, Exhibited at: , Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2 - 7 July 2013, Publication: The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment, Editor: Gibson P
Honours and Prizes

Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories, Shortlisted for
2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the Innovation Category.

 Finalist, 2005 Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize.

 Centenary Medal 2002, For Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in the Study of Aboriginal Philosophy.

 Gularabulu, Short-listed for the National Book Council Awards, 1983.

 Reading the Country, Non-fiction prize for the West Australian Week Literary Awards, 1985. Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1985.

 Paperbark, Highly Commended in the 1990 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Awards.

 “Australia, for example,” Commended in Island/North Broken Hill Peko Essay competition, 1993/4.

 No Road   Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 1997. Short-listed for the The Age Book of the Year, 1997. Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literature Awards, 1997.

 About this little devil and this little fella, Shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 1999.

 

Affiliations and Membership

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities