Stephen Muecke

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Ph.D, University of Western Australia, Mès.L, Paris VIII, BA(Hons), Monash University

Email: stephen.muecke@nd.edu.au

  • Biography

    Stephen Muecke is Professor of Ethnography in the Environmental Humanities program at the University of NSW. He started off as a linguistics tutor at the University of WA in 1974, then after doing a doctorate on the art of Oral Narrative in the Kimberley, went on to teach Communication and Cultural Studies in Adelaide, then Writing and Cultural Studies from 1985 at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently writing an ethnography with Goolarabooloo people of Broome.

  • Teaching areas

    Postgraduate supervision

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Environmental Humanities, Indigenous Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Social and Cultural Theory, Indian Ocean Studies, French Studies.

  • Books

    • [Trans.] Isabelle Stengers, Doctors and Sorcerers, Polity Press. In progress.
    • [Trans.] Isabelle Stengers, Another Science is Possible!, Polity Press. In progress.
    • The Children's Country: The Struggles of the Goolarabooloo in North-West Australia, In progress. Proposal with Cambridge U.P., Indigenous Futures Series.
    • The Mothers' Day Protest and other Fictocritical Essays, (London: Rowman and Littlefield International) 2016.
    • (trans. by Donald Barry and Stephen Muecke), Appetites for Thought by Michel Onfray, London: Reaktion Books, 2015 128 pp.
    • (with Max Pam, photographs, Introduction by Michael Taussig) Contingency in Madagascar Bristol: Intellect Books, Critical Photography Series, 2012. 159pp. ISBN 9781841504742
    • French version in the UTS ePress collection "New Ethnographies" http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/dspace/handle/2100/502
    • Butcher Joe, Documenta 13: 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken No. 054 English/German, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2011. 27 pp. ISBN: 978-37757-2903-1
    • (with Adam Shoemaker) Aboriginii Australieni, traducere de Irenel Antoniu, Colectiile Cotdianul Enciclopdica, Découvertes—Cultura si Societate, Editura Univers, 2009. 128pp. Roumanian translation of Les Aborigènes D'Australie, 2002.
    • Joe in the Andamans and Other Fictocritical Stories, Sydney: Local Consumption Publications, 2008 978-0-949793-33-1, 156pp.
    • ed. (with Devleena Ghosh) Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, 209pp.
    • Ed. with Elspeth Probyn and Adam Shoemaker, Creating Value: The Humanities and their Publics (Canberra: The Australian Academy of the Humanities 2006. 183pp.
    • Ancient & Modern: Time, Culture and Indigenous Philosophy, University of NSW Press, September 2004, 197pp. Reprinted 2006.
    • (with Adam Shoemaker) The Australian Aborigines: First Nations in an Ancient Continent, Thames & Hudson, 2004. 128pp. English translation of Les Aborigènes D'Australie, 2002.
    • with Koichi Iwabuchi and Mandy Thomas, eds. Rogue Flows: Intra-Asian Cultural Traffic, Hong Kong University Press, 2004. 270pp.
    • 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, Paris, Gallimard (Découvertes series, No 428), 2002. 128 pp.
    • (ed. and intro. with Adam Shoemaker) Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines, David Unaipon, University of Melbourne Press at the Miegunyah Press, 2001, pp. 280. Reprinted 2001. New pb. edition, 2005, Introduction, 'Repatriating the Story', pp. xi-xliii (33 pages). CD publication in German, Mooncumbulli: Mythen und Legenden der australischen Aborigines, Vienna: Bilby Hörbücher, 2005.
    • (translator) Metamorphoses of the Body by José Gil, Minnesota University Press, Theory Out of Bounds Series, No 12, 1998.
    • (ed.)About this little devil and this little fella, [Children's Book] by Albert Buranga, Illustrated by Julie Dowling, Broome, Magabala Press, 1999.
    • No Road (bitumen all the way), Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1997. Reprinted 1999.
    • Textual Spaces: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies University of NSW Press, 1992, pp. 214. Second Edition, API Network, Curtin University of Technology, 2005, pp. 194.
    • Paperbark: A Collection of Black Australian Writings, University of QLD Press, 1990 Reprinted 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998 (Editor, with Jack Davis, Mudrooroo Narogin and Adam Shoemaker). Set text, HSC English, NSW, 1997.
    • Desert Designs, Sydney, Simon and Schuster, 1990. ISBN: 0731800672, 103pp.
    • Reading the Country, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1984 (with K. Benterrak and P. Roe). Extracts anthologised in Uncertain Beginnings: Debates in Australian Studies, ed. G. Whitlock, Griffith University, 1993. Revised Edition, Fremantle Arts Centre Press and Liverpool University Press, May 1996. Third edition, Melbourne: Re.Press, 2014.
    • (Ed. and intro, with Don Barry) The Apprehension of Time, Local Consumption Publications, 1988.
    • Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley, (ed. and introduction) by Paddy Roe, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1983. Reprinted 1985, New edition 1993. Revised edition University of Western Australia Publishing, 2016. CD Gularabulu: Mythen und Legenden aus den West Kimberleys, produced by WakuWord/Hubert Heine Alle Rechte vorbehalten, Vienna, 2000. 'Living Ghost' reprinted in The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories, ed. Ken Gelder, Oxford University Press 1997. "Worawora Woman" will appear in an expanded edition of Jerome Rothenburg's [1968] Technicians of the Sacred.
  • Book chapters

    • "Indigenous-Green Knowledge Collaborations and the James Price Point Dispute," in Eve Vincent and Timothy Neale, eds. Unstable Relations: Indigenous people and environmentalism in contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing, 2016, forthcoming.
    • Stephen Muecke and Ben Dibley, "Five theses for reinstituting economics: Anthropological lessons from Broome," in Will Sanders, ed. Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches, Press, 2016, pp. 143-152.
    • "Recomposing the Humanities," in Bruno Latour, ed. Reset Modernity! MIT Press, May, 2016.
    • "Turning into a Gardiya," in Ngapartji Ngapartji: In turn, in turn: Ego-histories, Europe and Indigenous Australia, edited by Castejon, Vanessa et als. Canberra: ANU Press, 2014. Pp. 259-269.
    • (trans.) "Introduction," by Pierre Nora, in Ngapartji Ngapartji: In turn, in turn: Ego-histories, Europe and Indigenous Australia, edited by Castejon, Vanessa et als. Canberra: ANU Press, 2014.
    • (trans.) "Is 'Ego-Histoire' Possible?" by Pierre Nora, in Ngapartji Ngapartji: In turn, in turn: Ego-histories, Europe and Indigenous Australia, edited by Castejon, Vanessa et als. Canberra: ANU Press, 2014.
    • (interview) Crystal McKinnon, Eve Vincent and Timothy Neale, "Roundtable Discussion with Chris Healy, Stephen Muecke and Katrina Schlunke," in History, Power, Text: Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies, edited by Timothy Neale, Crystal McKinnon and Eve Vincent, CSR Books, no. 2, UTS ePress, 2014. pp. 547-561.
    • "After Critique: From Judgment to Composition," in Tony Bennett, ed. Challenging (the) Humanities, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013, pp. 134-149.
    • "Composing a Japanese World," preface to photography of Emmanuel Angelicas, http://www.emmanuelangelicas.com/stephen-muecke-composing-a-japanese-world/
    • "On Magical Language: Multimodality and the Power to Change Things," in M. Böck and N. Pachler, eds. Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress, London: Routledge, 2013, pp. 93-102.
    • "Reproductive Aesthetics: Multiple Realities in a Seamus Heaney Poem," in Mindful Aesthetics: Literature and the Science of Mind, Eds. Chris Danta and Helen Groth, NY and London, Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 161-72.
    • [Trans.] Isabelle Ginot, "Rosalind Crisp: Dance of the Possible," in Erin Brannigan and Virginia Baxter, eds. Bodies of Thought, Twelve Australian Choreographers, Adelaide: Wakefield, 2013. pp. 20-24.
    • "The Great Tradition: Translating Durrudiya's Songs," in Beate Neumeier and Kay Schaffer, eds. Decolonizing the Landscape: Indigenous Cultures in Australia, Editions Rodopi (Amsterdam) Cross-culture Studies series, 2013, pp. 23-36.
    • "The Great Tradition: A lilyin song from Cape Leveque," in Telling Stories: Australian Literary Cultures, 1935–2012. Edited by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziel, Monash University Press, 2013, pp. 404-410.
    • "Peddlers of Values: Changing Intellectual Structures in Travel Writing," in Nilanjana Deb, ed. On the Road: Writing Travel and Travellers, Delhi: Worldview, forthcoming.
    • (Trans.) Bruno Latour, 'Reflections on Etienne Souriau's Les différents modes d'existence,' in Graham Harman, Levi Bryant and Nick Srnicek, Eds. The Speculative Turn, Melbourne: re.press, 2011, pp. 304-333 ISBN: 9780980668346.
    • "Don McLeod's Law: The Genesis of the Aboriginal Concept of the Strike," in R. West-Pavlov and J. Wawrzinek, eds. Frontier Skirmishes: Literary and Cultural Debates in Australia after 1992. Heidelberg: Universität Winter, 2010. pp. 71-79.
    • '"Something Wrong? Oh, Must be Ghost…" Writing Different Existences,' in Louis Armand, ed. Hidden Agendas / Unreported Poetics, Prague: Charles University/Litteraria Pragensia, 2010, pp. 175-179.
    • (with Prudence Black), 'Antipodean Modernisms: Australia and New Zealand,' in Peter Brooker ed, Handbook on Modernisms, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010 pp. 961-975.
    • "What the Cassowary Does Not Need to Know," in Modern Australian Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide. Edited David Carter & Wang Guanglin (China Ocean University Press, Shanghai, 2010), pp. 18-189.
    • "Can you Argue with the Honeysuckle?" Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Space ed. J. Rutherford and B. Holloway. Perth UWA Press, pp. 34-42, 2010 isbn: 978 0980296 46 4
    • 'Berlin Babylon,' in Nunan, D. and J. Choi (eds.) Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. New York: Routledge, 2010, pp. 155-163. Isbn: 978-0-415-87166-2
    • 'What Makes a Carpet Fly? Cultural Studies in the Indian Ocean,' in Pamila Gupta, Isabel Hofmeyer & Michael Pearson (eds.) Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean, Johannesburg: University of South Africa Press and Delhi: Penguin India, 2010, pp. 64-73.
    • 'Keeping Everything Alive in its Place,' preface, in Tjukurpa Pulkatjara: The Power of the Law, A benchmark selection of works by artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, and the Ngaanyatjarra lands, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2010, p. 10.
    • "Fabulation: Flying Carpets and Artful Politics in the Indian Ocean," in Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives, Edited by Shanti Moorthy, Ashraf Jamal. Indian Ocean series, Routledge, 2010. Lead Chapter, pp. 32-43.
    • (with Devleena Ghosh and Heather Goodall) "Introduction: Fresh and Salt," in Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania, eds. Devleena Ghosh and Heather Goodall and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 1-13.
    • (with Devleena Ghosh) '"The Fisherman's Lot": Popular responses to the Indian Ocean in economic and ecological crisis,' in ," in Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania, eds. Devleena Ghosh and Heather Goodall and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 72-86.
    • "Afterword: Cultural Studies in an Old Country," in Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009.
    • "Indian Ocean Poetry," in R Hosking et als. ed. Something Rich and Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes, Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 2009, pp. 146-159.
    • "Momentum: Fictocritical Writing," in Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice, Edited by Nicole Anderson & Katrina Schlunke, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2008
    • "The Indian Ocean Alternative," in Les Cahiers du CICLaS, No. 11, "Synergies" Université Paris Dauphine, 2007, pp. 37-44.
    • (with Devleena Ghosh) "Introduction: Oceanic Cultural Studies," in Ghosh and Muecke, Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, pp. 1-8.
    • (with Devleena Ghosh) "Natural Logics of the Indian Ocean," in Ghosh and Muecke, Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, pp. 150-163.
    • "Hurricane Katrina and the Rhetoric of Natural Disasters," in Fresh Water: New Perspectives on Water in Australia, ed. Emily Potter et al. Melbourne: MUP, 2007, pp. 259-271. http://hurricanearchive.org/object/42487
    • "Contingency on the Island of Ghosts: New Ethnography in Madagascar?", in Technologies of Magic: A cultural study of ghosts, machines and the uncanny, eds. John Potts and Edward Scheer, Power Publications, 2006, pp. 92-109.
    • "Boxer Deconstructionist," in Dislocating the Frontier: Essaying the Mystique of the Outback. Rose, Deborah Bird and Davis, Richard (eds.). Canberra: ANU E Press, 2005: pp.165-176. http://epress.anu.edu.au/dtf/html/frames.php
    • "Country," (pp. 61-63) & "Indigenous," (pp. 180-82) in New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, Eds. Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, Meaghan Morris, Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
    • "A Chance to Hear a Nyigina Song," in Judith Ryan and Chris Wallace-Crabbe, eds, Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New World, Harvard University Press, 2004, pp. 123-135.
    • "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).
    • (reprint) "The Discourse of Nomadology: Phylums in Flux," in Gary Genosko, ed. Deleuze and Guattari: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, London: Routledge, 2001. Vol. 3, pp. 1164-1181.
    • "'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 eds Ruth Barcan and Ian Buchanan, UWA Press/CSAL, 1999, pp. 127-143.
    • "History and the Sacred," in Indigeneity: Construction and Re/Presentation, ed. James Brown and Patricia Sant, Nova Science, 1999, pp. 287-299.
    • "A Landscape of Variability," in Uncertain Ground, ed. Martin Thomas, 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.
    • "Towards an Aboriginal Philosophy of Place", in Speaking Positions: Aboriginality, Gender and Ethnicity in Australian Cultural Studies. Ed. Penny van Toorn and David English, Dept of Humanities, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, 1995. pp. 165-179.
    • "Australia, for example" with (Ann Curthoys) in W. Hudson and D. Carter eds. The Republicanism Debate, Kensington, University of NSW Press, 1993.
    • (with P.S. Black) "The Power of A Dress—The Rhetoric of a Moment in Fashion," in R. Andrews, (ed) Revival of Rhetoric, London, Routledge, 1992.
    • "Introduction", to Wild Cat Falling (3rd Edition) by Mudrooroo, Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1991.
    • "Relations of Theory—A Dialogue", (with Meaghan Morris) in Outside the Book, Contemporary Essays on Literary Periodicals, ed David Carter, Local Consumption Publications, Sydney, 1991.
    • "Print," Entry for the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, Canberra, 1993.
    • "Aboriginal Literature—Oral," chapter in L. Hergenan et al, eds. A New Literary History of Australia, Penguin, 1988, pp. 27-35.
    • "Body, Inscription, Epistemology: Knowing Aboriginal Texts," in Emmanuel Nelson, ed. Connections: Essays in Black Literatures, Canberra, AIAS, 1988, pp. 39-52.
    • "The Children's Country: Ethical Statements, Useful Instructions," Oceania Monographs, 1989.
    • "All about Yves," in Streetwise/Flash Art, Sydney, Power Institute of Fine Arts Occasional Publications, 1987, pp. 3-11.
  • Journal articles and proceedings

    2016

    • [lead article] "An Ecology of Institutions: Recomposing the Humanities," New Literary History, 2016, 47: 231-248.
    • [trans.] Bruno Latour, "The Great Clamor Channelled by Pope Francis," n.d. 2016
    • [trans.] Bruno Latour, "A beautiful and horrible summer," n.d. 2016
    • [trans.] Antoine Hennion, "From ANT to Pragmatism: A Journey with Bruno Latour at the CSI" New Literary History, 2016, 47.
    • [trans.] Patrice Maniglier, "Art as Fiction: Can Latour's Ontology of Art be Ratified by Art Lovers? (An Exercise in Anthropological Diplomacy)"New Literary History, 2016, 47.
    • "Journey Through the World(s),"review of The Different Modes of Existence, by Étienne Souriau, Los Angeles Review of Books July 12, 2016.
    • "Writing the Indian Ocean: Immersion in Seven Waves," Performance Research, 2016.

    2015

    • [trans.] Bruno Latour, "...counter a metaphysical machine with a bigger metaphysical machine." Does An Inquiry into Modes of Existence have a system? http://www.bruno-latour.fr/sites/default/files/140-MANIGLIER-SYSTEME-GB.pdf
    • [compiler and transcriber] "A Martin Harrison ABC," Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics http://plumwoodmountain.com/plumwood-mountain-volume-2-number-2/
    • [trans. and intro.] Vinciane Despret & Jocelyne Porcher, "The Pragmatics of Expertise," Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 20:2, 2015, pp. 91-99.
    • [trans. and intro.] "Reinstituting Nature: A Latourian Workshop," Didier Debaise, Pablo Jensen, M. Pierre Montebello, Nicolas Prignot, Isabelle Stengers and Aline Wiame, Environmental Humanities, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 167-174 http://environmentalhumanities.org/arch/vol6/6.8.pdf
    • "'Rebooting': An Eco-Pedagogy," Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in News and Events, Environmental Humanities. http://environmentalhumanities.org/2014/10/30/rebooting-an-eco-pedagogy/
    • [trans. and intro.] Vinciane Despret and Jocelyne Porcher, "The Pragmatics of Expertise," Angelaki, vol. 20, No. 2, June 2015. pp.
    • 'A Diplomat for the History Wars,' TEXT Special Issue 28: Fictional histories and historical fictions: Writing history in the twenty-first century, eds Camilla Nelson and Christine de Matos, April 2015

    2014

    • "Preface," George Dyunggayan's Bulu Line: A West Kimberley Song Cycle, Ed. and trans, Stuart Cooke, Puncher and Wattman, (Sydney, 2014)
    • (with Carsten Wergin) 'Intensifying the Tourist Experience: 'Survenirs' at Daly Waters Pub,' Tourism Studies, 2014.
    • (with Carsten Wergin) 'Materialities of tourism in the twenty-first century: A very brief introduction,' Tourism Studies, 2014.
    • [review] 'Global Warming and Other Hyperobjects,' Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World, University of Minnesota Press, 2013 http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/hyperobjects/ [published 2/21/2014]'
    • [review] 'Heritage Fight,' The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15:5, 498-500,http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2013.865670

    2013

    • "An Experiment with Truth and Beauty in Cultural Studies," Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14:3, September 2013, pp. 453-57.
    • "The Composition and Decomposition of Commodities: The Colonial Careers of Coal and Ivory," Text, No. 20 Oct 2013 http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue20/content.htm

    2012

    • (book review) "'I am what I am attached to': On Bruno Latour's 'Inquiry into the Modes of Existence'". Los Angeles Review of Books, http://lareviewofbooks.org December 28th, 2012.
    • (with Carsten Wergin) "Questions of Value: Mining and Tourism in Remote Australia," Australian Humanities Review 53, "Songlines vs. Pipelines," November, 2012. http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November-2012/wergin&muecke.html
    • "Domain to Network," Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, December 2012, pp. 381-4.
    • "The Multiple Storm," Axon: Creative Explorations, No. 2 2012 ISSN 1838-8973 axonjournal.com.au
    • "Créolité and Reunionnese Maloya: From 'in-between' to 'Moorings'", Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 2012, ISSN: 1449-2490. Ranked A.
    • Françoise Vergès and Carpanin Marimoutou, "Moorings: Indian Ocean Creolisations," translated by Stephen Muecke and Françoise Vergès, Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 2012, ISSN: 1449-2490. Ranked A
    • "Motorcycles, Snails, Latour: Criticism without Judgement," Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2012, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/csrj/index, pp. 39–57.

    2011

    • "Australian Indigenous Philosophy." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.2 (2011): http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol13/iss2/3
    • "Throw in a surprise to boost the reality effect," Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, March 12, 2011, p. 41.
    • "Was Two Laws Experimental?" Screening the Past, 31, August 2011, http://www.screeningthepast.com/
    • "Speculating with History: The Wreck of the Sydney Cove," Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2011, pp. 37-40.

    2010

    • "On the Road with Manuel," Television and New Media, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 474-476. A*
    • [Letter to newspaper] "Paddy Roe's connection to land is on the record," Sydney Morning Herald, 25/11/2010, p. 16.
    • [Review] 'Intersections,' review of Post-Colonial: A Récit by John Kinsella, Australian Book Review, May 2010, pp. 61-2.
    • [Review] "Before & After Science; Apart, We Are Together" Art & Australia, Vol 47 No 4 Winter 2010
    • [Review] 'Beyond The Eye of the Beholder,' review of G. Harman, Prince of Networks, Australian Literary Review, 3rd March, 2010, pp. 6-7.
    • 'Action in Madagascar: The World Bank, Ravalomanana and Leadership,' in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Vol.11, Issue 2 (June 2010).
    • "I Had a Dream in Tropical Islands Resort in Berlin. Was it Real?" Performance Paradigm, 6. June 2010. Special Issue: Interruptions: Letters to Jimmie Durham, edited by S. Muecke
    • 'Public Thinking, Public Feeling: Research Tools for Creative Writing,' TEXT 14.1 (April 2010) http://www.textjournal.com.au/

    2009

    • Newspaper Article, "Creativity on the Campus," The Australian Higher Education Supplement, 30th September 2009, p. 28 Book review:, 'Playing the Waiting Game,' Ghassan Hage, ed. Waiting, Continuum, 24:2, pp. 333-335 Book review: 'Ballooning over New Albion,' David Brooks, The Umbrella Club, ABR, October 2009, p. 50 "Camaraderie," Introduction to Max Pam, Atlas Monographs, pp.12-13, Sydney T&G Publishing, 2009. Best Photography Book Prize (International Category) 2010 at PhotoEspaña, Madrid. "A Parisian A to Z," Contemporary French Civilization, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, Summer 2009, pp. 151-172. "Dust Mites vs. Sebastian: Anecdotes from the Nature Wars," Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 21, 2009, pp. 193-201. "The Writing Laboratory: Political Ecology, Labour, Experiment," Angelaki, 14: 2, pp. 15-20 (lead article). *#"Cultural Science? The Ecological Critique of Modernity and the Conceptual Habitat of the Humanities," Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3 May 2009, pp. 404-416.

    2008

    • 'The Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Paradigm in The Indian Ocean', in Indian Ocean Currents, Transforming Cultures eJournal, Vol. 3 No 2, November 2008 http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/TfC pp. i-v
    • *#"Cultural Studies' Networking Strategies in the South," Australian Humanities Review, Issue 44, March 2008, pp. 39-45 http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-March-2008/muecke.html
    • 'Evolving Nature of Cultural Studies' The Australian, Higher Education, February 6, 2008, p. 27.
    • #*"A Touching and Contagious Captain Cook: Thinking History through Things," Cultural Studies Review, Mar 2008, pp. 33-42.

    2007

    • 'The Cassowary Is Indifferent To All This', in rhizomes.15 winter 2007 http://www.rhizomes.net/issue15/
    • (book review) Deborah Bird Rose, Reports from A Wild Country: Ethics for Decolonisation, Sydney, UNSW Press, 2004 [online]. PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature; Issue 4; 2007; 133-138. Availability: ISSN: 1443-6124. [cited 13 Nov 07].
    • #"The Culture Lab," U: The Magazine of the University of Technology, Sydney, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 8-9. Reprinted in Campus Review, 13/03/07, p. 13.
    • *#"Gulaga Story," Studies in Travel Writing, 11, 2007, pp. 83-91.
    • "Running out of time…" Meanjin, Vol 66. No. 2, 2007, pp. 48-51.
    • [trans.] Bruno Latour, "The Recall of Modernity—Anthropological Approaches", Cultural Studies Review, March, 2007, pp. 11-30. http://www.bruno-latour.fr/articles/article/91-RECALL-MODERNITY-GB.pdf

    2006

    • Book review, Michael Taussig, Walter Benjamin's Grave: 'The trick will always win', Australian Book Review, November 2006, pp. 42-43.
    • *(with Devleena Ghosh) "Natural Logics of the Indian Ocean," Cultural Studies Review, Vol 12. No. 1, 2006, pp. 118-131.
    • Book review, The Birth of Physics, by Michel Serres, Political Theory, Vol 34. No. 2, 2006, pp. 279-281. DOI10.1177/0090591705276727
    • "Sunset Ports on the New Trade Routes," Griffith Review, 12, 2006, pp. 115-125.
    • *"En quittant Gulaga," Correspondances Océaniennes, Mai 2006, pp., 32-34.
    • [Newspaper article] "Experimental history won't change the Battle of Hastings," The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2006, p. 11. Reprinted in Symposium, Newsletter of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, No 33, June-July 2006, pp. 8-10. Extract used in 2007 HSC Trial history extension examination.

    2005

    • [Review] Deborah Bird Rose, Reports from a Wild Country, Social Identities, Vol 11, No. 4, July 2005, pp. 413-417.
    • "Annual Symposium—Speaking About Value," in Symposium, Newsletter of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, No 31, October 2005, pp. 2-3.
    • "The Intrusive Past," review of Maria Tumarkin, Traumascapes, MUP, 2005, in Australian Book Review, No. 274. Sept. 2005, p. 60.
    • [Newspaper article (with Devleena Ghosh)], "It's time to foster the future that lies to our west,' Saturday January 1, The Sydney Morning Herald, News 13.

    2004

    • "Defusing Identity," antiThESIS 14, 2004, p. 67.
    • *#"'I don't think they invented the wheel,': The Case for Aboriginal Modernity," Angelaki, Vol. 9, No. 2, August 2004, pp. 155-165.
    • *#"Contingency on the Island of Ghosts", Scan Journal vol 1 number 2 June 2004 (Macquarie University, on-line]
    • * "Sex Tourism and the Ethics of Contingent Responsibility," Borderlands, an e-journal, Volume 3 Number 1, 2004. http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/issues/vol3no1.html
    • "Spaces of Recognition," review of Peter Sutton, Native Title in Australia: An Ethnographic Perspective and Sandy Touissant (ed.) Crossing Boundaries: Cultural, Legal, Historical and Practice Issues in Native Title, Australian Book Review, June 2004, p. 23.
    • #"Les Aborigènes ont-ils un avenir?" Diplomatie, no. 9, juin-juillet, 2004, pp. 67-71.
    • *#"Contingency Theory: The Madagascan Experiment," Interventions, 6:2, 2004, pp. 201-215.
    • [Book review] Michael Taussig, "The Cleansing", Law in a Lawless Land, Australian Book Review, March 2004, p. 51.

    2003

    • [trans.] "The Doctor and the Charlatan," Isabelle Stengers, Cultural Studies Review, 9:2, pp. 11-36.
    • *#[lead article] "Choreomanias: Movements through our Body," in Performance Research, Volume 8/Issue 4 - December 2003, pp. 6-10.
    • #"The Row over Australian Aboriginal History," review of Bain Attwood and S.G. Foster, eds. Frontier Conflict, in Inroads, (Canada), No. 13, Summer/Fall 2003. pp. 129-133.
    • * "A Landscape of Variability," The Keynon Review, Summer/Fall 2003, Vol. XXV, No. 3/4. pp. 282-300.

    2002

    • Foreword, Sunil Govinnage, Black Swans and Other Stories, San José, Writer's Showcase, 2002, pp. xv-xvi.
    • * "The Fall: Fictocritical Writing," parallax, 25, October – December 2002, 108-112.

    2001

    • #* 'The Fall,' Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture, Vol. 11, No. 22, 2001, pp. 106-110
    • Editor's Introduction, 'Waste' issue, UTS Review, November 2001, pp. 1-2.
    • * "Devastation," UTS Review, November 2001, pp. 123-129.
    • [Newspaper article] "Der Wächter eines alten Volkes," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 23rd August, 2001, p. 11.
    • * "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.
    • "Backroads: From Identity to Interval" , Senses of Cinema, December 2001, http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/01/17/backroads.html

    2000

    • (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.
    • "Challenges to Perform: History, Passion and the Imagination" in "Challenging Australian History: Discovering New Narratives (National Library of Australia, April 14-15, 2000,http://www.nla.gov.au/events/history/papers.html
    • #"Landscape-in-variation," Archis, 8, 2000, pp. 19-23.
    • #Post-oriental Tristesse," Rolling Column, Australian Book Review, July 2000, pp. 50-51.
    • *"'Between the church and the stage': David Unaipon at the Hobart Carnival, 1910," UTS Review, 6:1, 2000, pp. 11-19.
    • (with Adam Shoemaker), entry for "David Unaipon," Oxford Companion to Aborignal Art and Culture, ed S Kleinert and M Neale, (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2000). p. 724.

    1999

    • "Moving Around," Interview with Chris Healy, Meanjin, 3/1999, pp. 175-191.
    • "Austin Powers and the Cultural Unconscious",http://www.cas.usf.edu/communication/rodman/cultstud/columns/sm-15-08-99.html CULTSTUD-L, 1999
    • "Decolonisation Conference in Mauritius," in Indian Ocean Review, 12: 1, June 1999, pp. 19-20.
    • (with Adam Shoemaker) "Headhunting and Copyright: The David Unaipon Story," Submitted for the 1999 G C O'Donnell Copyright Essay Prize.
    • *"The Archeology of Feeling," UTS Review, 5.1, 1999, pp. 1-5.
    • Review, Ken Gelder and Jane M. Jacobs, Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation, in Australian Journal of Political Science, 1999.
    • *"The Sacred in History," in Humanities Research 1. 1999, pp. 27-37.
    • *#"Visiting Aboriginal Australia," in Postcolonial Studies 2.1, 1999, pp. 49-54.
    • *#(translator), 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.
    • [lead article] *"Travelling the Subterranean River of Blood: Philosophy and Magic in Cultural Studies," Cultural Studies, 13: 1 1999, pp. 1-17.

    1998

    • *#"Notes written one Sunday in Badde Manors Café in Glebe,"Antithesis, Vol. 9, 1998, pp. 37-38.
    • *#"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
    • Review of Aboriginal English: A Cultural Study, J.M. Arthur, (Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1996), in The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Vol 9, No. 2, 1998, p. 225.
    • "Aboriginal art," The Oxford Companion to Australian History. Ed. Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre. Oxford University Press, 2001.

    1997

    • # "Grace Bros is not Grace Bros any more," Siglo 9, 1997, pp. 3-7.
    • "Interpreting the Landscape," review of George Seddon, Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1997, in Australian Book Review, September 1997, pp. 10-11.
    • [Newspaper article], "No Guilt with Black Armband", Australian Financial Review, 11/4/97, p. 31.
    • "Maps of the Heart", Review of James Bradley, Wrack, The Australian's Review of Books, March 1997, p.5 and 31.

    1996

    • *"Experimental history? The 'Space' of History in recent Histories of Kimberley Colonialism," The UTS Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996, pp. 1-11. Reproduced in part on the Australian Humanities Review website:http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au:80/AHR, July 1996.
    • *# "Response to Sandy Toussaint," Oceania, 1996.
    • *# "Outback," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 14, 1996, pp. 407-420.

    1995

    • "Footwalk," Writings on Dance, No 13, Autumn, 1995. pp. 6-12.

    1994

    • "From Honeymoon Gap to Millions of Stars—'Aboriginal' Landscape and the Aesthetics of Disappearance," in Edquist, H et al (eds.) The Culture of Landscape Architecture, Edge Publishing, Melbourne, 1994.
    • #"Cult Figures," HQ Magazine, March-June, 1994.
    • #"Narrative and Intervention in Aboriginal Filmmaking and Policy," Continuum, 8:2, 1994. pp. 248-257.
    • "Indigenous Australian Philosophies in an Asia-Pacific context", Communal Plural 3, 1994.

    1993

    • #"A Cultural Force— 'Exile and the Kingdom' " Photofile, 1993.
    • #"Haptic Visions: Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon; The Logic of Sensation," in 'Dossier on Gilles Deleuze' eds Paul Patton and Rex Butler, Agenda, 33 Sept 1993, pp. 21-23.
    • #"Mainstream of Consciousness," Australian Left Review, March 1993, pp. 58-62. http://ro.uow.edu.au/alr/vol1/iss148/22
    • #*Review of Deborah Bird Rose, Hidden Histories: Black Stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River and Wave Hill Stations, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1991, and Dingo Makes us Human: Life and Land in Aboriginal Australian Culture, Cambridge University Press, 1992. In Australian Historical Studies, 1993.
    • "Where are the Aboriginal Intellectuals?" (BITE: A National Library Essay Series) Australian Book Review, February 1993. pp. 5-9.
    • #"Studying the Other: A Dialogue with a Post-Grad," , *Cultural Studies, 1993, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 324-329.

    1992

    • "Sites and Sounds," review of Paul Carter's The Sound In-Between, Australian Book Review, 146, Nov 1992, pp. 8-9.
    • #*"Lonely Representations: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies" in Power, Knowledge and Aborigines, Australian Studies, special issue on Aboriginality, ed. Bain Attwood.

    1991

    • *"Professing Culture," Southern Review, 24 (July 1991), pp 186-190.
    • (with Noel King) "On Ficto-Criticism," Australian Book Review, October 1991, pp 13-14.
    • #"A Rhetoric of Reviewing," Editions Review 11, June/July 1991, pp. 20-21.
    • #"Words from the Other Side," (with Paddy Roe) Social Alternatives 9/4, January 1991. pp.27-29.

    1990

    • *#"The Interfaces of Rhetoric," Southern Review, 23/3 Nov 1990, pp. 315-320.
    • #*"Marginality, Writing, Education," Meridian, 9/2 1990. pp. 178-184. Republished in Jumbunna News, UTS, Vol.1 Issue 2, Nov 1991, and in Cultural Studies 6:2, 1992.

    1989

    • #"Yolgnu Culture in the Age of MTV," Independent Media, October, 1989, pp. 8-9.
    • "Dreaming the Country," Editions Review, August 1989 (review) p. 5.
    • "Kakadu, wilderness and post-tourism," (review) Editions Review, October 1989, pp. 24-25.
    • "Austral Dreamings," translation of Jean Baudrillard, The Age Monthly Review Vol 8 No 9, 1988/89.
    • "Jimmy Pike," in Bicentenary, edited by Philip Morrissey for the Australian Bicentenary Authority, 1989.

    1988

    • "Aboriginal Literature and the Repressive Hypothesis," *Southerly. No 4, 1988, pp. 405-418.
    • *"Wide Open Spaces—Horizontal Readings of Australian Literature," New Literatures Review No. 16, winter south, 1988. pp 1-17.
    • "Bob Hawke's Country Practice," Intervention, 'Flesh' issue, No 21/22, 1988, pp. 54-57.

    1987

    • "Linguistics and Economics," in H. Aarslef, ed. Papers in the History of Linguistics: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 1987, pp. 29-40.
    • "What to say about fashion," The Age Monthly Review, November, 1987.

    1986

    • *(with Alan Rumsey and Banjo Wirrinmurra) "Pigeon the Outlaw: History as Texts," Aboriginal History. Vol 9, 1-2, 1986, pp. 81-100.
    • "Margins/media" Third Degree No. 3, 1986, pp. 102-105.
    • "Divine Women," by Luce Irigaray, (translator and editor) Local Consumption Publications, Occasional Paper No. 8, Sydney, 1986, with an introduction by Elizabeth Grosz, "Irigaray and the Divine," Occasional Paper No. 9.

    1985

    • #*"The Scribes", Meridian, 4:1, 1985.

    1984

    • *"Another Communication, A Response to Davidson, Hansford and Moriarty," Australian Aboriginal Studies, No.1, 1984.
    • "Official Discourse and the Construction of the Unemployed," (with P.S. Black) Paper at 54th ANZAAS, Canberra, 1984.
    • #"The Discourse of Nomadology: Phylums in Flux," Art & Text, 14, 1984, pp. 24-40.
    • *"Language as a Series of Statements," Southern Review, 17:2, 1984, pp. 150-165.

    1983

    • *"Racism and the Representation of Aborigines in Film," (with C. Moore) Australian J. of Cultural Studies, 2:1, 1983, pp36-53.
    • *"Discourse, History, Fiction: Language and Aboriginal History," Australian J. of Cultural Studies, 1:1, 1983, pp. 71-79.
    • #"Aboriginal English and Aboriginal Law," in Smith, T. (ed) Communication in Australia, Warrnambool Institute Press, 1983, pp. 116-122.
    • *"Ideology Reiterated: The Uses of Aboriginal Oral Narrative," Southern Review, 16:1, March 1983, pp. 86-101.
    • *"Discursive alternation in oral narrative," UEA Papers in Linguistics, June, 1983, pp. 1-12.
    • #"The Good Oil Company and the Bad Oil Company," Art & Text, 9, 1983, 3-13.
    • *"Teaching about 'language' in Communication Studies courses," Australian Journal of Communication, 3. 1983.
    • *[trans.]Roland Barthes , "Twenty Key Words for Roland Barthes," Southern Review 16:3, 1983, pp. 315-333.

    1982

    • *"The Communicative Devices of TV News," Australian J. of Communication, 1/2, Jan/Dec, 1982, pp. 28-33.
    • *"A Response to Robyn Penman," Australian Journal of Communication, 1/2, Jan/Dec, 1982, pp. 93-94.
    • "Available Discourses on Aborigines," in P. Botsman, (ed) Theoretical Strategies, Local Consumption Publications, Sydney, 1982, pp. 98-111.
    • Gilles Deleuze, "A New Archivist," (translator) in P. Botsman, (ed) Theoretical Strategies, Local Consumption Publications, Sydney, 1982, pp. 215-230.
    • Roland Barthes, "Literature/Teaching," (translator) in P. Botsman, (ed) Theoretical Strategies, Local Consumption Publications, Sydney, 1982, pp. 68-77.
    • Roland Barthes, "What is the use of intellectuals?," (translator) Art & Text, 8, 1982/3, pp. 8-20.

    1976

    • #"Stereotyping and 'Strine'," in M. Clyne, (ed) Australia Talks: Essays on the Sociology of Australian Immigrant and Aboriginal Languages, Pacific Linguistics, Series D 23, Canberra, 1976, pp. 29-41.
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    • First Plenary, "Ecologising Modern Institutions," International Conference on Fractious Modernities: The (dis)Contents of the Now, Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 24-26 February, 2015.
    • Invited Workshop participant, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, with Bruno Latour, Paris, 21-29 July 2014.
    • Invited sole speaker: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, "Goolarabooloo and Mining: writing across multiple worlds in North-West Australia," Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    • Invited plenary speaker: "Where are We? Visual Cultures of Place-Making in a Precarious Age," 6-7 November 2014, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University. Plenary paper: "Picture that Cyclone".
    • Invited plenary speaker: "Transcultural Ecopoetics: Decolonising Australian Landscape Poetry" Dec. 5th, 2014. University of Sydney. Paper: "Renaturalizing Country".
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    • Invited Speaker: "Spheres of Influence: Goolarabooloo and Extractive Industries," Gender and Cultural Studies Seminar Series, University of Sydney, 18 May, 2012
    • Participant writer, Sydney Writers' Festival 2012.
    • Plenary Speaker, Commodities and Migration: Things out of Place, 8-10 December 2011, Department of English, New York University, 'The Composition and Decomposition of the Commodity'
    • November 24th 2011 Keynote Address, AAWP Conference, "Multirealism and Research-led Pedagogies," Southern Cross University, Byron Bay.
    • Oct 6th 2011, Keynote address, "A Postcolonial Aesthetic", Monash University.
    • 29th June, 2011, Potsdam University, 'How to do things with Criticism: Fictocriticism and the Experimental humanities'.
    • Mainz University, 4th July, Invited Speaker: 'The Great Tradition'.
    • University of Cologne, 5-6th July, invited plenary speaker, 'Indigenous Knowledge: Issues of Transfer and Transformation' International Symposium on Australian Studies.
    • 2011 podcast interview with Toby Miller: http://web.me.com/tobymiller69/CulturalStudiespodcast/Stephen_Muecke.html 2011
    • Invited paper: "Affective Forces in Natural-Cultural Exchanges: Ivory's Colonial Career," Leverhulme Trust Workshop 2: Commodities and Affect, Kolkata, 12-14 January 2011. Hosted by the Centre of Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with Victoria Memorial Hall and the National Library, Kolkata.
    • 2010 Invited participant, University of Chicago. SYMPOSIUM: WORLDING, WRITING: A ROUNDTABLE ON MAKING NEW GENRES, Friday, May 21.
    • 2010 Respondant to Michael Taussig, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Artists' Week, March 1st, repeated on 23rd March at UNSW.
    • 2010 "Speculating with History: The Wreck of the Sydney Cove," paper at IASA Conference, Goa, January, 26-30. And speaker on plenary valedictory panel.
    • 2009. Organiser, one-day symposium: New Directions in Creative Writing Research and Teaching. UNSW, 14TH Dec.
    • 2009 Invited panelist, Writing With—on Ethnographic Engagement. Australian Anthropological Society, Macquarie, 9th December
    • 2009 'Creolisation in the Indian Ocean—How Far Can it Go?' Island Connections, UTS, 28th October.
    • 2009 'History Wars Revisited,' Invited participant, Free University Berlin, 6th October.
    • 009 'Biological and Mechanical Reproduction,' Limits of the Human Conference, ANU, 4th Sept.
    • 2009 'Public Thinking, Public Feeling: Creative Writing Policy for Pedagogy and Research, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, 8th Sept,
    • 2009 April 17. 'Storytelling as a Form of Reproduction,' University of Western Sydney, Writing and Society Seminar.
    • 2009 participant, Methodologies to Capture Listening, July 31 UTS.
    • 2009 Invited Conference Paper, "Sticky Contacts, Losing Addresses, Negotiating Concepts," Contact Zones, University of Konstanz, 5-6 February.
    • 2009 Franz Boas Lecture, Columbia University, New York, 'Berlin Stories: Contiguity & Contagion,' 18th February.
    • 2008 'The Indian Ocean: Interdisciplinary Approaches,' Institut für Ethnologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenburg, Monday 24th November.
    • 2008 Inaugural Lecture, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Visiting Chair of Australian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, at the Australian Embassy, Berlin. "Yarning: Australian Storytelling in Theory and Practice." 26th November.
    • 2008 Plenary Address, First Nations, Zentrums für Interkulturelle Studien (ZIS), Johannes Gutenburg Universität, Mainz, 14-15 November
    • 2008 Inaugural Plenary Address, On the Road: Travel Writing and Travel, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 6-8 November.
    • 2008 Dienstag, 28. Oktober. SCHLUSSDISKUSSION. DAAD-Seminar für deutsche Alumni und Stipendiaten aus Australien, "Der akademische Austausch zwischen Australien und Deutschland: Erfahrungen und Perspektiven," Australische Botschaft Berlin.
    • 2008 31st July 'Technologies of Listening' workshop, UTS. Summing up.
    • 2008 Research Development with the Consortium Project on Doctor of Philosophy Programs Rajabhat Phranakhon University, UTS, August.
    • 2008 Keynote Address, Borders and Crossings, On Travel Writing and Tourism, University of Melbourne, July 15.
    • 2008 Plenary Address, Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, University of the West Indies, July 3-7.
    • 2007 Featuring in 'On the Shore of a Strange land: The Story of David Unaipon, Hindsight, Radio National, 16th December
    • 2007 UTS Delegate, First Board Meeting, Asia Pacific New Writing Partnership, Ubud, Bali 26th September.
    • 2007 Keynote Address Indian Ocean World, Interdisciplinary Conference, Department of English, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, August 12th.
    • 2007 August. Arranged for signing of MOU on behalf of the University with the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.
    • 2007 Paper: "What Makes a Carpet Fly? Cultural Studies in the Indian Ocean" Eyes Across the Water: Navigating the Indian Ocean, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, August, 2007
    • 2007 Plenary Address, XVth Annual conference, Australian Society for French Studies, "Regards sur 2006: Un Abécédaire."
    • 2007 Consultant, "Footprints in Time' A Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, June 15
    • "The Ocean Howls in Protest: Rethinking Ecological Arguments," Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Conditions of Knowledge and Cultural Production, June 15-17, 2007 Shanghai University.
    • 2007 In conversation with Alexis Wright, Sydney Writer's Festival 2nd June
    • 2007 30th May , Extension course for 300 HSC history Students, Tom Mann Theatre. Lecture on Cook.
    • 2007 Invited speaker, Curious Encounters & Cook's Sites Public Forum, Griffith University in partnership with Museum of Brisbane, 27 April.
    • 2007, 30th Jan. Invited Consultant. Department of Environment & Conservation (NSW) (DEC) and the Department of Commerce. One-day Interpretive Think Tank for the Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell.
    • 2006. 13-15 July, University of Bristol, attended conference on Les littératures et cultures postcoloniales de l'Océan indien francophone: diasporas, migrations et identités, Paper: "Contingence à Madagascar: Nouvelles approches transnationales à l'étude des cultures". Paper submitted for publication in the proceedings.
    • 2006. July 20-23rd. Panel on Indian Ocean Cultural Studies at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Istanbul. Paper: "Indian Ocean Cultural Studies."
    • 2006. 25-27 September, Co-organiser, Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean Conference, Leiden, Netherlands. Paper: "What makes a magic carpet fly? Indian Ocean Cultural Studies."
    • 2006. 12-13 Oct 2006, ICLaS – Université Paris Dauphine, Annual International Conference, Paper: "The Indian Ocean Alternative". Paper submitted for publication in the proceedings.
    • 2006. 24th October, invited paper, Goldsmiths College, London: "Cultural Science? Radical Contingency, Radical Empiricism and the Future Habitat of the Humanities".
    • 2006. 27th October, "What makes a magic carpet fly? Indian Ocean Cultural Studies." Seminar, American University of Paris.
    • 2006 Featured writer, Ancient & Modern, Sydney Writers' Festival, 28th May.
    • 2006 Portrait by Tom Carment hung at the Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW.
    • 2006 Invited speaker, 'Fictocritical Writing,' Centre for Postcolonial Writing, Monash University, Monday 4th April.
    • 2006 Invited speaker, 'The Past Matters' Eltham bookshop & Nillumbik Reconciliation Group, Eltham, Victoria, Sunday 2nd April.
    • Invited speaker, FotoFreo 2006 Conference, Fremantle, March 25th
    • 2006, 'Contingency Theory'.
    • 2006 Invited speaker, concluding plenary, 'Globalisation and Postcolonial Writing Conference,' Monash University/University of Calcutta, 6-9 Feb.
    • 2006 Invited speaker, 'Is an Experimental Humanities Possible? Kharagpur Institute of Technology, Bengal, 10th Feb.
    • 2005 Invited speaker, "Indian Ocean Poetry," at 'Something Rich and Strange, Interdisciplinary Studies of the Beach, The Sea and Contact Exploring Cultural Landscapes, Identities and Heritage', Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English (CRNLE), English and Cultural Studies Department, Flinders University, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, 12-14 December.
    • 2005 Co-convenor, 36th Australian Academy of the Humanities Annual Symposium, 2005, 'Creating Value: The Humanities and its Publics', 17-18 November.
    • 2005 Invited speaker: 'Fresh and Salt in the Indian Ocean,' University of SA, Hawke Institute Seminar, Water Justice: Unlearning indifference in Freshwater Ecologies. 9-10 September.
    • 2005 Public Lecture: "A Place Called Cook," (with Katrina Schlunke) Museum of Sydney, 1st September.
    • 2005 Public Lecture: 'The Invention of Slowness: Unifying Nature and Culture,' University of NSW, 31st August.
    • 2005 Public Lecture, 'The Invention of Slowness: Unifying Nature and Culture,' Symposium - World and Self: Unifying Knowledge, A cross-disciplinary dialogue between science, philosophy, religion and the arts. The Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, 19th August.
    • 2005 Invited Writer, Byron Bay Writers' Festival.
    • 2005 Invited workshop participant, Asia Research Institute, Singapore, NUS, ARI, 'Elections and Popular Culture'. February.
    • 2004 Keynote Speaker, Javadpur University, Calcutta, and Centre for Social Research, 4 lectures, sponsored by the Australia-India Council. December.
    • 2003 Keynote Speaker, "Un-assumable Responsibility: New Perspectives on Freedom, Justice and Obligation", ANU, 22nd –23rd September.
    • 2003 Invited scholar, Visiting Scholars' Program, ANU, 25th June to 2nd July. "Biophilosophy and the Politics of Life," and "Towards an Ecology of Practices".
    • 2002 30th October-3rd November, Invited Speaker, "Imagining Australia", Harvard University.
    • 2002 Franz Boas Lecture, Columbia University, New York, 'Contingency in Madagascar,' 6th November.
    • 2002 Canberra 26/27 0ctober, Locations of Spirituality: 'Experiences' and 'Writings' of the Sacred.
    • 2001 Keynote Address "Knowledge Networks: Comparative Methodologies in Country Research", Refugee Review Tribunal. 3rd December.
    • 2001 Institute for Cultural Research UWS, postgraduate workshop in dialogue with James Clifford. 9 March.
    • 2000, "Visiting Aboriginal Australia, revisiting Reading the Country." Country: The Conference, International Australian Studies Association, University of Queensland, Ipswich, July 4-7.
    • 2000, June 10th, "David Unaipon's Politics," Seminar: Exploring the Anatomy of a Region, Millicent, SA.
    • 2000, "Challenges to Perform: History, Passion and the Imagination", Challenging Australian History: Discovering New Narratives, National Library of Australia, 14/15th April.
    • 2000, "Visiting Aboriginal Australia, revisiting Reading the Country" Franz Boas Lecture, 5th April, Columbia University, New York.
    • 2000, "Commerce and Culture in the Pre-colonial Indian Ocean", with Devleena Ghosh, Paper presented at New York University, April 4th.
    • 2000, "Commerce and Culture in the Pre-colonial Indian Ocean", with Devleena Ghosh, Paper presented at Disciplinary Diagrams, Political Fields, Mediations of Identity and Space in the Late 20th Century, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, March 30, -- April 2.
    • 2000, 24-26 February "Culture and Commerce in the Indian Ocean," Intra-Asian Cultural Traffic, University of Western Sydney.
    • 1999, 27th and 28th November, "New African Perspectives", 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific (AFSAAP), "Cultural Studies in the Indian Ocean" and reading from No Road.
    • 1999, "Boxer Deconstructionist," at Frontier Australia, Darwin, September 23rd and 24th, ANU, NARU.
    • 1999, "Boxer Deconstructionist," at Negotiating survival, cultural innovation and co-existence within the structures of colonialism and domestication, University of Technology, Sydney: Friday 8 October.
    • 1999 Public Lecture, Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW, Friday 3rd Sept, 1999, "Being Centred."
    • 1999 Invited Speaker, one day symposium: "Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies: Whose Cult?" Friday 30th July, La Trobe University.
    • 1999 "Moving/Writing" Chair and Presenter Comp(om)rising Postcolonialisms, University of Wollongong, 10-13 February.
    • 1999 "The Magic of the Body," Rethinking Creative Processes, University of Sydney, 14-16 February.
    • 1999 " 'Between the church and the stage': David Unaipon at the Hobart Carnival, 1910," at Localising Modernity/Cultural Histories UTS, 14 December.
    • 1998, "The Decolonisation Question and Australian Aborigines," Decolonisation and the Transfer of Power, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius, 8-12 December.
    • 1998, A Day of Discussion, National Biography Award, Panelist on "Fact and Fiction: Where is the line drawn?" Saturday, 28th November.
    • 1998, Keynote Speaker, "Travelling the Subterranean River of Blood," Bodies: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Alexander Library, Perth, 14 November.
    • 1998, " 'Between the church and the stage': David Unaipon at the Hobart Carnival, 1910," The Australian Academy Of The Humanities, Twenty Ninth Annual Symposium, "First People: Second Chance Australia in Between Cultures, University of Sydney, November 12.
    • 1998, 2SER FM, "On Aboriginal Religion," Shift Happens, 25th September.
    • 1998, Invited Speaker, "Symposium on Uncanny Australia," Melbourne University, 14th October.
    • 1998, Invited Speaker, "New Hope for the Dead," Millenial Encounters, La Trobe University, 9th October.
    • 1998 Invited participant, Brisbane Writers' Festival, Sept 3-5. Sessions on 'De-railing the Thought Train' and 'The Travel Breakfast'.
    • 1998 Sept 14, "History and the Sacred," Women in Philosophy Conference, Macquarie University.
    • 1997, Invited participant, Melbourne Writers' Festival, October 15-17. Sessions on 'Consumed by Passion' and 'Does History Matter?'.
    • 1997, "Joe in the Andamans: A Postcolonial Rite of Passage," seminar, Department of English with Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne, October 15th.
    • 1997, Keynote Address, W.Edge Australian Landscape Introspective School of Architecture and Fine Arts University of Western Australia, Thursday 25th September.
    • 1997, "Joe in the Andamans: A Postcolonial Rite of Passage," at Global/Local: Postcolonial Questions, University of Western Sydney, June 23rd.
    • 1997, "Travelling the Subterranean River of Blood," Keynote speech at Topologies—Transformations of Time and Space, The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, Melbourne 18, 19, 20 July.
    • 1997, "Travelling the Subterranean River of Blood" at Foundational Histories Seminar (The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research), Sydney, 29-31 August.
    • 1997, "David Unaipon's Journey," Lives, Stories, Narratives, Monash University, 18, 19, 20 July. Research from Large ARC Grant, with Adam Shoemaker.
    • 1997, February, Invited Speaker, "Ficto-Criticism" in Houston and New York, Seminars arranged by Michael Taussig and George Marcus.
    • 1996, Seminar, "Aboriginal Philosophy", Department of General Philosophy, University of Sydney.
    • 1996, Keynote Address, "Exfoliation and the Space of the Body", Auto-Manic: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Performance of Self, University of Newcastle, 25 Oct 1996.
    • 1996, Invited Speaker, "Barthes Today", Popular Culture in Postwar France, Monash University 20-22, September.
    • 1996 "Forces of Culture: José Gil's Métamorphoses du Corps, " Staff Seminar, Anthropology, University of Sydney, May.
    • 1996, Invited Writer, Writers' Week, Adelaide Festival of the Arts.
    • 1995, Keynote Address, Asian Cultural Studies Section: "Indigenous Communities and Cultural Value," Cultural Studies Association of Australia 5th Annual Conference, Bathurst, December.
    • 1995, Invited Speaker, Trajectories 2: Asian Cultural Studies, Taipei, January 7-13, paper: Cultural Activism, Indigenous Australia, 1972-1994.
    • 1994, Invited Speaker, "From the Inside Out: Theorising Pacific Literature, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, September.
    • 1994, November, series of lectures ("Forces of Culture") at Senshu University, Japan.
    • Organiser, 1994 Cultural Studies Association of Australia 4th Annual Conference, "Intellectuals & Communities." Sydney, UTS, December 4-7, 1994.
    • Session Chair, "Enhancing Cultural Value: Narrowcasting, Community Media and Cultural Development," CIRCIT, 4 Dec 1994.
    • "Towards an Aboriginal Philosophy of Place," Australian Cultural Studies Assn, VUT, 6th Dec 1994.
    • Invited panelist, 1994 Australian Linguistics Institute, LaTrobe University, July.
    • "English, Literacy and the Future: The Position of English in a Pluricultural, Competency-based, Outcomes--Driven Education," UTS, 16th July. Organiser and speaker.
    • 1994, Invited Speaker, "Bent Writing," Flinders University, July.
    • 1994 Cnsultancy and exhibited photograph, Perpetual Motion: Aboriginal Strategies for rejigging Art and Technology, Tandanya, Adelaide, July 6 - August 14.
    • 1993 "Ficto-criticism and the Paraliterary," The Voice from Outside Conference, State Library of NSW March 6.
    • 1993 "Words and Signs," Australian Health Communicators Association Annual Conference, Hotel Nikko, Sydney, 19 March.
    • 1993 "From Honeymoon Gap to Millions of Stars—'Aboriginal' Landscape and the Aesthetics of Disappearance," Alchemy '93 Biennial Oceanic Architecture & Design Student Festival, Adelaide, 13th April.
    • 1992 "Narratives of Intervention and Non-intervention—What Whitefellas think they can do." Frames—A Festival of Film and Video, Adelaide, Sept.
    • 1992 "Aboriginal 'landscape' and the Aesthetics of Disappearance" Edge Too landscape architecture conference, Melbourne, Sept.
    • 1992 February Speaking tour in Germany organised by the Graduate School, Siegen University, with talks at Siegen, Frankfurt and Essen
    • 1992 March English Dept, Universidad di Barcelona
    • 1992 May UER du Monde Anglophone, Université de Toulouse-le Mirail
    • 1992 April University of Pisa, School of Politics
    • 1991 "Teaching Writing at the Graduate Level," Australian Communications Association Conference, July.
    • 1991 "Postmodern Australia," European Association for Studies on Australia inaugural conference, Berne, Switzerland, Sept.
    • 1991 "Marginality, Writing, Education," University of Queensland, November.
    • 1991 (with Julian Pefanis) "Postmodernism, Postcolonialism and 'Australia'—A Trivium," Symposium: Practising Postmodernism, University of Newcastle, 7 & 8 November.
    • 1990 Co-organiser and speaker, Subject Writing Object, writers' conference, Umbrella event with the Festival of Sydney writers' week, UTS, January 26 & 27.
    • 1990 Speaker, National Ideas Summit, Canberra, 26th February, 1990, remarks published in Ideas for a Clever Country, Sydney, Australia Council.
    • 1990 'Criteria for Landscape Aesthetics—Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal,' Artforum lecture, Canberra School of Art, March 21st.
    • 1990 'Writing and Marginality.' Australian Culture Workshop, Mitchell Library, May 12th.
    • 1990 Interviewed for BBC World Service on 2nd April and 11th April on the topics of contemporary Aboriginal culture and land rights.
    • 1990 Seminar Participant, "Unlocking the Academy" Australia Council, 18th June.
    • 1989 'Postmodern Fictions', Writers in the Park, May 23rd.
    • 1989 'The Telling of Bonnie Edwards' Story', The Politics of Exile Conference, The Performance Space, 9th September.
    • 1989 Catalogue essay for exhibition 'Annotations,' 200 Gertrude St, St Kilda, Friday 3rd-Sat 28 November, Melbourne.
    • 1989 Creative Work as Research', Seminar on Post-graduate Studies in the Arts. The University of Wollongong, November 24.
    • 1988 Creator and convenor of The Book Machine for Carnivalé 1988, Sydney, 4 September, 1988. Re-presented on ABC Radio National, 19. 1. 89.
    • 1988 Guest speaker at Warana, Writers' Week, Brisbane, 14 September.
    • 1988 'Writing on writing,' Writers in the Park, 8 November.
    • 1984 East-West Centre, Honolulu
    • 1984 The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    • 1984 The Pennsylvania State University, Australian Studies Centre
    • 1984 Pitzer College, Los Angeles
    • 1984 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • 1984 Kalamazoo College, Michigan
    • 1981 Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Pari
  • Original creative works

    • "A Diplomat for the History Wars," lead article in TEXT Special Issue 28: 'Fictional histories and historical fictions: Writing history in the twenty-first century', eds. Camilla Nelson and Christine de Matos, April 2015.
    • Co-Producer, with Kurrajong Films, dir. Aaron Burton, Sunset Ethnography, 52 mins, 2014.
    • "75 cms higher", in Stories from the Tower: UTS 1998-2013, ed. Adelaide, D., et al. Sydney: Xoum, 2013, pp. 68-69.
    • "Experiment No. 1 in Animal Tourism," Overland, No. 205, Dec 2011, pp. 33-37
    • Performance: W–11 TRAM an art of journeys, a collaborative art project exploring dialogue, performance and hospitality, http://www.tramtactic.net/W-11/ 13: Fri Feb 2nd 2007: TRAM OVERHEARD journeys of dialogue. Two strangers talking are overheard by passengers travelling a lap of the city. STEPHEN MUECKE + MARK MINCHINTON + TRUST, MOVEMENT, TRAVELING
    • "What the Cassowary Does Not Need to Know," Catalogue Essay, Habitus – Habitat Art and Environment Program, EPA QLD Government 2006, pp. 57-61. Reproduced in the Australian Humanities Review (online) No 39-40, September 2006.
    • "Paul and Virginia," in the Journal of Mauritian Studies. New Series, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006, pp. 109-117. Also: http://stephenmuecke.blogspot.com/2006/11/paul-and-virginia.html
    • "Post-orientalism," [poem] Meanjin, Vol 64, No. 4, 2005, pp. 78-79. Republished in The Best Australian Poems 2006, ed. Dorothy Porter, Melbourne: Black Inc. 2006, p. 135-6. Reprinted in Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives, Edited by Shanti Moorthy, Ashraf Jamal. Indian Ocean series, Routledge, 2010, pp. 418-419.
    • "Jérome's Happy Hour" [poem], Westerly, Vol. 50, November, 2005, pp. 208-10.
    • "Valentine's Day, 1999 [poem], Weekend Australian Review 17th April 1999, p. 15.
    • "The Andaman Islands," Heat, 11, 1999. Pp 114-128.
    • "Forget them Geraniums," Catalogue text for exhibition, Heather Winter, Sandfire Story III, Broome, June 1998.
    • Chapters in Dave Warner ed. Great Australian Bites (Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1997), "Urban Postmodern Tribes," pp. 101-103; "More Urban Postmodern Tribes," pp. 169-172; "Urban Postmodern Tribes (Come Again)," pp. 248-250.
    • "All the Women Get Happy Now," Active/Reactive, Issue 3 1995, pp. 13-15.
    • "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
    • "People like us, people like them," HQ, Sept/Oct, 1994.
    • * "Coonardoo 1993," Republica, 1994, pp. 135-146.
    • #"Captain Cook's Shoes," Island Magazine, 60-61, Spring/Summer 1994, pp. 126-129.
    • "No Road—Vague Directions for the Study of Tourism," Continuum, 1990. pp. 127-136. Republished in Meanjin, 3.1990. pp. 402-409.
    • #"Two Texts (And One Other)" in Anna Rutherford, ed. Aboriginal Culture Today, Sydney and Aarhus, Dangaroo Press—Kunapipi, 1988.
  • Professional affiliations

    • Fellow of the Austrlian Academy of the Humanities
    • Associate Member, Australian Studies Research Group Université Paris-Dauphine, France.
    • Assessor, ARC, Cultural Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Australian Literature, Literary Theory.
    • Fellow AIATSIS
    • Member, Examination Board, English 3U, 2UR, Higher School Certificate in New South Wales, 1997.
    • Member, AITSIS.
    • External Assessor, School of General Education, Lingnan College, Hong Kong.
    • Advisory Board, CULTSTUD-L, Cultural Studies Discussion List, University of South Florida.
    • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1998-current
    • President, Australian Cultural Studies Association, 1993-4
    • Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    • International PEN Australia
    • Member, Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne
    • Cultural Studies Association of Australia
  • Awards

    • 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.
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