Professor Meaghan Morris

BA, MèsL, PhD, FAHA, FHKAH
Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities of Australia
Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Professor Meaghan Morris is a figure of world stature in the field of Cultural Studies. She is Chair of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society and past Chair of the international Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), 2004-08. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, and a former ARC Senior Fellow, from 2000-2012 she was founding Chair Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Research interests

Film and media historiographies; local and national cultures in globalisation; Australian and Asian-Pacific popular culture; action adventure in cinema and literature; public cultures and institutions after 'privatisation'.

Teaching and supervision

I teach in the Master of Cultural Studies programme and supervise selected projects on gender, modernity, cultural institutions and institutional cultures.

Awards and honours

  • 2012: Inaugural Induction to the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Hall of Fame.
  • 2012-14: Elected Chair, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society
  • 2009-13: Appointed member, Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong.
  • 2004-08: Chair and representative for Asia, Association for Cultural Studies.
  • 2003-08: Elected Senior Editor of Traces: A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation [English; Chinese; Japanese; Korean editions]
  • 2006: Member, International Advisory Board, ARC Cultural Research Network
  • 2005: Member, Advisory Board, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia
  • 1999: Visiting Professor, The Literature Program, Duke University
  • 1998: Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
  • 1997: Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • 1997: Member, International Organising Committee, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
  • 1996-1997: Member, Reference Group, ARC Strategic Disciplinary Review of Research and Research Training in the Humanities
  • 1994-1999: ARC Senior Fellowship, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 1993: Senior Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
  • 1991-1993: Category A Senior Fellowship, Literature Board of the Australia Council
  • 1989: The Pirate's Fiancée shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, General Section

Editorial

Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the following journals:

JOMEC: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies; Culture, Theory and Critique;

Humanities Research; Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research;

Sociology Compass; Studies in Australasian Film;

Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies;

Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies;

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies;

Journal of Visual Culture;

Inter-Asia Cultural Studies;

Journal of Australian Studies;

Camera Obscura;

Cultural Studies.

Selected grants

2011

  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Morris, M. (2006). Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture. New Delhi & London: Sage Publications.
  • Morris, M. (1998). Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture. Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Indiana University Press.
  • Morris, M. (1988). The pirate's fiancée: feminism, reading, postmodernism. London; New York: Verso.

Edited Books

  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2014). Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  • Morris, M., Hjort, M. (2012). Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M., Li, S., Ching-kiu, S. (2005). Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Bennett, T., Grossberg, L., Morris, M. (2005). New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Morris, M., de Bary, B. (2001). Traces 2: Race Panic and the Memory of Migration. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M., Frow, J. (1993). Australian cultural studies: a reader. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

Book Chapters

  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2014). Introduction: Gender, modernity and media in the Asia-Pacific. In Catherine Driscoll, Meaghan Morris (Eds.), Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  • Morris, M. (2013). Transnational Glamour, National Allure: Community, Change and Cliche in Baz Luhrmann's Australia. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 83-113). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hjort, M., Morris, M. (2012). Institutional Culture: A Manifesto with Rules. In M. Morris and M Hjort (Eds.), Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, (pp. 21-23). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M., Hjort, M. (2012). Introduction: Instituting Cultural Studies. In M. Morris and M Hjort (Eds.), Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, (pp. 1-20). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2010). On English as a Chinese Language: implementing globalization. In B. de Bary (Eds.), Universities in Translation: the Mental Labor of Globalization, (pp. 177-196). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2009). Foreword. In Cunningham, Stuart (Eds.), In The Vernacular: A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy, (pp. ix-xiii). Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Morris, M. (2006). Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and the Question of Genre: History in Action Cinema. In Joyce C. H. Liu (Eds.), Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Volume 2. Taiwan: Rye Field Publishing Company.
  • Morris, M. (2005). Introduction: Hong Kong Connections. In Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li & Stephen Chan Ching-kiu (Eds.), Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, (pp. 1-18). Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2005). On the Future of Parochialism: Globalization, Young and Dangerous IV, and Cinema Studies in Tuen Mun. In John Hill & Kevin Rockett (Eds.), Film History and National Cinema: Studies in Irish Film 2, (pp. 17-36). England: Four Courts Press.
  • Morris, M. (2004). Participating from a Distance. In K. Iwabuchi, S. Muecke & M. Thomas (Eds.), Rogue Flows: Trans-Asian Cultural Traffic, (pp. 249-261). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2004). The Man from Hong Kong in Sydney, 1975. In J. Ryan & C. Wallace-Crabb (Eds.), Imagining Australia; Literature and Culture in the New, New World, (pp. 235-266). USA: Harvard University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2001). Introduction. In M. Morris & B. de Bary (Eds.), Traces 2: Race Panic and the Memory of Migration, (pp. 1-18). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2001). Learning from Bruce Lee: Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts Cinema. In Matthew Tinkcom & Amy Villarejo (Eds.), Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies, (pp. 171-186). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Frow, J., Morris, M. (2000). Two Laws: Response to Elizabeth Povinelli. In Lauren Berlant (Eds.), Intimacy, (pp. 421-425). Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.

Journals

  • Morris, M. (2014). Introducing Ross Chambers. Cultural Studies Review (Online), 20(1), 168-176.
  • Morris, M. (2014). That 'Great Australian Loneliness': on writing an Inter-Asian biography of Ernestine Hill. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35(3), 238-249. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2013). Interview with Meaghan Morris. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10(1), 124-137. [More Information]
  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2013). Introduction: Gender, modernity and media in the Asia-Pacific. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 165-185. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2013). Media and popular modernism around the Pacific War: an inter-Asian story. Memory Studies, 6(3), 359-369. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2013). On the power of exhilaration. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 449-452. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2012). Sustaining the Festive Principle: Between Realism and Pleasure in Institution-Building. LOLA, 2.
  • Morris, M. (2012). What can a gwei por do? Cynthia Rothrock's Hong Kong Career. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 13(4), 559-575. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2011). Coping with cynicism. Cultural Studies, 25(1), 123-127.
  • Morris, M. (2010). Inter-Asian banality and education. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 11(2), 157-164.
  • Morris, M. (2009). Grizzling about Facebook. Australian Humanities Review, (47), 5-22.
  • Morris, M. (2009). I hear motion: sceptical notes on academic mobility in the Asia-Pacific region. Around the Globe, 5(1), 41-47.
  • Morris, M., Wright, H. (2009). Introduction: Transnationalism and Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies, 23(5-6), 689-693.
  • Morris, M. (2008). Teaching versus Research? Cultural Studies and the New Class Politics in Knowledge. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 9(3), 433-450.
  • Morris, M. (2007). Culture on Tour: Ethnographies of Travel. Journal of Anthropological Research, 63, 149-151.
  • Morris, M. (2006). An Exchange on Theory and Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies Review, 12(1), 181-201.
  • Morris, M. (2006). From Criticism to Research: the 'Textual' in the Academy. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2), 17-32.
  • Morris, M. (2006). Politics is Plural (response to Hester Eisenstein). Women's Studies Quarterly, 34(1-2), 82-86.
  • Morris, M. (2005). Humanities for Taxpayers: Some Problems. New Literary History: a journal of theory and interpretation, 36(1), 111-129.
  • Bennett, T., Grossberg, L., Morris, M. (2005). Originals, Remakes, Assemblages: A Retrospect on New Keywords. Criticism: a quarterly for literature and the arts, 47(4), 567-571.
  • Morris, M. (2004). Transnational imagination in action cinema: Hong Kong and the making of a global popular culture. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 5(2), 181-199.
  • Morris, M. (2002). ’Decolonialising’ Cultural Studies: Introduction to Fred Chiu. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 27-32.

Edited Journals

  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2013). Special Issue on Gender, Modernity and Media in the Asia-Pacific. Cultural Studies, 27(2).
  • Morris, M., Reisenleitner, M., Turner, C. (2008). Editorial Introduction. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 9(4), 519-521.
  • Frow, J., Schlunke, K., Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Engagements. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Introduction: Cultural Research. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).

Conferences

  • Morris, M. (2002). Opening Address - From "Criticism" to "Research": the Textual in the Academy'. Joint LU-UWS Workshop on Cultural Research. Centre for Cultural Research Website.

2014

  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2014). Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  • Morris, M. (2014). Introducing Ross Chambers. Cultural Studies Review (Online), 20(1), 168-176.
  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2014). Introduction: Gender, modernity and media in the Asia-Pacific. In Catherine Driscoll, Meaghan Morris (Eds.), Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  • Morris, M. (2014). That 'Great Australian Loneliness': on writing an Inter-Asian biography of Ernestine Hill. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35(3), 238-249. [More Information]

2013

  • Morris, M. (2013). Interview with Meaghan Morris. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10(1), 124-137. [More Information]
  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2013). Introduction: Gender, modernity and media in the Asia-Pacific. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 165-185. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2013). Media and popular modernism around the Pacific War: an inter-Asian story. Memory Studies, 6(3), 359-369. [More Information]
  • Morris, M. (2013). On the power of exhilaration. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(3), 449-452. [More Information]
  • Driscoll, C., Morris, M. (2013). Special Issue on Gender, Modernity and Media in the Asia-Pacific. Cultural Studies, 27(2).
  • Morris, M. (2013). Transnational Glamour, National Allure: Community, Change and Cliche in Baz Luhrmann's Australia. In Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, L E Semler (Eds.), Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, (pp. 83-113). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

  • Morris, M., Hjort, M. (2012). Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Hjort, M., Morris, M. (2012). Institutional Culture: A Manifesto with Rules. In M. Morris and M Hjort (Eds.), Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, (pp. 21-23). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M., Hjort, M. (2012). Introduction: Instituting Cultural Studies. In M. Morris and M Hjort (Eds.), Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies, (pp. 1-20). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2012). Sustaining the Festive Principle: Between Realism and Pleasure in Institution-Building. LOLA, 2.
  • Morris, M. (2012). What can a gwei por do? Cynthia Rothrock's Hong Kong Career. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 13(4), 559-575. [More Information]

2011

  • Morris, M. (2011). Coping with cynicism. Cultural Studies, 25(1), 123-127.

2010

  • Morris, M. (2010). Inter-Asian banality and education. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 11(2), 157-164.
  • Morris, M. (2010). On English as a Chinese Language: implementing globalization. In B. de Bary (Eds.), Universities in Translation: the Mental Labor of Globalization, (pp. 177-196). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2009

  • Morris, M. (2009). Foreword. In Cunningham, Stuart (Eds.), In The Vernacular: A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy, (pp. ix-xiii). Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Morris, M. (2009). Grizzling about Facebook. Australian Humanities Review, (47), 5-22.
  • Morris, M. (2009). I hear motion: sceptical notes on academic mobility in the Asia-Pacific region. Around the Globe, 5(1), 41-47.
  • Morris, M., Wright, H. (2009). Introduction: Transnationalism and Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies, 23(5-6), 689-693.

2008

  • Morris, M., Reisenleitner, M., Turner, C. (2008). Editorial Introduction. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 9(4), 519-521.
  • Morris, M. (2008). Teaching versus Research? Cultural Studies and the New Class Politics in Knowledge. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 9(3), 433-450.

2007

  • Morris, M. (2007). Culture on Tour: Ethnographies of Travel. Journal of Anthropological Research, 63, 149-151.

2006

  • Morris, M. (2006). An Exchange on Theory and Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies Review, 12(1), 181-201.
  • Morris, M. (2006). Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and the Question of Genre: History in Action Cinema. In Joyce C. H. Liu (Eds.), Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Volume 2. Taiwan: Rye Field Publishing Company.
  • Frow, J., Schlunke, K., Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Engagements. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Morris, M. (2006). From Criticism to Research: the 'Textual' in the Academy. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2), 17-32.
  • Morris, M. (2006). Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture. New Delhi & London: Sage Publications.
  • Allon, F., Morris, M. (2006). Introduction: Cultural Research. Cultural Studies Review, 12(2).
  • Morris, M. (2006). Politics is Plural (response to Hester Eisenstein). Women's Studies Quarterly, 34(1-2), 82-86.

2005

  • Morris, M., Li, S., Ching-kiu, S. (2005). Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2005). Humanities for Taxpayers: Some Problems. New Literary History: a journal of theory and interpretation, 36(1), 111-129.
  • Morris, M. (2005). Introduction: Hong Kong Connections. In Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li & Stephen Chan Ching-kiu (Eds.), Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, (pp. 1-18). Durham & London: Duke University Press.
  • Bennett, T., Grossberg, L., Morris, M. (2005). New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Morris, M. (2005). On the Future of Parochialism: Globalization, Young and Dangerous IV, and Cinema Studies in Tuen Mun. In John Hill & Kevin Rockett (Eds.), Film History and National Cinema: Studies in Irish Film 2, (pp. 17-36). England: Four Courts Press.
  • Bennett, T., Grossberg, L., Morris, M. (2005). Originals, Remakes, Assemblages: A Retrospect on New Keywords. Criticism: a quarterly for literature and the arts, 47(4), 567-571.

2004

  • Morris, M. (2004). Participating from a Distance. In K. Iwabuchi, S. Muecke & M. Thomas (Eds.), Rogue Flows: Trans-Asian Cultural Traffic, (pp. 249-261). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2004). The Man from Hong Kong in Sydney, 1975. In J. Ryan & C. Wallace-Crabb (Eds.), Imagining Australia; Literature and Culture in the New, New World, (pp. 235-266). USA: Harvard University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2004). Transnational imagination in action cinema: Hong Kong and the making of a global popular culture. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 5(2), 181-199.

2002

  • Morris, M. (2002). Opening Address - From "Criticism" to "Research": the Textual in the Academy'. Joint LU-UWS Workshop on Cultural Research. Centre for Cultural Research Website.
  • Morris, M. (2002). ’Decolonialising’ Cultural Studies: Introduction to Fred Chiu. Cultural Studies Review, 8(2), 27-32.

2001

  • Morris, M. (2001). Introduction. In M. Morris & B. de Bary (Eds.), Traces 2: Race Panic and the Memory of Migration, (pp. 1-18). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Morris, M. (2001). Learning from Bruce Lee: Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts Cinema. In Matthew Tinkcom & Amy Villarejo (Eds.), Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies, (pp. 171-186). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Morris, M., de Bary, B. (2001). Traces 2: Race Panic and the Memory of Migration. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2000

  • Frow, J., Morris, M. (2000). Two Laws: Response to Elizabeth Povinelli. In Lauren Berlant (Eds.), Intimacy, (pp. 421-425). Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.

1998

  • Morris, M. (1998). Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture. Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Indiana University Press.

1993

  • Morris, M., Frow, J. (1993). Australian cultural studies: a reader. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

1988

  • Morris, M. (1988). The pirate's fiancée: feminism, reading, postmodernism. London; New York: Verso.

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