Professor Meaghan Morris
Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies.
Chair 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.
Professor Meaghan Morris is a figure of world stature in the field of Cultural Studies and she is immediate past Chair of the international Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), 2004-08. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a former ARC Senior Fellow, she divides her time between the University of Sydney and Lingnan University, Hong Kong, where she has been Chair Professor of Cultural Studies since 2000. Her books, including The Pirate's Fiancée: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism, Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture, and Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture, focus on the role of the media and popular history in forming public cultures.
- Film and Media historiographies
- Local and national cultures in globalisation
- Australian and Asian-Pacific Popular Culture
- public cultures and institutions after 'privatisation'
- Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture (Sage Publications, 2006).
- Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1998).
- Ecstasy and Economics: American Essays for John Forbes (Sydney: EmPress, 1992).
- The Pirate's Fiancée: feminism, reading, postmodernism (London: Verso,1988).
- Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort, eds, Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies (Hong Kong and Durham: Hong Kong University Press and Duke University Press, 2012).
- Handel K. Wright and Meaghan Morris, eds, Cultural Studies of Transnationalism (London: Routledge, 2012).
- Meaghan Morris, Siu-leung LI and Stephen CHAN Ching-kiu , eds, Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema (Hong Kong, Durham and London: Hong Kong UP and Duke UP, 2005).
- Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg and Meaghan Morris, eds, New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005).
- Meaghan Morris and Brett de Bary, eds, ‘Race’ Panic and the Memory of Migration, vol. 2 of Traces: A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Nanjing: Hong Kong UP with Iwanami Shoten Publishers, Jiangsu Education P and Moonhwa Kwahaksa, 2001).
- John Frow and Meaghan Morris, eds, Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader (Sydney and Chicago: Allen & Unwin and U of Illinois P, 1993).
- Meaghan Morris and Paul Patton, eds, Michel Foucault: Power, Truth, Strategy (Sydney: Feral Publications, 1979).
- Paul Foss and Meaghan Morris, eds, Language, Sexuality and Subversion (Sydney: Feral Publications, 1978).
Edited Special Issues [*indicates refereed journal]
- *with Handel Kashope Wright, eds, Cultural Studies 23: 5-6 (2009), “Transnationalism and Cultural Studies”.
- * with Markus Reisenleitner and Caroline Turner; Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 9:4 (2008), “Urban Imaginaries”. pp. 519-639.
- * with Fiona Allon; Cultural Studies Review 12: 2 (2006): “Cultural Research”.
- *with Jane Jacobs; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 14:4 (1996), “Deleuze And Dwelling”.
- *with Chris Healy, and Stephen Muecke; The UTS Review 2:1 (1996), “Is An Experimental History Possible?”
- with Stephen Muecke; The UTS Review 1:1 (1995), “Intellectuals and Communities”.
- “On English as a Chinese Language: implementing globalization” in Brett de Bary, ed. Universities in Translation: the Mental Labor of Globalization (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010), pp. 177-196.
- “There is no global culture!: Conversation with Meaghan Morris” in Christian Höller, Time Action Vision: Conversations in Cultural Studies, Theory and Activism (Geneva: JRP/Ringier & Les Presses du Réel, 2010), 66-79.
- “Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema: Hong Kong and the Making of a Global Popular Culture” in Joyce C. H. Liu, ed. Visual Culture and Critical Theory, vol. 2 (Taiwan: Rye Field, 2006) , [revised for Chinese publication], pp. 151-192.
- “Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and the Question of Genre: History in Action Cinema” in Joyce C. H. Liu, ed. Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Vol. 2 (Taiwan: Rye Field, 2006) pp. 125-149. [Chinese, translation by Sebastien Liao]
“On the Future of Parochialism: Globalization, Young and Dangerous IV, and Cinema Studies in Tuen Mun” in John Hill and Kevin Rockett, eds, [[i||Film History and National Cinema: Studies in Irish Film II (Dublin: Four Courts P, 2005), pp. 17-36.
“Participating from a Distance” in Koichi Iwabuchi, Mandy Thomas and Stephen Muecke, eds, Rogue Flows: Trans-Asian Cultural Traffic (Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2004), pp. 249-261.
- “The Man from Hong Kong in Sydney, 1975” in Judith Ryan and Chris Wallace-Crabbe, eds, Imagining Australia; Literature and Culture in the New, New World (Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard U Committee on Australian Studies, 2004), pp. 235-266.
- "Learning from Bruce Lee: Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts Cinema", in Matthew Tinckcom and Amy Villarejo (eds), Keyframes: Popular Film and Cultural Studies (London and New York, Routledge: 2001), pp. 171-86.
Refereed (*) and Invited Journal Articles, 2001-2012 only
- * Morris, M. (2012) “What can a gwei por do? Cynthia Rothrock’s Hong Kong Career”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 13.4, 1-17.
- Morris, M. (2012) "Sustaining the Festive Principle: Between Realism and Pleasure in Institution-Building", Lola, 2.
- * “Grizzling about Facebook”. Australian Humanities Review 47 (2009).
- 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. (2008) ‘Teaching versus Research?: Cultural Studies and the New Class Politics in Knowledge’. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 9 (3): 433-450.
- * ”From Criticism to Research: the Textual in the Academy”, Cultural Studies Review 12: 2 (2006), 17-32.
- * Humanities for Taypayers: Some Problems”, New Literary History 36: 1 (Winter 2005), 111-129.
- * “Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema: Hong Kong and the Making of a Global Popular Culture”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 5:2 (2004), 181-99.
Honours and awards
- 2004-08: Elected Chair of the [international] Association for Cultural Studies
- 2006: Member, Humanities Panel, Research Assessment Exercise, Hong Kong
- 2006: Member, International Advisory Board, ARC Cultural Research Network
- 2005: Member, Advisory Board, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia
- 2004: Elected Chair and representative for Asia, Association of Cultural Studies
- 2000: Honorary member, Cultural Studies Association of 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
- 1996-1999: Member, National Advisory Group, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University
- 1994-1999: ARC Senior Fellowship, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney
- 1993: Senior Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
- 1993: Cultural Studies Scholar in Residence, Northwestern University, Chicago
- 1991-1993: Category A Senior Fellowship, Literature Board of the Australia Council
- 1992: Visiting Research Professor, University of Queensland English Department
- 1991: Visiting Scholar, McGill University, Montreal
- 1990: Visiting Fellow, SUNY at Stony Brook, The Humanities Institute
- 1990: George A. Miller Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
- 1989: Visiting Associate Professor, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- 1989: The Pirate's Fiancée shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, General Section
- 1987: Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- 1986: Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
- Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the following journals: Traces: A Multilingual Series of Cultural Theory and Translation; Cultural Studies Review; Sociology Compass; Studies in Australasian Film; Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies; Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies; Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies; Social Policy Studies; Traffic; Metro: Film/Television/Radio/Multimedia; Journal of Visual Culture; Inter-Asia Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Studies; International Journal of Cultural Studies; Journal of Australian Studies; Continuum; Camera Obscura; Qualitative Inquiry; Public Culture; Environment and Planning D: Society and Space; Cultural Studies