Professor Peter Morgan

BA(Hons), MA, PhD (Monash), FAHA
Director, European Studies Program

Room 535

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5480

Biographical details

Peter Morgan is Director of the European Studies program at the University of Sydney. Recent publications include Ismail Kadare: The Writer and the Dictatorship 1957-1990 (Oxford: Legenda, 2010, Albanian translation 2011, paperback re-issue 2013), "Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and Homosexuality in the Weimar Republic" (Thesis 11, 2012), "Ismail Kadare e l'orientalismo Albanese" (Alessandro Scarsella, e Giuseppina Turano, eds. La scrittura obliqua di Ismail Kadare,Venezia: Granviale Editori, 2012); and "Translating the World: Literature and Re-Connection from Goethe to Gao", (Revue de Littérature comparée, 2013). Current research and writing interests include Ismail Kadare in the post-communist context, German literature and national identity and the emergence of male homosexual identity in the European modernist novel.

Research interests

  • Dictatorship and Literature: Ismail Kadare
  • Masculinity and Homosexual Identity in European Modernism
  • Thomas Mann’s late work

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • European Studies undergraduate and postgraduate units

Supervision

  • MA and Ph.D. Supervision in German and European Studies

Current projects

  • Ismail Kadare after Communism, 1990-2010
  • Homosexual Masculinity and the European Modernist Novel

Associations

University and Community

  • Ministerial Working Party on the Teaching of Languages other than English in Secondary Schools (LOTE) – Perth, WA
  • NLLIA (National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia), Sub-Committee on Cross-Accreditation for Language-Courses among WA Universities.
  • SEA (Secondary Education Authority, WA) German Syllabus Committee
  • Chief Examiner, TEE German Examinining Board, WA
  • Goethe Institute, Munich, Accredited Examiner.
  • Head of Department, German, UWA, 1994-2000
  • Head, School of European Languages and Studies, UWA, 1999-2004
  • Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities and the Social Sciences, 2006

Professional journal editorial boards

  • EFLaCS: Essays in French Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Transpositionen - Studien zur deutschen Literatur, Philosophie und Kultur
  • Limbus
  • Advisory Board, Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Germanistik (GIG, Society for Intercultural German Studies)
  • ANZJES: Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Writing the World - Transnationalism in Literary Studies; Bandhauer A, Borghesi F, Christie W, Cowan R, Dixon R, Giles P, Karalis V, Kirkpatrick P, Lu Y, Minter P, Morgan P, Parsons N, Rooney B, Suter R, Walsh A; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2010

  • Kadare post Communism: Albania, the Balkans and Europe in the Work of Ismail Kadare, 1990-2008; Morgan P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Morgan, P. (2010). Ismail Kadare: The Writer and the Dictatorship, 1957-1990 (Legenda Main Series). Leeds, United Kingdom: Legenda.

Book Chapters

  • Morgan, P. (2012). Ismail Kadare e l'orientalismo albanese. In Alessandra Scarsella and Giuseppina Turano (Eds.), La Scrittura Obliqua di Ismail Kadare, (pp. 31-46). Venice, Italy: Granviale Editori.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Ismail Kadare's Inner Emigration. In Sara Jones and Meesha Nehru (Eds.), Writing under Socialism, (pp. 131-142). Nottingham, UK: Critical, Cultural and Communications (CCC) Press.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Literature and Witnessing. In Deiters, Franz-Josef; Fliethmann, Axel; Weller Christiane (Eds.), Groteske Moderne - Moderne Groteske, (pp. 285-304). St. Ingbert: Roehrig Universitaetsverlag GmbH.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Sacrifice, Modernite et perte dans Le Pont aux trois arches de Kadare [Sacrifice, modernity and loss in the "Three-Arched Bridge" by Kadare]. In Ariane Eissen and Veronique Gely (Eds.), Lectures dIsmail Kadare [Readings of Ismail Kadare], (pp. 195-210). Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest.
  • Morgan, P. (2009). Kadare after Communism: Albania, the Balkans, and Europe in the Post-1990 Work of Ismail Kadare. In Christian Moraru (Eds.), Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imaginary: East European Monographs #754, (pp. 137-167). United States: Columbia University Press.
  • Morgan, P. (2009). Literature and National Redemption in W.G. Sebald's "On the Natural History of Destruction". In Gerhard Fischer (Eds.), W.G. Sebald: Schreiben ex patria / Expatriate Writing: Volume 72 of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik, (pp. 213-232). United States: Rodopi.
  • Morgan, P. (2007). "Die Heimat meiner Seele": The Significance of Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina for Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus. In Christine Magerski, Robert Ian Savage, Christiane Weller (Eds.), Moderne Begreifen: zur Paradoxie eines sozio-ästhetischen Deutungsmusters, (pp. 205-220). Germany: DUV verlag.
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Paradigm Change in European Studies in Australia. In Axel Fliethmann, Christine Weller (Eds.), Tendenzen der internationalen Germanistik, (pp. 11-28). Sankt Augustin, Germany: Asgard Verlag.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). Georges Kien and the 'Diagnosis of Delusion' in Elias Canetti's Die Blendung. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Volume 157. United States: Gale.

Journals

  • Morgan, P. (2014). The Function of Translation in Global Literary Studies. The AALITRA Review - A Journal of Literary Translation, 8, 6-11.
  • Morgan, P. (2013). Translating the World: Literature and Re-Connection from Goethe to Gao. Revue de littérature comparée, 345(1), 63-79.
  • Morgan, P. (2012). Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and homosexuality in the Weimar Republic. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 111(1), 48-65.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Greek Civilisation as a Theme of Dissidence in the Work of Ismail Kadare. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15, 16-32.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). Ismail Kadare: Writing under Dictatorship. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 32, 69-88.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). The Wrong Side of History: Albania's Greco-Illyrian Heritage in Ismail Kadare's 'Aeschylus or the Great Loser'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14(2010), 92-111.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). Translation and Dictatorship: The Case of Ismail Kadare. The AALITRA Review - A Journal of Literary Translation, 2(November 2010), 37-41.
  • Morgan, P. (2009). "Your Story is now My Story": The Ethics of Narration in Grass and Sebald. Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur, 101(2), 86-106.
  • Morgan, P. (2008). Ismail Kadaré's The Shadow Literature, Dissidence, and Albanian Identity. East European Politics and Societies, 22(2), 402-424.
  • Morgan, P. (2008). The Failure to Invent the Truth: W.G. Sebald's Critique of West German Literature. Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, 1, 35-52.
  • Morgan, P. (2007). Consequences of Secondary Literature Study at University Level. Directions in Education, 16(14).
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Ismail Kadare: Modern Homer or Albanian Dissident? World Literature Today, 80(5), 7-11.
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Kadare - një Homer modern. Studia Albanica, 62, 102-105.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). The Sign Of Saturn: Melancholy, Homelessness and Apocalypse in W.G. Sebald's Prose-Narratives. German Life and Letters, 58, 76-92.
  • Morgan, P. (2004). Leslie Bodi: Literatur, Politik, Identität-Literature, Politics, Cultural Identity: Review. A U M L A, 102, 140-145.
  • Morgan, P. (2003). The Spirit of the Place: Idyll as 'Imagined Community' in Goethe's Werther. A U M L A, (Special Issue) February, 42-55.
  • Morgan, P. (2002). Ancient Names … Marked by Fate . Ethnicity and the "Man without Qualities" in Ismail Kadare's Palace of Dreams. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 7(1), 45-60.
  • Morgan, P. (2002). Between Albanian Identity and Imperial Politics: Ismail Kadare's "The Palace of Dreams". Modern Language Review, 97(2), 365-379.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Morgan, P. (2006). Kadare, një Homer modern. Shekulli (The Century), 10.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). Ismail Kadare: Creativity under Communism. The Australian Newspaper.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). Look Wider for Laureates. The Australian Newspaper.

2014

  • Morgan, P. (2014). The Function of Translation in Global Literary Studies. The AALITRA Review - A Journal of Literary Translation, 8, 6-11.

2013

  • Morgan, P. (2013). Translating the World: Literature and Re-Connection from Goethe to Gao. Revue de littérature comparée, 345(1), 63-79.

2012

  • Morgan, P. (2012). Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and homosexuality in the Weimar Republic. Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 111(1), 48-65.
  • Morgan, P. (2012). Ismail Kadare e l'orientalismo albanese. In Alessandra Scarsella and Giuseppina Turano (Eds.), La Scrittura Obliqua di Ismail Kadare, (pp. 31-46). Venice, Italy: Granviale Editori.

2011

  • Morgan, P. (2011). Greek Civilisation as a Theme of Dissidence in the Work of Ismail Kadare. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15, 16-32.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Ismail Kadare's Inner Emigration. In Sara Jones and Meesha Nehru (Eds.), Writing under Socialism, (pp. 131-142). Nottingham, UK: Critical, Cultural and Communications (CCC) Press.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Literature and Witnessing. In Deiters, Franz-Josef; Fliethmann, Axel; Weller Christiane (Eds.), Groteske Moderne - Moderne Groteske, (pp. 285-304). St. Ingbert: Roehrig Universitaetsverlag GmbH.
  • Morgan, P. (2011). Sacrifice, Modernite et perte dans Le Pont aux trois arches de Kadare [Sacrifice, modernity and loss in the "Three-Arched Bridge" by Kadare]. In Ariane Eissen and Veronique Gely (Eds.), Lectures dIsmail Kadare [Readings of Ismail Kadare], (pp. 195-210). Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest.

2010

  • Morgan, P. (2010). Ismail Kadare: The Writer and the Dictatorship, 1957-1990 (Legenda Main Series). Leeds, United Kingdom: Legenda.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). Ismail Kadare: Writing under Dictatorship. Arts: the Proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 32, 69-88.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). The Wrong Side of History: Albania's Greco-Illyrian Heritage in Ismail Kadare's 'Aeschylus or the Great Loser'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14(2010), 92-111.
  • Morgan, P. (2010). Translation and Dictatorship: The Case of Ismail Kadare. The AALITRA Review - A Journal of Literary Translation, 2(November 2010), 37-41.

2009

  • Morgan, P. (2009). "Your Story is now My Story": The Ethics of Narration in Grass and Sebald. Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur, 101(2), 86-106.
  • Morgan, P. (2009). Kadare after Communism: Albania, the Balkans, and Europe in the Post-1990 Work of Ismail Kadare. In Christian Moraru (Eds.), Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imaginary: East European Monographs #754, (pp. 137-167). United States: Columbia University Press.
  • Morgan, P. (2009). Literature and National Redemption in W.G. Sebald's "On the Natural History of Destruction". In Gerhard Fischer (Eds.), W.G. Sebald: Schreiben ex patria / Expatriate Writing: Volume 72 of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik, (pp. 213-232). United States: Rodopi.

2008

  • Morgan, P. (2008). Ismail Kadaré's The Shadow Literature, Dissidence, and Albanian Identity. East European Politics and Societies, 22(2), 402-424.
  • Morgan, P. (2008). The Failure to Invent the Truth: W.G. Sebald's Critique of West German Literature. Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, 1, 35-52.

2007

  • Morgan, P. (2007). "Die Heimat meiner Seele": The Significance of Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina for Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus. In Christine Magerski, Robert Ian Savage, Christiane Weller (Eds.), Moderne Begreifen: zur Paradoxie eines sozio-ästhetischen Deutungsmusters, (pp. 205-220). Germany: DUV verlag.
  • Morgan, P. (2007). Consequences of Secondary Literature Study at University Level. Directions in Education, 16(14).

2006

  • Morgan, P. (2006). Ismail Kadare: Modern Homer or Albanian Dissident? World Literature Today, 80(5), 7-11.
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Kadare - një Homer modern. Studia Albanica, 62, 102-105.
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Kadare, një Homer modern. Shekulli (The Century), 10.
  • Morgan, P. (2006). Paradigm Change in European Studies in Australia. In Axel Fliethmann, Christine Weller (Eds.), Tendenzen der internationalen Germanistik, (pp. 11-28). Sankt Augustin, Germany: Asgard Verlag.

2005

  • Morgan, P. (2005). Georges Kien and the 'Diagnosis of Delusion' in Elias Canetti's Die Blendung. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Volume 157. United States: Gale.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). Ismail Kadare: Creativity under Communism. The Australian Newspaper.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). Look Wider for Laureates. The Australian Newspaper.
  • Morgan, P. (2005). The Sign Of Saturn: Melancholy, Homelessness and Apocalypse in W.G. Sebald's Prose-Narratives. German Life and Letters, 58, 76-92.

2004

  • Morgan, P. (2004). Leslie Bodi: Literatur, Politik, Identität-Literature, Politics, Cultural Identity: Review. A U M L A, 102, 140-145.

2003

  • Morgan, P. (2003). The Spirit of the Place: Idyll as 'Imagined Community' in Goethe's Werther. A U M L A, (Special Issue) February, 42-55.

2002

  • Morgan, P. (2002). Ancient Names … Marked by Fate . Ethnicity and the "Man without Qualities" in Ismail Kadare's Palace of Dreams. The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 7(1), 45-60.
  • Morgan, P. (2002). Between Albanian Identity and Imperial Politics: Ismail Kadare's "The Palace of Dreams". Modern Language Review, 97(2), 365-379.

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