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. Research areas include world literature, German and European literature and Intellectual History and Gay literature.

Recent publications include “Transnationalism from a Europeanist’s Perspective” (Journal of European Studies 2017), Text, Translation, Transnationalism: World Literature in 21st Century Australia (editor, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly, 2016), “The European Origins of Albania in Ismail Kadare’s The File on H” (in Continental Fictions, ed. Andrew Hammond. London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016), 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), "Translating the World: Literature and Re-Connection from Goethe to Gao", (Revue de Littérature comparée, 2013).

Current research and writing interests include world literature theory, 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
  • World Literature Theory

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. Volume 2 of a comprehensive study of the Albanian writer’s life and works.
  • Homosexual Masculinity and the European Modernist Novel.
  • The Impace of World Literature Theory on National Literature Paradigms.

Associations

University and Community

  • Director of the European Studies Program, University of Sydney
  • President, German Studies Association of Australia (GSAA)
  • Vice-President, Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA)
  • 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, UWA, 2006
  • Acting Head, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney, 2011

 

Professional journal editorial boards

  • Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES)
  • Advisory Board, Journal of European Studies
  • Advisory Board, Oxford German Studies
  • Editorial Board, Essays in French Literature and Cultural Studies (EFLaCS)
  • Editorial Board, Transpositionen - Studien zur deutschen Literatur, Philosophie und Kultur
  • Advisory Board, Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch für germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft / Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural 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. Leeds, United Kingdom: Maney Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Morgan, P. (2016). Text, Translation, Transnationalism: World Literature in 21st Century Australia. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Morgan, P. (2016). Introduction: World Literature Studies and the Transnational Turn. In Peter Morgan (Eds.), Text, Translation, Transnationalism: World Literature in 21st Century Australia, (pp. 1-30). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Morgan, P. (2016). The European Origins of Albania in Ismail Kadare�s. In Andrew Hammond (Eds.), The Novel and Europe, (pp. 101-113). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • 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 Imagination, (pp. 137-167). New York, 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, (pp. 213-229). Amsterdam: 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). Stefan George's War: The End of the Homoerotic Dream. Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch fur germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft (Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies), 7(2014), 219-244.
  • 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 Litterature Comparee, 345(1), 63-79.
  • Morgan, P. (2012). Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and homosexuality in the Weimar Republic. Thesis Eleven, 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), 186-206.
  • 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. AUMLA, 102, 140-145.
  • Morgan, P. (2003). The Spirit of the Place: Idyll as 'Imagined Community' in Goethe's Werther. AUMLA, (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.

2016

  • Morgan, P. (2016). Introduction: World Literature Studies and the Transnational Turn. In Peter Morgan (Eds.), Text, Translation, Transnationalism: World Literature in 21st Century Australia, (pp. 1-30). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Morgan, P. (2016). Text, Translation, Transnationalism: World Literature in 21st Century Australia. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Morgan, P. (2016). The European Origins of Albania in Ismail Kadare�s. In Andrew Hammond (Eds.), The Novel and Europe, (pp. 101-113). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2014

  • Morgan, P. (2014). Stefan George's War: The End of the Homoerotic Dream. Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch fur germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft (Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies), 7(2014), 219-244.
  • 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 Litterature Comparee, 345(1), 63-79.

2012

  • Morgan, P. (2012). Coming out in Weimar: Crisis and homosexuality in the Weimar Republic. Thesis Eleven, 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. Leeds, United Kingdom: Maney Publishing.
  • 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), 186-206.
  • 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 Imagination, (pp. 137-167). New York, 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, (pp. 213-229). Amsterdam: 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. AUMLA, 102, 140-145.

2003

  • Morgan, P. (2003). The Spirit of the Place: Idyll as 'Imagined Community' in Goethe's Werther. AUMLA, (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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