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List of former and current professors holding the Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Visiting Chair of Australian Literature

WiSe 2008/2009

Prof. Dr. Stephen Muecke, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Technology Sydney.

He is the author of

  • Joe in the Andamans and other fictocritical stories, Sydney 2008,
  • Ancient & Modern: time, culture and indigenous philosophy, Sydney 2004,
  • No Road (bitumen all the way), Fremantle 1997,
  • Textual Spaces: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies,  Sydney 1992,
  • Reading the Country (with Krim Benterrak and Paddy Roe) Fremantle 1984. 

Courses offered at the FU Berlin in WiSe 2008/2009 (see link).

WiSe 2009/2010

Professor Philip Mead BA (ANU) MA (La Trobe) PhD, DipEd (Melb)

Professor Philip Mead holds the Chair in Australian Literature (Australia’s second second dedicated appointment in this area) at the University of Western Australia. Professor Mead is the former Coordinator of English at the University of Tasmania and Lockie Fellow in Creative Writing and Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne. He was also poetry editor of the prestigious quarterly magazine Meanjin, founded in Brisbane in 1940 and credited with having introduced controversial writers such as Arthur Miller, Anais Nin, Ezra Pound and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to the Australian public. His research interests are in Australian poetry, Anglophone poetics, literary regionalism, national bibliography, representations of Australian space and Shakespearean heritage in Australia. As a Professor within UWA's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Philip Mead plays an important role in developing Australia's cultural and intellectual capital, enabling Australian literature to regain its place as a vibrant and vital component of the nation's cultural life.

Professor Mead has recently completed a monograph study of Australian poetry Networked Language: Culture and History in Australian Poetry (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008). He is currently completing an edited collection of statements in Australian poetics (with John Kinsella, Universityof Western Australia/Cambridge University). Other research projects include Tasmanian literary culture, literary regionalism, and monumental Shakespeare. 

Courses offered at the FU Berlin in WiSe 2009/2010 (see link).