Dr Chris Fleming
- Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise
- Awards and Recognition
- Professional Activities and Conference Presentations
- Contact Details
Dr Chris Fleming holds a BA/BEd with 1st Class Honours from the University of New South Wales and a PhD in Humanities from the University of Western Sydney. Before coming to UWS, Dr Fleming taught at the University of Technology and the University of New South Wales, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
He is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.
Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise
Philosophy; literary theory; cultural and social analysis.
Awards and Recognition
UWS Runner Up - Australian Lecturer of the Year (2008).
Australian Postgraduate Award (1995).
Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines. Ed. with Scott Cowdell and Joel Hodge. (Forthcoming - Continuum: New York and London, 2012).
Book Chapters and Articles
“Revolution, Rupture, Rhetoric,” Philosophy and Social Criticism (forthcoming Volume 38, Issue 1, 2012)
'Delusions of Agency: Kafka, Imprisonment, and Modern Victimhood' in A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis (eds.) Freedom and Confinement in Modernity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) 29-48.
“The Dying of the Epic.” Anthropoetics 16.2 (Spring 2011). (With John O'Carroll.)
“The Art of the Hoax,” Parallax 57 (2010): 45-59 (with John O’Carroll).
“Scene, Not Herd. The Evanescent Underground.” Artlink 30.2 (2010): 21-23.
"Originary Economics and the Genesis of Advertising.” Anthropoetics XV.1 (2009) (with John O’Carroll).
“Is Nothing Sacred? Privatization and the Person.” Nebula 6.3 (2009): 100-120 (with John O’Carroll).
"A Modern Itinerary: Keynotes in the Search for Meaning," Compass: A Review of Topical Theology 42.2 (2008): 19-24 (with John O'Carroll).
'What is the Human?' in Adam Katz (ed.) The Originary Hypothesis: A Minimal Proposal for Humanistic Inquiry (Aurora, Colorado: Davies Publishing Group, 2007) (ISBN 9781888570366).
"Diseases of the Thesis." Australian Universities Review 48.2 (2006): 30-1.
'Towards a New Cultural Studies' Anthropoetics 13.1 (2007) (with John O'Carroll).
'God and Phenomenology' Compass: A Review of Topical Theology 40.3 (2006): 36-42 (with John O'Carroll).
'Romanticism' Anthropoetics 11.1 (2005) (with John O'Carroll).
'In Memoriam: Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)' Anthropological Quarterly 78:1 (2005): 137-50 (Commissioned article).
'Understanding Anti-Americanism' Anthropoetics 9:2 (2004) (with John O'Carroll).
'Notes on Generative Anthropology: Towards an Ethics of the Hypothesis,' Anthropoetics 8:2 (2003) (with John O'Carroll).
'Dangerous Darwinism,' Public Understanding of Science, 11:3 (2002), pp. 259-271. (with Jane Goodall).
'Mimesis and Violence - An Introduction to the Thought of René Girard.' Australian Religion Studies Review, 15:1 (Autumn 2002), pp. 57-72.
'Performance as Guerilla Ontology: The Case of Stelarc.' Body and Society, 8:3 (2002), pp. 95-109.
'Mad or Just Acting? Insanity and Theatricalisation,' Griffith Law Review, 10:2 (2001), pp.279-293.
'Performance and Madness: Modes of Correction and the Theatrical Ruse.' Modern Drama, 44:4 (2001), pp. 383-97.
Review of Gabriel Almond, R. Scott Appleby, and Emmanuel Sivan, Strong Religion. Journal of Religious History 31.4 (2007): 473-4.
Review of Joshua Golding, Rationality and Religious Theism and Rodney D. Holder, God, the Multiverse, and Everything. Australian Religion Studies Review 19.1 (2006): 129-33.
"Symmetrical Modernities?" Review of Jane Bennett, The Enchantment of Modern Life and Simon During, Modern Enchantments. Cultural Studies Review 12.1 (2006): 234-9. (With John O'Carroll).
Review of Gerharrt and Russell, New Maps for Old: Explorations in Science and Religion. Australian Religious Studies Review 16.2 (2003): 178-9.
Review of Darren J.N. Middleton (ed.), God, Literature and Process Thought. Australian Religious Studies Review 16.2 (2003): 186-7.
Professional Activities and Conference Presentations
Manuscript assessor for Columbia University Press.
Reviewer for journals: Mortality; Australian Religion Studies Review; Body & Society; and Modern Drama.
Select Conference Presentations:
"Hallucinogens, Thought, and Writing." Conference paper given at Literature and Sensation: First Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Literature. July 13, 2007 at UWS Parramatta Campus.
"Auto-Critique and the West." Culture Fix: 2005 Cultural Studies National Conference at UTS, 25-26 November, 2005 (with John O'Carroll).
"Performing Cybernetics." Paper given at Performing Technologies Conference at the University of New South Wales, 5-6 July, 2001. Was also a panel discussant during a session entitled "Performing Technoscience."
"Madness, Agency, and the Law." Paper given at Of Languages and Laws: 10th International Conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia at the University of Technology, 7-9 July, 2000.
"Dangerous Ideas (and Some Horrid Doubts): The Anxieties of Neo-Darwinism" at the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science Conference at the University of Sydney, 28-30 June, 2000 (presented with Associate Professor Jane Goodall).
"Philosophy and Food" at the Food for Thought Conference at the University of New South Wales, 19-20 September, 1998.
"Reverse Colonial Paranoia" at the Social Justice/Social Judgement Conference at the University of Western Sydney, 25-26 April, 1997.
Select Invited Addresses and Talks:
"Paul and Faith." Talk to cast of Company B's theatre production of Howard Brenton's Paul (Belvoir Street Theatre. Dir. Wesley Enoch.) - 2/5/07.
"Fear." At Sydney Seminar for the Arts and Philosophy 7 at Sydney Grammar School, December 4, 2005.
"Misreading Modernity." Invited address at The Academy of the Word - Christian Scholarship Group. Sydney, 7 August 2004.
"Moral Authority in a Secular Society." Invited address at the Humanist Society, Humanist House (10 Shepherd St, Chippendale), 2 July 2004.
"Gil Bailie." Introductory address to Dr Gil Bailie's paper "The History of Hope and the Hope of History," July 18, 2003.
"Working and Thinking the Body." Introductory address to the conference and workshop Bodies Across Boundaries at the University of New South Wales, 28 April, 2001.
"Stelarc: Extra Ear / Exoskeleton / Avatars." Member of panel discussion on Robotics and Bio-Ethics at the Museum of Sydney, 20 February, 2000.