Associate Professor Chris Fleming

Associate Professor Chris Fleming

Biography

Dr Chris Fleming is currently Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and Member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He has taught and conducted research at numerous universities in Australia and overseas, including the University of New South Wales, Sydney University, the University of Technology, and has been Visiting Fellow in French and Francophone Studies at UCLA and in the School of Romance Languages at Stanford University. He has written widely on issues of culture, philosophy, and religion, has worked as a French translator, and is the author or editor of five books, including René Girard: Violence and Mimesis (London and New York: Polity, 2004) and Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2014) (co-authored with Emma A. Jane). His translation of the first volume of René Girard's correspondence was released by Bloomsbury in 2016.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Fleming.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury
  • BA University of New South Wales
  • BEd University of New South Wales

Awards

  • Hawkesbury Postgraduate Award 1995-06-14
  • Australian Postgraduate Award 1994-11-01

Interests

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Theory
  • Imitation
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Violence
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics

Contact

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Phone: (02) 9772 6413
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Location: 7.G.12
Bankstown
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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100846 Analytical Reading and Writing, 2014
  • 101010 What is the Human?, 2016
  • 101881 Philosophy and the Good Life, 2015
  • SS216A What is the Human?, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Jane, E. and Fleming, C. (2014), 'Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid', : Bloomsbury 9781623560911.
  • Fleming, C. (2004), 'Rene Girard: Violence and Mimesis', : Polity 0745629482.

Chapters in Books

  • Cowdell, S., Fleming, C., Hodge, J. and Moosbrugger, M. (2016), 'Editor's introduction', Rene Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991, Bloomsbury Academic 9781501320477.
  • Fleming, C. (2015), 'The apocalypse will not be televised', Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred. Volume 3, Bloomsbury Academic 9781628924640.
  • Fleming, C. (2014), 'Mimesis, violence, and the sacred : an overview of the thought of Rene Girard', Violence, Desire, and the Sacred. Volume 2, Rene Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, and Literature, Bloomsbury 9781623561963.
  • Fleming, C., Cowdell, S. and Hodge, J. (2014), 'Glossary of Key Girardian terms', Violence, Desire, and the Sacred. Volume 2, Rene Girard and Sacrifice in Life, Love, and Literature., Bloomsbury Academic 9781623561963.
  • Cowdell, S., Hodge, J. and Fleming, C. (2012), 'Introduction', Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines, Continuum 9781441194015.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2012), 'Nietzsche, the last atheist', Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines, Continuum 9781441194015.
  • Fleming, C., Cowdell, S. and Hodge, J. (2012), 'Glossary of key Girardian terms', Violence, Desire and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines, Continuum 9781441194015.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2011), 'Delusions of agency : Kafka, imprisonment, and modern victimhood', Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka's Cages, Palgrave Macmillan 9780230113428.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2007), 'What is the Human', The Originary Hypothesis: A Minimal Proposal for Humanistic Inquiry, The Davies Publishing Group 9781888570366.

Journal Articles

  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2016), 'Paganism : promising promises and resentful results', Anthropoetics, vol 21, no 2 .
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2014), '"Revolution!" : the rhetoric of exclamation', Anthropoetics, vol 19, no 2 .
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2012), 'Revolution, rupture, rhetoric', Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol 38, no 1 , pp 39 - 57.
  • O'Carroll, J. and Fleming, C. (2011), 'The Dying of the Epic', Anthropoetics, vol 16, no 2 .
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2010), 'The Art of the Hoax', Parallax, vol 16, no 4 , pp 45 - 59.
  • Fleming, C. (2010), 'Scene, not herd : the evanescent underground', Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, vol 30, no 2 , pp 23 - 25.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2009), 'Originary Economics and the Genesis of Advertising', Anthropoetics, vol 15, no 1 .
  • O'Carroll, J. and Fleming, C. (2009), 'Is Nothing Sacred? Privatization and the Person', Nebula, vol 6, no 3 , pp 100 - 120.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2008), 'A modern itinerary : keynotes in the search for meaning', Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, vol 42, no 2 , pp 19 - 24.
  • O'Carroll, J. and Fleming, C. (2007), 'Towards a New Cultural Studies', Anthropoetics, vol 13, no 1 .
  • O'Carroll, J. and Fleming, C. (2006), 'God and Phenomenology : Re-reading Jean-Luc Marion', Compass, vol 40, no 3 , pp 36 - 42.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2005), 'In memoriam: Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)', ANTHROPOLOGICAL QUARTERLY, vol 78, no 1 , pp 137 - 150.
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2005), 'Romanticism', Anthropoetics, vol 11 .
  • Fleming, C. and O'Carroll, J. (2004), 'Understanding Anti-Americanism', Anthropoetics - The Journal of Generative Anthropology, vol 9, no 2 .
  • O'Carroll, J. and Fleming, C. (2003), 'Notes on Generative Anthropology: Towards an Ethics of the Hypothesis', Anthropoetics - The Journal of Generative Anthropology, vol 8, no 2 .
  • Fleming, C. (2002), 'Performance as Guerrilla Ontology: The Case of Stelarc', Body & Society, vol 8, no 3 , pp 95 - 109.
  • Fleming, C. (2002), 'Mimesis and Violence: An Introduction to the Work of Rene Girard', Australian Religion Studies Review, vol 15, no 1 , pp 57 - 72.
  • Fleming, C. (2002), 'Performance and Madness: Modes of Correction and the Theatrical Ruse (Note: This article actually appeared in 2003, but has as its date '2001'; because I did not register it during the previous year, I was told that I could submit it this round).', Modern Drama, vol 64, no 4 , pp 383 - 397.
  • Fleming, C. and Goodall, J. (2002), 'Dangerous Darwin', Public Understanding of Science, vol 11, no 3 , pp 259 - 271.
  • Fleming, C. (2001), 'Mad or Just Acting? Insanity and Theatricalisation', Griffith Law Review, vol 10, no 2 , pp 279 - 293.

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'JNKMLE: An Arithmetically Inaccurate Internet Sonata in Four (Or So) Parts', Published Work
  • 2015, 'On drugs. Part II', Published Work
  • 2015, 'On drugs. Part I', Published Work

Dr Chris Fleming's research centers on questions of violence, human desire, and cultural order.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Fleming.

Supervision

Associate Professor Fleming is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Tortured Bodies: Narratives on the War on Terror
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Thesis Title: "Sorry" Seems to be the Hardest Word: A Phenomenological Exposition of the Communal Apology
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Thesis Title: An Originary Analysis of Friedrich Nietzsche
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Future of the Human Body
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Socratic Order and Nietzschean Disorder: Examining the Impact of Two Influential Traditions
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Religious Reasons in the Political Public Sphere: A Reinterpretation of Rawlsian Political Liberalism
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Time and Teleology? An Investigation into the Cause of Temporal Sequence
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: "Sorry" Seems to be the Hardest Word: A Phenomenological Exposition of the Communal Apology
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: The Influence of You Shall Not Murder on Paul's Ethics in Romans and 1 Corinthians
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis Title: Rainer Maria Rilke: Bearing Witness
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis Title: The Act of Knowing: Rudolf Steiner and the Neo-Kantian Tradition
Field of Research: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Thesis Title: Resistance and its Limits in Consumer Society
Field of Research: LITERATURE; COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES NEC; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Thesis Title: The Un-Islamic History of the Muslim Past.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effect of Cultural Assumptions of Liberalism on Multicultural Theory and Policy
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: If This Is the World: Writing Torture, Affect and Power in the War on Terror
Field of Research: LITERATURE; PHILOSOPHY; WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Media

Title: Flat Earthers
Description: Interview on The Project (Channel 10)
Title: The Rapper Versus the Astrophysicist
Description: Interview with Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast about conspiracy theory
Title: Conspiracy Theories and the importance of being Paranoid
Description: Interview on the ABC on conspiracy theory.
Title: The Conversation
Description: Articles in The Conversation
Title: Articles for RIA Novosti
Description: Articles written for RIA Novosti and syndicated in the New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post, and The Age.
Title: Scapegoats and sacrifices
Description: Interview with Dr Fleming on ABC Radio National

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