Professor Anthony Uhlmann

Professor Anthony Uhlmann

Director, Writing And Society Research Centre,
Writing And Society Research Centre

Professor,
Writing And Society Research Centre

Biography

Anthony Uhlmann has been Director of the Writing and Society Research Centre since 2012. He is the author of two monographs on Samuel Beckett: Beckett and Poststructuralism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), and Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). He also co-edited Arnold Geulincx's Ethics with Samuel Beckett's Notes (Leiden: Brill, 2006) and Beckett in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). He was the editor of the Journal of Beckett Studies from 2007 until 2013. HIs work focuses on the exchanges that take place between literature and philosophy and the way in which literature itself is a kind of thinking about the world. His most recent book is Thinking in LIterature: Joyce, Woolf, Nabokov (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). He co-founded the Australian University Heads of English in 2012 and was elected President of this body in 2013. He is currently working on two projects: one on the fiction of J. M. Coetzee and a second on Spinoza's influence on literary history and the importance of his philosophy to understandings of artistic practice. 

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MA Queen's University (Canada)
  • BA University of Sydney

Interests

  • Contemporary Literature
  • J. M. Coetzee
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • Modernist Literature
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Spinoza
  • The Value and Function of Literature

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Writing And Society Research Centre
  • Writing And Society Research Centre

Contact

Email: A.Uhlmann@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9368
Mobile:
Location: EQ.G.28
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101833 Research Methods in the Humanities - Part 1, 2014
  • 101836 World, 2014
  • 101840 Research Methods in the Humanities - Part 2, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Thinking in Literature: Joyce, Woolf, Nabokov', : Continuum International Publishing Group 9781441140562.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2008), 'Beckett and Poststructuralism', : Cambridge University Press 0521052432.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2006), 'Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image', : Cambridge Publishing 0521865204.
  • Geulincx, A., Van Ruler, H., Uhlmann, A. and Wilson, M. (2006), 'Arnold Geulincx Ethics With Samuel Beckett's Notes', : Brill Academic Publishers 9789004154674.

Chapters in Books

  • Uhlmann, A. (2018), 'The eyes of the mind : proportion in Spinoza, Swift, and Ibn Tufayl', Spinoza's Philosophy of Ratio, Edinburgh University Press 9781474420433.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2017), 'Creative intuition : Coetzee, Plato, Bergson, and Murnane', J. M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things, Bloomsbury Academic 9781501318627.
  • Rutherford, J. and Uhlmann, A. (2017), 'Introduction', J. M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things, Bloomsbury Academic 9781501318627.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2016), 'Suttree, Joyce, and Flaubert', Cormac McCarthy's Borders and Landscapes, Bloomsbury 9781501319112.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2015), 'Beckett's intertexts', The New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett, Cambridge University Press 9781107427815.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2015), 'Ideas in Beckett and Deleuze', Deleuze and Beckett, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137481139.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2014), 'Thinking with the world : Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello', Mindful Aesthetics : Literature and the Science of the Mind, Bloomsbury 9781441102867.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2014), 'Beckett, Duthuit and ongoing dialogue', The Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts, Edinburgh University Press 9780748675685.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2014), 'Essays critical and clinical : the book as a 'whole'', Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Academic 9781623563493.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2013), 'Staging plays', Samuel Beckett in Context, Cambridge University Press 9781107017030.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2013), 'Introduction', Samuel Beckett in Context, Cambridge University Press 9781107017030.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2012), 'Le berceau et la berceuse (The cradle and the rocking chair)', Notes de Beckett sur Geulincx, Les Solitaires Intempestifs 9782846813501.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Cap au pire et le desir d'en avoir fini', Samuel Beckett 1: L'ascese du Sujet (=Samuel Beckett 1: The Asceticism of the Subject), Minard: Lettres Modernes 9782256911620.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Realism and Intertextuality in Coetzee's Foe', Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction, Continuum International Publishing Group 9781441105301.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Deleuze, Ethics, Ethology, and Art', Deleuze and Ethics, Edinburgh University Press 9780748641161.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Spinoza, Ratiocination, and Art', Spinoza Now, University of Minnesota Press 9780816672806.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2010), 'Beckett and Philosophy', A Companion to Samuel Beckett, Wiley-Blackwell 9781405158695.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2010), 'Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury Aesthetics', The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, Edinburgh University Press 9780748635528.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2010), 'The Symbol in Patrick White', Remembering Patrick White: Contemporary Critical Essays, Rodopi 9789042028494.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'The Sense of Jealousy in James Joyce's Exiles', Literature and Sensation, Cambridge Scholars Press 9781443801164.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Introduction', Literature and Sensation, Cambridge Scholars Press 9781443801164.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Expression and affect in Kleist, Beckett and Deleuze', Deleuze and Performance, Edinburgh University Press 9780748635047.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Deleuze, Leibniz, Proust and Beckett : thinking in literature', Beckett's Proust/Deleuze's Proust, Palgrave Macmillan 9780230201415.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Negative Allegory: Buning on Allegory and the Via Negativa', Where Never Before: Beckett's Poetics of Elsewhere, La poetique de l'ailleurs, Rodopi 9789042028142.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2008), 'Withholding Assent: Beckett in the Light of Stoic Ethics', Beckett and Ethics, Continuum International Publishing Group 9780826498366.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2008), 'Image and Disposition in Beckett's Late Plays', Borderless Beckett/Beckett sans frontieres, Rodopi Press 9789042023932.
  • Uhlmann, A. and Gontarski, S. (2006), 'Afterimages: Introducing Beckett's Ghosts', Beckett after Beckett, University Press of Florida 9780813029092.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2006), 'Samuel Beckett and the Occluded Image', Beckett after Beckett, University Press of Florida 9780813029092.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2006), 'L'Image de la Pensee: Cogito Nescio', Presence de Samuel Beckett (Presence of Samuel Beckett), Rodopi 9042021179.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2004), 'A Fragment of a Vitagraph: Hiding and Revealing in Beckett, Geulincx, and Descartes', After Beckett/D'apr'es Beckett, Rodopi Press 9042019727.
  • Uhlmann, A., Houppermans, S. and Clement, B. (2004), 'Introduction/ Avant Propos', After Beckett/D'Apr'es Beckett, Rodopi Press 9042019727.

Journal Articles

  • Jewell, M., Morley, R. and Uhlmann, A. (2019), 'New writing in an aged care setting', New Writing, vol 16, no 2 , pp 206 - 219.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2019), 'Spinoza, aesthetics, and Percy Shelley's 'A Defence of Poetry'', Textual Practice, vol 33, no 5 , pp 721 - 738.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2017), 'Denaturing knowledge in Texts for Nothing', Samuel Beckett Today - Aujourd'hui, vol 29, no 1 , pp 117 - 125.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2017), 'Approaches to the (Beckett) archives : Popper, Coetzee, and scientific validity', Journal of Beckett Studies, vol 26, no 1 , pp 103 - 117.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2016), 'Dusklands and the meaning of method', Textual Practice, vol 30, no 3 , pp 399 - 415.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2016), 'Process and method in Waiting for the Barbarians', Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol 58, no 4 , pp 435 - 450.
  • Macris, A. and Uhlmann, A. (2015), 'Perception and sensation in the capital novels : representing the city in literature', Axon: Creative Explorations, vol 5, no 1 .
  • Uhlmann, A. (2015), 'Silence and sound in the sentences of Gerald Murnane's A Million Windows', Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Uhlmann, A. (2015), 'Cap au pire, Parmenide et la limite', Roman 20-50, vol 60 , pp 121 - 131.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2014), 'Excess as Ek-stasis Coetzee's the Master of Petersburg and Giving Offense', Comparatist, vol 38 , pp 54 - 69.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2013), 'Where literary studies is, and what it does', Australian Literary Studies, vol 28, no 1-2 , pp 98 - 110.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2013), 'Signs for the soul', Sydney Review of Books, .
  • Uhlmann, A. (2012), 'J. M. Coetzee and the uses of anachronism in Summertime', Textual Practice, vol 26, no 4 , pp 747 - 761.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2012), 'Allegorie et via negativa dans l'uvre de Samuel Beckett', Litterture, vol 167 , pp 41 - 50.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2011), 'Worstward Ho, Parmenides, Badiou and the Limit', Journal of Beckett Studies, vol 20, no 1 , pp 78 - 95.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Try what? I don't know. To continue', The Journal of Beckett Studies, vol 17, no 1-2 .
  • Uhlmann, A. (2009), 'Beckett at 100: Revolving it All (review)', M O D E R N I S M / modernity, vol 16, no 1 , pp 191 - 192.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2004), 'Image and Intuition in Beckett's "Film"', SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, vol 33, no 2 , pp 90 - 106.
  • Uhlmann, A. (2004), 'Representation and Presentation: the Deleuzian image', ANGELAKI: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol 9, no 3 , pp 187 - 197.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Saint Antony in His Desert', Published Work

Current Projects

Title: Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann, Alexis Wright, Ben Etherington and Gail Jones
Years: 2017-03-15 - 2020-08-31
ID: P00023265
Title: Spinoza and Literature for Life: a Practical Theory of Art [via USYD]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2017-02-16 - 2020-02-15
ID: P00023213
Title: Creating Literature in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • Crown Resorts Foundation
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2016-12-01 - 2020-01-18
ID: P00023562

Previous Projects

Title: In Restrospect: A Digital Resource of Nineteenth-Century Australian Women Writers
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Tracy Olverson and Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2013-09-09 - 2015-02-28
ID: P00021742
Title: 'Vladimir Nabokov and Thomas Pynchon: Temporal Affinities'
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: James Gourley and Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2013-09-09 - 2014-11-09
ID: P00021740
Title: Samuel Beckett and the Ethics of Arnold Geulinex
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2003-12-31
ID: P0009376
Title: The image and the cliche: Literature as a way of thinking
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2004-03-28 - 2005-03-27
ID: P0014012
Title: Beckett Editing Project
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2007-06-05 - 2008-06-04
ID: P0015654
Title: The Image of Thought: Literature as a way of thinking (DP0559731)
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2005-01-18 - 2008-03-31
ID: P0009956
Title: WestWords Young People's Literature Project
Funder:
  • Westwords Limited
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2016-03-17 - 2016-11-18
ID: P00024278
Title: China Australia Literary Forum 3
Funder:
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2015-11-03 - 2016-09-23
ID: P00022979
Title: Ageing Creatively: Creative Writing as a Tool for Healthy Ageing
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann, Paul Arthur, Christopher Davis, Denis Burnham, Esther Chang, Jason Ensor, Rachel Hendery, Rachel Morley and Melinda Jewell
Years: 2015-03-01 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00022526
Title: Spinoza and Narrative
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann and Kiarina Kordela
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2012-04-30
ID: P00019557
Title: J.M. Coetzee and Making Sense in Literature
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anthony Uhlmann
Years: 2014-05-06 - 2017-05-05
ID: P00021493

Supervision

Professor Uhlmann is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Solitary and Starlit: Wandering in the Works of Cormac McCarthy
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Mapping Monsters: Deleuze/Guattari/Mandelbrot and the question of Nature.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Youth and Decay in the Novels of Charles Dickens
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: From Robert Frost to Cognitive Poetics: A Theory of Poetic Experience
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: So Many Selves
Field of Research: Creative Arts
Thesis Title: The composition of James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man".
Field of Research: Literature
Thesis Title: Becoming Angel: Subtle Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics
Field of Research: Fine Arts
Thesis Title: The Secular Wood: Literary Criticism in the Public Sphere
Field of Research: Literature
Thesis Title: "The Pure Event"-Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo
Field of Research: Studies In Human Society Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Gestural Sense: Art, Neuroscience and Linguistic Embodiment
Field of Research: Studies In Human Society Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: "Just Enough Still to Joy": Beckett, Lacan and the Jouissance of Writing a Little Real
Field of Research: Literature; Other Creative Arts

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