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Professor Jennifer Rutherford

Jennifer Rutherford
Director - JM Coetzee Ctre for Creative Prac
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts

My research traverses empirical sociological research, social and psychoanalytic theoretical research, literary criticism, cultural analysis, and creative production in both verbal and visual forms. I create interdisciplinary work that fuses the Humanities and Social Sciences and that experiments with writing and visual representation. I am interested in narrative, memory and place-making; in the slowness and inertia of cultures and subjects in times of great change; in the way individuals and communities dwell in, and through, the traumas that shape them, and in the role that artists and writers play as conduits for change. Psychoanalysis informs much of what I do, as does the troubled history of colonial race–relations. I am teased by the idea that theory can be performed, that acadmic discourse need not be anchored in stale genres, and that the university might still be a place of excitement.

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Professor Jennifer Rutherford

My research traverses empirical sociological research, social and psychoanalytic theoretical research, literary criticism, cultural analysis, and creative production in both verbal and visual forms. I create interdisciplinary work that fuses the Humanities and Social Sciences and that experiments with writing and visual representation. I am interested in narrative, memory and place-making; in the slowness and inertia of cultures and subjects in times of great change; in the way individuals and communities dwell in, and through, the traumas that shape them, and in the role that artists and writers play as conduits for change. Psychoanalysis informs much of what I do, as does the troubled history of colonial race–relations. I am teased by the idea that theory can be performed, that acadmic discourse need not be anchored in stale genres, and that the university might still be a place of excitement.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Professor (Sociology and Literature), Director, JMCCCP Adelaide University
2014 - 2015 Director, Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations, and Cultural Transformations University of South Australia
2013 - 2015 Deputy Director, Hawke Research Institute University of South Australia
2010 - 2013 Head of Department (Sociology) and Associate Professor (Social Theory) Flinders University
2006 - 2010 Senior Lecturer (English Literary Studies) Melbourne University
2003 - 2005 Senior Lecturer (Cultural Studies) Macquarie University
1998 - 2000 Macquarie University Research Fellow (Cultural Studies) Macquarie University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2014 Award Lead Researcher/Director University of South Australia 1,5million
2014 Distinction Public Lecture Trinity College Dublin Ireland
2014 Invitation Visiting Fellowship Trinity College Dublin Ireland
2013 Achievement Director, National Asylum Summit University of South Australia Australia

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1988 - 1997 University of New South Wales Australia PhD
1977 Newcastle University Australia BA
ÉHÉSS France D.E.A
Macquarie Universitity Australia Hons First Class

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
1989 - 1992 Psychoanalytic Training: École de la Cause Freudienne/Institut du Champ freudien, Paris France

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Rutherford, J. (2018). The Analyst's Laugh. Double Dialogues, 5(19).
2018 Rutherford, J. (2018). Greyson (excerpt from Méren, Me, My Brothers and I). Westerly, 2(6), 50-56.
2018 Rutherford, J. (2018). House of Flowers. Double Dialogues: Interlude: 20 years of Double Dialogue, 19-20(19-20).
2015 Rutherford, J. (2015). Sanja Bahun: Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Counter Mourning. MLN, 130(5).
2015 Rutherford, J. (2015). (Post)apartheid conditions: psychoanalysis and social formation: slip-side of the good: Derek Hook's post-apartheid conditions. African Identities, 13(1), 92-94.
DOI
2014 Rutherford, J. (2014). The Inside Outsiders. Sydney Review of Books.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). The After Silence of the Son/G. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 33(1), 3-18.
DOI
2008 Rutherford, J. (2008). Hansonella: The Morphology of a Modern Folk Tale. Transtext(e)s Transcultures 跨文本跨文化, (4), 114-129.
DOI
2008 Rutherford, J. (2008). Flaubert in the Garden: Brian Castro's Melancholy Encryptions. HEAT, 18, 79-96.
2008 Rutherford, J. (2008). Melancholy and the Magpie: Coetzee's Amoro-Dolorous Duo. Kunapipi: journal of postcolonial writing, 2.
2007 Rutherford, J. (2007). Melancholy Secrets: Rosa Praed's Encrypted Father. Double Dialogues, (8).
2006 Rutherford, J. (2006). Clay, Cloth, Corps. Double Dialogues, (6).
2006 Rutherford, J. (2006). It is Forbidden. Australian Universities' Review, 48(2).

Books

Year Citation
2017 Rutherford, J., & Uhlman, A. (Eds.) (2017). J.M.Coetzee The Childhood of Jesus: the Ethics of Words and Things. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
2017 Rutherford, J., & Uhlman, A. (Eds.) (2017). J.M.Coetzee The Childhood of Jesus: the Ethics of Words and Things. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
2013 Rutherford, J. (2013). Zombies. United Kingdom: Routledge.
2010 Holloway, B., & Rutherford, J. (Eds.) (2010). Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces. Perth: University of Western Australia Press.
2010 Holloway, B., & Rutherford, J. (Eds.) (2010). Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces. Perth: University of Western Australia Press.
2006 Rutherford, J. (Ed.) (2006). Shared Space; Brokered Time: The Work of Paul Carter (Vol. 2).

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Rutherford, J., & Uhlmann, A. (2017). 357866 - Introduction. In J. Rutherford, & A. Uhlmann (Eds.), J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things (pp. 1-5). London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
2017 Rutherford, J., & Uhlmann, A. (2017). 357866 - Introduction. In J. Rutherford, & A. Uhlmann (Eds.), J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things (pp. 1-5). London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
2017 Rutherford, J. (2017). Thinking Through Shit in The Childhood of Jesus. In J. Rutherford, & A. Uhlman (Eds.), J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things (pp. 59-81). New York: Bloomsbury.
2017 Rutherford, J. (2017). Thinking Through Shit in The Childhood of Jesus. In J. Rutherford, & A. Uhlman (Eds.), J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things (pp. 59-81). New York: Bloomsbury.
2016 Rutherford, J. (2016). "Washed clean": The forgotten journeys of future maritime arrivals in J.M. Coetzee's Estralia. In L. Mannik (Ed.), Migration By Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion, and Survival (1 ed., pp. 101-115). New York ; Oxford: Berghahn Books.
2014 Crouch, D., & Rutherford, J. (2014). Social and cultural theory and literature. In A. Elliott (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory (pp. 278-298). Abingdon & New York: Routledge.
DOI
2014 Crouch, D., & Rutherford, J. (2014). Reading and reception. In A. Elliott (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory (pp. 358-374). Abingdon & New York: Routledge.
DOI
2011 Rutherford, J. (2011). The secret of the father in the colonial secret: Rosa Praed's 'weird melancholy'. In M. Middeke, & C. Wald (Eds.), The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern (pp. 160-172). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
DOI
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). "Kairos for a Wounded Country". In J. Rutherford, & B. Holloway (Eds.), Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces (pp. 1-11). Perth: University of Western Australia Press.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). "Undwelling; Or reading Bachelard in Australia". In J. Rutherford, & B. Holloway (Eds.), Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces (pp. 113-125). Perth: University of Western Australia Press.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). "Homo Nullius: The Politics of Pessimism in Patrick White's Tree of Man". In E. McMahon, & B. Olubus (Eds.), Remembering Patrick White: Contemporary Critical Essays in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English (Vol. 128). Rudopi.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2011 Rutherford, J. (2011). Fauchery’s Ruins: A Story in Fragments (Keynote Lecture). Poster session presented at the meeting of Identités, Images, Représentations,. Université de la Rochelle, France.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). Future, Stories, Intimate Histories (Keynote Lecture). Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Critical Race and Whiteness National conference. Adelaide.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). Keynote Lecture. Poster session presented at the meeting of Law, Psychoanalysis and the Question of Gender Symposium. Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Live Performance of Creative Works

Year Citation
2017 Rutherford, J. (2017). April in Kumrovec (No. Of Pieces: 10 pages) [Performance]. Online: Double Dialogues.
2013 Rutherford, J. (2013). The Zombie Century (No. Of Pieces: 30 minute performance) [Performance]. Performed University of South pacific, Suva.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2017 Publication status: Published
Title: "House of Flowers"
Authors: Rutherford J, Rutherford J
Editors: Goldsworthy A
ISBN-13: 9781925435924
ISBN-10: 192543592X
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication date: 6 November 2017
Edition: 1
Pagination: 204-214
Extent: 27
Abstract: A hybrid essay using literary techniques such as digression, ambiguity, condensation, imagery and tone to develop a dense and polyphonic work exploring how trauma plays out across subjects, texts families and histories in intimate ways
Keywords: Literary Collections
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 18 December 2017

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2014 Rutherford, J. (2014). "Uncertain States" (No. Of Pieces: catalogue essay for exhibition with over 1,000 viewers/ widespread media coverage) [Exhibition]. Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, University of South Australia: Hawke Research Institute.
2014 Rutherford, J. (2014). Traverses: J.M. Coetzee in the World (No. Of Pieces: Catalogue Essay - two pages) [Exhibition]. South Australia: University of South Australia.
2014 Rutherford, J. (2014). The Future of the Book (No. Of Pieces: Catalogue Essay - two pages) [Exhibition]. Adelaide, South Australia: SASA Gallery - University of South Australia.
2013 Rutherford, J. (2013). National Asylum Summit (No. Of Pieces: 15) [Exhibition]. Adelaide, Australia: University of South Australia.
2013 Rutherford, J. (2013). National Asylum Summit (No. Of Pieces: 15) [Exhibition]. Adelaide, Australia: University of South Australia.
2010 Rutherford, J. (2010). Halfway House: A Poetics of Australian Space (No. Of Pieces: Two exhibitions and catalogue essay) [Exhibition]. Sydney and Melbourne.

Software

Year Citation
2015 Rutherford, J., Harms, L., Jenkins, A., & Horanyi, R. (2015). Traverses: J.M.Coetzee in the World [Mobile Application].

EU Centre for Global Affairs Project: H20 - Life and Death. Role: CI. Partner CI: Camille Rouliere ($4, 000 awarded)

EU Centre for Global Affairs Research Project - "Myth, Nationalism and the New Populism" ($2, 500 awarded)

Grants submitted

Submitted Feb 2017: EAC/A03/2016: European Union Erasmus Plus, Jean Monnet Network application. Role: Lead CI: (partner CIs:  A/Prof Peter Arnds, Trinity College Dublin; Professor Manuel Losada, University of Complutense, Madrid, Professor Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow). Amount Requested: 300,000 Euro.

 

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor The effects of creativity on neuroplasticity and cognition in adults with post-traumatic stress disorder Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tanya Jane Duckworth
2018 Principal Supervisor From Dogeaters to Illustrado: Eluding the Exotic in the Filipino Novel in English Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Glenn Lappay Diaz
2018 Principal Supervisor A Prose Fiction Project on Colonel William Light Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lyn Dickens
2018 Principal Supervisor 'Conversations' - The Impact of The Use of Cross-Disciplinary Art Forms on The Performance Outcome of A New Music Theatre Work Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Cheryl Kaye Pickering
2017 Co-Supervisor Life and poetry of Foragh Farrokhzad Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hossein Asgari
2015 Principal Supervisor The construction of place through music, and particularly the evolution of a cultural landscape through songs, in the Lower Murray region since the beginning of Colonisation Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Camille Marie Eugenie Rouliere

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Confronting the Dark: Representations of Death in Australian Fiction and 'The Art of Dying' Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Karen Maree Rees
2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Necrophile Self: Contemporary Attitudes Towards Death and Its New Visibility Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Tamara Tatjana Waraschinski
2009 - 2011 External Supervisor Desire and Its Disastrous Results: Re-Examining Morality and Ambivalence in the Literature of Feminine Masochism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Maya Linden

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2015 - 2015 Advisory Board Member Samstag University of South Australia Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2016 Advisory Board Member Scientific Committee research team IDEA (interdisciplinary english studies) Nancy University France
2015 - ongoing Member French Consortium: France in SA Alliance Francaise Australia

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION/ SOCIOLOGY OF ARTS RESEARCH GROUP/ SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS RESEARCH GROUP
2015 - ongoing Member POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION
2015 - ongoing Member PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION United Kingdom
2015 - ongoing Board Member CREATIVE FRANCE (SA)
2012 - ongoing Board Member DOUBLE DIALOGUES ART JOURNAL Australia
2012 - ongoing Board Member DIASPOLINKS
2010 - ongoing International visual Sociology Association

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2013 - ongoing Diaspolinks France

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Associate Editor Double Dialogues Deakin University Australia
2014 - ongoing Editor Antinomies Routledge United Kingdom
Position
Director - JM Coetzee Ctre for Creative Prac
Phone
83139165
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Schulz, floor 2
Room Number
2 09
Org Unit
Faculty of Arts

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