Geoff Rodoreda

Academic Staff
Institute of Literary Studies
English Literatures and Cultures


+49 711 685-83095

Keplerstr. 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 4.027

Office Hours

Tuesday, 18. February, 03,10. & 17. March 2020

Monday, 16. March 2020

11.00 - 13.00 Uhr

By appointment

Geoff Rodoreda studied Social and Political Theory, Media Theory and Journalism in the city he grew up in, Sydney, Australia. He was employed as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Adelaide, Sydney and Darwin before moving to Germany in 1996. Here, he has worked as a freelance journalist and editor. He joined the University of Stuttgart as a part-time lecturer (Lektor) in 2009. His PhD, an examination of postcolonial discourses in contemporary Australian fiction, was completed in 2016. It has been awarded the Association of Anglophone Postcolonial Studies prize for the best PhD, as well as the best dissertation award of the Association for Australian Studies. He teaches Sprachpraxis (language practice and acquisition) courses, as well as courses on the literatures and cultures of Australia, Africa, Ireland, and the UK. He is a member of the Australian Studies Association, the European Association for Studies of Australia, and the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies.

The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction. Peter Lang, 2018.

“Sovereignty, Mabo, and Indigenous Fiction.” Antipodes, vol. 31 no. 2, 2017, pp. 344-60.

“Walking the Land: Assertions of Sovereignty in Indigenous Narratives.” Nature and Environment of Australia, edited by Beate Neumeier, Boris Braun and Victoria Herche. KOALAS: Series of the Association for Australian Studies, vol. 14, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2018, pp. 163-75.

“Weal/th in the Land: Re-Imagining Indigenous Land Use in Australia.” Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction, edited by Helga Ramsey-Kurz and Melissa Kennedy, Brill Rodopi, 2018, pp. 189-206.

“Orality and Narrative Invention in Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, vol. 16 no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-13.

“Reading Mabo in Peter Goldsworthy’s Three Dog Night (2003).” The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, vol. 7 no. 2, 2016, pp. 15-29.

“The Darkest Aspect: Mabo and Liam Davison’s The White Woman.Zeitschrift für Australienstudien / Australian Studies Journal, no. 30, 2016, pp. 44-60.

“Reflections (in lieu of notes) on Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Münster.” ACOLIT 72, Sep. 2015, pp. 24-27.

“The Swinging Stirrup Iron: Murder Most Pastoral in Queensland Fiction.” The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, vol. 5 no.1, 2014, pp. 60-75.

Rev. of Imaginary Antipodes: Essays on Contemporary Australian Literature and Culture, by Russell West-Pavlov, Anglistik vol. 24 no. 2, 2013, pp. 202-03.

“Post-Mabo Literature: New Discourses in Australian Fiction.” Australia: Reality, Stereotype, Vision, edited by Henriette von Holleuffer and Adi Wimmer, Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2012, pp. 97-107.

“George Orwell in Stuttgart.” Literaturblatt Baden-Württemberg, no. 4, Juli.-Aug. 2010, pp. 14-15.

“‘That’s not Indigenous?’: Reflections on Ten Canoes.” Gesellschaft für Australienstudien Newsletter, no. 1, June 2009, pp. 7-9.

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