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Geoff Rodoreda studied politics, 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, and completed his PhD, a study of postcolonial discourses in contemporary Australian fiction, in 2016. His dissertation won two awards: the Association of Anglophone Postcolonial Studies prize for the best PhD (2018) and the best PhD award of the Association for Australian Studies (2018). His monograph, The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction (Peter Lang, 2018), won the Association for the Study of Australian Literature’s inaugural Alvie Egan Award 2019, a prize for the best first book of literary scholarship on an Australian subject. He teaches Sprachpraxis (language practice and acquisition) courses, as well as courses on the literatures and cultures of Australia, Anglophone Africa, Ireland, and the UK. He is an active member of Australian Studies and Postcolonial Studies associations in Europe.
“Mabo, History, Sovereignty: The Contemporary Postcolonial Novel.” The Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, edited by David Carter, Cambridge UP, 2023, pp. 421-36
“Climate Fiction and Disability: Enabled Futures in James Bradley’s Clade (2015).” Antipodes, vol. 36 no. 1, 2022, pp. 94–106.
“ Of Blood and Terror in the Queen’s Own Land: Violence and the Poetry of Lionel Fogarty.” Postcolonial Text vol. 17 no. 2 and 3, 2022, pp. 1- 18.
“ Sovereignty in Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria (2006).” Motifs no. 6, 2022, para. 1-28.
"Review of Polities and Poetics: Race Relations and Reconciliation in Australian Literature, by Adelle Sefton-Rowston.” Australian Literary Studies vol. 37 no. 2, 2022, pp. 1-4.
Mabo’s Cultural Legacy
Mabo’s Cultural Legacy: History, Literature, Film and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Australia (edited with Eva Bischoff), Anthem, 2021.
(with Eva Bischoff) “Introduction.” Mabo’s Cultural Legacy: History, Literature, Film and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Australia, edited by Geoff Rodoreda and Eva Bischoff, Anthem, 2021, pp. 1-13.
“Traces of Territory: Alexis Wright’s Grog War (1997).” Antipodes, vol. 33 no. 2, 2019, pp. 67-78.
(with Catherine Noske) “Rev. of Ashley Barnwell and Joseph Cummins, Reckoning with the Past: Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature .” Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, vol. 10 no. 2, 2019, pp. 84-87.
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.