Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Alex Segal

Dr Alex Segal

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Alex Segal completed a BA, majoring in English and Philosophy, at the University of Western Australia and a PhD in English at Cambridge University. 

His teaching responsibilities include LIT108 English Literature 2, LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory, LIT301 Modernism and LIT411 Literary Criticism, as well as various communication subjects. 

His scholarly articles, which focus on literary theory and on the relationship of literature and philosophy, have appeared in numerous journals – both Australian and overseas. He is currently the DE BA Coordinator.

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Selected publications

Publications and conference presentations
  • (forthcoming): 'Deconstruction, radical secrecy and The secret agent', MFS Modern Fiction Studies (2008 likely).
  • (forthcoming): 'Work, character and invisible virtue: Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father in the context of his philosophy', Meridian, Vol. 19, No. 1.
  • 2004: 'Goodness Beyond Speech', Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 201-21.
  • 2002: ' "Speaking with authority": Biography and ethical reflection in the work of Raimond Gaita', Auto/Biography, Vol. 10, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 11-19.
  • 1999 - jointly with Andrew Alexandra, Michael Collingridge, Lyn Gorman, Seumas Miller and Peter Tiver, Reason, values and institutions, Keon Publication: Wagga Wagga, NSW.
  • 1998: 'Secrecy and the gift: Paul Auster's The locked room'. Critique: Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 239-57.
  • 1997: 'Conversation, writings, and the subversion of economy: Samuel Johnson's Life of Savage', The Critical Review, Vol. 37, pp. 81-95.
  • 1997 - jointly with Paul Washington: 'Introduction: The child in postcolonial literature and theory', New Literatures Review, Vol. 33 (Special Issue on the Child), pp. 1-10.
  • 1994: 'The pen and the voice: Deconstruction, Leavis and phonocentrism', Meridian, Vol. 13, No.2, pp. 171-83.
  • 1994: 'Gender, ethics and literary theory', in Constructing gender: Feminism and literary studies. Ed. R. White & H. Fraser. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands, pp. 269-86.
  • 1994: 'Reason and ethics'. In On different premises: Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Reasoning, ed Paul Casey, Open Learning Institute, CSU, pp. 187-99.
  • 1993: 'De Man, Miller and the ethics of reading', Paragraph, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 274-92.
  • 1992: 'Language games and justice', Textual Practice, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 210-24.
  • 1992: 'Postmodernism, justice and silence', Paragraph, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 221-31.
  • 1992: 'The annulled gift and the repression of ethics', Westerly, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 87-92
  • 1991: '"The intentional fallacy" deconstructed', in Border crossing: Studies in English and other disciplines (La Trobe University Press, Bundoora, Vic) - a special edition of Meridian, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 100-07.
  • 1989: 'Theory and intention in "Against theory"', Southern Review, Vol 22, No. 2, pp. 184-95.
Book reviews:
  • 2004: Raimond Gaita, The philosopher's dog, Rural Society, Vol. 14. No. 3, pp. 302-03.
  • 1995: Ortwin de Graef, Serenity in crisis: A preface to Paul de Man, History of European ideas. Vol. 21. No. 1, pp. 121-23.
  • 1990: Howard Felperin, Beyond deconstruction, AUMLA 73, May, pp. 244-47.
  • 1989: David Novitz, Knowledge, fiction and imagination, Australasian Journal of Philosophy. June, pp. 246-48.
  • 1988: Christopher Norris, Derrida, British Journal of Aesthetics. Vol. 28, Autumn, pp. 387-88.

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