Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr John O'Carroll

Dr John O'Carroll

BA (EngLit) James Cook, B Commerce James Cook, MA (Hons) Sydney, PhD


John teaches literature and communication and his research interests are in areas of Australian and Pacific literature.

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  • Literature
  • Communications

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  • Poststructuralism
  • Australian, Pacific and Postcolonial literatures
  • Cultural analysis and Anthropoetics

Current research projects

  • Cybernetics and communications
  • Australian Literature

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  • "Diasporic Anchorages in Fiji: Subramani, Mohit Prasad, and Sudesh Mishra." Literatures of the Pacific Islands. Paris: HonorĂ© Champion, 2013. 159-174
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "Nietzsche: the Last Atheist." Violence, Desire and the Sacred: Girard' Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines. New York: Continuum, 2012. 227-50
  • [ with Chris Fleming] "Revolution, Rupture, Rhetoric." Philosophy and Social Criticism. 38.1 (2012): 39-57
  • 2"Totaram's Ghost." Australian Humanities Review. 52 (2012) 91-106
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "The Dying of the Epic." Anthropoetics 16.2 (2011)
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "Delusions of Agency: Kafka, Imprisonment, and Modern Victimhood." Freedom and Confinement in Modernity: Kafka's Cages. Eds. A.K. Kordela and D. Vardoulakis. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. 29-48.
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "The Art of the Hoax." Parallax 16.4 (2010): 45-59.
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "Is Nothing Sacred? Privatization and the Person." Nebula 6.3 (2009): 100-120
  • [With Chris Fleming]. "Originary Advertising and the Genesis of Economics." Anthropoetics 15.1 (2009).
  • "Deception, Loss and Modernity in Fiji." Double Dialogues 8 (2007-08).
  • "Divided Horizons: the Art of Sudesh Mishra." Dreadlocks 3 (2006): 1-13
  • [with Chris Fleming] "Romanticism." Anthropoetics (2005): 11.1
  • [With Chris Fleming] "In Memoriam: Jacques Derrida." Anthropological Quarterly 78.1 (2005): 137-50.


  • 2011 [with Chris McGillion] Our Fathers: What Catholic Priests think of their Church. Melbourne: John Garratt, 2011.
  • 2006 [with Bob Hodge]. Borderwork in Multicultural Australia. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2006.

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