Senior Lecturer and Discipline Coordinator
MA & PhD (Monash)
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Rolls, M; Johnson, M 2011 The Historical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, US.
Johnston, A; Rolls, M (eds) 2008 Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission, Quintus Publishing, Hobart.
Johnston, A & Rolls, M 2008 ‘Reading Friendly Mission in the Twenty-First Century: an Introduction’ in A
Johnston & M Rolls, Reading Robinson: Companion Essays to Friendly Mission, Quintus Publishing, Hobart, pp.13-25, 189-90.
Rolls, M 2007 ‘The Green Thumb of Appropriation’ in Robert Zeller & C.A. Cranston (eds) The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and Their Writers, Rodopi Press, US pp. 93-118.
Rolls, M 2006 ‘Painting the Dreaming White’, ACH: Journal of the History of Culture in Australia, No.24, pp.3-28.
Rolls, M 2005 ‘The Meaninglessness of Aboriginal Cultures’ in Agnes Toth & Bernard Hickey (eds) Reconciliations, Australia Research Institute, Curtin, pp.93-106, 189-92.
Rolls, M 2011 ‘Finding Fault: Aborigines, Anthropologists, Popular Writers and Walkabout’, Australian Cultural History, (forthcoming).
Rolls, M 2011 ‘The “Great Australian Silence,” the “Cult of Forgetfulness” and the Hegemony of Memory’, Zeitschrift für Australienstudien, No.25, pp.7-26.
Rolls, M 2011 ‘The Culture Brand and Radical Alterities’, Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia, Vol.2 No.1, pp.2-13.
Rolls, M 2010 ‘Why Didn’t You Listen: White Noise and Black History’, Aboriginal History, No.34, pp.11-33.
Johnston, A & Rolls, M 2010 ‘Response’ in ‘Emuse’, Australian Humanities Review, No.49, November, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November-2010/lehman.html#reponse
Rolls, M 2010 ‘Reading Walkabout in the 1930s’, Australian Studies, Vol. 2, pp.1-15.
Rolls, M 2009 ‘Picture Imperfect: Re-Reading Imagery of Aborigines in Walkabout’, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol.33 No.1, pp.19-35.
Rolls, M 2005 ‘The Changing Politics of Miscegenation’, Aboriginal History, Vol.29, pp.64-76.
Rolls, M 2003a (2005) ‘Black is not Green’, Australian Studies, Vol.18 No.1 (Summer), pp.41- 65.
Rolls, M. 2003b ‘Why I Don’t Want to be an “Ethical” Researcher: A Polemical Paper’, Australian Humanities Review, January—March, http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/
Rolls, M. 2002 ‘New Age: New Orthodoxy—The Institutional Authorising of Balderdash’, Journal of Aboriginal Studies, No.1, pp.22-34.
Rolls, M. 2001a ‘The Meaninglessness of Aboriginal Cultures’, Balayi, Vol.2 No.1, pp.7- 20.
Rolls, M. 2001b ‘James Cowan and the White Quest for the Black Self’, Australian Aboriginal Studies, No.1, pp.2-20.
Rolls, M. 2000a ‘Robert Lawlor Tells a “White” Lie’, Journal of Australian Studies, No.66, pp.211-18, 284-86.
Rolls, M. 2000b ‘Black Spice for White Lives—A Review Essay’, Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, Vol.1 No.1, February, pp.149-61.
Rolls, M. 1999/2000 ‘A Reply to David Tacey’s “What Are We Afraid Of?: Intellectualism, Aboriginality, and the Sacred” ’, Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol.26, pp.149-52.
Rolls, M. 1999 ‘The Making of “Our Place”: Settler Australians, Cultural Appropriation, and the Quest for Home’, Antithesis, Vol.10, pp.117-33
Rolls, M 1998a ‘The Black Path to Jesus: The Christian Appropriation of Aboriginal Culture’, Australian Studies (Britain—BAJA), Vol.13, No.2, pp.23-40.
Rolls, M.1998b ‘The Jungian Quest for the Aborigine Within: A Close Reading of David Tacey’s Edge of the Sacred: Transformation in Australia’, Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol.25, pp.171-87.
Rolls, M.1998c ‘Monica Furlong and the Quest for Fulfilment’, Australian Feminist Law Journal, Vol.11, pp.46-64.
Rolls, M 2011 Book Review of Black Politics: Inside the Complexity of Aboriginal Political Culture, by Sarah Maddison, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2009, 294pp., $35 (paperback), ISBN 9781741756982, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 35 No. 1 (March), pp.125-127.
Rolls, M 2005 Review of Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism by Aileen Morteon-Robinson (ed), 303pp, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2004, $34.95, Aboriginal History, Vol.29, pp.172-74.
Rolls, M 2005 Review of Trigger, David, and Gareth Griffiths, eds. Disputed Territories: Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies, Aberdeen/Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2003. Softcover.ISBN 962-209-692, New Literatures Review, 44, pp.80-4
Rolls, M. 2003 Review of Greer, Germaine (2003) Quarterly Essay: Whitefella Jump Up, Melbourne, Black Inc. 2003 in JAS Review of Books, No.20, November.
Rolls, M 2001 ‘Worthy Project Stumbles into Print’, Southern Review, Vol.34 No.2, pp.96-101
In 2000 and 2001 I contributed the Tasmanian column to each edition of the Alternative Law Journal (every two months).
Rolls, M, 2001e. ‘Upping the Ante-Tasmanian Aborigines Prepare Claim for Half of State’, Alternative Law Journal, 26 (5) pp. 261. ISSN 1037-969X
Rolls, M.2001d ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’; ‘Reforming the Law’, Alternative Law Journal, Vol.26, No.4, p.203.
Rolls, M.2001c ‘The Funds You Can’t Trust’; Strip-Jack-Naked No More’; “ ‘Drag’ Rules”, Alternative Law Journal, Vol.26, No.3, p.152.
Rolls, M.2001b ‘Jail, then Unwanted Reprieve, for Peaceful Environmental Protester’; Tasmanian Aborigines not “Ordinary Tasmanians”’; ‘Clean and Green, but Genetically Modified’, Alternative Law Journal, Vol.26, No.2, p.98.
Rolls, M.2001a ‘Sampling Prisoners’; ‘Sampling Aborigines’; ‘Anti-Semitism Case Still Not Resolved’; ‘Tasmania to Stay Open Longer?’, Alternative Law Journal, Vol.26 No.1 p.47.
Rolls, M.2000 ‘Reconciliation? Legislative Council Rejects Aboriginal Lands Hand Back’; ‘Sealing to Recommence?’; ‘Preminghana Resolution?’; ‘No More Asbestos in the Park’, Alternative Law Journal, Vol.25 No.6, p.306.
2013. Co-convenor (with Professor Zongjie Wu, Zhejian University, Hongshou, China, CAIA Triennial International Conference. Preliminary planning is underway.
2012. Invited international speaker to ‘Visualizing Australia: Images, Icons and Imaginations—Representing the Continent at Home and Abroad’, 13th biennial conference of the German Association for Australian Studies, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, 27-29th September. Working title for paper: ‘Works of He(art): A case for equivalence between John Brack’s Collins Street 5pm and Clifford Possum’s Warlugulong’.
2011. ‘Crossing the Borders: Reality, Desire and Imagination in Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific lives, literatures and cultures’. 11th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA), International Conference – University Of Prešov, Slovakia, September 12-15, 2011. Paper entitled: ‘The “Thunder of Dynamite” and the Ambivalent Mix: Progress, Development and Nature in Walkabout magazine’.
2011. ‘Under Construction: Gateways and Walls’, EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) Triennial Conference, Bogazici (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper presented: ‘The Culture Brand and Radical Alterities’. 26 to 30 April
2011. ‘Crime in the Colonies’, Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath (CAIA) Autumn Symposium, Court Room B, Penitentiary Chapel, Campbell Stree, Hobart, 15-16 April. Convening Chair for Panel ‘Crime on the Frontier’.
2010. Invited Chair for Panel ‘Memory, Suffering and Cross-Cultural Relations’ at Conciliation Narratives in Settler Societies: Objects and Performances in Historical Perspective, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 18-19 November.
2010. Invited guest lecturer, Australian Studies Series, English Department, University of Cologne, Germany, 14 October, 2010. Paper presented: “‘The Cult of Forgetfulness” and the Hegemony of Therapeutic Memory’.
2010. Keynote address to conference ‘Australia: Reality, Stereotype, Vision’, 12th biennial conference of the German Association for Australian Studies, University of Klagenfurt, 1-3 October. Keynote title: ‘The “Great Australian Silence,” the “Cult of Forgetfulness” and the Hegemony of Memory’.
2010. Co-convenor, ‘Oceanic Passages’, CAIA Triennial International Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Co-Convenor. 23-25 June.
2010. ‘Double Vision’, International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Biennial Australian Studies
Conference. Paper entitled: ‘Remembering, Guilt, Shame, and the Transformative Power of History’, University of Sydney, 25-26 November.
2009. ‘Dis/solutions: the future of the past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific’, 10th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA), International Conference, Spain, Mallorca, University of the Balearic Islands. 22-25 September. Paper entitled: ‘Why Didn’t You Listen: White Noise and Black History’.
2008. ‘New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian identities and legacies', International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Biennial Australian Studies Conference, QUT, Brisbane. 26-29 November. Paper entitled: ‘Beneficent Offence: Aborigines, Walkabout, and Ernestine Hill’,.
2007. Co-Convenor, ‘Imperial Curiosity, CAIA Triennial International Conference, Hobart, 27-29 June.
2006. ‘Australian Modernities: Vernacular Performers and Consumers’, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland, 5-7 December. Paper entitled: ‘Picture Imperfect: Reading the Tea Leaves of Representation’.
2006. ‘Australian Lives’, British Australian Studies Association Biennial Conference, University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK. Paper entitled ‘Travelling Home: Reading Walkabout (1934-1940)’ September 7-10.
2006 ‘Recovering Lives’, Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath (CAIA) Winter Symposium, Port Arthur, 4-6 July. Convening Chair for Panel ‘The Ethics of Recovering Lives’.
2004. Co-Convenor, ‘Colonialism and Its Aftermath inaugural Triennial International Conference’, CAIA, Hobart, 23 to 25 June.
2003. ‘Placing Race and Localising Whiteness’, Australian Race and Whiteness Studies Association, Flinders University. Paper entitled: ‘Fucking Whites: Inverting the Politics of Miscegenation’. 1-3 October.
2001. ‘Nation and Narration’, Australian Studies Centre, University of Queensland, June 23-25. Paper entitled ‘The Meaninglessness of Aboriginal Cultures’. Paper revised for publication in Balayi, and subsequently included as a chapter in text Reconciliations (2005).
2001. ‘What’s Left of Theory’, Cultural Studies Association of Australia, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 8-10 December. 8-10. Paper entitled: ‘New Age, New Orthodoxy: The Institutional Authorisation of Balderdash’
2000. Australian Indigenous Human Rights Conference (Ballina) 11th to 13th February 2000 (Attended).
Rolls, M, 2010, ‘Culture: Media Influence’, Australian Geographic, No. 97, January-March, p.16.
Rolls, M, 2010, ‘The Great Australian Silence’, Australian Embassy Vienna Newsletter, August / September, pp.4-5.
Rolls, M, 2009, ‘Walkabout Project’, Bush Telegraph, ABC Radio National, Hobart, 29 January (2009) [Media Interview].
Rolls, M, 2008, ‘Walkabout Project’, Statewide, Afternoons with Christopher Lawrence, ABC Radio , Hobart, 29 October, (2008) [Media Interview]
Mitchell Rolls is senior lecturer and co-director (Academic) in Riawunna, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, and Co-Director, Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath.
His research interests include cultural identity, race and representation, cultural appropriation, and place-making in settler societies.
He has published widely in these fields. He is currently working on an ARC Discovery Project in collaboration with Dr Anna Johnston examining the popular Australian magazine Walkabout.
Zeitschrift für Australienstudien (ZfA). ,
Co‐Director, Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath (CAIA).
Executive, International Australian Studies Association.
|University of Tasmania||Dr M Rolls;
Dr A Johnston
|2009||3||Australian Research Council||Grant‐Discovery Projects||Travelling Home: A Study of Walkabout, Australiaʹs Geographic Magazine (1934‐74)||109,000|
|University of Tasmania||Dr M Rolls||2009||1||University of Tasmania||Grant‐Conference Support Scheme||German Association for Australian Studies Biennial International Conference 2010: ʹAustralia: Dreams,
|University of Tasmania||Dr M Rolls||2006||1||University of Tasmania||Grant‐Institutional Research Scheme||Travelling Home: Race, Representation, and Settler Australian Place‐Making in Walkabout||4,000|
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
27 March, 2013