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The Centre sponsors the publication of monographs and special issues of journals based on its conferences, and also publishes monographs under its own imprint. The Centre has published 16 titles under its monographic series, and sponsors publications in association with major commercial publishers.

Titles Published by the HRC

  • Lost in the Whitewash: Aboriginal–Asian Encounters in Australia, 1901–2001
  • Witnessing to Silence - Art and Human Rights
  • Africa Today - A Multi-Disciplinary Snapshot of the Continent in 1995
  • The Articulate Surface - Dialogues on Paintings between conservators, curators and art historians.
  • National Biographies & National Identity - A Critical Approach to Theory and Editorial Practice
  • One Hand on the Manuscript - Music in Australian Cultural History (1930 - 1960)
  • Jane Gallop Seminar Papers - Proceedings of the Jane Gallop Seminar and Public Lecture - "The Teacher's Breasts"
  • Mad Cows and Modernity - Cross-disciplinary Reflections on the Crisis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Europe & The Orient
  • Shaping Lives - Reflection on Biography
  • NeoHellenism
  • Projecting The Landscape
  • Romantic Nationalism in Europe

Titles published externally by HRC Authors

The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro
by Iain McCalman
Published by HarperCollins

Benjamin and Bakhtin: New Approaches, New Contexts
Edited by John Docker (HRC Sabbatical Fellow) and Subhash Jaireth.
Papers presented at the Bakhtin-Benjamin Symposium: "Adventures of Dialogue: Bakhtin and Benjamin" held at the Humanities Research Centre, 2001.


  • Docker, John and Subhash Jaireth, "Introduction: Benjamin and Bakhtin--New Approaches, New Contexts"
  • Clark, Katerina "M.M. Bakhtin and 'World Literature'"
  • Davis, Richard "Enchanting the State: Benjamin in Indigenous Australia"
  • Bird Rose, Deborah. "Dialogue with Place: Toward an Ecological Body"
  • Ganguly, Debjani. "History's Implosions: A Benjaminian Reading of Ambedkar"
  • Curthoys, Ned. "Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Narrative"
  • Boer, Roland. "The Bowels of History, or The Perpetuation of Biblical Myth in Walter Benjamin"

And also from the symposium, "Benjamin and Bakhtin-Vision and Visuality" a special issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory edited by John Docker and Subhash Jaireth.

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