Professor Ian Buchanan
BA (Hons) Murdoch University, PhD Murdoch University
Telephone: +61 2 4221 4882
Ian Buchanan joined the University of Wollongong in 2011. His previous position was Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.
- Critical Theory
- Place and Space
- Literature and National Allegory
- Creative Assemblages
Ian Buchanan has published on a wide variety of subjects across a range of disciplines, including literary studies, cultural studies, communications studies and philosophy. He has published on film, literature, music, space, the internet and war as well a number of other subjects. He is the author of the Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory and the founding editor of the international journal Deleuze Studies. He is also the editor of four book series: Deleuze Connections (EUP), Critical Connections, Plateaus (EUP) and Deleuze Encounters (Continuum).
International Competitive Grants Awarded (UK)
- 2008 - 2010 Principal Investigator European Framework "Marie Curie' Postdoctoral Fellowship "Intercultural Theory:", £146 000.
National Competitive Grants Awarded (Australia)
- 2014 - 2016 Chief Investigator Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (with Gordon Waitt and Elaine Stratford) "The Lively Regional city: Mapping City Centre 'Assemblages' that Work" (LP140100088) $160,000 (Partner Org - Wollongong City Council)
- 2007 - 2009 Partner Investigator with Andrew Milner (Chief Investigator) Australian Research Council Discovery Grant "International Utopian Literature", $560 093.
- 2006 - 2008 Chief Investigator Australian Research Council Linkage Grant "Creative Tropical City", $229 000 (transferred to Prof Tess Lea when I moved to Cardiff)
- 2005 - 2007 Partner Investigator with Andrew Milner (Chief Investigator) Australian Research Council Discovery Grant "Demanding the Impossible: Utopian Literature and Science Fiction", $360 000.
- 2004 - 2005 Chief Investigator Australian Research Council Linkage Grant "Volunteer Management Strategy for Australian Red Cross Blood Service", $84 000.
- 2003 - 2006 Chief Investigator Australian Research Council Linkage Grant "Reading the Social Future of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service" $317 000.
Potential Topics for HDR & Honours Supervision
I am interested in supervising projects in critical theory and cultural studies.
In critical theory, I have particular expertise in the work of Agamben, Badiou, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Jameson, Lyotard and Zizek.
In cultural studies, I am particularly interested in working on topics relating to the general area of popular culture. I have worked on popular music, popular literature and popular attitudes to war.
- 2010 Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory, OUP (being translated into Korean)
- 2008 Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, Continuum. (being translated into Korean)
- 2006 Fredric Jameson: Live Theory, Continuum.
- 2000 Deleuzism: A Metacommentary, Duke University Press and Edinburgh University Press.
- 2000 Michel de Certeau: Cultural Theorist, Sage.
- 2008 (with Patricia MacCormack) Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis and Cinema, Continuum.
- 2008 (with Nicholas Thoburn) Deleuze and Politics, Edinburgh University Press.
- 2007 Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism, Duke University Press (translated into Spanish and Korean)
- 2006 (with Adrian Parr) Deleuze and the Contemporary World, Edinburgh University Press.
- 2006 (with Caren Irr) On Fredric Jameson, SUNY Press.
- 2005 (with Gregg Lambert) Deleuze and Space, Edinburgh University Press.
- 2004 (with Marcel Swiboda) Deleuze and Music, Edinburgh University Press.
- 2000 (with John Marks) Deleuze and Literature, Edinburgh University Press.
- 2000 (with Claire Colebrook) Deleuze and Feminist Theory, Edinburgh University Press.
- 1999 A Deleuzian Century? (reissue of South Atlantic Quarterly 96:3), Duke University Press.
- 1999 (with Ruth Barcan) Imagining Australian Space UWA Press.
Guest Edited Journals
- Guest Editor (with Jeffrey Di Leo) for Symploke (vol 11: 1-2 2003) a special issue on Literary Theory.
- Guest Editor for South Atlantic Quarterly (vol 100:2 2001), a special issue on Michel de Certeau.
- Guest Editor for Paragraph (vol 22:2 1999), a special issue on Michel de Certeau.
- Guest Editor for Social Semiotics (vol 7:2 1997), a special issue on Gilles Deleuze.
- Guest Editor for South Atlantic Quarterly (vol 96:3 1997), a special issue on Gilles Deleuze.
- Guest Editor for Social Semiotics (vol 6:1 1996), a special issue on Michel de Certeau.
- Ocean or Oubliette
- Concrete Rules for Reading A Thousand Plateaus
- "Assemblage Theory"
- "Lively, Creative and Active: Cities in Transition"
- "Schizoanalysis and Method" (Deleuze Camp, Lisbon)
- "Assemblages, BwOs, Cutting-edges and Desire"
- "Does People Power Really Hold the Key to the Future?"
- "Deleuze's Life Sentences"
- "Deleuze and the Internet"
- "Deleuze's Inspirations: Artaud, Lawrence and Freud"
- “Symptoms of Schizo Society I”
- “Symptoms of Schizo Society II”
- “Crisis and Un/Making Sense”
- “The truth does not set us free”
- The Suicidal State and the State of Debate
- The End of Cinema
- The Little Hans Assemblage
- The Clutter Assemblage
- Symptomatology and Racial Politics
- "Space in the Age of Non-place"
- "Deleuze and the Internet"
- "Renovating Reality TV"
- "Enjoying Reality TV"
- "Deleuze and Pop Music"
- "War in the age of intelligent machines and unintelligent government"
- "Two or Three Things Australians Don’t Seem to Want to Know About ‘Asylum Seekers’ …" August 26, 2001
- "Misrecognition in Titanic"