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Associate Professor Greg Hainge

Faculty Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies


Greg Hainge is Reader in French and Deputy Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise (Bloomsbury Academic 2013), numerous articles on film, philosophy, literature, sound, music and the visual arts. He serves on the editorial boards of Culture, Theory and Critique, Studies in French Cinema, Contemporary French Civilization, Études Céliniennes and Corps: Revue interdisciplinaire and has recently been working with the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, on a major David Lynch exhibition and retrospective to be held there in the first half of 2015. Whilst he works across many different cultural forms, traditions and contexts, his work is always typified by an attempt to come to terms with difficult texts and to read them outside of existing critical frameworks.
For his CCCS Fellowship, Greg will complete the writing of a monograph on French film maker, choreographer, video artist and photographer Philippe Grandrieux. Grandrieux's work is typical of the kind of text that Greg seeks to engage, being confronting in both its thematic content and its stylistics. The book to be produced will be published part of a new series Greg is co-editing for Bloomsbury entitled ex:centrics. This is a series of books on contemporary art and music examining people, practices and movements from the space in-between, neither mainstream nor underground. His book, and the series more generally, is intended to bring wider critical attention to artists, practices and movements that have not yet received the attention they deserve whilst unpacking the ways that such ex:centric texts demand a re-evaluation of the critical orthodoxies used to analyse texts in the mainstream.

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