From Criticism to Research: The 'Textual' in the Academy

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Meaghan Morris


When the first joint workshop on cultural research between the University of Western Sydney’s Centre for Cultural Research (CCR) and the Department of Cultural Studies at Hong Kong’s Lingnan University (LU) began in July 2002, I had to admit to a little uncertainty in opening the proceedings. It was a novel experience for me to speak in Sydney as a member of a foreign delegation, and I spent an anxious moment wondering how to pitch my remarks: should I be telling old friends from UWS about what we do at Lingnan, or introducing new friends from Hong Kong to the Sydney—no, the Parramatta-based environment where we would spend the next few days?

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Cultural Research (Peer Reviewed)
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Meaghan Morris, Lingnan University

Meaghan Morris is Chair Professor of Cultural Studies and Coordinator of the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme at Lingnan University. Her books include Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema(co-edited with Siu-leung Li and Stephen Ching-kiu Chan, 2005) and she is working long-term on a biography of Ernestine Hill.