Dr Daniel Hourigan


NameDr Daniel Hourigan
Email Addressdaniel.hourigan@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (English Literature)
QualificationsBA Griffith, BA(Hons) Griffith, PhD Griffith
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8650-4717
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Biography

Dr Daniel Hourigan is a Lecturer in English Literature at the School of Humanities & Communication. His research focuses on the intersections of Australian law and culture, contemporary literatures, and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He is currently writing about the Lacanian theory of contemporary politics and the use of psychoanalytic critique in Speculative Fiction criticism.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Lecturer in English LiteratureUniversity of Southern Queensland20142023
Sessional AcademicGriffith University20042013

Expertise

Contemporary Literature, Speculative Fiction, Comparative Literature, Psychoanalysis, Continental Philosophy, Legal Theory, Aesthetics

Teaching

ENL2010 Fantastic Fictions

ENL3004 The Literary Canon

ENL3007 Law and Literature

ETH2000 Ethics in Everyday Life

ETH3000 Ethics and the Body

HMT4006 Theories and Debates in the Humanities

HMT4007 Research Methods

Fields of Research

  • 470207. Cultural theory
  • 470514. Literary theory
  • 480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Vice President, Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia
Deputy Editor, Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature, and the Humanities, Edinburgh University Press
Advisory Board, Law and Visual Jurisprudence, Springer
BA
Griffith
2003
BA(Hons)
Griffith
2004
PhD
Griffith
2009

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Weird Fiction Monsters: Hauntology and AffectivityPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
SELF IN THE MAKING: VIRGINIA WOOLF'S PLASTIC SUBJECTSAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Exploring Social and Economic Impacts of AI-Human Interaction in Machine Translation: An Actor-Network Theory ApproachAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Stars and Shadows: Magic, Subjectivity, and Liminality in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
The Voice of the Narod in Soviet-Era Trauma NarrativesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020
Influencing Behaviour from the Classroom to the CourtroomPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2017

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Weird fiction in contemporary women's writingPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Forced Migration Narratives and the Nation-State: ‘Out’ and ‘Go, Went, Gone’

Hourigan, Daniel. 2023. "Forced Migration Narratives and the Nation-State: ‘Out’ and ‘Go, Went, Gone’ ." Critique (Washington): studies in contemporary fiction. https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2023.2221780

Emergent Systems: Virtuality, Legality, Formality

Hourigan, Daniel. 2023. "Emergent Systems: Virtuality, Legality, Formality ." Mitchell, Daniel, Pearson, Ashley and Peters, Timothy D. (ed.) Law, Video Games, Virtual Realities: Playing Law. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 95-110

On Harrowing in Dead Europe

Hourigan Daniel. 2022. "On Harrowing in Dead Europe ." Journal of Australian Studies. 46 (1), pp. 60-71. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2021.2019087

Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australian Literature

Hourigan, Daniel. 2020. "Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australian Literature." Gildersleeve, Jessica (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature. New York. Routledge. pp. 254-261

Indigeneity: Before and Beyond the Law by Kathleen Birrell]

Hourigan, Daniel. 2019. "Indigeneity: Before and Beyond the Law by Kathleen Birrell]." Law and Literature. 31 (2), pp. 294-297. https://doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2019.1576974

Queer, Difference, Heresy: Salt Lane Witches in 'Rupetta' and Out

Hourigan, Daniel. 2018. "Queer, Difference, Heresy: Salt Lane Witches in 'Rupetta' and Out." Writing from below. 4 (1).

On the possibility of legal form in Mieville's speculative fictions

Hourigan, Daniel. 2018. "On the possibility of legal form in Mieville's speculative fictions." Law and Literature. 30 (2), pp. 167-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2017.1370800

The symptoms of the just: psycho-pass, judg(e)ment, and the asymptomatic commons

Hourigan, Daniel. 2018. "The symptoms of the just: psycho-pass, judg(e)ment, and the asymptomatic commons." Pearson, Ashley, Giddens, Thomas and Tranter, Kieran (ed.) Law and justice in Japanese popular culture: from crime fighting robots to duelling pocket monsters. Milton Park, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 19-31

Specters and Psychoanalysis in the Turn to Law and Affect

Hourigan, Daniel. 2019. "Specters and Psychoanalysis in the Turn to Law and Affect." Law and Literature. 31 (1), pp. 129-145. https://doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2017.1327694

Law and enjoyment: power, pleasure and psychoanalysis

Hourigan, Daniel. 2015. Law and enjoyment: power, pleasure and psychoanalysis. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England. Routledge.

Ecology

Hourigan, Daniel. 2014. "Ecology." Butler, Rex (ed.) The Zizek dictionary. Durham, United Kingdom. Acumen Publishing. pp. 71-74

Ghost in the Shell 2, technicity and the subject

Hourigan, Daniel. 2013. "Ghost in the Shell 2, technicity and the subject." Film-Philosophy. 17 (1), pp. 51-67.

Breach! The law's jouissance in Mieville's The City and The City

Hourigan, Daniel. 2013. "Breach! The law's jouissance in Mieville's The City and The City." Law, Culture and the Humanities. 9 (1), pp. 156-168. https://doi.org/10.1177/1743872111404849

Postmodern anarchy in the modern legal psyche: law, anarchy and psychoanalytic philosophy

Hourigan, Daniel. 2012. "Postmodern anarchy in the modern legal psyche: law, anarchy and psychoanalytic philosophy." Griffith Law Review. 21 (2), pp. 330-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2012.10854743

Badiou and Zizek on Mallarme: the critique of object-art

Hourigan, Daniel. 2012. "Badiou and Zizek on Mallarme: the critique of object-art." Minerva: an internet journal of philosophy. 16, pp. 25-35.

True blood and the southern belle of theory

Hourigan, Daniel. 2011. "True blood and the southern belle of theory." Taylor, Jodie and Baker, David (ed.) Erotic Screen and Sound Conference 2011: Culture, Media and Desire. Brisbane, Australia 15 - 18 Feb 2011 Brisbane, Australia.

Post-structuralism

Hourigan, Daniel. 2011. "Post-structuralism." Southerton, Dale (ed.) Encyclopedia of consumer culture. Thousand Oaks, CA. United States. SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 1132-1137

Obsession

Hourigan, Daniel. 2011. "Obsession." Southerton, Dale (ed.) Encyclopedia of consumer culture. Thousand Oaks, CA. United States. SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 1056-1057

Cinema

Hourigan, Daniel. 2011. "Cinema." Southerton, Dale (ed.) Encyclopedia of consumer culture. Thousand Oaks, CA. United States. SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 163-165

The cadence of becoming

Hourigan, Daniel. 2010. "The cadence of becoming." Westbrook, Anna and Farrell, Charlotte (ed.) UNSW Postgraduate Symposium (EMPA 2010): Metamorphoses: Transformations, Transgressions. Sydney, Australia 10 Sep 2010 Sydney, Australia. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1817373

Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?

Hourigan, Daniel. 2010. "Techne and mysticism: courting psychosis?" International Journal of Zizek Studies. 4 (4), pp. 1-20.

Palahniuk's tyranny of language and ontological minimalism

Hourigan, Daniel. 2010. "Palahniuk's tyranny of language and ontological minimalism." Kritike. 4 (2), pp. 26-32.

Techne and impossibility: re-reading Zizek's ideology-critique as geisteskritik

Hourigan, Daniel. 2010. "Techne and impossibility: re-reading Zizek's ideology-critique as geisteskritik." International Journal of Zizek Studies. 4 (1), pp. 1-24.

Minimalism, bloodied and raw: Palahniuk's literary violence

Hourigan, Daniel. 2009. "Minimalism, bloodied and raw: Palahniuk's literary violence." Dixon, Chris and Jacobs, Jason (ed.) 2nd Conference of the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH 2009): Cultures of Violence and Conflict. Brisbane, Australia 20 - 23 Jul 2009 Brisbane, Australia.

Zizek and the ontological emergence of technology

Hourigan, Daniel. 2009. "Zizek and the ontological emergence of technology." Cosmos and History: the journal of natural and social philosophy. 5 (2), pp. 250-263.

Law and the Unconscious

Hourigan, Daniel. 2024. "Law and the Unconscious." The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Legal Studies. United Kingdom. Routledge.