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Dr Andrew Hurley

Biography

Dr Andrew W. Hurley is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He teaches in the International Studies programme.  He has written on German cultural history and, with colleagues from UTS and the University of Potsdam, is currently researching the afterlives of the German-Australian explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt.

Professional

Andrew W. Hurley completed his PhD in German Studies at the University of Melbourne in 2006. He also has legal qualifications and has practiced as a solicitor.

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Senior Lecturer, International Studies Program
Core Member, Transforming Cultures
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), B Arts (Hons), Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
 
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Research Interests

Reception of Jazz in Germany
Jazz and popular Music
German and Australian Film
The interface between law and art
Contemporary German Literature
Intermedia

Can supervise: Yes

Andrew W. Hurley currently teaches in the International Studies program.

Book Chapters

Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'Ripe for a Diskursabenteuer: Jazz in Thomas Meinecke's Novels.' in Kirsten Krick-Aigner and Marc-Oliver Schuster (eds), Jazz in German-language Literature, Koenigshausen & Neumann, Wuerzburg, pp. 281-302.
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The musician, broadcaster, and Suhrkamp novelist Thomas Meinecke, born 1955 in Hamburg, has emerged as an important voice in contemporary German literature since the mid-'1990s. I.ike some of his fellow authors at Suhrkamp, such as Rainakl Goetz, Andreas Neumeister, and, more recently, Kerstin Grether, he has participated in an increased (inter-)medialization of fiction (sec Kendel 2005; Wehdeking 2(07) and associated thematization of popular music, two by-words for a heterogeneous development in German literature often subsumed under the rather unsatisfactory moniker "pop literature" ["Popliteratur'l At a time, however, when it has mainly been other, perhaps more contemporary forms of popular music (rock, pop, punk, electronica) that have caught the imagination of most "pop" writers, jazz has had a significant impact on Meinecke's writing, although never to the exclusion of other types of music. The following examines the representation of jazz in Meinecke's novels Het/bill" (2001), M'lSik (2004), and JlIlIgfhltl (2008), I argue that whereas some other contemporary writers might view jazz as music of an older (1968) generation in decline, lvleinecke has been more inclined to view jazz as a highly productive topic of discourses related to ethnicity, the nation-state, and gender. l I will also ponder the compatibility between jazz's aesthetics and Meinecke's innovative approach to writing.
Hurley, A.W. & Schwarz, A. 2013, 'Leichhardt's Erbe: Der Australienforscher im deutsch-australischen Gedaechtnis' in Heike Hartmann (ed), Der Australienforscher Ludwig Leichhardt: Spuren eines Verschollenen, be.bra wissenschaft verlag, Berlin, pp. 144-159.

Books

Hurley, A.W. 2009, The Return of Jazz: Joachim-Ernst Berendt and West German Cultural Change, 1, Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, USA.
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Jazz has had a peculiar and fascinating history in Germany. The influential but controversial German writer, broadcaster, and record producer, Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1922 2000), author of the world s best-selling jazz book, labored to legitimize jazz in West Germany after its ideological renunciation during the Nazi era. German musicians began, in a highly productive way, to question their all-too-eager adoption of American culture and how they sought to make valid artistic statements reflecting their identity as Europeans. This book explores the significance of some of Berendt s most important writings and record productions. Particular attention is given to the Jazz Meets the World encounters that he engineered with musicians from Japan, Tunisia, Brazil, Indonesia, and India. This proto- world music demonstrates how some West Germans went about creating a post-nationalist identity after the Third Reich. Berendt s powerful role as the West German Jazz Pope is explored, as is the groundswell of criticism directed at him in the wake of 1968.

Broadcasts

Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Interview with Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National', The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National.
see http://www.abc.net.au/rn/weekendplanet/stories/2006/1764178.htm for reference to me and my work

Conference Papers

Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'Son of the soil, proto-socialist or free spirit? Heinz Haufes Entdeckungsreisen in Australien and the rehabilitation of Ludwig Leichhardt in East Germany.', Ludwig Leichhardt's Legacies UTS international symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, March 2102.
Hurley, A.W. 2013, '"Ludwig Leichhardt's Legacies" International symposium; University of Technology, Sydney and University of Potsdam (Joint research project)', University of Technology, Sydney, March 2013.
Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'Aboriginal Cowboys? On the Possibilities of the Western in Australia's 'Far West'.', Global Western: Interculturality, Transmediality, and Hybridity of the Western Genre, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, April 2013.
Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'Thomas Brussig's Wie es leuchtet. Plotting musical meaning against a changing political environment in East Germany', Music and Environment symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, April 2013.
Taylor, H.E., Hurley, A.W. & Mitchell, A.W. 2013, 'Music and Environment symposium, University of Technology, Sydney', University of Technology, Sydney, April 2013.
Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'When Ludwig Leichhardt came back: The Cold War and an uncanny return.', Animate Archives Symposium, UTS, August 2013.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Habermas, communicative comity, and the intercultural musical meeting', UTS Transforming Cultures seminar, Sydney, March 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Tiger's rendition of `Silent Night,' or what is tradition anyway?', UTS Transforming Cultures seminar paper, University of Technology, Sydney, May 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Reconciliation/history/music: Remembering the Strehlows in cantata form', Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglements, UTS and University of Potsdam Symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, September 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'German mining dreams? Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream and Nina Gladitz's The uranium belongs to the rainbow serpent.', UTS Mining Culture symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, September 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Walking in the Leichhardt Pioneers Memorial Park', Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglements, UTS and University of Potsdam Symposium, University of Potsdam, Germany, October 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'German-Indigenous musical flows at Hermannsburg in the 1960s', "Flows": IASPM (AUS-NZ chapter) annual conference, University of Tasmania, December 2012.
Hurley, A.W. 2011, 'Aboriginal Cowboys? On the possibilities of the western in Australias far west.', UTS Transforming Cultures seminar, Sydney, March 2011.
Hurley, A.W. 2011, 'The Ernabella Magic Lantern project', UTS Transforming Cultures seminar, Sydney, March 2011.
Hurley, A.W. 2011, 'Remembering Hermannsburg in song: Indigenous and non-Indigenous musical engagements with the past: 1967, 2004', Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglements, University of Potsdam (Germany), September 2011.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, ''Double Agents? The (German) pop musician as novelist'', UTS Transforming Cultures seminar series, August 2010.
Abstract This paper examines the phenomenon (and success) of the German rock/pop musician-cum-novelist, a figure who has gained a certain prominence since the latter part of the 1990s. In particular, the paper analyses the cases of Thomas Meinecke (born 1955; guitarist and singer with Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (FSK), and author of Tomboy (1998) and other novels) and Sven Regener (born 1961; guitarist and singer with Element of Crime, and author of Herr Lehmann [Berlin Blues] (2003) and others). The paper outlines an increasing symbiosis of two cultural sub-fields (the pop-musical and the literary), which calls into question the traditional hierarchisation between literature and pop music. I will analyse the reasons why (German) musicians have diversified into writing novels and demonstrate how pop cultural capital has proven to be partly transferable into the literary field. I will also show how the 'second' career as writer has had symbiotic benefits in terms of the authors' music careers. Yet the paper also elaborates on the limits to the symbiosis and to the transferability of cultural capital from the one field to the other.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, '++Of Germanic eddies in the Black Atlantic: Electronica and (post-)national identity in the music of Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.) and in Thomas Meinecke++s novel Hellblau (2001)+', German Studies Association (USA) Annual Conference, Oakland, CA, October 2010.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'Intelligent techno and an uneasy jetset: Hannes St+hr++s Berlin Calling (2008)', Imagining the New Berlin, Melbourne, November 2010.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'Thomas Meinecke and the self-styling of the novelist as DJ', Revise: The Art and Science of Contemporary Remix Cultures, University of Wollongong, December 2010.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, '"Jazz, Collective Creativity and the Beginnings of the Young German Cinema"', The Sydney Symposium 2009: Collective Creativity, Woolahra, NSW, July 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, '"Collapsing (New) Buildings: Town planning, history and music in Hubertus Siegert's Berlin Babylon (2001)', Terpsichorean Architecture: Writing About Music, Sydney, UTS., September 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'From ally to threat: Joachim-Ernst Berendt, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and German jazz discourse.', African American Civil Rights and Germany in the 20th Century, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, October 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'From ally to threat: Joachim-Ernst Berendt, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and German jazz discourse.', Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, October 2009 in African American Civil Rights and Germany in the 20th Century, ed conference convened by Maria Hoehn and Martin Klimke, German Historical Institute (Washington DC), on-line, pp. n/a-n/a.
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Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'Between negrophilia and colourblindness: Joachim-Ernst Berendt's image of African-Americans and 'Negroes' during the 1950s.', German Studies Association (USA) Annual Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, October 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, '++A Berlin-Detroit axis?: Electronic music and postnational identity in Thomas Meinecke++s Hellblau (2001)+', "Deutsch in Aller Welt" German Studies Association of Australasia biennial conference, Perth, WA, November 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'Beating the East German blues: musical representations of freedom in Leander Haussmann's Sonnenallee and Michael Schorr's Schultze gets the blues'', Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, November 2008 in Remapping Cinema; Remaking History. FHAANZ 2008 conference select refereed papers, ed Radner, H and Fossen, P., Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, pp. 146-159.
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Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'Jazz, cinema verite, and the beginnings of New German Cinema', Sydney University German Studies Seminar, Sydney University, March 2009.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, '"East German Blues: Musical Representations of Freedom in Leander Hausmann's Sonnenallee (1999) and Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)"', Remapping Cinema, Remaking History, Dunedin, New Zealand, November 2008.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, '"East German Blues: Musical Representations of Freedom in Leander Hausmann's Sonnenallee (1999) and Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)"', "Remapping Cinema, Remaking History", Dunedin, New Zealand, November 2008 in "Remapping Cinema, Remaking History": XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand. Conference Proceedings. Volume One: Refereed Abstracts, ed Fowler, C; Simmons, R., Department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 39-40.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, 'But Did the World Meet Jazz?: Ein Blick hinter Joachim Ernst Berendts Plattenreihe 'Jazz Meets the World'', Darmstadter Jazzforum, Darmstadt, Germany, October 2007 in Begegnum: The World Meets Jazz: Darmstaedter Beitraege zur Jazzforschung Band 10, ed Knauer W, Wolke Verlag, Hofheim, pp. 16-44.
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Hurley, A.W. 2008, '"Intercultural collaboration: a life-long credo" Filmmaker Michael Edols in dialogue with Andrew Hurley', Pittwater Offshore Indigenous Interests Group film screening and Q&A session, Scotland Island, NSW, November 2008.
Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Re-imagining Milirrpum v Nabalco in Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream', PASSAGES: law, aesthetics, politics, Melbourne, August 2006 in PASSAGES: law, aesthetics, politics, ed Andrew T Kenyon, Peter D Rush and Alison Young, School of Law; University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 1-14.
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In 1983, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog realised a decade-long ambition to create a film thematising the struggles of Aboriginal groups against mining companies operating in northern Australia. Where the Green Ants Dream (WGAD), was reviled by Australian pundits and also disappointed international critics. However, it raises important issues, not only about the creative appropriation of Aboriginal mythology, but also about the representation of Aboriginality and the struggle for Aboriginal land rights. This article reveals how Herzog relied heavily upon Milirrpum v Nabalco [1971] 17 FLR 141 in writing his film script. In doing so, he came up with a hybrid tenuously situated between documentary and feature film. What complicated this strategy was the fact that Herzog++whose unorthodox style often involves casting non-professional actors in important roles++also cast Wandjuk and Roy Marika, who had both been witnesses in Milirrpum v Nabalco, in lead roles. They were ultimately uncomfortable with reperforming a court-room sequence in which they had once participated in earnest. This article analyses Herzog+s mix of documentary and fiction, examines the reception of WGAD++both by white Australian critics and by Aboriginal Australians involved with the film++and argues that, while the film may be flawed, it is valuable because it threw (and continues to throw) disquieting yet important issues into perspective.
Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Joachim Ernst Berendt - Jazz, U-Musik, Pop-Jazz und die Ambivalenz (1950-70)', Darmstadter Beitrage zur Jazzforschung, Darmstadter, Germany, September 2005 in Jazz goes Pop goes Jazz. Der Jazz und sein gespaltenes Verhltnis zur Popularmusik - Darmstadter Beitrage zur Jazzforschung Band 9, ed Knauer W, Wolke Verlag, Hofheim, pp. 37-59.
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Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Floortalk on Weltmusik in Germany', Floortalk at Jazz Pope exhibition opening, The Narrows gallery, Melbourne, October 2006.
Hurley, A.W. 2005, '"Jazz for Goethe" on "Politics' Third Stage": West German Government-sponsored jazz tours during the 1960s. Revising "outdated imaginations of West Germany" or participating in Western "cultural penetration"?', University of Melbourne School of Languages Postgraduate Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 2003 in Contexts, Contacts and Constraints, ed Ernst, G; Hurley, A; Sutton, K., School of Languages, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 117-140.
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Hurley, A.W. 2004, 'Contexts, Contacts, Constraints', University of Melbourne, October 2003 in School of Languages Postgraduate Research Papers on Language and Literature, ed Hurley, A.W., G. Ernst and K. Sutton, Melbourne University School of Languages, Melbourne.
Hurley, A.W. 2003, 'Albert Mangelsdorff's Es sungen drei Engel: Navigating a path through jazz, German folklore and post-war (West) German identity', University of Melbourne School of Languages postgraduate Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 2002 in (Sub)texts: Proceedings of the University of Melbourne School of Languages postgraduate Conference 2002, ed Benbow, H. M., Ernst, G, School of Languages, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 7-26.
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Journal Articles

Hurley, A.W. 2013, ''Jack of All Trades' or 'Double Agent?' The German Popular Musician as Novelist', Journal of Popular Music Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 127-153.
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A survey of contemporary German literature reveals that the figure of the popular musician-cum-novelist has gained a certain prominence since the latter part of the 1990s, including in the context of what has been referred to as Popliteratur, or Pop II.2 Although other examples could be given, Thomas Meinecke (songwriter for Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle [FSK], and author of Tomboy [1998] and other novels) and Sven Regener (songwriter for Element of Crime, and author of Herr Lehmann [2001] and other novels) have both attained a noticeable and sustained degree of fame and/or critical success as novelists. In doing so, they have avoided a career move hitherto common amongst those popular musicians with ambitions as writers+the genre of musician's autobiography+and other one-off attempts to transfer music to the written word, such as compendiums of song lyrics.3 At the same time, both Meinecke and Regener have maintained their pre-existing careers as proponents of what one might call +ambitious+ popular music. Even though Popliteratur is not a new notion+there was, in the late 1960s, a first phase of Popliteratur, sometimes referred to as Pop I+durable, hybrid careers such as Meinecke's seem to be a new phenomenon, and can tell us about important changes in the contemporary German literary market, as well as about the cultural trajectory of certain types of German popular music. There may be some counterparts in other national contexts, but it is my contention that conditions specific to the German setting promoted the dual careers of people like Meinecke and Regener. Using Meinecke and Regener as case studies then, this article posits a fruitful, and increasing symbiosis, in Germany, of two cultural sub-fields and markets (the popular-musical and the literary), which inter alia calls into question the traditional hierarchization of literature and popular music (and perhaps even the strict separation of both).
Hurley, A.W. 2013, 'Son of the soil, proto-socialist or free spirit? Heinz Haufe's Entdeckungsreisen in Australien and the rehabilitation of Ludwig Leichhardt in East Germany', Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 209-224.
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Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Of Germanic eddies in the Black Atlantic: Electronica and (post-)national identity in the music of Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.) and in Thomas Meinecke's novel Hellblau (2001).', Journal of European Popular Culture, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 65-80.
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Attention has been drawn to German music's inspirational role in the 'birth' of techno and house in the United States, as well as to Germany's pre-eminent place in the recent development of electronic dance music. Some even suggest that techno might be inherently German. Yet whilst electronica seems to offer materials with which to imagine Germanness, an alternative reading is available. This article specifically examines how discourses about electronica and (post-)national identity intersect in Thomas Meinecke's recent musical oeuvre with Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (FSK), which has for some years been involved in its own adaptations of electronica, and in his later novels, especially Hellblau. Both advance a celebratory reading of the international spread of electronica - and of the productive 'transatlantic feedback' between Germany and the United States - which is consistent not only with a long-standing German trope associated with African American forms of music (especially jazz), but also with more recent, postmodern approaches to identity
Lewis, A. & Hurley, A.W. 2012, 'Love, Popular Music, and "Technologies of Gender" in Karen Duve's Dies ist kein Liebeslied (This is Not a Love Song)', New German Critique, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 113-137.
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Hurley, A.W. 2011, 'Collapsing (New) Buildings: Town planning, history and music in Hubertus Siegert's Berlin Babylon (2001).', Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-23.
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Hubertus Siegert+s impressionistic documentary, Berlin Babylon, illuminates the demolition and urban renewal of Berlin during the mid-late 1990s. This was a critical phase in the city+s history, as it prepared, amidst a flurry of excitement and anticipation, to become the united Germany's seat of power. Siegert's film seeks to give pause for thought, but deliberately eschews a +voice of god+ voiceover, opting instead for a poetic audiovisual montage. This includes shots of the cityscape (and its lacunae), archival footage documenting the wartime devastation and subsequent dynamiting of buildings, observational cinema of the city+s busy building sites, and of verbal snippets from various architects, developers and politicians++following the film title+s cue, the agents in a rerun of the construction of the Tower of Babel++as well as epigraphs from the Bible and Walter Benjamin, and a prominent soundscape and musical score. As this article will demonstrate, the film+s (mostly) sombre soundtrack plays a critical role here, commenting on the footage, and beyond that on the whole project of the new `Berlin Republic+ and its attitude to architectural heritage and twentieth century history. Re-figuring the theme of this volume, Berlin Babylon+s music is a form of writing about (collapsing, old) architecture and history. And yet, the soundtrack is not as unambiguous as a voiceover might have been, and thereby allows creative space for the audience+s interpretation, a matter that was very important to the film+s director. This article will focus, in particular, on three elements: the use (and treatment) of historical recordings in the film; the use of silence; and finally the way in which tracks from the Berlin band Einstrzende Neubauten use music, noise and text to comment on the project of the new Berlin.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'Joachim-Ernst Berendt and the (West) German Jazz und Lyrik Genre', Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 58-81.
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"Jazz und Lyrik" ("Jazz and Poetry"}1 in the German-speaking world has been documented for fifty years, with its boosters claiming that these pre-dated, or at least developed independently of, similar activities during the postwar American jazz scene (Berendt 1960a; "Probleme um Jazz und Lyrik"1964; Meifert 1999). Certainly the combination of jazz and poetry is one field in which German jazz advocates, critics, musicians, and listeners have had an abiding interest. The combination of the two genres fulfilled several important purposes in the early days, between the mid- 1950s and the mid-1960s. By associating jazz with an established art form (poetry), jazz stood to receive, by association, artistic integrity, something it lacked in the eyes of many, particularly older, postwar Germans. For Joachim-Ernst Berendt, a broadcaster, author, and producer (and its main proponent), appending words to jazz enabled him to stress a socially critical message and thereby impart a specific extra-musical meaning to jazz. Since the early recordings (1960-1964) focus on combinations of jazz and Gennan poetry, they participated in the "Germanizing" of jazz. This essay explains how and why Berendt attempted this hybrid, as well as how and why he maintained a distinction between German and American efforts.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'Hansjurgen Pohlands Tobby (1961/62): Jazz, cinema verite, and the beginnings of Young German Cinema', Studies in European Cinema, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 193-207.
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This article analyses the historical significance of the lesser-known German film Tobby (1961/62), a semi-documentary portrait of the Berlin jazz singer and percussionist Toby Fichelscher. Tobby focuses on Fichelscher's grappling with a tempting offer from the commercial music industry to go on tour playing Schlager (popular) music. It was the first feature film to be made by Hansjrgen Pohland, one of the signatories to the Oberhausen Manifesto of 1962, which is regarded as the founding moment of the Young, and later the New, German Cinema. The article explores how Pohland, an ardent jazz enthusiast, attempted to use a cinma-vrit style, which itself shares much with the aesthetic principles and ideology of jazz, to create a new type of cinema taking leave from the established commercial Papas Kino (`father's cinema') of the 1950s.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'Postnationalism, Postmodernism and the German Discourse(s) of Weltmusik', New Formations, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 100-117.
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Since the mid-1960s, just after the time at which Jameson posits the emergence of postmodernist aesthetics, German musicians and producers, operating in a range of fields of musical production from highbrow Ernste-Musik (serious music) to jazz and rock, have experimented with notions of Weltmusik (a term I will not translate since, in German discourses, Weltmusik has tended to signify western music in which various musical components are thought to synthesise into a whole, whereas the English term `world music' has often been used by the music industry as a marketing label to represent `authentic' musics from the margins).
Hurley, A.W. 2009, '"Tell you vot, baby: ze band voss svingkink und groovink!" Horst Liepolt and the Australian jazz boom of the 1970s', extempore, vol. 2, pp. 110-119.
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I first heard ofHorst Liepolt when I read about him in the liner notes for Heading in theRightDirection, a compilation of 1970S' Australian soul, jazz and funk that was released in 1995.Horst, I read, had produced quite a few of the tunes on Heading in theRight Direction. I was taken by the music and it in turn, led me to other Australian jazz from the era of the LP-as were many 'dancefloor jazz' enthusiasts from around the world, who likewise set about trying to locate the original recordings. Although Heading in the RightDirection was compiled by two Australians-Melbourne's Johnny Topper and Takse-it was issued not only in Australia but also in the USA,and was very much the result of a more widespread renewed interest in soul jazz, particularly on the part ofyoung British and American DJs.
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'From Aboriginal Australia to German Autumn: on the West German reception of thirteen 'films from Black Australia'', Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 251-263.
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This article examines some aspects of the West German reception of a series of Australian films about Aborigines + including Peter Weir's The Last Wave (1977), Phillip Noyce's Backroads (1977) and Michael Edols' Lalai and Floating (1973 and 1975) + which were shown in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in 1978 and 1979. It explains how these films came to be shown in Europe, how and why they caught the imagination of German reviewers and film-makers at the time, and how they themselves contributed to the begetting of several German films on Aboriginal themes + including Nina Gladitz's documentary Das Uran gehrt der Regenbogenschlange (The Uranium Belongs to the Rainbow Serpent) (1979), Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) and Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World (1991).
Hurley, A.W. 2009, 'Review of Henning Dedekind. Krautrock: Underground, LSD und kosmische Kuriere. H+fen: Koch International/Hannibal, 2008', Limbus: Australisches Jahrbuch fuer germanistische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, vol. 2, pp. 296-298.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, 'Beyond the Sakura Waltz: Reflections on the Encounter between German and Japanese Jazz, 1962-1985', Perfect beat, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 25-43.
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An historical study of the parallels between the German and Japanese jazz scenes and the interactions between the two between the 1960s and the 1980s
Hurley, A.W. 2008, 'Three Takes on Intercultural Film: Michael Edols' trilogy of Aboriginal films: Lalai Dreamtime; Floating, Like Wind Blow 'em About - This Time; and When the Snake Bites the Sun', Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 73-93.
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This article examines the innovative film-making approaches taken in Michael Edols' three films (Lalai Dreamtime; Floating, Like Wind Blow 'em About + This Time; and When the Snake Bites the Sun), profiles their political, critical and popular reception (including amongst Aboriginal people + and analyses the insights they afford into the disciplines of film-making, ethnography and into broader questions of intercultural dialogue. At a time of increased media and political interest in the plight of Aboriginal people in remote communities, they also contribute to our knowledge of the history of one such community.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, '"Jazz: The Australian Accent [Review]"', extempore, vol. 1:2008, no. 1, pp. 168-169.
Hurley, A.W. 2008, 'Revisiting 'Nigger-Jew-Music': Jazz and the Tensions between Remembering and Forgetting the National Socialist Past', Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and..., vol. 1, pp. 115-133.
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Hurley, A.W. 2008, 'Review of John Shand's Jazz: The Australian Accent', extempore, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 168-169.
Hurley, A.W. 2007, 'Whose Dreaming? Intercultural appropriation, representations of Aboriginality, and the process of filmmaking in Werner Herzoga's Where the Green Ants Dream', Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 175-190.
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In 1983, the German film-maker Werner Herzog realized a decade-long ambition to create a film thematizing the struggles of Aboriginal groups against mining companies in Northern Australia. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) was ultimately reviled by Australian pundits and also disappointed international critics. However, the film and the story behind its making raise important issues, not only about the creative appropriation of Aboriginal mythology, and the filmic representation of Aboriginality and of the struggle for Aboriginal land rights, but also about the intricacies of cross-cultural collaboration. This article reveals how Herzog relied upon the first land rights court case (Milirrpum v Nabalco) in writing his film script. In doing so, he came up with a hybrid ambiguously situated between documentary and feature film, something which proved uncomfortable for the lead Aboriginal actors Wandjuk and Roy Marika, who had both been players in Milirrpum v Nabalco. This article analyses Herzog's mix of documentary and fiction, examines the film's reception+both by white Australian critics and by Aboriginal Australians+and argues that, while the film may be flawed, it is valuable because it threw (and continues to throw) light on the processes and pitfalls of cross-cultural collaboration.
Hurley, A.W. 2007, 'Review of Pig City: From the Saints to Savage Garden, by Andrew Stafford', University of Melbourne Postgraduate Review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 32-32.
Hurley, A.W. 2007, 'Review of Axel Schildt and Detlef Siegfried (eds), Between Marx and Coca-Cola. Youth Cultures in Changing European Societies, 1960++1980 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2006)', Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 15, pp. 421-423.
Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Summertime in Indonesia? The Indonesian Jazz All-Stars 1967 tour of Europe', Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 3-21.
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In late 1966, a group of Indonesian jazz musicians approached the energetic West-German broadcaster, writer and so-called 'jazz pope' Joachim-Ernst Berendt with the proposal that he assist them in mounting a tour of Europe. This tour represented what E. Taylor Atkins, a historian of Japanese jazz, calls a 'strategy of authentication', intended to secure the playing experience these musicians craved (2001: 12). It would be the first time that a group of Indonesian jazzmen perfonned on the international stage. As it transpired, their tour also generated an early instance of proto- 'world music'.
Hurley, A.W. 2006, '"Music is an open sky": Horst Liepolt's contribution to Australian jazz', On-line publication, vol. NA, pp. 1-6.
Hurley, A.W. 1996, 'Prospects of recovery in negligence and under statute for Creutzfeld-Jakob disease resulting from human pituitary gland derived hormone products', Tort Law Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 60-79.

Major Reviews

Hurley, A.W. 2014, 'Review of Elina Hytnen-Ng, Experiencing flow in jazz performance', Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, net, pp. 124-125.
Hurley, A.W. & Schlunke, K. 2013, 'Leichhardt after Leichhardt', Journal of Australian Studies, Routledge, London, pp. 537-543.
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'A New Cultural Studies Analysis of West German Radio under Occupation (Review of Alexander Badenoch, Voices in Ruins: German Radio and National Reconstruction in the Wake of Total War. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. (February, 2010)', H-Net BOOK REVIEW., Published by H-Germn@h-net.msu.edu, H-Net (Internet).

Other research activity

Hurley, A.W. 2011, 'Transparency as authenticity? Ronald Clyne and his cover art for Folkways.', IDEA: International Graphic Art and Typography, Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing, Tokyo, pp. 139-142.
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Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'Of Breath and Paper: On Peter Bratzmanns Graphic Work', The Narrows and www.peterbroetzmann.com, Melbourne and www (Germany).
Hurley, A.W. 2010, 'On the Sunny Side of the Street: A Ghetto Swinger in Australia', extempore Pty Ltd, Kew, Victoria.
Hurley, A.W. 2007, '"Farewell 665: the subject speaks" (exhibition catalogue note on Tobias Titz's Polaroid Scratch project)', Daylesford Foto Biennale, Daylesford, Australia.
Hurley, A.W. 2006, 'Jazz Pope', The Narrows, Melbourne, Poster; mail; email.
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Jazz Pope focusses on the idiosyncratic writer .and producer Joachlm Ernst Berendts influential role within the German and international jazz scenes. Assembling a swag of cover of photographs, music and text. the exhibition particularly explores the wealth of berendt's landmark ':jazz meets the world series (1965--1971) and pieces together its bold attempts to combine jazz with the musics of europe, africa and asia