Publications

 Publications - Books, and articles in Journals and Periodicals 

 Books

Skilbeck, Ruth (2017), The Writer's Fugue: Musicalization, Trauma and Subjectivity in the Literature of Modernity, Newcastle: PostMistress Press.  Hardback. (Updated edition).
Skilbeck, Ruth (2016) The Writer's Fugue. Newcastle, PostMistress Press. Paperback and ebook. 
 
Skilbeck, Ruth (2015), Missing (Australian Fugue series)  Newcastle: PostMistress Press.
Hardback ISBN: 9780992277994 Paperback ISBN: 9780992277956  Ebook ISBN: 9780992277963

Skilbeck, Ruth (2017, 2nd ed.)  The Antipode Room (Australian Fugue series) Newcastle: PostMistress Press.  Illustrated. With photographic art -forthcoming

Skilbeck, Ruth (2014) Australian Fugue: The Antipode Room, Newcastle: PostMistress Press.  
Ebook, Paperback.


Book Chapters

Skilbeck, Ruth (2014), 'Exiled Writers, Human Rights and Social Advocacy Movements in Australia: a Critical Fugal Analysis,' Chapter 4 in Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations, ed. John Nguyet Erni. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Skilbeck, Ruth, Mary Kelly and Kelly Barry (2011), 'Ruth Skilbeck in Conversation with Mary Kelly and Kelly Barrie', Chapter 1, The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art, eds Myrel Chernick & Jenny Klein, York University, Toronto: Demeter Press. ISBN: 978-0-9866671-2-1. 46-52

Co authored Book
Collins, J. Darcy, S. Skilbeck, R et al. (2008) Cultural Landscapes of Tourism in New South Wales and Victoria. Publisher: Co-operative Research Centre: Sustainable Tourism.
Ruth Skilbeck is author of Chapter 8, 'Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales Precinct'- a case study.
http://www.crctourism.com.au/wms/upload/resources/bookshop/FactSheets/80094CollinSUM.pdf. 
http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Cultural_Landscapes_of_Tourism_in_New_So.html?id=F_lNPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y.   

Journal Articles

Skilbeck, Ruth (2013) 'First Things: Reflections on Single-Lens Digital Reflex Photography with a Wide Angle Lens',
The International Journal of the Image, Vol.3  Issue 4. 55-67
http://ijx.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.202/prod.175 

Skilbeck, Ruth (2012), 'Remembering Australia's Forgotten Mothers: Reclaiming Lost Identity in Colonial History', Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Vol. 3, Issue 2. 163-177

Skilbeck, Ruth (2011),'Gazing Boldly Back and Forward: Urban Aboriginal Women Artists and New Global Feminisms in Transnational Art', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol.5, Issue 6: 261-276

Skilbeck, Ruth (2010), 'Exiled Writers, Human Rights, and Social Advocacy Movements in Australia: A Critical Fugal Analysis',Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies ,Vol. 7, Issue 3, Sept 2010: 280-296 [A]

Skilbeck, Ruth (2010). 'Re-viewing Feminist Influences in Transnational Art: A Multimodal, Fugal Analysis of Mary Kelly’s Texts of ‘Maternal Desire', The International Journal of the Arts in Society,Vol. 4, Issue 5 2010, 15-28

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009).'Arts Journalism and Exiled Writers: A Case Study of Fugal, Reflexive Practice', Pacific Journalism Review , Vol. 15, No. 2, Oct 2009, 132-151

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008). 'Art Journalism and the Impact of 'Globalisation': New Fugal Modalities of Storytelling in Austral-Asian Writing',Pacific Journalism Review , Vol. 14, No. 2, Sept 2008, 141-161

Conference Publications - peer reviewed
Skilbeck, Ruth (2005). ‘Persephone’s Paradox: the Author’s Journey into the Underworld’, Motham, L et al (eds), Women in Research Conference: Central Queensland University, Gladstone, 24-25 Nov. 2005. 1-921047-10-0

Skilbeck, Ruth (2010) ‘Through the ‘I’s’ of Lost Time: Proust’s Performative Fugue of Temps Perdu.’ Time, Transcendence, Performance International Conference. Monash University. Oct 2009. http://arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/assets/docs/proceedings-skilbeck-through-the-i-of-lost-time-ttp-conference.pdf.

Video Art International Exhibition

Skilbeck, Ruth (2004) 'Persephone's Paradox: Rebirth of the Author- a multimedia narrative poem'. DVD screenings:

*(2010)Time.Transcendence.Performance international conference, Monash University. Melbourne, Australia. Oct.2010.
*(2004) Culture and the Unconscious 2- Psychoanalysts, Academics and Artists in Dialogue. Tavistock Clinic and University of East London. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England. July 2004.

International Conference Paper Presentations 

Skilbeck, Ruth (2012) 'From WAM to MAM: Feminist Mothers' Creative and Political Interventions in Contemporary Art and Arts Journalism.' 2012 Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Biennial Conference, University of New South Wales, 22-23 Nov, 2012.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2012) 'Last Things: Reflections on a Photographic Series.' Third International Conference on the Image, Higher School of Humanities and Journalism, Poznan, Poland 14-16 Sept, 2012.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2012) ‘Fugal modality’ and the Limits of Expression: Censorship, Trauma and Self-Exile in ‘Fugue’ Writers from Joyce to Exiled Journalists.’ Australasian Literature Association Annual Conference, Literature and Censorship, UNSW and National Library of Australia. Canberra, Australia, July 10-13, 2012.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2012) ‘Remembering Australia’s Forgotten Mothers’: Identity and Colonial History’. International MIRCI Conference on Mothers and History: Histories of Motherhood Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. York University. Toronto, Canada. May 10-12, 2012.

Ruth Skilbeck (2010) ‘Gazing Boldly Back and Forwards: Australian Contemporary Women Artists in Global Feminism’. 5th International Arts in Society Conference, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia. July 2010.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Through the ‘I’s’ of Lost Time: Proust’s Performative Fugue of Temps Perdu.’ Time, Transcendence, Performance International Conference. Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. October 1-3 2009

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Re-viewing Feminist Influences in Transnational Art: A Multimodal Fugal Analysis of Mary Kelly’s Texts of ‘Maternal Desire;’’ 4th International Arts in Society Conference, Venice, Italy. July 2009. Research paper, virtual presentation.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Trauma, Courage and Journalism: Reporting the Stories of Refugee Writers.’ The Public Right to Know Conference 2008. Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. October 2008.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008)‘The Right to Write: Human Rights and Exiled Writers.’ The 4 R’s: Rights, Reconciliation, Respect, Responsibility: Planning for a Socially Inclusive Future for Australia Conference. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. October 2008.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2007) ‘Austral-Asian Art Writing in the Globalised Media: New Cosmopolitan Modalities of Story Telling’. The Public Right to Know Conference 2007. Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. November 2007.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2007)‘Tourism and/or Cosmopolitanism: Art Museums as Contested Sites of Cross-Cultural Regeneration for Civil Societies’. UTS Conference on Cosmopolitan Civil Societies. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. October 2007.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2006) ‘A Spectacular Synaesthesia: Visions of Sublime Trauma, Sudden Death and Empire in De Quincey’s Dream-Fugue’. Romantic Spectacle Conference. University of Bristol and Roehampton University, London, England. July 2006.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2006) ‘James Joyce’s Intermedial ‘Sirens’ Song’. Rethinking the Past: Experimental Histories in the Arts Conference. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. July 2006.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2005) ‘Persephone’s Paradox: the Author’s Journey into the Underworld.’ Women in Research Conference 2005. Central Queensland University, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. October 2005

Skilbeck, Ruth (2004) ‘The Voice of Persephone: The First Wrench- the Artist’s Journey into the Underworld.’ Performative text and animated DVD: ‘Persephone’s Paradox: Rebirth of the Author- a multimedia narrative poem’. Culture and the Unconscious 2- Psychoanalysts, Academics and Artists in Dialogue Conference. Tavistock Clinic and University of East London. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England. July 2004.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘The Writer’s Fugue: A Creative Gift of Magical Absence.’ Culture and the Unconscious 2 Psychoanalysts, Academics and Artists in Dialogue Conference. Tavistock Clinic and University of East London. School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England. July 2003.

Skilbeck, Ruth (1999) ‘Mothertongue/Playing Mum: The Art of Laughter and Forgetting’. Rethinking Creative Processes/Repenser les processus créateurs Conference. Department of French Studies, University of Sydney and Department of French, University of NSW. Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. February 1999.

Skilbeck, Ruth (1986) ‘De Re Thoughts’. University of London. Birkbeck College Annual Philosophy Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, Windsor, UK. (as BA Honours Philosophy studentt)


 MEDIA CRITICISM AND JOURNALISM  Photography and Photo-media Art
ART FEATURES  (selected)

Skilbeck, Ruth (2015) 'Notes from the Daily Fugue', Adjunct Commuter Daily, New York, 31 July 2015

Skilbeck, Ruth (2015) Emotional Trauma Steals Memories and Lives, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2015
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/emotional-trauma-steals-memories-and-lives-20150715-gid20t.html

Skilbeck, Ruth (2015) Intertwined: Exhibiting Mother Artists, Lip Magazine, 8 May 2015 with three photo art works by the author
http://lipmag.com/arts/art-arts/intertwined-exhibiting-mother-artists/

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008)  Yinka Shonibare- COLONIAL FORCES.
Australian Art Collector. Issue  46 Oct-Dec 2008,
http://www.artcollector.net.au/YinkaShonibareColonialForces 

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Infinity Nets and Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama MCA Exhibition Preview and Artist Profile’.
Australian Art Collector. Issue 47 Jan-March. 98-102.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Andreas Gursky’ Exhibition preview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 47.Jan-March.176-177.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists: Author Interview with Vivien Johnson. Australian Art Collector. Issue 47 January-March. 344.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘The Rising Importance of Art Fairs’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 47 Jan-March 94-96.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘New Dealers’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 47 Jan-March 184-188.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2009) ‘Despot Birdhouses’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 47 Jan-March. 81.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Beauty, Truth and Contemporary Art’. Interviews with Adam Cullen and Dr Christopher Allen.
Australian Art Collector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec.120-121.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Global Art Market Report’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46. 106-107.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Openings and Closings’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec. 102-103.

Skilbeck, Ruth 2008) ‘Karen Woodbury’ gallerist interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46. 137.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Simon Klose’ museum director interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46. 38.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Ashley Crawford’ critic interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec. 182.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Wendy Walker’ critic interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec 2008.. 163.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Paul Greenaway’ gallerist interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46. 164.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Anne Loxley’ curator interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46. 175.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Judy Annear’ curator interview. Australian Art Collector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec. 177.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Nelly Castan’ gallerist interview. Australian ArtCollector. Issue 46 Oct-Dec 2008.181.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2008) ‘Make Art Not War’. Homepagedaily.com (Pink Oblong column, writing in nom-de-plume Rosa Viereck) Feb 2008.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2007) ‘Changing Cultural Landscapes’. U Magazine. University of Technology, Sydney. Nov-Dec 2007.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2007) ‘The New Philanthropy 1’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 41. July-Sept. 2007.104-105.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2007) ‘New Philanthropy 2’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 41. July-Sept. 2007 105-107.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2005) ‘International Sculpture’, Australian Art Collector. Issue 34.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2004) ‘Tracey Moffatt’. Interview and artist profile. Pol Oxygen: Design, Art, Architecture. Special Collectors’ Issue. 8. 44-52.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘Body of Work’. Antony Gormely interview and artist profile. Pol Oxygen: Design, Art, Architecture. Issue 5. 38-47.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘Urban Warrior’. David Adjaye interview and architect profile. Pol Oxygen: Design, Art, Architecture. Issue 4. 93-102.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘Contemporary Australian Art Comes of Age’ (Series of four features 12,000 words) Australian Art Collector. Issue 25. 75-89.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘The Artist’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 25. 76-80.
Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘The Curator’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 25. 81-83.
Skilbeck, Ruth (2003 ‘The Gallerist’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 25. 84-86.
Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘The Critic’. Australian Art Collector. Issue 25. 87-89.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘A Masterly Collection’. Interview with James Fairfax and his collection of Old Masters. Australian Art Collector. Issue 25 July- Sept. 58-61.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘Art Apocalypse’ Charlie Co interview and artist profile. Pol Oxygen: Design, Art, Architecture. Issue 3 July- August. 77-83.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘The Colour Number Letter Thing’. Strutt Sisters profile. Australian Art Review. Issue 3 July-August.34-36.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) ‘Tracey Emin Down Under’. Tracey Emin interview and artist profile. Pol Oxygen: Design, Art, Architecture. Issue 2.116-125.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2003) Jan 17. ‘War Drums Beat Over Beckett,’ feature on the controversy surrounding a production of Waiting for Godot at the Sydney Festival 2003. The Irish Times.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2002) ‘Heavy Petting’ interview based profile of artist, Del Kathryn Barton. Black + White. Issue 59.11-15.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2001) ‘Street Life’. Review of abstract artist Brett McMahon. Black + White. Issue 54. 12.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2000) ‘French Resistance’ interview and artist profile on Ludovic Navarre of jazz combo, St Germain. Black + White. Issue 47. 20-21.

Skilbeck, Ruth (2000) ‘From Mao to Now’ Guo Jian interview and review. Black + White. Issue 42. 23-25.

Skilbeck, Ruth (1997) ‘Voodoo Art’. HQ. Issue 54.15

Skilbeck, Ruth (1997) ‘Getting Your Goat’. Interview based profile of Mambo artist, Michael Bell. Australian Style. Issue 27.68-78.

Skilbeck, Ruth (1997) ‘Off beat Partners’ interview-based profile of Michael Bell and Steven Abbott. The Newcastle Herald. December 7.

Ruth Skilbeck has hundreds of articles published in the national and international mainstream and arts specialist media, in Ireland, the UK and Australia, also radio scripts and broadcasts (BBC World Service) and community radio in Australia.
Full lists and portfolios available. Collections of Ruth Skilbeck's articles are in press and will be published in 2014-2015.


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