Locating Indigeneity: Juridical Storytelling, Literary Jurisprudences

Event Name
Locating Indigeneity: Juridical Storytelling, Literary Jurisprudences
13 October 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bankstown Campus

Address (Room): Building 3.G.55


The Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University warmly invites you to its next seminar, which is part of the ‘Indigenous Ontologies’ Series. The seminar will discuss the notion of locating indigeneity as encapsulated and expressed in law and literature. It will consider Indigenous peoples as local subjects, with ontological and epistemological connections to ancestral country, yet simultaneously as global subjects, in possession of contemporary political, legal and cultural identities with international valency. Through a reading of Alexis Wright’s novels, Carpentaria and The Swan Book, the seminar will examine the constraints of juridical storytelling, exemplified in the universalising imperatives of global climate change governance, and reveal the literary jurisprudences of local resistance.  All welcome. To RSVP or for more information, contact writing@westernsydney.edu.au

Speakers: Kathleen Birrell

Web page: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/writing_and_society/events/writing_and_society_seminars

Name: Wayne Peake


Phone: 97726780

School / Department: Writing and Society Research Centre