2012 Seminars

2012 Seminar Program

After the seminar has passed you can click on the title of the seminar to read an abstract, listen to audio and view images and video of the seminar presentations.

All seminars are from 11.00 am - 12.30 pm and in room 3.G.55 on the Bankstown Campus unless otherwise indicated.


Friday 9 March

Anna Gibbs

Writing’s New Materialisms, or, (Post)conceptual Writing as Material Thinking: an essay on practice
Friday 16 March
Gail Jones
Sensational Politics: Walter Benjamin, Lola Ridge, and the affected body of modernism
Friday 30 March
Steven Connor
Modernism, Writing and Number
Friday 13 April
Ivor Indyk

Provincialism and Encyclopaedism

Friday 4 May
Ihab Hassan (visitor)
The Humanities Ascending: Or What’s In It for You
Friday 25 MayPostgraduate Seminar Papers
‪Martin Edmond on ‘The Buried Village’‬ and‪ Tom Lee on ‘A Poetics of the Naughty’‬

Wednesday 30 May 2pm -3.30pm

Sagar Dan (visitor)
Australian Aboriginal Literature: Transnational Subjectivities in India
Friday 15 JuneCatherine Rey

Milan Kundera: At home in exile or
in search of the idyllic language

Friday 6 JulyMegan Jones
Township Textualities
Friday 3 August
Michael Hofmann
On Poetry and Translation
Friday 10 August
Ben Etherington
Literary Primitivism
Friday 17 August
Christine Wertheim
On auto-bio-graphics: conceiving of bodies through image-ing tongues
Wednesday 22 August 11am-12:30pm
Jan Wagner
Poetry Reading and Talk
Wednesday 29 August 11am-12:30pm
Gerry Carruthers
Civilized & Primitive: the paradox of English literature beyond Britain
Friday 7 September
David Walker
Writing History in the Form of Memoir
Friday 28 September
Postgraduate Seminar Papers
Rory Dufficy and Sarah Gilbert
Friday 12 October
Magdalena Zolkos
Jean Améry and the Jewish Tradition of Conscious Pariahdom
Friday 19 October
Patricia Plumer
Romantic representations of Constantinople
Friday 9 November
Mridula Nath Chakraborty
Revolutionary Reprise: Some Notes from Egypt circa 1956 in Waguih Ghali's novel Beer in the Snooker Club (1964)
Friday 16 November
Helen Groth
Projections of Alice: Anachronistic Reading and the Temporality of Mediation
Friday 23 November
Post Graduate Seminar Papers
Annee Lawrence
Friday 7 December
Matt McGuire
Scottish Crime Fiction

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