2013 Seminars

An archive of Writing and Society seminars from 2013. Click on the seminar title to read an abstract, listen to audio and view images and video of the seminar presentations.

Friday 8 March 11.00am - 12.30pm

Sara Knox (Western Sydney University)

Hilary Mantel and the Historical Novel
Wednesday 13 March 1.30pm - 3.00pmJaap Blonk (visitor, Dutch avant –garde composer & performance poet)Jaap Blonk on Jaap Blonk
Wednesday 20 March 1.30pm - 3.00pmProf. Will Luers (visitor, Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, Washington State University, Vancouver)Composing the Narrative Interface
Wednesday 27 March 1.30pm - 3.00pmGregory O'Brien (visitor – distinguished NZ poet & curator)

Out of Line: Two Sides of the Tasman Sea

Friday 12 April 11.00am -  12.30pmMatt McGuire (Western Sydney University)Northern Ireland and Post Conflict Literature
Friday 3 May 11.00am -  12.30pmProf. Bruno Clément (U Paris)Teaching Philosophy or Teaching Philosophically

Friday 10 May 11.00am -  12.30pm

Chris Andrews (Western Sydney University)"Roberto Bolaño's Overinterpreters"?
Thursday 6 June 11.00am - 12.30pmHanifa DeenOn the Trail of Taslima
Tuesday 23 July
11.00am - 12.30pm
Jane Smiley (visitor, novelist and author from the USA)

The Most Important Question
Friday 16 August 11.00am - 12.30pmLorraine Sim (Western Sydney University)'Extraordinary Actuality': Helen Levitt's Streets
Wednesday 28 August 1.30pm – 3.00pm Ketu Katrak (UCI)Gender and Postcolonialism in Modern African Drama: History on Stage
Wednesday 4 September 1.30pm – 3.00pmMeet the Bookwallah writers: Chandrahas Choudhoury, Benjamin Law, Kristy Murray, Annie ZaidiBookwallah is a travelling writer's festival that celebrates contemporary India, offering an insider's view of this eastern powerhouse, and an outsider's view as seen through the eyes of visiting writers.
Friday 6 September
11.00am - 12.30pm 
Ben Etherington and Jarad Zimbler (U Oxford)Ben Etherington on the Jamaican poet Louise Bennett and Jarad Zimbler discussing his forthcoming book on J.M Coetzee.
Friday 11 October
11.00am - 12.30pm
Prof. Ronan MacDonald
Modernism and Irish Literature
Friday 1 November
11.00am - 12.30pm
James Gourley (Western Sydney University)"Time's Chiromancy:" The Shape of Time in Thomas Pynchon
Friday 29 November
11.00am - 12.30pm
Ehsan AzariDesire dispossessed of a desiring subject: Deleuze and Guattari
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