2015 Seminars

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

All seminars are in room 3.G.55 on the Bankstown Campus unless otherwise indicated.

Friday 13 March
11am- 12.30pm

Dimitris Vardoulakis (WSRC, Philosophy@Western Sydney University)Freedom from the the Free Will: On Kafka's Laughter
Friday 27 March 11am- 12.30pm Postgrads: Pip Smith, Claire Corbett & Holly IsemongerReadings & discussion of creative work in progress, plus a critical paper by Pip Smith
Friday 17 April
11am- 12.30pm
John Mateer (visitor)Writer, curator and poet John Mateer discusses his recent art/historical project The Quiet Slave: a history in eight episodes in the context of his on-going interest in the nexus between scriptural traditions and migrations, voluntary and forced, in the Indian Ocean region.
Friday 24 April 10am- 12.00pm & 1.00pm -3.00pmPostgrad Practical workshopsSupervisory relationship & feedback – Rachel Morley Scholarship & technology – Sara Knox & others
Friday 1 May
11am- 12.30pm
Anthony Uhlmann (WRSC)'The eyes of the mind': ratio and art in Spinoza and Swift
Friday 8 May
11am- 12.30pm
Jennifer Wawrzinek (Freie Universität Berlin) ‪Dorothy Wordsworth's Glittering Sheep: The Grasmere Journal
Friday 15 May
11am- 12.30pm

 Lesley Chamberlain (SWF visitor)

Who's Talking? Autobiography, Subjectivity and Other Hurdles

Friday 29 May 11am- 12.30pm

Postgrad seminar papersJen Craig and Jason Tuckwell
Friday 19 June
11am- 12.30pm
Matt McGuire (WSRC)Seamus Heaney: the Irish Tragedian?
Friday 26 June 11am- 12.30pmPostgrad presentationsMohammed Ahmad and Natalie Day
Friday 31 July 11am- 12.30pmPostgrad seminar papersLuke Beesley, Fiona Wright, Murray Robertson
Friday 14 August
11am- 12.30pm
Gail Jones (WSRC)"I am Chinese" : of bodies and walls, of boundaries and their dissolution
Friday 28 August 10am- 12.00pm & 1.00pm -3.00pmPostgrad Practical workshopsCreative Writing – Gail Jones Practices of Research – Matt McGuire
Friday 4 September
11am- 12.30pm
Ann Collett (UOW)Not Nightingale nor Skylark but Yard Fowl: Olive Senior's Language of Common Woman
Friday 11 September
11am- 12:30pm     
Michael Richardson (Western Sydney University)Criticism Beyond Judgment: Reading, Writing and the Affective Turn
Friday 25 September 11am- 12.30pmPostgrad presentationsIsabelle Li and Luke Carman
Friday 16 October
11am- 12.30pm
Michael Farrell (poet)Australian post-settlement poetics
Friday 30 October 10am- 12.00pm & 1.00pm -3.00pmPostgrad Practical workshopsTone, Style & Content – Chris Andrews Career outcomes & professional development – Rachel Morley
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