2019 Seminars

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

All seminars are are on Parramatta South campus, Female Orphan School conf. room 1, EZ.G.23, 11am - 12.30pm unless otherwise indicated.



22 March Beth Driscoll (University of  Melbourne), Julieanne Lamond (ANU/ Editor, ALS),
Frances An (Finishing School), & Sara Knox (WSRC)

Special International Women's Day Panel with Sydney Review of Books: Women Writers and Readers - Contemporary Popular Fiction and the Literary

Hosted by Dr Catriona Menzies-Pike (Editor, Sydney Review of Books) and Dr Anne Jamison (Deputy Director, WSRC)

26 April Dr Alix Beeston (Cardiff University) ‘Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis’

Chair: Lorraine Sim
3 May Carla Guelfenbein - a special guest of the SWF & Giramondo's Southern Latitudes series

Carla Guelfenbein was born in Santiago, Chile. She is the author of several novels: The other side of the soul, The women of my life, The rest is silence, Naked swimmers, and In the distance with you. Her work has been translated to 16 languages. Her fifth novel, In the distance with you, won the prestigious Alfaguara price in 2015.

10 May Kate Fagan (WSRC) ‘A Poetics of Repertoire’
24 May John Encarnacao ‘Writing about old albums – ways to make a historical turn at 33 1/3rpm’
28 June Michael Sala (visiting scholar)‘The Poetics of Place: a novelist’s reflections on negotiating the relationship between place and story through the act of using one’s feet’
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