2017 Sussex Samuel Prize Winner Announced

We are very happy to announce Evan Milner of the University of Wollongong as the winner of the 2017 Sussex Samuel Prize for his paper “‘Is there anybody there?’: Solitude and the Hermeneutics of Love in the Writings of Walter de la Mare”? Congratulations Evan! And thank you to everyone who submitted their papers foraaa

Jean-François Vernay, The Seduction of Fiction: A Plea for Putting Emotions Back into Literary Interpretation (Palgrave Macmillan 2016)

Jean-François Vernay, The Seduction of Fiction: A Plea for Putting Emotions Back into Literary Interpretation (New York/ London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), published as part of the Palgrave Studies in Affect Theory and Literary Criticism Series. Translated from the French by Dr. Carolyne Lee. Back cover blurb : By meshing psychology with literary analysis, this book inspires usaaa

Jean-François Vernay, A Brief Take on the Australian Novel (Wakefield Press 2016)

From Jean-François Vernay, A Brief Take on the Australian Novel offers a sweeping view of Australian writing since colonialism. Written from an outsider’s perspective, this single-authored overview will appeal to readers through its playful, jargon-free and potentially contentious account of the Australian novel. Vernay offers a unique and insightful perspective on Australian literature. Like a film narrator,aaa

CfP: Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change

Australia’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis has raised issues in areas as diverse as immigration, religious tolerance and basic concepts of humanity. The 11th annual Limina conference seeks to uncover, explore and question both historical and contemporary boundaries that arise from people struggling for recognition. We particularly invite papers that address boundaries that existaaa

MSCP Evening School Sem 1, 2016

The MSCP Philosophy Evening School 2016 is now open for enrolment. We have 4 courses ranging from 4 to 12 weeks in length. All the courses are taught 6.30-8.30pm, and they involve no assessment or entry requirements. Fees start at $70. This semester the MSCP hosts a new initiative headed by Dr Marion J. Campbell, provisionallyaaa


ASAL 2016 CAPITAL/EMPIRE/PRINT/DISSENT 6-9 July 2016, UNSW Canberra and the National Library of Australia ABSTRACTS DUE by Friday 26 February WEBSITE NOW LIVE HERE: https://www.unsw.adfa.au/conferences/ASAL2016 Capital-Empire-Print-Dissent will seek to articulate the ways in which the institutions of government, the arts, the universities and the heritage sectors have forged what we now call ‘Australian’ literature; andaaa

Australasian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference 2015

3 – 5 July 2015 | University of Wollongong | Theme: Land and Water
Given the long history of often disastrous relationship between land and water in the Caribbean – the sighting of land by stranger ships being exemplar of the vulnerability of island cultures; and more recent discussion of natural and manmade disasters in which the relationship between land and water is paramount, a conference dedicated to a Land & Water theme seems timely. Read more…

PhD Scholarships in Australian Literature

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two PhD scholarships in studies on Australian literature at UNSW Canberra. The PhD scholarships are generously funded by UNSW Canberra in support of Associate Professor Nicole Moore’s ARC Future Fellowship and the established research strengths in Australian literature in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read more…