Conferences

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIAN LITERARY STUDIES: The AAALS 2021 Conference will be held virtually from April 6-10, 2020 (US).  The schedule has not been finalized, but the conference will run for 3-4 hours each day, during the period 6:00-10:30 pm US-EST (8:00a-12:30p Sydney 7-11 April). Check your time zone here:https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html In...

AUSTRALIA’S TRIENNIAL LITERARY STUDIES CONVENTION July 20-24, 2021 (Please submit proposals to litstudiesproposals@gmail.com by April 12, 2021)What is the nature of text – and how do we define where it begins and where it ends? How might such definitions influence the ways in which we...

ASALvets 2021: Finding the Port The ASALvets plan to meet in Port Macquarie from the 10 - 14 May 2021.  Port Macquarie was an early penal settlement with an interesting convict history, and has been important in the lives of many Australian writers. Convict writers James...

The organisers of Texts and Their Limits, Australia’s triennial literary studies convention, are delighted to make the first keynote announcement for our 2021 event. https://sites.google.com/view/textsandtheirlimits/home/keynote-speakers It is with deep gratitude and significant excitement that we welcome confirmed keynote speakers: Behrouz Boochani – writer, journalist, and refugee activist – delivering the Barry...

MLA 2020: SESSION TITLE: RESISTANCE AND PERSISTENCE IN (POST)COLONIAL AUSTRALIA AND AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND Rigorous consideration of ongoing and historical colonial contexts of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand through literature and film. Engage with the tension and possibilities of broadly considered acts of resistance and persistence in...

In August (3-10) the ASALvets group will be travelling from Adelaide to Wilpena Pound, exploring the area to the north of South Australia. The tour will include a visit to Geoffrey Dutton’s former home, Anlaby near Kapunda, and visits to some of the famous wineries...

THE CENTRE FOR CRITICAL AND CREATIVE WRITING PRESENTS A SYMPOSIUM ON ADAPTATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN NOVEL Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26 2020, The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane.Landmark Australian novels are being adapted for the stage and screen at a rate we’ve...