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ASAL statement about  the non-appointment of the University of Sydney Chair of Australian Literature As the largest and one of the oldest literary associations in Australia, and the peak body representing Australian literary studies, the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) joins with its affiliated Associations in...

5-6 December 2019, the University of SydneyDraft program and registration now open. Please go to: https://slam-events.sydney.edu.au/calendar/from-colony-to-transnation/This conference marks the retirement of Robert Dixon as Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney. Over a long and productive career Robert has worked in institutions right across...

Call for Papers and Panels The 2020 ASAL Annual Conference will be hosted by James Cook University at the Cairns Institute, Smithfield, from 29 June – 2 July. For more than forty years, ASAL annual conferences have offered a venue where creative writers and academic critics have come...

News of the death of Emeritus Professor Laurie Hergenhan AO will be greeted with sadness by the community of scholars of Australian Literature throughout Australia and overseas. A graduate of Sydney University and London, where he completed a PhD on George Meredith, Laurie taught...

An International Journal of English Studies: University of Warsaw: Enemy Aliens or Captive Allies This special issue of Anglica will be interdisciplinary in nature and devoted to representations of internment in areas including, but not limited to, literature, history, art, music, and film.  Submitted papers will examine the...

SAM Seminar: Stephanie Bishop and Michelle de Kretser4 – 5.15pm, 24 July, Room G17, Robert Webster Building, UNSW SydneyStephanie Bishop and Michelle de Kretser will be talking to each other about the craft of writing, with special reference to their most recent novels, Man Out of Time and The Life to...

THE GOUGH WHITLAM AND MALCOLM FRASER CHAIR IN AUSTRALIAN STUDIES AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY Harvard University wishes to appoint a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2021–2022 academic year. Harvard encourages applications from those in mid-career...

CFP: FROM COLONY TO TRANSNATION: AN ASAL CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF ROBERT DIXON 5-6 December 2019, the University of Sydney Draft program and registration now open. Please go to: https://slam-events.sydney.edu.au/calendar/from-colony-to-transnation/ This conference marks the retirement of Robert Dixon as Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney....

1-4pm, July 1, University of Western Australia, Room ALR6 As part of the ASAL 2019 'Dirt' conference at the University of Western Australia, we will be holding a Postgraduate Masterclass for all attending graduate students. We are very lucky to have one of our keynote speakers, Dr Ambelin Kwaymullina,...