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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 SydneyThis 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...

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,...

1.30pm-3pm, Thursday 4 July, in the Club Auditorium, University of Western AustraliaAll ASAL members are invited to attend the 2019 AGM. This will be held during the ASAL DIRT conference at the University of Western Australia, between 1.30pm-3pm, on Thursday 4 July, in the Club Auditorium.The minutes...

The ASAL ECR Profile series highlights the work of our early career researchers. For this instalment we present the work of Dr Jessica White. Jessica is the author of A Curious Intimacy and Entitlement. Her short stories, essays and poems have appeared widely in Australian and international...

Shortlist for Alvie Egan Award 2019 Bridget Grogan, Reading Corporeality in Patrick White’s Fiction: An Abject Dictatorship of the Flesh, Brill, 2018.Geoff Rodoreda, The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction, Peter Lang, 2018.Xu Daozhi, Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children's Literature, Peter Lang, 2018.Maggie NolanBrigitta OlubasElizabeth Webby,...

Longlist for Walter McRae Russell Award 2019 Katherine Bode, A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History, University of Michigan Press, 2018. David Carter and Roger Osborne, Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace, 1840-1940s, Sydney University Press, 2018.Ken Gelder and Rachel Weaver, Colonial...