Reconsidering Norman Lindsay

Reconsidering Norman Lindsay

Call for Papers: Reconsidering Norman Lindsay: new perspectives, new understandings

29 July 2019, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Norman Lindsay was well-known in Australia as an artist, sculptor, writer, philosopher and cultural commentator, but in the fifty years since his death his most enduring work has been his illustrated children’s story The Magic Pudding. His creative and cultural contribution has become synonymous with the most controversial of his writings, paintings, and lifestyle; his more subtle, considered and nuanced projects have become elided. This symposium will use the anniversary of Lindsay’s passing to reconsider his influence on the progress of post-colonial Australian literary and artistic culture, utilising new theoretical understandings and perspectives to inform a contemporary awareness of his significance.

We welcome abstracts of 250 words on any facet of Lindsay’s contributions to post-colonial Australian culture. Please send abstracts, with a short bio, to Megan Mooney Taylor ([email protected]) by 1 May 2019.

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