Literary Studies Seminar Series

Contacts

Monique Rooney
Literary Studies Seminar Series

Seminars in this series are held on Thursdays during teaching weeks, from 1-2pm in the Milgate Room, first floor, A.D. Hope Building.

Staff, students, fellows and friends are all welcome as both presenters and audience members. The format is generally an informal 20-minute presentation of work-in-progress, followed by lively discussion and feedback.

Upcoming events

Age of the Supersoldier: Subversive Cyborgs in Iron Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron

1–2pm 16 Aug 2018

In 2013, the U.S. military began development of an ‘Iron Man’ suit – a powered, armored exoskeleton – heralding the possibility of technologically enhanced...

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Past events

Book Reviewing in the Australian Literary Field

9 Aug 2018

Most of the writing about books that is published in Australia takes place outside the academy: more than 3,000 book reviews are published each year in...

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Creating and Translating Worldviews

26 Jul 2018

Writers create worlds. This session will raise the question of what translators do when they translate authors. What worldviews are they translating when they...

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Moving Women: The Touring Actress as Vector of Political Change

31 May 2018

In 1869, one year before the first women’s suffrage bill was presented in the British parliament, John Stuart Mill published his treatise on the subjection of...

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Tania Evans ‘Cripples and Bastards and Broken Things’:Negotiating Masculinity through Fantasy Genre Conventions in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones

24 May 2018

Hegemonic models of masculinity that are based upon violence, domination, and invulnerability are recognised by scholars as damaging for the individuals who...

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Unexpected Intimacy: William Forsythe’s Alignigung (2016) and German Integration

17 May 2018

William Forsythe continues to embark on new aesthetic territory by exploring choreographic objects—not necessarily related to a body ‘but rather an alternative...

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Unconscious Self‐Appraisals in Literary Works

10 May 2018

Ezra Pound struck a pencil through the lines in The Waste Land manuscript that referred to thewriting of bad poetry. Similarly, his mentee Hemingway cut a...

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The Roman-fleuve and the Rebirth of the Author

3 May 2018

Loosely comparable to earlier multi-volume works such as Balzac’s Comédie humaine and Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart, the roman-fleuve was one of the most...

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Sacred Sites and Mundane Matters

21 Apr 2016

Presented as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series. Change affects cityscapes and structures and shapes the histories and meanings that individuals seek...

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The Tank Steam Press: Cultural Sustainability and the Urban Waterscape in Christina Stead’s Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934)

17 Mar 2016

Presented by Meg Brayshaw as part of the 2016 SLLL Literary Studies Seminar Series In Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), Christina Stead evokes the city’s...

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‘Like a shield laid on the misty sea – an adventure among the similes of the Odyssey’

30 Jul 2015

Presented as part of the Centre for Classical Studies Seminar Series The Centre for Classical Studies warmly invites you to attend the first talk in our...

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Thebes on stage and on site: tragedy, reenactment, and textual topographies

23 Jul 2015

Thebes was the paradigmatic city of Greek tragedy. Its distinctive walled topography offered a sealed conceptual space in which its ruling dynasty played...

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The New Asian City and Aspirational Modernity

16 Jul 2015

This talk is divided into two parts. In the first, I discuss my 2011 book, The New Asian City: Three-dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form, which...

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Middleground as Battleground? Rethinking Indigenous Literary Success

12 Mar 2015

Presented as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series. Imogen Mathew will speak about "Middleground as Battleground? Rethinking Indigenous Literary Success...

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