CALC Seminar Series 2023


Monique Rooney

All seminars are taking place via zoom on Thursday evenings, 4.30 – 6pm


Thursday, 23 February

Beth Driscoll

Readers and reading practices

Thursday, 1 June

Rachel Franks

An Uncommon Hangman

Thursday, 24 August 2023

Meg Brayshaw

Literature and coal mining

Thursday 21 September 2023

John Uhr

Miles Franklin

November 2023

Monique Rooney and Paul Genoni

In conversation: Ruth Park

Past events

Postcolonialism in Australian Literature: The Case of Miles Franklin (1879-1954)

21 Sep 2023

This seminar brings together postcolonial literary theory and contemporary political theory. Students of Australian politics tend to separate political and...

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Dymphna Cusack’s resourceful melodrama: Carbon capitalism and the fossil unconscious in Southern Steel (1953)

24 Aug 2023

In a 1992 review of Abdelrahmen Munif’s Cities of Salt, Amitav Ghosh coined the term ‘petrofiction’ and pointed towards the invisibility of fossil fuels in...

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In conversation: Rachel Franks on An Uncommon Hangman

1 Jun 2023

Executioners were once a critical component of the justice system in New South Wales. In an era when judges handed down death sentences as easily as they...

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