New Australian Modernities: Antigone Kefala and Australian Migrant Aesthetics ASAL 2019 mini-conference

New australian Modernities

14 - 16 March 2019
UNSW Sydney

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This symposium works from the premise that a key Australian literary and aesthetic modernity begins at the mid-twentieth century with the arrival of refugees from the Displaced Persons camps of post-war Europe, and continues through the many subsequent waves of arrivals. It aims to provoke consideration of the wider significance of what were termed “New Australian” arrivals to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation from the mid-century, as an alternative reading of the Australian modernist project in terms of Sneja Gunew’s 1983 designation of migrant writing as a Derridean “dangerous supplement” to Australian literature.

Keynote Speaker
Professor Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia)

This conference has three associated events, including a Masterclass, Patron's Lecture and Writers' Panel. See below for more information.

Conference Convenors
Brigitta Olubas and Elizabeth McMahon

ASAL Patron's Lecture: Brian Castro

Brian Castro

2019 ASAL Patron's Lecture presented by Professor Brian Castro

Thursday 14 March, 6:30pm
Io Myers Studio, UNSW

More information coming soon.

Writers' Panel

Writers' Panel

Friday 15 March, 6:30pm
Io Myers Studio, UNSW

More information coming soon.

Masterclass: Ex-centric Australian Modernisms/Modernity

Professor Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia) will run a Masterclass for Postgraduates, Honours students and ECRs.

Tuesday 12 March, 10am

Room 335, Robert Webster Building


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