Previous events

21
Jun
2017

Book launch of 'Text and the Material World: Essays in Honour of Graeme Clarke'

Hosted by the ANU Centre for Classical Studies and the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

As a scholar, with more than 50 years of productive research behind him, Graeme Clarke has achieved international distinction in two fields: in...

08
Jun
2017

Dynamics of Placement and Displacement in Doris Pilkington’s Under the Wintamarra Tree. Once a ‘Subaltern’, Always a ‘Subaltern’?

Presented by Lindiane Viera as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

Doris Pilkington’s Under the Wintamarra Tree (2002) is a sequel to Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (1996), in which we are presented with a story...

01
Jun
2017

Lydia Cabrera: Ethnography and Forbidden Desires

Presented by Dr Mabel Cuesta (University of Houston) as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

Lydia Cabrera (1899-1991), the most important ethnographer and folk writer in the Cuban archive, was an exile in the United States for...

31
May
2017
26
May
2017

Friends of the ANU Classics Museum: Annual Winter Dinner

Limited places, so please phone the restaurant on 6257 2718 for reservations and payment by Friday, 19 May. Seating allocation will be made by a committee member at tables of 8; so please list names of guests for whom you are booking, and indicate if...

25
May
2017

Cuban Women in the Twentieth Century: A Constantly Changing Identity

If we take as a reference other Latin American literature and compare it with Cuban literature, it becomes clear that the latter did not have an especially notable narrative development during the 1970s and 1980s, specifically, when considering...

25
May
2017

Love’s Intermediary: the Aesthetics of Rousseau’s Amour de Soi (Self-Love)

Presented by Monique Rooney as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

‘Love, like perfectibility, is structured like a figure of speech’ writes Paul de Man in a statement that resembles that of a famous psychoanalyst on the...

22
May
2017

ANU Language Teaching Forum: Learning from language apps

Presented by Dr Peter Friedlander as part of the ANU Language Teaching Forum

There are now countless Apps available that promise to make language learning easier. I want to discuss here what makes language learning Apps useful and...
18
May
2017

Mixed pleasure: A seventeenth-century manuscript and its verse

Presented by Janet Hadley-Williams as part of the Literary Studies Seminar Series

The collection and use of vivid contemporary evidence of all kinds, so much a part of the method and works of the reformer, John Knox, were practices...

12
May
2017

Experimental field work with the Karaja language: investigating deixis, coreference and recursion

Presented by Marcus Maia (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) as part of the Linguistics Seminar Series

Syntax is a mental process. Corpora studies can analyze the products of this process to allow preliminary inferences about grammar. However...

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