The David Malouf Symposium 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
James Carroll Building, Australian Catholic University
40 Edward Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Australian Catholic University and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature combine to celebrate David Malouf in a one-day symposium.
An invitation to attend
An invitation is extended to all who enjoy the work of David Malouf to share in this day of celebration.
It will be a full day of papers and presentations by speakers from around the country: Damien Barlow, Nicholas Jose, Stephen Mansfield, James Marland, Kate Matthew, Brigid Rooney, Yvonne Smith and James Tulip. American literary theorist Ihab Hassan will be represented, and Irish writer Colm Toibin will contribute by virtue of Skype. To see an outline of the program, you can click on Symposium Program on the left sidebar.
David Malouf will be present throughout the day, which will conclude with him in conversation with literary critic, publisher and friend, Ivor Indyk.
The registration costs are $90 for full registration, $45 concession (unwaged / self-funding) and $30 for students. The fee includes lunch and refreshments. To register attendance, please click on Register on the left sidebar. If you encounter difficulties, please contact the convenors as below. Please register by 22 May as seating is limited. If you are paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to Australian Catholic University and forward to Elaine Lindsay, FAS, ACU, PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059.
The North Sydney campus is easily accessible by train and bus; street parking, however, is metered and quite limited.
Inquiries can be directed to the convenors, Associate Professor Michael Griffith (email@example.com), ph. 02-9701 4192 or Dr Elaine LIndsay (firstname.lastname@example.org), ph. 02-9739 2898, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University.
Call for papers for publication
The call for papers for presentation at the Symposium has closed. It is intended, however, that there will be a second call for papers for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) in an issue marking David Malouf's 80th birthday in 2014. Papers that place Malouf's life and work in an international context, or address broad themes in his writing, the range of genres he employs, his relationship with the visual arts, music and theatre, or his influence on contemporary writers and culture will be particularly welcome. Presenters may also be invited to expand their papers into 4,500 - 6,000 word essays for publication in JASAL.
Potential contributors to the JASAL publication are encouraged to contact Dr Elaine Lindsay at MaloufSymposium@acu.edu.au, using the subject header 'Malouf JASAL' and including a 250 word abstract and the author's name, affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract, and a short biography.
For NSW Teachers: ACU is a NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of professional development. This workshop addresses the following teaching standards at Professional Competence: 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3; 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.4; 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6; 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4. Number of hours: 7.5 hours. If you require a Certificate of Attendance, could you please include your school name and address on the registration form.