Education and Arts

The David Malouf Symposium 2013

Friday, 31 May 2013

8:45 am - 5:30 pm

Ryan Auditorium, 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 combined to celebrate David Malouf in a one-day symposium.

The Symposium comprised a 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 was represented, and Irish writer Colm Toibin contributed via Skype. David Malouf was present throughout the day, which concluded with him in conversation with literary critic, publisher and friend Ivor Indyk.

Inquiries can be directed to the convenors, Associate Professor Michael Griffith (, ph. 02-9701 4192 or Dr Elaine Lindsay (, ph. 02-9739 2898, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University.

Forthcoming publication on David Malouf

The Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) is marking David Malouf's 80th birthday with a special issue edited by Elaine Lindsay and Michael Griffith and including some expanded papers from the Symposium as well as other papers and tributes from Australia and the United States. Notice of the issue, to be published in the second half of 2014, will be carried on the JASAL website.

For NSW TeachersACU 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.

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