ACU (Australian Catholic University)

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 Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University.

Call for papers for publication

A call for papers for publication in the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) marking David Malouf's 80th birthday in March 2014 is now open.  Papers that place his 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. Selected papers from the Symposium will be published, but further papers are invited to ensure a good coverage of the subject. 

There should be room in the publication for both peer-reviewed essays of 4,500 - 6,000 words, as well as tributes and reminiscences. International and Australian contributions are encouraged.

Potential contributors to the JASAL publication are encouraged to contact Dr Elaine Lindsay at, 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. Ideally, abstracts should be received by 31 July, with final papers due around October 2013. Dates may be negotiable, if necessary, but should be discussed with Elaine as soon as possible.


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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