Unbridling the Western Film Auteur published

According to Jim Kitses (1969), the Western originally offered American directors a rich canvas to express a singular authorial vision of the American past and its significance. The Western’s recognizable conventions and symbols, rich filmic heritage, and connections to pulp fiction created a widely spoken «language» for self-expression and supplemented each filmmaker’s power to express … Continue reading

When Novels Perform History published

«The dramatic dichotomies of immersion vs estrangement provide the hermeneutic framework for this innovative take on recent Australian and Canadian fiction’s engagement with history. Theoretically sophisticated and meticulously researched, When Novels Perform History studies the performative/theatrical modes deployed in well-selected examples of postcolonial historical fiction, offering ways to challenge national myths while telling (or, rather, … Continue reading

Book launch: Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction

Iva Polak’s monograph Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction will be launched on Thursday 14 December at the Zagreb cafe and bookclub U Dvoristu (In the Backyard). Keep an eye on the cafe’s Facebook page at https://hr-hr.facebook.com/cafeudvoristu for further details! This is the first book in our World Science Fiction Studies series, edited by Sonja Fritzsche. … Continue reading

The Safe House Down Under published

After the demise of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, the Jewish population fell victim to Nazi persecution. Hoping to find a safe haven elsewhere in the world, some Czechoslovak Jews turned to Australia to seek refuge. This book focuses on their struggles to survive in life-threatening situations and their efforts to reach the safety of the … Continue reading

Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first volume in the World Science Fiction Studies series, edited by Sonja Fritzsche. This is the first study that brings together the theory of the fantastic with the vibrant corpus of Australian Aboriginal fiction on futurities. Selected works by Ellen van Neerven, Sam Watson, Archie Weller, … Continue reading

History and Fiction is shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award – Congratulations, @GillianPolack!

History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories by Gillian Polack has been shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review, part of the Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards 2017. Congratulations, Gillian! The full shortlist for the 2017 awards are available here, including Gillian’s nomination under the ‘Best Novel’ category, as well! … Continue reading

Australian Indigenous Studies published

This book provides a guide to research and teaching in an Australian Indigenous Studies that is oriented toward the diverse, contemporary world. Central to this perspective is a sensibility to the intercultural complexity of that world – particularly its Indigenous component – and an awareness of the interactional capabilities that the Indigenous (and others) need to successfully … Continue reading

Author Albrecht Dümling interviewed on The Music Show with Andrew Ford

Author Albrecht Dümling’s interview on The Music Show with Andrew Ford is now available to download or stream from the ABC Radio National website. Click here to listen to the broadcast. About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945. They were initially given a mixed reception as “enemy aliens” … Continue reading

Tune in tonight to hear author Albrecht Dümling on ABC Radio National

Author Albrecht Dümling will be interviewed by Phillip Adams on Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Radio at 10 pm AEST. For more information, and to listen to the broadcast, click here. ‘Of the 9,000 German and Austrian Jewish refugees who made the journey to Australia, at least 100 were talented musicians, … Continue reading

The Vanished Musicians reviewed in Australia’s Limelight magazine

Limelight, Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine, features an article by Clive Paget about The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia by Albrecht Dümling. Read the article here. The book is being launched at multiple events in Australia in the next few days: SYDNEY TODAY: 23 August — 6 pm Goethe Institute ‘Book Launch: The … Continue reading

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