Geoff Rodoreda’s The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction wins ASAL first book award

Geoff Rodoreda’s The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction has won the Association for the Study of Australian Literature’s Alvie Egan Award 2019! The award goes to the best first book of literary scholarship by an early career researcher (ECR) on an Australian subject published in the preceding two years. Read about the award and the 2019 … Continue reading

Australian Studies books shortlisted for ASAL’s Alvie Egan Award 2019 @austlit17

We are pleased to have received word that Volumes 1 and 2 in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives series edited by Anne Brewster have both been shortlisted for the Association for the Study of Australian Literature‘s Alvie Egan Award 2019! Geoff Rodoreda, The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction   Xu Daozhi, Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives … Continue reading

Photos from the launch: Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives series launched at the #InASA18 conference

The book series Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Anne Brewster and affiliated with the International Australian Studies Association (InASA), was launched at the InASA’s biennial conference at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland, Brisbane on 5 December 2018. Speakers included Dr Mitchell Rolls, President of the InASA, series editor Professor Anne … Continue reading

Book launch: Unbridling the Western Film Auteur

The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre will be launching two new books by ELFSC staff. Among them is Unbridling the Western Film Auteur, edited by Emma Hamilton and Alistair Rolls. The book renders a complex portrait of the Western auteur by considering the genre in a transnational context. It proposes that narrow views of auteurism should … Continue reading

Xu Daozhi wins Biennial Australian Studies in China Book Prize 2018

Xu Daozhi was awarded the Biennial Australian Studies in China Book Prize 2018 for an Original Work of Scholarship (in English) for her book Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature. Congratulations, Daozhi! Her book was published earlier this year in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives series edited by Anne Brewster and affiliated … Continue reading

Book launch: The Safe House Down Under

The Safe House Down Under: Jewish Refugees from Czechoslovakia in Australia 1938-1944, by Anna Rosenbaum, will be launched at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra, Australia on 4 July 2018, 5.30-7 pm. Please join the author, Dr. Anna Rosenbaum, as well as Professor Timothy Bonyhady, Dr James Jupp, and representatives of the Czech … Continue reading

Geoff Rodoreda wins Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) Dissertation Award 2018

Geoff Rodoreda has won the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) Dissertation Award 2018, announced at their annual conference in Mainz, Germany on 10 May 2018. His winning PhD thesis formed the basis of his book, The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction. Congratulations to Geoff! Read about his research here.  

Indigenous Cultural Capital published

«This is a groundbreaking discussion of the representation of Aboriginal people in children’s literature. Importantly the book confirms Aboriginal agency through the deployment of indigenous cultural capital. The analysis of the circulation of cultural capital in Aboriginal writing is a significant and timely intervention into indigenous studies.» (Bill Ashcroft FAHA, Australian Professorial Fellow, University of … Continue reading

Book launch: The Safe House Down Under

The Safe House Down Under: Jewish Refugees from Czechoslovakia in Australia 1938-1944, by Anna Rosenbaum, will be launched at 2pm on Sunday 18 March at the Sydney Jewish Museum. The main speaker will be Mark Alfred Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister for National Security. Please click here for more information and to RSVP.   … Continue reading

The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first volume in the Australian Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book series, edited by Anne Brewster. This is the first in-depth, broad-based study of the impact of the Australian High Court’s landmark Mabo decision of 1992 on Australian fiction. More than any other event in Australia’s legal, political … Continue reading

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