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HRC Visiting Fellows, whilst at the Centre, participate in the Centre’s programs and meet regularly with other fellows to make a public presentation of their research.


HRC Seminar Series Schedule

Semester 2  2016






Research Topic

12 July

Prof. Peter Hallward

Kingston University London, U.K.

The Will of the People

25 July

Assistant Prof. Adam Kotsko

Shimer College, U.S.

The Origin of the Devil

26 July

Assoc. Prof. Davide Panagia

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S

Ranciere’s Sentiments

2 Aug

Prof. David Worrall

Nottingham Trent University, U.K.

A Longitudinal Study of British Stage Censorship, 1737-1832

16 Aug

Dr Katherine Barnes

Australian National University

'Diary into narrative: Creative non-fiction and The Sabotage Diaries'.

3 Aug

Dr John Attridge

University of New South Wales

Liberal trust in the age of catastrophe: imagining social order in English & French fiction, 1902-53

4 Oct

Prof. Donald MacRaild

Ulster University, U.K

Ribbonism and Hibernianism: varieties of Irish social and political networking in the 19th-century British World

11 Oct

Prof. Cynthia Neville

Dalhousie University, Canada

Mercy, justice and royal authority in later medieval Scotland

18 Oct

Prof. Carole Newlands

University of Colorado Boulder, U.S

Scotland and Translation of the Classics: the Case of Gavin Douglas

21 Oct

Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick

University of Sydney

Mischka’s War. Odyssey of a Displaced Person in the Second World War

25 Oct

Prof. Maria Delgado

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Interviewing Pedro, Interpreting Almodóvar: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar, Creative Practice and Spanish Culture

1 Nov


Dr Hannah August

Victorian University of Wellington


The Value of the Humanities in a Neoliberal Environment


1 Nov


Prof. Ann Heilmann

Cardiff University, UK

Writing Games with Doctor James: James Miranda Barry in Neo-Victorian Life-Writing’

8 Nov

Assoc. Prof. Samantha Bennett

Australian National University

Horror, Epic and Early Cinema in Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Voyeuristic Peepshow

29 Nov

Prof. Ernest W.B. Hess-Luettich

University of Bern, Switzerland

Urban Discourse: City space, city language, city planning

5 Dec

   Ethan Kleinberg

Wesleyan University, US

Haunting History: Past Possibles and Possible Pasts

6 Dec

Prof. Ian G. Balfour

York University, Canada

Inversion: On Some Poetics and Politics in the Discourse of the Sublime


(Details of papers are updated as they are finalised by the presenters)


Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. These seminars are held on Tuesdays  (4.15 –5.30pm) throughout the semester, and we welcome you to join us for light refreshments after each seminar.  We encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held in the HRC Seminar room, on the 2nd Floor of the A.D. Hope Building.



Current Series Flyer (for download)

Details of Past Seminars (Including Semester 1, 2016)


Updated: 22 November 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, HRC / Page Contact:  HRC administration