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HRC Seminar Series

Semester 2, 2017


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.

Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. They are held on Tuesdays (4.30–5.45pm) throughout the semester, and are followed by informal discussion and light refreshments.  We encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held in Seminar Room 1 (unless otherwise indicated), on the 3rd Floor of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Date Presenter Topic
25 July Dr Nadia Atia
Queen Mary University of London
Australian Nursing Narratives in the Middle East (1914-1921)
1 August Dr Liang Luo
University of Kentucky
Strange New Women: The White Snake in Three Keys
8 August Prof Karen Redrobe
University of Pennsylvania
Temporal Strangers: Postcards from Tora Bora, Animation, and the Contemporary Art of War
15 August Assoc Prof Paul Magee
University of Canberra

The Strange Nationality of Contemporary Poets

22 August Dr Vanessa Agnew
Universitat Duisburg-Essen
Songs of Flight: Sonic Reenactments of Genocide on the Refugee Route
5 September Prof Rajiswari Sunder Rajan
New York University
Cast Out: Women and the Politics of Impiety
    Mid-semester break
26 September

Dr Rosanne Kennedy
Australian National University         Prof Gillian Whitlock University of Queensland

3 October Prof Amy Smith
University of Reading
Encountering Strangers in Classical Athenian Art: The Case of the Pan Painter
31 October Prof Margaret Ferguson
Univeristy of California, Davis
Myths of Hymen
7 November Dr Rachel Hurst
St Francis Xavier University
Settler Fantasies and Colonial 'Before and After' Photography
14 November Prof David Simpson
Univeristy of California, Davis
States of Terror: History, Literature, Theory


Details of papers are updated as they are finalised by the presenters.

When further event details are made available, seminar titles will be linked to the relevant webpage.



Past Seminar Series


Updated: 23 August 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head, HRC / Page Contact:  HRC administration