Conference: "Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire," Melbourne, 8-9 May
Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire
"Australia in the World" Conference, 8-9 May 2015, The University of Melbourne
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A conference to explore the impact of books and writing, fiction and non-fiction, authors, readers and publishers in shaping and subverting the British empire.
Speakers include Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) on 'Nehru's Autobiography and Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom' (keynote); Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand); Aaron Kamagusha (University of West Indies); Charlotte Macdonald (Victoria University of Wellington); David Carter (Queensland); Melanie Nolan (ANU), Christina Twomey (Monash); Sue Thomas (La Trobe) and Trevor Burnard, Kate Darian-Smith, Ken Gelder, Anne Maxwell and Gillian Russell (Melbourne).
This conference will be held in conjunction with the launch by Penny Russell (Sydney) of Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr and published by Duke University Press.