We now have a complete list of keynotes, and we are extremely pleased with what has become a very interesting line-up:
Brian Castro, has such an impressive list of creative writing that he needs no prolonged introduction. His most recent books include The Garden Book and Shanghai Dancing
Fiona Foley, is a Badtjala artist, whose recent work includes, No Shades of White. She is also known for her work as a curator and advocate for Aboriginal rights.
Helen Gilbert, University of London, has in recent years worked extensively on the question of refugees, on the theatre of marginalised cultures, and more broadly on race, indigineity, cosmopolitanism and globalisation.
Germaine Greer, a cultural icon, who established her scholarly reputation early with The Female Eunuch. She is widely recognised as one of the most influential feminists.
Jacqueline Lo, Australian National University, has been one of the driving forces behind Asian-Australian Studies, and has been involved in some of the most exciting projects that have emerged from this field.
David Marr, is famous for his seminal work on Patrick White. He has also co-written (with Marian Wilkinson) the book, Dark Victory, which highlights the dangerous territory, Howard marched into in order to secure his re-election in 2001.
Mark McKenna, University of Sydney has written widely on republicanism and reconciliation, and has been involved in public debate on the republic for more than a decade. Publications include the award-winning Looking for Blackfellas’ Point and This Country: a Reconciled Republic?
Dieter Riemenschneider, Frankfurt University, an established authority on Maori culture, he has had a keen interest in literary representations as well as Maori films.
We are hoping to have a full program available on the website at the end of next week. If for some (very good!) reason you need to have your paper on specific days, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the organisers, Lars Jensen