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    What is Irish-Australian Literature? A Symposium

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    This symposium brings academic experts in Australian literature to present papers and join in discussion on the idea of Irish-Australian literature and to interrogate the category with appropriate theoretical tools. The symposium will look at literature from Vincent Buckley (1925-88), Frank the Poet, Thea Astley, Gerard Windsor, Joseph Furphy and Tom Kenneally.

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    When: 22nd November, 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.
    Enquires: Australian Centre, T: +61 3 9035 5280, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Pat Buckridge
    Mark Byron
    Julian Croft
    Frances Devlin Glass
    Ken Gelder
    Paul Giles
    Anne Jamieson
    Phillip Mead
    Kevin Molloy
    Maggie Nolan
    Val Noone
    Rachael Weaver
    Jimmy Yan


    Examples of Questions to Expect

    -To what extent have Irish political ideas and literary life influenced writing in Australia?
    - Are there discernible transnational flows of ideas, ideology manifest in Irish-Australian writing?
    -How have the construction of nationalism, and critical pushback, been similar and different in Irish and Irish-Australian writing?


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