C. P. Cavafy: A Public DebateWhen: 20th JuneWhen: 20th JuneGreek Studies at UNSW warmly invites you to an evening of discussion and lively debate on the poetic vision of C.P Cavafy. The discussion will deal with a number of questions:
What does it mean to be Greek in the diaspora?
Why is a poet like Cavafy important for our understanding of what it means to be Greek?
What does Cavafy have to say about life and living in a cosmopolitan world?
Professor Gregory Jusdanis, Ohio State University
Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou, University of Oxford
Dr George Syrimis, Yale University
Associate Professor Karen Emmerich, University of Oregon
Dr Maria Boletsi, University of Leiden
Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis, UNSW
Constantine Petrou Cavafy (1863-1933) is the world’s best known Modern Greek poet. He lived his life in the diaspora, in cosmopolitan Alexandria in Egypt, where he expressed his unique vision of the Greek world through his poetry. In recent times there has been a surge of interest in his work and life, particularly in the English-speaking world.
Academics of international standing will be brought together for this public debate to discuss C.P. Cavafy’s work and its significance.
To register for this event please click here
Proudly supported by the Foundation for Hellenic Studies
John Niland Scientia Building
Modern Soundscapes - Conference of the Australasian Association of LiteratureWhen: 10th JulyWhen: 10th July
Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Literature held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia.
What is a modern soundscape?
This conference aims to address this question by drawing together researchers engaged with the history and theory of sound and noise from the fields of literature, film, and media studies, as well as architecture, music and the visual arts to consider the multiple soundscapes that have shaped and continue to shape the history of modernity.
For more information please visit the conference website.UNSW
So, what? lecture - Professor Steven ConnorWhen: 10th JulyWhen: 10th JulyRustications: Animals in the Urban MixProfessor Steven Connor
Abstract: When animals become audible in the city, it is often annoying, sometimes unnerving, but also now and again a kind of annunciation. Animals are an anomaly in the urban soundscape, which seems to be populated and made intelligible to itself exclusively by sounds of human origin. And yet cities have never become free of animals, which are all the time finding ways of recolonising urban space, and insinuating themselves into the syntax of its sounds. I will use this talk to listen out for and amplify the animal signatures in different urban soundscapes. Perhaps the sonic infiltrations of animals are not so much a haunting as a harbinger of a new, more convivial world-city.
Biography: Steven Connor is Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Peterhouse. He is the author of books on Dickens, Beckett. Joyce, ventriloquism, skin, flies, and other topics in literary and cultural history. His most recent books are The Matter of Air: Science and Art of the Ethereal (2010), Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things (2011) and A Philosophy of Sport (2011). He writes and broadcasts frequently for radio and has a significant online library of lectures, broadcasts, unpublished work and work in progress.
To register for this lecture please click hereTyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Kensington (Map ref G19)
Australia’s Asian Context in the Asian Century, a one-day research workshopWhen: 12th JulyWhen: 12th JulyThe Asia Research Network in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales invites you to a one-day research workshop.
Australia’s Asian Context in the Asian Century
Abstract: The Australian Government recently joined the chorus championing the 21st century as the “Asian Century”. Both major political parties have also made a number of commitments in the lead-up to the 2013 election promising various forms of Asian engagement including significant commitments to education through student exchange.
The study of the social, cultural and historical aspects of Australia’s Asian Context was pioneered in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW in the 1980s and 1990s and remains an area of research and teaching focus. This one-day workshop will showcase some of the current work being undertaken in the field at UNSW and beyond. Keynote speaker will be Professor Henry Yu of the University of British Columbia.
Professor Henry Yu (University of British Columbia) "The Cantonese Pacific, Anti-Asian Politics, and the Making and Unmaking of White Settler Nations"
Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson (Deakin University) “'Scatter your White Man's pride': Chinese responses to Australian expatriate communities in Shanghai, 1920-1945”
Professor Sean Brawley (UNSW) “Noggies and Charlie: Australian servicemen’s battlefield perceptions of Koreans and Chinese during the Korean War’”
Dr Andrea Benvenuti (UNSW) "Dealing with Decolonisation in Malaya and Singapore: Australian responses to Britain's End of Empire in Southeast Asia"
Matt Radcliffe (PhD Candidate, UNSW) "Australians as 'European' colonial occupiers in Post-War Malaya and Singapore".
Dr Erik Nielsen (UNSW) “Friends and Foes: Indians and Australians on the Sporting Field, 1926-1938”.
Dr John Napier (UNSW) "How can we sing our old song in a strange land: a framework for the understanding of musical identity amongst young Asians in Australia."
Dr James Paull (UNSW) “The teaching and research nexus in Australia’s Asian Context”.
Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska (Monash University) “Overturning the point: exploring change in Australian-Asian relations”.Room 310, Morven Brown Building