Gulgong Miners, 1872. (Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss)

Date: Wednesday, 29 March
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: IASH Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower (Bldg #1)

 

Abstract:

This paper offers some preliminary archaeology, focused on English novels of the second half of the 19th century, about the literature of mining in Australia, in relation to a global and cultural dichotomy about the history and representation of the extractive industries and the environment. Late Victorian realist fiction addresses the social disruption caused by the raw reality of the sources of wealth – precious metals and their extraction – in different and complex ways, according to their antipodal orientation. 

 

Presenter Bio:

Philip Mead is inaugural Chair of Australian Literature and Director of the Westerly Centre at the University of Western Australia. Philip teaches units in Australian Literary Studies, at Honours level, and the English units in the Master of Curriculum Studies (English) course, a collaborative course between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education.

Philip’s research is at the intersections of national and transnational literary studies, cultural history and theory, poetics, literary education, and digital humanities. He has led nationally competitive research and teaching grants, most recently the ALTC funded project, ‘Australian Literature Teaching Survey’ (2009), the ARC Discovery Project grant for 2010-2012, ‘Monumental Shakespeares: an investigation of transcultural commemoration in 20th-century Australia and England' (with Gordon McMullan, King's College London), and the OLT funded Extension project ‘Update and Expansion of the AustLit Resource Teaching with AustLit site’ (2013-2014). He is also CI on the ARC Discovery Project grant for 2016-19, 'Investigating literary knowledge in the education of English teachers' (with Larissa McLean Davies and Lyn Yates, University of Melbourne, Brenton Doecke, Deakin University, and Wayne Sawyer, Western Sydney University). He is on the board of management of the ARC LIEF funded AustLIt consortium.

Professor Philip Mead

http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/people/philip.mead


 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


Writing and communicating about pandemics: 2020 School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Semester 1, 2020 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 13 March
12-1pm

Literature as Media: Chinese Online Literature—Storytellers, platforms and transmedia literary world

(Part of the Platform Media: Algorithms, Accountability and Media Design EVENTS)

Dr Tony Xiang Ren, Western Sydney University, with A/Prof Kim Wilkins, Dr Helen Marshall & Emily Baulch

Friday, 27 March
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Cedric Courtois

Friday, 10 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Beck Wise

Friday, 24 April
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC

Dr Skye Doherty

Friday, 8 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Andrea Bubenik

Friday, 22 May
12-1pm

(Cancelled)

TBC Dr Chris Hay

Friday, 5 June
12-1pm

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Imagining the End of the World: Writing the Apocalypse before Covid-19 Dr Helen Marshall

Friday, 3 July
12-1pm

Online via Zoom:

Research Seminar - Developing Disciplinary Literacies in Hybrid Classes

Dr Beck Wise

 

Venue

Level 4 Seminar Room, Forgan Smith Tower (#Bld 1)
Room: 
IASH Seminar Room