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Australian Perspectives Conference Program

The program and schedule for the Australian Perspectives conference has been posted on the Australian Studies website at:


Could all staff please pass this information on to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who may be interested in attending the conference. It would be particularly informative and useful for current Honours students who may be interested in postgraduate research. It would also be fantastic if staff could also come along and support this event as speakers are coming from around Australia and New Zealand. The early bird rate of $10 registration fee will end after the 1 September, when the conference rate will rise to $15. If you would like any further information, please contact me on ext 3300 or c.manning@latrobe.edu.au



8.30-8.55am - Registration

9-9.10am - Welcome - Professor Roger Wales, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

9.10-9.40am - Opening Keynote Presentation
'Australia: A View from the Turkish Bath' - Dr Susan Aykut, Deputy Director, Institute for Public History, Monash University


9.45-11.15am - Session One (parallel sessions)

1. Australia and the Asia-Pacific 2. Living on the Margins
Jose Wendell P. Capili
Title: Sadness from the Tropics: Mediating Southeast Asia and Australia in the Poetry of Adam Aitken and Merlinda Bobis
Penny Peckham
Title: One Artist's Investigation of Australia's Place Within the Pacific Region: Vivienne Binns' Pacific Works

Som Sengmany
Title: From Object to Subject: Positioning the Asian in Asian-Australian Studies
Lennart Jacobson
Title: Housing Commission Flats in Melbourne film

Jacqueline Wilson
Title: Doing Time with the Bat Nazis: Racist and Political Extremist Graffiti in Australian Prisons, 1970s to 1990s

Rikki Wilde
Title: Queer Death in Australia

11.15-11.40am - Morning Tea (Provided)

11.45am-1.15pm - Session Two (parallel sessions)

3. Australia and Beyond 4. Narratives of Nation
Kate MacNeill
Title: Arguing Cultural Rights: The Free Trade Agreement

Katrina Stats
Title: Reading Europe: Representations of the European Union in the Australian Media

Kristy Yeats
Title: The Australian New Left and the Vietnam War: lessons for Iraq?
Georgie Arnott
Title: Poem, Nation, Anthology: An Australian Narrative

Richard Manning
Title: Teaching about Indigenous Peoples' Histories in New Zealand and Australian Secondary Schools

Tiffany Shellam
Title: First Encounters: King George's Sound

1.15-1.55pm - Lunch (Provided

2-3.30pm - Session Three (parallel sessions)

5. Evolving Feminisms 6. Land and Identity
Meredith Fraser
Title: A Feminist Theoretical Analysis of White Pentecostal Australian Women and Marital Abuse

Lauren O'Mahony
Title: The Contemporary Urban Romance Down Under: Comparative Perspectives on Australian Chick Lit

Anne-Marie Tokley
Title: Ella Norman vs Phoebe Marsden: Two Colonial Australian Romances
Deb Anderson
Title: Rethinking Drought in a Sunburnt Country

Angus McGillivery
Title: Migrants, Cultivated Land, and Gold

Kirsten Henderson
Title: Australia is the Driest Continent

3.30-3.55pm - Afternoon Tea (Provided)

4-4.30pm - Closing Keynote Presentation
Professor Robert Manne, Professor of Politics, La Trobe University