Events

Events from 22 July, 2017

  • Date
    Time
    Event
  • 1st August, 2017 to 2nd August, 2017
    See body text for details of the two events

    Professor Jerome Rothenberg: Technician of the Sacred

    The Department of English is honoured to host Jerome Rothenberg, legendary US avant-garde poet,
    translator, anthologist, and performer, on the occasion of the special 50th anniversary edition of his
    landmark anthology Technicians of the Sacred.

  • 9th August, 2017 to 11th August, 2017
    August 9th-11th

    Visiting Indigenous Writers' Program - Kim Scott: "TABOO" book launch and seminars

    Presented by the Department of English, School of Literature, Art and Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
    Supported by the Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu strategy

    In August we welcome one of Australia’s leading contemporary Aboriginal writers, Noongar author Kim Scott.
    Kim Scott is a multi-award winning novelist. Benang (1999) was the first novel by an Indigenous writer to win the Miles Franklin
    Award and That Deadman Dance (2010) also won Australia’s premier literary prize, among many others. Proud to be one among
    those who call themselves Noongar, Kim is founder and chair of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Story Project (www.
    wirlomin.com.au) and, with Hazel Brown, wrote Kayang and Me (2005). A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott (Camden
    House, 2016) deals with aspects of his career in education and literature. Kim is currently Professor of Writing in the School of
    Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. His latest novel is Taboo (Picador 2017).

Past Events

Dr Sue Woolfe featured on ABC

Dr Sue Woolfe of the Department's Creative Writing program was recently featured on the ABC's Talking Heads show. The interview and transcript can be viewed from the Talking Heads website.

Drawing Out Shakespeare Conference

ANZSA, 17-19 June 2010

Historic event

Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer, Professor of Australian Literature (1968- 1990) and Chancellor of the University (1991-2001), received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters at the University of Sydney graduation ceremony on Wednesday 8 April 2009.

To celebrate this special occasion the English department, which Dame Leonie served for so many years with great distinction, hosted an afternoon tea in her honour.

All four Professors of Australian Literature (Professor G.A. Wilkes, Professor Kramer, Professor Elizabeth Webby, and Professor Robert Dixon) were together at this event and Professor Dixon, the current professor, gave a short address as a tribute to Dame Leonie. Family members, current and past members of staff and postgraduate students also attended.

Sydney's the leading academy for humanities

Kate Grenville, an Honorary Associate and Writer in Residence in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, was named an Honorary Fellow. Full story

Premier's Prize for William Christie

William Christie has won the NSW Premier's Prize for Literary Scholarship for his biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the British Romantic poet, philosopher and political thinker. Full story