Events from 29 November, 2014
10th December, 2014 to 12th December, 2014
Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long-Eighteenth Century. David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV
The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS).
15th December, 2014 to 17th December, 2014
The 'Transnational turn' in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism’s transnational scope. Transnational Modernisms aims to provoke fresh thinking about the particular resonances between Transnationalism and Modernism, including the ongoing critical review of Modernism’s traditional Transatlantic focus.
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
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