Events from 28 March, 2015
8th April, 2015 to 10th April, 2015
8th April, 20154:00pm
10th April, 20156:00pm for 6:30pm
Wakefeld Press invite you to the launch of Adrian Mitchell's new novel The Profilist. To be launched by Sue Woolfe.
21st April, 20156:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Australian Literature is a series in which acclaimed Australian writers reflect on the Australian books they value. In a thoughtful and engaging public lecture, each writer will discuss a favourite Australian literary text. What has led them to these books? What do they find remarkable about them? Have these encounters with Australian books left an imprint on the speakers’ own writing? Reading Australian Literature offers a unique insight into an ongoing writerly dialogue with our literary heritage
22nd April, 20154:00pm
23rd April, 2015
6th May, 20154:00pm
20th May, 20154:00pm
21st May, 2015
25th June, 2015
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