With the publishing success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which began its life as online fan fiction, everyone wants to know more. Where did Fan Fiction come from and what is its history? Hasn’t appropriation always had its artistic place in the world?
Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Dr Tim Soutphommasaneis a political philosopher at The University of Sydney's Institute for Democracy and Human Rights. He is a columnist with The Age and fellow at Per Capita, and sits on the board of the National Australia Day Council and the Australian Multicultural Council.
James Wood is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a visiting lecturer at Harvard. In addition to How Fiction Works, he is the author of two essay collections, The Broken Estate and The Irresponsible Self, and a novel, The Book Against God.
2012 Photo Gallery: In 2012 we hosted a double-bill on-campus event in the Great Hall as part of Sydney Writers’ Festival. ‘Occupy SWF’ was a panel discussion about the Occupy Wall Street movement and ‘Turning the Tide’ was an incisive discussion about the state of Indigenous literature in Australia.
Dr Sue Woolfe
Dr Sue Woolfe is the author of four novels, including the internationally acclaimed Leaning Towards Infinity, which won the Christina Stead Award, the Asia-Pacific Region section of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Tip Tree prize in the US.
Great Hall Event Video