We welcome scholars from across the University to cultivate a consolidated sense of the 19th century research field and encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the period. We draw on resources from art and theatre history, anthropology, cultural geography, history, literary studies, philosophy, and postcolonial studies.
Rogers Room N397
Woolley Building A20
We bring together postgraduate research students and academics from across the University who are engaged with or interested in film.
We hold regular screenings and discussions based on canonical and contemporary works of film criticism and theory and encourage diverse approaches from studies in technology and aesthetics to performance and adaptation, ‘filmosophies’ informed by literature, images and sound.
Expertise is not a requirement to join this group, we welcome anyone with an interest in film. All readings are pre-assigned, selected by current postgraduate students to offer both new and established scholars a focus for discussion.
Screenings: SNH Lecture Theatre 3003, Sydney Nanoscience Hub A31
Reading group: Mills Tutorial Room 202, R C Mills Building A 26
We interrogate the term “novel” through theory, considering questions of the novel as object or artefact, the social function of the novel, and ideas of the novel in reading spaces.
We welcome doctoral candidates working on a range of novel-centred topics and narrative theories across the humanities, and hold weekly discussions focused on canonical and contemporary works in novel theory.
We feature a different theme each semester and expertise on the theorist or topic under discussion is not a prerequisite for participation. Anyone interested in a friendly, interdisciplinary approach to studying the novel is welcome to join.
All readings are pre-assigned, selected by current doctoral candidates to offer both new and established scholars a focus for discussion.
Room S226, John Woolley Building A20
Watch this space.
Ordinary writing as socio-cultural crime: Criminal writers in 19th century France
Eyes on the page: The science of vision and the visual phenomenon of reading Dickens's weeklies and novels
Digital humanities: Towards a digital history of print culture
Aesthetics of criticism: the Kantian method
Demon's Land: A poem come true
Screening and discussion with Professor Simon Palfrey, University of Oxford
The continuing fascination with Erving Goffman: Questions of presentation and face in online interaction
Mapping the magazine 4
Exploring the current state of magazine scholarship with an eye to finding commonalities. We will explore an underlying question: Can or should magazine studies be a distinct field of study? We welcome professionals from the magazine industry to share their experience.
Experimental 2: Really real
Bringing together creative practitioners and scholars to explore experimental aesthetics, critical and theoretical engagements with the real within and across literary and visual documentary modes and genres.
Photography and ontology
Addressing photography as it relates to the unconscious, surrealism, emotion and the everyday, chance, psychoanalytic theories, trauma, memory, race and gender, place, history, aftermath photography, materiality, contemporary photographic practice and emerging technologies.