Reading & Writing Futures Research

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Establishing Reading and Writing Futures Research

This is a research group which is composed of approximately 30 researchers from all three schools of the Faculty of Arts and Education and NIKERI. There are upwards of 80 Higher Degree by Research students with some form of connection to this area of research.

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From 2023, Reading and Writing Futures Research Group aims to: 

  • Grow and enhance research culture
  • Develop cross-level engagement, especially through HDR involvement and mentoring
  • Develop excellence in Literary Studies (field of research 4705) and Writing (field of research 3602) discipline areas and publications 

The draft program for 2023 includes

  • Mini-symposia (x 7 – 8), multi speaker format (see below)
  • Creative writing: reading series (look for posts on these)
  • Discipline-oriented Grant workshops across 2023 (posts will be sent out on these)
  • Research retreat tentatively planned for 28-29 July
  • Collaborations with peak bodies of the discipline – ongoing
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The mini-symposia series to date:
  • Ania Walwicz symposium 10 February

There is raw footage of the day here: along with some further reflection on 3CR:

A digital representation of this symposium is currently underway – further details will be provided here.

This session has been recorded – please contact Andrew Dean ([email protected]) for details…

Other topics may include: Fantasy Fiction, Children’s Literature, Romance Fiction, Australian Literature, Experiments in Life-Writing…

Each seminar will be detailed via posts when confirmed.

RWF-University of Melbourne Public Lecture and Readings 13 June 2023

Public Lecture  –  Keston Sutherland, “Capital’s Dithyramb”                                  

Poet and Marxist scholar, Keston Sutherland, Professor of Poetics at the University of Sussex, is a leading figure in English radical writing today. His poetry is a dazzling critique of the relations of capital. …

Reading MC: Ann Vickery

Keston Sutherland, Evelyn Araluen, Alice Bellette, Justin Clemens, Abigail Fisher, Elena Gomez