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Thursday 23 Feb FREE Masterclass: ‘Wholly Other': Writing and the Writer-critic

The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice invites you to a masterclass with Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) Thursday 23 February 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm Napier Building, Room 618 RSVP to Rita Horanyi by 21 February World-renowned Coetzee scholar and award-winning novelist, Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford), will examine how we conceptualise the relationship between writing […]

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Friday 4 Nov English & Creative Writing Seminar: A discussion of activist poetics, environmentalism & the writing of people and place

English & Creative Writing Seminar “A discussion of activist poetics, environmentalism and the writing of people and place.” John Kinsella & Tracy Ryan Friday 4 November 2016 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Room 618, Napier Building The University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide ALL WELCOME More Information – Event Poster

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Open 17 Sept: “Nuclear” Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Showcase

“Nuclear” – Exposing the legacies of the atomic age through creative arts Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Showcase 17 September to 12 November 2016 A must-see exhibition involving more than 50 creative artists – photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, painters, sculptors and writers – the “Nuclear” showcase presents stories of atomic survivors, highlighting the personal experience of […]

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Open Call for Coetzee Centre Writer in Residence 2016

The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice is pleased to announce that applications for the second Coetzee Centre Writer in Residence are now open: Thanks to generous funding from the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund. This six-month residency aims to give mid-career South Australian writers time to develop a creative work, while participating in the […]

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J.M. Coetzee’s Forthcoming Novel Longlisted for Booker Prize

J.M. Coetzee’s forthcoming novel The Schooldays of Jesus has been longlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize. Coetzee’s latest novel follows on from his 2013 The Childhood of Jesus and is the second in a planned trilogy. Coetzee has previously won the Booker prize twice: in 1983 for Life & Times of Michael K and in 1999 for […]

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Wed 20 July Masterclass: Ecopoetics in Australia

With Jill Jones and Peter Minter DATE: Wed 20thJuly VENUE: The Stretton Room, 420 Napier Building TIME: Masterclass 1 (Jill Jones) 10.30am –1pm. Masterclass 2 (Peter Minter) 2 –5pm RSVP: Rita Horanyi THIS IS A FREE EVENT From the pathetic fallacy to the moody vistas of impressionist and expressionist painting, depictions of nature in art […]

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Public Lecture: An Intellectual Justification of Unhappiness: Beckett’s Aesthetic War on the Theodicies

Professor Andrew Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London) will give an public lecture titled “An Intellectual Justification of Unhappiness: Beckett’s Aesthetic War on the Theodicies”, examining the political and intellectual implications of the Irish writer’s famous pessimism. This lecture will argue that we should place Beckett in an ancient tradition that runs through a succession […]

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Myth Matters: Masterclass

Myth Matters: Werewolves, Dogmenand Biopliticsin World Literature Seminar Room 618, Napier Building 11 & 12thMay, 2 –4.30pm 18 & 19thMay, 2 –4.30pm Where do we draw the line between human and animal? What do mythical creatures, such as werewolves, reveal about our understanding of ourselves? In this four part masterclass series, Prof Arnds will expand […]

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Visiting Professors: Peter Arnds and Thomas Mical

Visiting Professors at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Associate Professor Peter Arnds (Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Thomas Mical (Auckland University of Technology) are Visiting Professors at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice in 2016. A/Prof Arnds will be arriving in Adelaide in the beginning of May and will be available for […]

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Friday 15 April – Anna Goldsworthy to play Australian premiere of Stephen Whittington’s Autumn Thoughts

Acclaimed pianist Anna Goldsworthy will be performing works by Stephen Whittington, Larry Sitsky, Graeme Koehne, Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven at Elder Hall this Friday 15 April. Titled “Back to the Future,” the works will be performed in reverse chronology, beginning in today’s Australia and culminating with a futuristic work of nineteenth-century piano music. Elder Conservatorium of […]

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