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    Welcome to the Association for the Study of Australian Literature’s (ASAL) 2013 mini-conference, to be held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus on 21-22 February. This two day event seeks to map the wider coordinates of the transnational currents of Australian literature including translation distribution, readerships, marketing and pedagogy, to counter the parochial tendencies of cultural nationalism that restrict the circuits of meaning exchange inshore. By addressing three streams, Life-writing, Writing/translating the other, and Transnational, the symposium will provide a forum for the discussion of transnational translation and encourage reflection on the inherently interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan nature of Translation Studies.

    Confirmed keynote speakers:

    • A/Prof. Alison Ravenscroft (La Trobe University)
    • Professor Philip Mead (University of Western Australia)
    • Professor Sue Kossew (Monash University)
    • Dr Anna Poletti (Monash University)
    • Alice Pung (author of Unpolished Gem and My Father’s Daughter)
    • Dr Adele D’Arcangelo (University of Bologna, translator of Unpolished Gem)

    The Call for Papers has now closed. Conference registration is now open, click here for details.


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  • Day 1 Stream 1 Stream 2 Welcome 9.00 – 9.15     Keynote Address 9.15 – 10.15 HB3 A/Prof. Alison Ravenscroft Chair: Anna Poletti     Morning tea 10.15-10.45 HB12 Session 1 10.45-12.45 Indigenous CulturesHB36 Sandra PHILLIPSAustralian Readings of Indigenous First Nations Writing Ròisein KELLYTranslation as a tool for ideological decolonisation Caroline TROUSSEAUIndigenous literature for young adults translated into French: an overview of translation strategies Patrick CONDLIFFEThrough a Wongar, Darkly Chair: Adam Shoemaker Book HistoryHB32 Roger OSBORNEThe ... Read more
  • Conference Registration is now open, the details as as follows: Full registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $165 (incl. GST), WagedFull registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $88 (incl. GST), Student/UnwagedFull registration, 1.5 days (21-22 Feb 2013) – $145 (incl. GST), ASAL member Registration includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, book launch and drinks on day ... Read more
  • Travelling to Caulfield campus A map can be found here. By car: The nine kilometres (six mile) trip from the city of Melbourne will take about 25 minutes in peak hour traffic and 15 minutes at other times. If you are coming from Melbourne airport, add another 45 minutes in peak hour and 30 minutes at other times. A taxi ... Read more