UnAustralia

2 12 2006


Forwarded email:

UNAUSTRALIA:
A School of Creative Communication conference, University of Canberra, December 6,7,8 2006

The conference features an International Keynote Address in the Great Hall of New Parliament House by Professor Jacques Rancière, Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Politics at the University of Paris VII. Professor Rancière will address the question: ‘What Does it Mean to be ‘Un’? The Thinking of Dissensus Today’

Professor Rancière’s address, at 18.15 on Thursday December 7th, will be followed by a cocktail party in the Marble Foyer of the house. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend these event (cost to attend public address: $20; further details: http://www.unaustralia.com/rego.php)

Our Australasian keynote presenters are:
* Professor Larissa Behrendt, who will deliver the conference’s keynote opening address at the University of Canberra
* Doctor Klaus Neumann, author of Not the Way it Really Was
* Associate Professor Catharine Lumby, author of Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the 90s
* Professor John Frow, who will close the conference with the 2006 Don Aitken public lecture, which is being co-programmed with the UNAUSTRALIA conference
* Professor Roger Dean, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, who will introduce Professor Frow’s lecture with a live sound art performance.

The conference features a gallery opening in the National Museum of Australia’s Garden of Australian Dreams at 18.00 on Wednesday December 6th, a workshop on ‘Fashion and Dress in Unaustralia’ convened by Professor Jenni Craik, the launches of two new books and one journal issue, and over 150 refereed and general streams of papers on the topic of UNAUSTRALIA.

Registration: Attendees can register for: the full 3 days ($395 waged; $220 non-waged) for 1 day ($190 waged; $115 non-waged) or just for Professor Rancière address ($20) (or $65 including Parliament House cocktail party). * To register, and for all further information: http://www.unaustralia.com

Radio National’s Australia Talks Back devoted a programme to this topic on Wednesday. I blogged on it back in June, when they put out the initial call for papers. (And apologies for the image. That’s meant to be a disco ball underneath the flagpole.)

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