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PUBLIC LECTURE: Friends of the Library Speaker

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Libraries are some of the great tourist destinations of the world. Even in the digital era, people cross the country, cross the world to go to libraries, often to work with or simply read their archival holdings. The long term memory represented by library collections is perhaps more valuable than it has ever been. How are archives, particularly literary archives, changing in the digital era? What does the future of the literary archive look like?

Since 2009 Philip Mead has been Winthrop Professor and inaugural Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia. In 2009-2010 he was also Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Visiting Chair of Interdisciplinary Australian Studies, at the Free University, Berlin. Philip has been co-editor of JASAL (Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature) and is on the editorial advisory boards of Australian Literary Studies and the Cultural Studies Review. In 2009 his book Networked Language: History & Culture in Australian Poetry (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009) was shortlisted for the Association for Australian Literature’s Walter McRae Russell Award, and in 2010 it won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Literary Scholarship. In 2011 he co-edited, with Brenton Doecke and Larissa McLean Davies, Teaching Australian Literature: from classroom conversations to national imaginings (AATE/Wakefield). Philip has received and led numerous nationally competitive research grants including the ALTC funded project, ‘Australian Literature Teaching Survey’ (2009) and the ARC Discovery Project grant for 2010-2012, ‘Monumental Shakespeares: an investigation of transcultural commemoration in 20th-century Australia and England.’

Free parking is available via Entrance 1, Car Park No. 3 UWA - Reid Library ground floor meeting room (Enter via glass sliding staff door – ground floor – facing car park)

If glass door is unmanned, please enter via spiral staircase to 1st floor, then go down the stairs to the ground floor meeting room.

Members: Free, Non Members: $5 donation
Speaker(s) W/Prof Philip Mead, inaugural Chair of Australian Literature at UWA
Location Reid Library ground Floor Meeting Room, UWA
Contact Susan O'Connor <[email protected]> : 6488 2354
Start Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:00
End Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:00
Submitted by Susan O'Connor <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:40
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