Sunday, October 16, 2011

CFP: Australian Writing of the 1960s

Call for Papers:  Australian Writing of the 1960s

Papers are sought for an anticipated special issue of Antipodes devoted to Australian writing from 1960 to 1973.  The collection will focus on the tension between continuity and change during that period.  Some possible topics include:  reception of Alan Seymour’s play The One Day of the Year;  the emergence of published Indigenous writing, such as Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s We Are Going;  the early work of Mudrooroo;  novels leading up to Patrick White’s 1973 Nobel Prize, including Riders in the Chariot, The Solid Mandala and The Vivisector; Xavier Hebert;  Hal Porter;  Miles Franklin Prize-winners of the 1960s such as Elizabeth O’Connor, Randolph Stow, Thea Astley, George Turner, Sumner Locke Elliott, Peter Mathers, George Johnston and Dal Stivens;  the poetry of Rosemary Dobson, David Campbell, Judith Wright, Gwen Harwood, James McAuley, A. D. Hope, Peter Porter and others;  early Thomas Keneally works;  migrant writers such as Dimitris Tsaloumas and Manfred Jurgensen;  Barry Humphries;  children’s writing from Ruth Park and Colin Thiele;  the impact and influence of Williamson’s Don’s Party;  Michael Dransfield;  and the early work of Wilding and Moorhouse.  Memoirs of the 1960s, such as Richard Neville’s Hippie Hippie Shake and Sally Morgan’s My Place are also appropriate topics for discussion.  The growth of Australian literature as an academic discipline during the 1960s may also be explored, as well as the rise of literary periodicals such as Quadrant and Australian Literary Studies.  All Antipodes articles are refereed by multiple readers and the final submission of the article should be in MLA style.  Please submit abstracts to Mark Klemens at by April 15.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Australian and Commonwealth Bildungsromans

Australasian and Commonwealth Bildungsromans

The panel welcomes proposals that examine Australian, New Zealand and other Commonweath Bildungsromans What are the differences between bildungsromans published at the beginning of the 20th century and bildungsromans published later? How do aboriginal authors employ the genre? What is the role of post-colonial and postmodern studies on Commonwealth bildungsromans? Though preference is given to Australasian literatures, Canadian and South African are also welcome. E-mail 250-400 word abstracts in body of email to Elizabeth Abele <>.  Deadline extended to Oct. 10.