Tue 19 Mar 2013
Awards: Presentation of the 2013 ALS Gold Medal (outstanding Australian literary work) and the 2013 Walter McCrae Russell Award (best Aust Lit scholarship)
Dr Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri woman and author of Purple Threads and Dark Secrets: After Dreaming, Australian National University, Canberra
Associate Professor Alison Ravenscroft, author of The Postcolonial Eye, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Novelist and Professor of Creative Writing Brian Castro (Shanghai Dancing, The Garden Book, Street to Street)
Panels: Mark Macleod (Charles Sturt University) will head up a panel/section on children’s literature. Keri Glastonbury (University of Newcastle) will do the same for poetry/poetics/creative writing.
Ivor Indyk on ‘The Provincial Imagination’
Vijay Mishra on Salman Rushdie’s Australia
Nicholas Birns on Australia, the Russian Pacific, and the Transnational Imaginary
Lachlan Brown on Nam Le and many more
…on Australian poetry, regionalism, 19th century writing, teaching Aust lit…
….and Parody Night will return to ASAL (will the Frank Moorhouse perpetual prize for postmodern ballroom dancing return to the conference dinner? Can we have a sneak preview of CSU’s new literary vintage wines???….).
The best way to use the registration form http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/humss/news is to either:
1) Fill it in on the screen (the form is ‘dynamic’ and will tally up the costs); save it to your desktop somewhere as a pdf then attach it to an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
2) Print off the form, fill it in, scan it to your computer and attach it to an email addressed to email@example.com.
N.B. Before you complete the Registration form you should, separately, join ASAL: http://asaliterature.com/?page_id=5. If you are joining ASAL for a first time or after an absence, please attach pdf of payment evidence to your registration. If you are a current member your membership dues fall on or before June 30.
There is some (limited) assistance for Australian postgrads (thanks to a grant from Copyright Agency) which can be requested as a reimbursement after you have presented your paper at ASAL 2013. Documentary evidence of having tried and been unsuccessful in soliciting support from your university will be necessary.
As the www.visitwagga.com website shows you can get to Wagga easily by car, train, plane and bus (for the ASAL 1991 conference it was said John Forbes brought his bicycle on the train…). There are two trains from Sydney and Melbourne each day, three Rex flights from Melbourne and quite a few Qantas flights between Wagga and Sydney or Melbourne). There are only a couple of buses through – Greyhound and McCaffertys.
If you are coming from overseas or from places outside Sydney or Melbourne you’ll have to come through Sydney or Melbourne – this can sometimes have the advantage of adding price options.
Information about accommodation options in Wagga can be found here.
In addition to the commercial details of hotels, motels, pubs, b&b, camping facilities on the Visitor Information brochure, there are 13 rooms (two of them are twin beds) at The Riverine Club, where the conference dinner will be on the evening of Friday 5 July. This is an old (built in the 1880s) gentlemen’s club so the rooms are traditional (spartan, shared bathrooms along the corridor, but very much part of an era: ‘unique and comfortable’ is the publicity blurb). $90/room including cont. b/f. They have been put aside for ASAL delegates. Ph +61269212031.
As well, there will be basic accommodation available on campus which is 10km from the city of Wagga. Because it is residential school time, most accommodation, including the more recent is already allocated. Rates will be something like: |
For further details please contact:
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in English,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences,
Charles Sturt University,
Locked Bag 588,
Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678,
ph/fax +61 2 6933 2465
Dr Lachlan Brown,
Lecturer in English at CSU as above,
ph/fax +61 2 6933 2478