Free

Re/Making the Past: Historical Fictions and Identities

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

La Trobe University, City Campus, lvl 20, teaching rooms 3 & 4

360 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

From popular television (The Tudors, Reign, Outlander, Vikings etc) to Booker Prize winning fiction (Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies), film (The Handmaiden, The Young Victoria), video games (Assassin’s Creed franchise, Civilization The Legend of Sword and Fairy) and more, historical fictions are a significant part of twenty-first century culture. Contemporary audiences engage with the past as entertainment more than they engage with it through education. Historical fictions reveal more about the time in which they were produced than they do about the period that they represent. This symposium aims to explore the cultural work done around identities through fictionalised pasts.

The symposium is a two-day event, with a series of panels and papers from 2pm on Thursday 2nd and continuing through Friday 3rd November.

Thursday - afternoon and evening

Papers on the Thursday afternoon feature practitioners of historical fiction, including Lucy Sussex and Kelly Gardiner.

A public lecture from Kate Forsyth is on the evening of the 2nd (free, ticketed separately here https://historicalfictionskateforsyth.eventbrite.com.au).

Friday - all day

The panels on the Friday feature papers by scholars from across Australia and the UK including Jerome De Groot, Louise D'Arcens and Natasha Alden, and keynotes from Ali Alizadeh and Stephanie Trigg.

Details

The event is free, but registration is required. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided. Please let us know in your registration form if you have any dietary requirements.

The venue is accessible to wheelchair users via the main entrance at 360 Collins St.



Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

La Trobe University, City Campus, lvl 20, teaching rooms 3 & 4

360 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved