[csaa-forum] Dr Susannah Radstone travelling masterclass - reminder

Emily Potter ecpotter at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Oct 4 11:43:31 CST 2007

The ARC Cultural Research Network presents:


a travelling masterclass with Dr Susannah Radstone

venue: University of Melbourne, VIC
date: Friday 16th November, 2007
November, 2007
time: 9am-5pm


venue: University of Technology Sydney
date: Friday 23rd
time: 9am-5pm

How do film, literature and other media 'remember' national pasts?  Over
the last fifteen years or so, theories of cultural memory and trauma
have had a profound impact across the humanities, encouraging
researchers at all levels to approach novels, films and television as
'memory media'.  The same period has witnessed the production of a wide
range of films, novels and other art forms whose concerns are with
recent - and not so recent - national pasts, including W G Sebald's
Austerlitz and Kate Grenville's The Secret River, and the films Amistad
and Rabbit Proof Fence. Such texts have become the primary sources for
many studies of cultural, literary and film memory.  But how do theories
of trauma and cultural memory help us to engage with national
literatures and cinemas and what are the most useful methods for the
analysis of memory media?

We are seeking applications from postgraduates and early
career researchers whose work relates to the general theme, 'Memory/
Nation/Culture'. The masterclass will follow a 'workshop' format, which
will give postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss
some their own research.  Places in each intensive masterclass will be

How much does it cost? The masterclasses are free of charge to
successful applicants and include lunch and morning/afternoon teas.
Participants from interstate may be eligible for travel and
accommodation subsidies.

How do I apply? Applications are due by Friday 12th October, 2007 and
must include a completed application form, downloadable from the CRN
website at http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/projects/masterclass.html <https://owa.unimelb.edu.au/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.uq.edu.au/crn/projects/masterclass.html> . Please
include a short (max 300 words) description of your research including
information about your primary texts and chosen research methods.
Applications and queries should be submitted via email, to Kelly Butler
at k.butler1 at pgrad.unimelb.edu.au

Susannah Radstone's current research interests are in cultural memory at
the interface between the psyche, history and culture.  Publications
include The Sexual Politics of Time: Confession, Nostalgia, Memory
(forthcoming December 2007); Memory and Methodology (2000) and The
Politics of Memory: Contested Pasts (2005). She teaches in the School of
Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East
London and is currently senior visiting fellow at the Australian Centre,
University of Melbourne.
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