Monday, November 22, 2010

Free community Woolf lectures...

“…on or about December 1910 human character changed.” – Virginia Woolf
The School of English, Media Studies and Art History
is pleased to invite you to a UQ Centenary Ev

This event celebrates 100 years of the Humanities at UQ by exploring Woolf’s intriguing pronouncement.

What does her work tell us about what it means to be human? How does the study of the Humanities help us to investigate our own humanity? Please join UQ and international and national experts in exploring these questions.

Date: December 10-11, 2010
Venue: The University of Queensland Club,
Staff House Rd, UQ St Lucia.
Cost: Free
Please RSVP for Catering Purposes to by Monday 6 December

Schedule of Events

Friday, 10 December
Eleanor Room, University of Queensland Club

4:00-5:30pm – Keynote Address:
“Mrs Brown’s Body: Virginia Woolf and Human Change”
Prof. Melba Cuddy-Keane (University of Toronto)

5:30-6:30pm - Opening reception

7:00-8:30pm - Staged reading of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves
Adapted by Dr Tony Thwaites and performed by UQ drama alumni and current staff

Saturday, 11 December
Kathleen Room, University of Queensland Club

11:00am-12pm – Keynote Address:
“Creaturely Things”
Prof. Gillian Whitlock (UQ)

12:00-1:00pm – Keynote Address:
“Virginia Woolf’s Ordinary Humans”
Dr Lorraine Sim (University of Ballarat)

1:00-2:00pm – Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00pm – Roundtable discussion on Australian Modernisms
Prof. Carole Ferrier (UQ), Prof. Veronica Kelly (UQ),
A/Prof Rex Butler (UQ) and Prof. David Carter (UQ)

3:00-4:00pm – Plenary discussion of what the future holds for
the next 100 years in the Humanities at UQ

UQ Art Museum
4:30-5:30pm – Floor talk: “Multiplicities:
Self-Portraits from the Collection”

5:30-7:00pm – Closing reception (UQ Art Museum)

Virginia Woolf and the Nature of the Human is proudly presented by the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, in conjunction with the UQ Centenary, the Cultural History project in the Faculty of Arts, and is kindly supported by the Brisbane Writers Festival, and Avid Reader Bookstore.

1 comment:

  1. this looks fantastic, I wish I could make it!


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