Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture
Presented by The Westerly Centre (UWA) and Westerly Magazine
Randolph Stow has become an important voice in Western Australian literature. Held annually, this lecture considers the life and work of Stow, author and past editor of Westerly Magazine, through a discussion of contemporary Australian literature and culture.
Stow’s writing regularly addresses questions of identity and postcolonial trauma. This year’s lecture picks up on his representation of Aboriginal peoples in To the Islands. Offered by Associate Professor Chelsea Bond, it will question the implications of white fictions upon Black bodies, how we encounter ourselves in a text and the ways fiction can have a life beyond the page in national history.
This year’s lecture will be followed by Dr Chelsea Bond in conversation with Dr Elfie Shiosaki.
Assoc. Professor Chelsea Bond is a Munanjali and South Sea Island woman and Senior Lecturer at UQ. A National NAIDOC Scholar of the year, contributor to The Conversation, keen tweeter, mother of five and Indigenous health researcher, she has a strong national profile as a key thinker in Indigenous affairs.
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Sun 23 Feb 4pm