Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 29 21:52:43 EDT 2002

I just got this email, and naturally I can't go, but I wondered if any of 
the Aussie dwj-ers might be interested.

>>The Centre for Medieval Studies and the Research Institute for Humanities 
>>and Social Sciences presents:
>>medieval & modern
>>Friday 27th September 2002
>>Women's College, University of Sydney
>>Featuring special guest Professor Brian Attebery (Idaho State University) 
>>& guest authors Sophie Masson, Terry Dowling & Scott Westerfeld.
>>**Earlybird registration rates $25/$15 until September 14th**
>>Fantastic Fictions is a one-day symposium offering serious critical 
>>comment and debate on a hitherto neglected area of study: the fantastic 
>>in literature (medieval and contemporary), film, television, art, and 
>>other media. The sources, influences, and concerns of fantastic fictions 
>>and some reasons for its relevance to the modern world will be discussed. 
>>The presentations will highlight the history of fantasy and science 
>>fiction, the connections between the fantastic past and present in the 
>>development of both genres, as well as the contemporary forms of fantasy 
>>and science fiction.
>>The Australian launch of Justine Larbalestier's new book The Battle of 
>>the Sexes in Science Fiction,
>>6.00pm, Wednesday 25th September, upstairs at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Pt Rd. 
>>All welcome.
>>8.30-9.30: Registration & Coffee
>>9.30-10.30:  Plenary Paper
>>Professor Brian Attebery (Idaho State University): 'Exploding the 
>>Monomyth: Myth and Fantasy in a Postmodern World'
>>10.30-11.00: Morning Tea
>>11.00-12.30:  Session One
>>Sylvia Kelso (James Cook University): 'A trifle skittish: evolutions of 
>>the fantasy hero in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and Lois 
>>McMasters Bujold's The Curse of Chalion'
>>Kerrie Le Lievre (University of Adelaide): 'The Bare Bones of Meaning: 
>>Structure, Surface and Story in Modern Fantasy Texts'
>>Chantal Bourgault (Curtin University): '"The Return of the King": 
>>Masculinity & Power in Genre Fantasy'
>>12.30-1.30: Lunch
>>1.30-3.00:  Session Two
>>Djoymi Baker (University of Melbourne): 'The Decentred Centre: Science 
>>Fiction as Cosmology'
>>Justine Larbalestier (University of Sydney): 'Science Fiction post-1945'
>>Wendy Pearson (University of Wollongong): 'Things are rarely what they 
>>seem: duplicity and deviance in the works of Candas Jane Dorsey, Hiromi 
>>Goto, Thomas King and Geoff Ryman'
>>3.00-3.30: Afternoon Tea
>>3.30-5.00: Author Panel
>>Terry Dowling, Sophie Masson, Scott Westerfeld
>>5.15-6.15: Roundtable
>>6.15-7.15: Drinks
>>Registration form and enquiries to:
>>Fantastic Fictions, c/o RIHSS, Woolley Building A20,
>>University of Sydney NSW 2006
>>tel: (02) 9351 5703, fax: (02) 9351 5700
>>email: kimselling at student.usyd.edu.au

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