Academic Programme

HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY AUSTRALASIA
Melbourne CONFERENCE

8th - 10th SEPTEMBER 2017
IDENTITY: ORIGINS AND DIASPORA

Saturday 9th September 2017

Academic Programme

Time

12.15 – 1.15 pm

Venue

LEVEL 5, ROOM AMDC506

AMDC Building
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus

12.15 – 1.15 pm Session Four

Bio-fiction: Can you defame the dead?

Historical biofictions are stories based on the lives of real people from the past: monarchs or murderers, soldiers or suffragettes, artists or con artists, rebels, farmers, family. This panel will examine questions involved in writing and reading fictional representations of historical figures; the literary and cultural impact of the works, and their significance for our present and future.

Call for papers:

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General Admission for Conference Attendees

Entry to the Academic Programme is included in the Weekend or Day Only ticket prices but seating is limited. Please book your place by booking a free place in the session.

Admission Guidelines for Academic Applicants

Purchase of a Weekend or Day Only ticket is not required in order to respond to the call for papers. However, if unsuccessful, a Weekend or Day Only ticket must be purchased, and a seat booked, if wishing to attend the session as per the general admission requirements above.

Limit: 20 persons

Cost: Free

Sunday 10th September 2017

Academic Programme

Time

10.00 am -12.30 pm (2 hours plus tea break)

Venue

LEVEL 5, ROOM AMDC506

AMDC Building
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus

10.00 am – 11:00 am Session Two

'The Lie of History’: How the Mirror of the Present Shapes the Past for its Own Purposes - Part 1

There is no question that we are constructions of our own times, and the writing of history is always shaped by those who recount the past for their own purposes. How does the mirror of the present day reflect and dictate the telling of history? Do we filter a version of history that tells more about us than the times of long ago through what we choose to reveal and erase?

Papers are invited to explore these questions through discussing ‘The Lie of History’.

Call for papers:

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11.30-12.30 pm Session Three

'The Lie of History’: How the Mirror of the Present Shapes the Past for its Own Purposes - Part 2

To add to our academic panel discussion on this subject, HNSA is delighted and honoured to have in conversation Professor Josie Arnold and Christopher Raja, author of The Burning Elephant, who will discuss this question in depth.

General Admission for Conference Attendees

Entry to the Academic Programme is included in the Weekend or Day Only ticket prices but seating is limited. Please book your place by booking a free place in the session.

Admission Guidelines for Academic Applicants

Purchase of a Weekend or Day Only ticket is not required in order to respond to the call for papers. However, if unsuccessful, a Weekend or Day Only ticket must be purchased, and a seat booked, if wishing to attend the session as per the general admission requirements above.

Limit: 20 persons

Cost: Free

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