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ASAL & ASLEC-ANZ 2023 Conference ‘Recentring the Region’

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ASAL & ASLEC-ANZ 2023 Conference – ‘Recentring the Region’
July 4-7 2023, co-hosted by RMIT University and Deakin University, Melbourne

A partnership between ASAL (Association for the Study of Australian Literature) and ASLEC-ANZ (Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture, Australia and New Zealand), the 2023 ‘Recentring the Region’ conference turns attention to ‘the region’ in Australian literary studies and environmentally-oriented critical and creative practice.

Regions pre-date colonisation in Australia, bringing them into tension with the nation and its structures. They encompass geographies, hydrologies, ecologies, networks and alliances. They are structural and affective, relational and fluid. They can bring entities together and move them apart. Regions are a way of thinking, narrating, and making, and they are continually being constituted by practices that encompass the literary and the artistic in all their forms.

‘Recentring the Region’ will be face to face (based at RMIT University in Melbourne’s CBD, with the opening keynote lecture held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia) with some fully online sessions to accommodate interstate and overseas participants.

We recognise the financial challenges faced by some of our members. Please get in touch with the organisers at if you require additional support to attend the conference.

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