English Department student Tiana Visnjic reviews George Saunders's Lincoln in the Bardo in this creative podcast produced as an assessment task for the unit ENGL303 Narrative and the Novel.
English Department student Alison Key reviews Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair in this creative podcast produced as an assessment task for the unit ENGL303 Narrative and the Novel.
Stephanie interviews Dr Jodi McAlister, Lecturer at Deakin University and graduate of Macquarie University, at the 2018 IASPR Conference. They talk about her research on The Bachelor, romance novels, and more.
Stephanie interviews Associate Professor Kim Wilkins, Associate Professor Lisa Fletcher and Dr Beth Driscoll, who are the keynote speakers for the IASPR's (International Association for the Study of Popular Romance) seventh international conference on Popular Romance Studies.
English Department student Jeremy Nigro reviews Hanya Yanagihara's novel The People in the Trees in this creative podcast produced as an assessment task for the unit ENGL303 Narrative and the Novel.
English Department student Rebecca McMartin reviews Margaret Atwood's novel The Edible Woman in this creative podcast produced as an assessment task for the unit ENGL303 Narrative and the Novel
English Department student Alice Kouzmenko reviews Jane Austen's novel Emma in this creative podcast produced as an assessment task for the unit ENGL303 Narrative and the Novel.
Sydney Writers' Festival is definitely the best week of the year! This week, Stephanie and Michelle pour over the 2018 program, and pick their highlights, from ancient Greek epic to young Australian poets.
Link to: www.swf.org.au
The longlist for the Women's Prize was released on March 8, International Women's Day. This week, Stephanie and Michelle discuss the longlist: the books they've read, the books they want to read, and the snubs.
Women's Prize website: https://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/
A special From the Lighthouse presentation: an evening of poetry and song in China! Featuring Toby Davidson, Jane Messer and Hsu-Ming Teo reading their works, with musical accompaniment by Shu-Cheen Yu.
Australian literature today: Toby Davidson
Reading 1: Jane Messer from her novel Hopscotch, a novel set in present-day Sydney
Reading 2: Toby Davidson, poems about Australia from his collection Beast Language
‘Lotus Moon and Willow Spirit Songs’: opera singer Shu-Cheen Yu and novelist Hsu-Ming Teo perform a series of Chinese and Australian songs, and paired Chinese-Australian stories:
1. ‘The Swallow’. Traditional folksong from Xinjiang Autonomous Region
‘Three Swallows’. By Hsu-Ming Teo
2. ‘My Dark-Eyed Acushla’. Music by Horace Keats; words by Paul Furniss
‘Acushla of the goldfields’. By Hsu-Ming Teo
3. ‘Feng Yang Flower Drum Song’. Anhui folk song
‘Big Feet, Doesn’t Sew’. By Hsu-Ming Teo
4. Rivers: ‘The Murray River’ and ‘Untitled’. Ouyang Yu. Read by Shu-Cheen Yuand Toby Davidson
‘Song of the Yangtze River’. By Wang Shu Guang