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Final program

The program for Thursday afternoon and Friday has now been finalised. They can be downloaded as Word files here:
Thursday program
Friday program

A file with the abstracts of all the speakers can be downloaded here:
Abstracts

We will a have copies of the program posted on the wall on the day so attendees can check the schedule, but are aiming to keep the symposium as ec-friendly as possible, so please consider not printing them out.

There are also still some tickets for the public event with Kate Forsyth on Thursday evening (details below). Register with this link for free tickets https://historicalfictionskateforsyth.eventbrite.com.au

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now an internationally bestselling & award-winning author of almost forty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both adults and children. She was recently voted one of Australia's Favourite 15 Novelists, and has been called 'one of the finest writers of this…

Program and registration now open

The full program for Re/Making the Past is now available here.


We received so many proposals for papers that we have extended the symposium over two days.

The afternoon of Thursday 2 November will feature papers by several key practitioners and postgraduates, on Writing Historical Fictions.

In the evening, acclaimed author Kate Forsyth will appear in a free public event.

On Friday 3 November, the symposium continues with a full day of panels and keynotes on Historical Fictions & Identities.


The symposium is free, including lunch and refreshments, but places are limited.

Please register here.


Keynote: Chaucerian Voice in Modern and Contemporary Historical Fiction

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Professor Stephanie Trigg will deliver a keynote address on Friday 3rd.

'Chaucerian Voice in Modern and Contemporary Historical Fiction: From Anya Seton to Chaucer’s Twitter Feed'


Keynote: The Revolution Will Not Be Fictionalised

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Announcing a new keynote speaker
The Revolution Will Not Be Fictionalised? Dr Ali Alizadeh

CFP deadline extended to 21st July

No abstract yet? No worries! We have extended the deadline to 21st July

Keynote speakers

UPDATE: We are sorry to say that Dr Heiss will no longer be a keynote speaker, but excited for her that she will instead be running the New York marathon in early November.

We are excited that Dr Anita Heiss and Professor Stephanie Trigg will be keynote speakers at Historical Fictions/Identities.

Professor Trigg will deliver a plenary address, and Dr Heiss will be interviewed by Dr Kelly Gardiner.

Historical Fictions/Identities - Call for Papers