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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

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


Stephanie Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. She holds an Honours Degree and a PhD in English from the Department of English at the University of Melbourne and a B.Litt. degree in Philosophy and Social Theory from Melbourne. Stephanie is currently one of ten Chief Investigators and one of four Program Leaders in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA). She leads the Melbourne node of the Centre.

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