Professor Stephanie Trigg will deliver a plenary address on the day exploring Chaucerian historical fictions (title TBA).

Professor Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Melbourne and a Chief Investigator and Program Leader of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She is a leading scholar in Chaucer and Middle English studies, and a pioneer of Medievalism.Her most recent book is Shame and Honour: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter.

Dr Anita Heiss will speak in interview with Dr Kelly Gardiner.

Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. She has recently joined the University of Canberra as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her most recent book is Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms.


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