Monthly Archives: November 2012

When worlds collide: Window farms, carbon trading, Kim Scott, The Merry Wives of Windsor and more at the UNSW FASS postgrad interdisciplinary conference

Earlier this month the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at UNSW had its first ever interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, Dis/Connections. It was so fascinating, so thought provoking, to hear papers from across the regular academic boundaries collide that I’m inspired … Continue reading

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Dreams, waterholes + bush tucker in the city: the Gardener’s Lodge Cafe, Victoria Park, Broadway

My plan to blog about last week’s Dis/connections postgrad conference has been rudely interrupted by a breakfast I just ate at the new Gardener’s Lodge Cafe in Victoria Park near the University of Sydney. It was SO delicious and the … Continue reading

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‘Sex is on my mind’: Fisher Library, longing and Proust’s ‘Swann’s Way’

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Sydney University’s Fisher Library since I’ve been back from my travels. It’s my favourite place to work, especially when I need to focus purely on thinking, reading, writing, and ignore the rest … Continue reading

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Australian women writers and the Stella Prize at the State Library of New South Wales – and Peter Minter & Rebecca Giggs discuss New Nature Writing at the EWF Roadshow 2012

Last Saturday I was at the brilliant Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow at the New South Wales Writers’ Centre, which was sold out, thronging with writers emerging and otherwise. It’s the second time this Melbourne-born and raised event has been held … Continue reading

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