Seminar on Colonial Fiction

Reading the Archive of Colonial Australian Popular Fiction
Professor Ken Gelder (Melbourne)
Thursday 30 September 2010, 6.15pm

King’s College London, Strand Campus
English Department Seminar Room S2.39 (Take lifts from Strand reception to second floor. Do a right-hand U-turn from lift and S2.39 is just to your left)

Please rsvp to ian.r.henderson@kcl.ac.uk

About Professor Gelder:
Ken Gelder joined the University of Melbourne in 1989 and has since taught across the Literary Studies and Cultural Studies programs in a variety of areas: from popular culture to literary theory. His books, Reading the Vampire (1994) and Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), have helped to make him an international authority on genre fiction. The co-written Uncanny Australia (1998) – with Jane M. Jacobs (now at the University of Edinburgh) – has been especially influential, both nationally and internationally, on subsequent postcolonial work across a range of disciplines. He has also published widely on subcultures, including his book Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). Professor Gelder is currently involved in a major Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project ‘Colonial Australian Popular Fiction’ with Dr Rachael Weaver. http://www.apfa.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/home.html

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