CALL FOR PAPERS – A Symposium with Eminent Visiting Scholar Professor Donna Lee Brien

Forgotten Lives/Biographies

@ University Of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba) in April 2016

The aim of the symposium is to encourage research, innovation and collaboration by bringing together academics within and outside the University of Southern Queensland whose research focuses on historic figures who have been largely neglected by history and/or forgotten over time. Academics and HDR students working in this or related theoretical, methodological or research areas are encouraged to attend.

Professor Donna Lee Brien is a highly-esteemed senior researcher in the discipline of Creative Writing, particularly non-fiction writing, with an interdisciplinary research practice intersecting with a number of other research areas including food studies, gothic studies and popular culture.

Professor Brien will deliver a keynote address entitled Australian Speculative Biography: Recovering Forgotten Lives.

The symposium will lead to a publication (a book and/or journal issue). Papers presented at the seminar will be considered as chapters for the publication and/or the special journal issue.

The date for the symposium is: Thursday 28th April 2016

The program for the symposium is:

10am to 11am – Keynote address by Professor Donna Lee Brien

Session 1 – 11:30 to 1:00pm

Session 2 – 1:30 to 3pm

Session 3 – 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If you are interested in presenting a paper please email a brief abstract (250 words max) and a biography of no more than 150 words by March 15th 2016

Please also nominate the session time that suits you.