Ulrike Draesner’s Nibelungen . Heimsuchung – Book Launch

How has the Nibelungenlied inspired modern poet Ulrike Draesner's new book? Stephanie Hathaway attended the book launch this November.  Tuesday evening, New College, Oxford hosted the book launch for Ulrike Draesner’s latest volume of poetry: Nibelungen . Heimsuchung. The event was organized by Professor Karen Leeder and Mediating Modern Poetry, and attended by students and … Continue reading Ulrike Draesner’s Nibelungen . Heimsuchung – Book Launch

‘Economics of Poetry’ Conference: Rome, April 28-30 2016  

Used with permission from the 'Economics of Poetry' conference organisers. Tara Auty reflects on the recent 'Economics of Poetry' conference at the American University at Rome. Held on the grounds of the American University at Rome (AUR), from April 28-30 2016, the ‘Economics of Poetry’ conference was an academic gathering to discuss and advance the … Continue reading ‘Economics of Poetry’ Conference: Rome, April 28-30 2016  

Report on the ANZAMEMS 2015 Conference

Conferences can pass in a blur even though they also involve periods of sustained concentration while listening to papers in sessions. So it was for me at ANZAMEMS 2015 at the University of Queensland, which was an experience crammed into one day, the Friday of the conference, the day I delivered my paper and the … Continue reading Report on the ANZAMEMS 2015 Conference

Revisiting Children’s Literature, Childhood Death, and the Emotions 1500-1800

BY KELLY MIDGLEY On December 5-6, 2013, a symposium focusing on the depiction of childhood death in history and in literature took place at the University of Western Australia. Over the course of these two days, several fascinating papers were presented, all of which provided the basis for a lot of intensive discussion and debates … Continue reading Revisiting Children’s Literature, Childhood Death, and the Emotions 1500-1800

Fra Mauro in Canberra: Mapping Our World exhibition

by DARREN SMITH The National Library of Australia is treating us Antipodean folk to a very rare opportunity — namely, to see one of the most outstanding surviving mappae mundi from the Renaissance, Fra Mauro’s richly illuminated map of the world that dates back to 1459. At some two metres in diameter, Fra Mauro’s mappa … Continue reading Fra Mauro in Canberra: Mapping Our World exhibition

Reflections on the CMEMS/PMRG Conference

by ALANA BENNETT This past weekend saw most of the Perth-based Ceræ committee at the CMEMS/PMRG Conference: Textuality, Technology and Materiality in the Medieval and Early Modern World. The conference welcomed both interstate and overseas visitors and offered two days of excellent papers and a friendly atmosphere. The conference opened with a lecture by Professor Michelle … Continue reading Reflections on the CMEMS/PMRG Conference

Review of Celebrating Word and Image 1200-1600 Manuscript Exhibition

by JANE-HÉLOÏSE NANCARROW Celebrating Word and Image: 1200-1600 Kerry Stokes’ Medieval Manuscript collection New Norcia, 4th October 2013- 17th March 2014 Recently I attended the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition at Durham, and I wondered at the ability to provide such a striking historical and archaeological context to a single manuscript only open to one page spread. Several … Continue reading Review of Celebrating Word and Image 1200-1600 Manuscript Exhibition