Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire conference

Held on 8-9 May, this conference will explore the impact of books and writing, fiction and non-fiction, authors, readers and publishers in shaping and subverting the British empire.

Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver will be part of the The Colonial Writing World panel, speaking on Colonial Australian Detective Fiction.

This conference will be held in conjunction with the launch by Penny Russell (Sydney) of Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire edited by Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr and published by Duke University Press (pictured).

‘Australia in the World’ is a lecture and seminar series that presents international and transnational perspectives on the past. The series highlights the interconnectedness of past worlds and future challenges with speakers from around the country and across the globe.

Supported by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

Information and bookings here