Seminars and reading groups

Seminars

During semester, the various disciplines within the school hold staff and graduate research seminars in which local and guest speakers read a research paper, followed by discussion. You are strongly encouraged to attend and are welcome to offer papers or suggest visiting speakers. Details of the events are circulated by email.

The Culture and Communication Graduate committee (CCGC) also holds weekly graduate seminars through out the semester.

Reading and research groups

The School hosts a dynamic community of postgraduate researchers, working across and between the range of disciplines covered by Culture and Communication. Students and staff organise and participate in a variety of reading and research groups, in addition to the more formal university programs. Designed to support high-level or intensive study of significant texts, topics and themes, these groups contribute strongly to the excellence of the research environment of the School.

Please note that the following details are subject to change: if you are interested in attending any of these groups, it would be advisable to contact the relevant coordinator first. If anyone wishes to change or alter any information on this list, please email the Advanced Study Group Coordinator. Many of these groups also have dedicated and up-to-date websites: if available, these are provided with the group listing itself.

Advanced Study Group Coordinator
Joe Hughes
Email: jhughes2@unimelb.edu.au

GroupContactTimeLocation
Agamben, Creation and AnarchySophie Knezic Monday 12.30 - 2.00pm Fortnightly E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Badiou (I), L'immanence des véritésJohn Cleary Friday 3.30 - 5.00pm Weekly E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Badiou (II), Being and EventBrendan Duncan Thursday 2.00 - 3.00pm Weekly W202, John Medley (Building 191)
Blanchot, The Infinite ConversationCorey Cribb Monday 2.00 - 3.00pm Weekly W202, John Medley (Building 191)
Costume Research GroupRachel Fensham 3rd Friday of the month from 1 - 2.30pm VCRC, John Medley (Building 191)
DeleuzeElliot Yates Friday 10.00 - 11.00am Weekly E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Early Modern CircleAndrew Stephenson 3rd Monday of the month, 6.15 pm Location varies. For current details please check the Early Modern Circle web page.
Freud & Psychoanalytic TheoryElliot Yates Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm Weekly E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Hyppolite, Logic and ExistenceJoe Hughes Monday 1.00 - 2.00pm Weekly W2B02, John Medley (Building 191)
Hegel (I), The Science of LogicJustin Clemens Friday 11.00am - 12.00pm Weekly E261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Hegel (II), Phenomenology of SpiritBrendan Duncan Thursday 1.00 - 2.00pm Weekly W2B02, John Medley (Building 191)
Kant, Critique of Pure ReasonJema Gaskin CharlesMonday 4.00 - 5.00pm WeeklyE261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
LacanRobyn AdlerFriday 2.00 - 3.30pm WeeklyE261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Lukács, History and Class ConsciousnessBrendan DuncanMonday 3.00 - 4.00pm WeeklyE261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Medieval Round Table Stephanie Trigg First Monday of the month, 6.15 - 7.30pm Location varies. For current details please check the Medieval Round Table web page
Middle English Reading Group Stephanie Trigg Fortnightly, Mondays, 11.00 am - 12.00am Room 624, 757 Swanston St (Building 199)

Old English Reading Group

Bob DiNapoli Tuesdays, 1.00 - 3.00pm Room 106, John Medley (Building 191)
SpinozaJon RubinFriday 12.00 - 2.00pm WeeklyE261, Ian Maxwell Room, John Medley (Building 191)
Theatre & Performance Studies Reading GroupSarah BalkinThree times per semesterLocation varies. For details please email Sarah Balkin.

Victorian Literature Reading Group

Sue Pyke Meets monthly. For details of coming meetings please email convenors