Archives

Monthly Archive for: 'April, 2015'
Melbourne visit from RMIT Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley

Guggenheim Fellowship winner Robin Hemley, a world-leading figure in the domain of nonfiction writing and an accomplished essayist, memoirist and novelist has joined the faculty of RMIT as an Adjunct Professor as part of  nonfictionLab Research Group.  Robin recently visited RMIT and gave a successful lecture on Ekphrasis, discussing the various ways in which writers …

The ceramic tiles will come from the demolition of a kitchen in which a woman only ever baked one pie (from a gift her husband gave her called ‘The Slut’s Cookbook’). The tile fragments will be stuck in place by an artist who used to be an ornithologist (before an artery in her neck grew …

image courtesy www.vergessene-fotos.de an empty city beach is not a bad place to lie down. Even the soiled smells of muddy sand and dried seaweed can be comforting when you are dog-tired; exhausted by rejection, filthy with failure, sick of your spouse a seagull will look at you blankly, sand will get in your hair …

WE were fortunate to hear Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley speak on ekphrasis this week (pronounced  with emphasis on the first syllable and a hard ‘a’, not the Australian ekphr-aye-sis). Put simply, ekphrasis is the written representation of a visual representation, or more subtly, a literary engagement with a work of art in a visual medium, …

Documentary node PhD candidate Hannah Brasier has three talks in Britain coming up as part of her three month visiting PhD position at Leeds University: 23rd April – Media Futures Seminar, University of Leeds, Clothworker’s Building North, 4pm-5pm 2nd May – World Cinema and the Essay Film Conference, Reading University, Reading 6th May – Digital …