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David Carlin meets the Papa Mfumu’eto comic archive from Kinshasa, Congo

This February, David Carlin encountered the remarkable sequential art archive of the Congolese artist, Papa Mfumu’eto as an invited keynote artist and lab workshop leader at the Text Meets Image & Image Meets Text: Sequences and Assemblages, Out of Africa and Congo conference in Gainesville, Florida. The conference, organised by Nancy Hunt and Alioune Sow of the …

Vale Adrian Miles

[Now Adrian, how do I centre the image? What tags should I use? Do I insert links? Do I need to know HTML? How is this actually going to look when I press Publish? Can I go back in and change it? This is you at our Posthumanism Fieldwork trip to Pound Bend a year …

Peta Murray awarded for research presentation

Peta Murray ventured into uncharted territory last week, visiting the Land of the Gerontologists to deliver a presentation on her PhD research as part of a Cutting Edge Research forum. This annual event, hosted by the AAG (VIC Division), affords an opportunity for HDRs and ECRs to showcase highlights of their research and to hone …

Canadian & Australian Book Industries Conversation, 15-16 Feb 2018

Dr Julienne van Loon is working to bring together key stakeholders from the Canadian and Australian book industries for a conversation exploring themes important to Australian and Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers, including the importance of local content, the book industry policy climate, and regulatory changes and challenges. The two-day conversation, funded by RMIT’s Capability …

Robin Hemley leads memoir workshop in the Urban Writing House

The workshop, Faking It: A playful, hands-on writing workshop exploring the lines between memoir and fiction, and between authors, narrators, characters and heteronyms, followed on from Hemley’s Present Tense Lecture on December 5th. The day began with introductions and each Lab member discussing what had drawn them to the workshop. Hemley then went through some …

Mildura writer in residence

Mildura writer Maree Jones reports on her stay at The Butterfly House in September 2017: I arrived at the Butterfly House armed with my key code and code for the alarm. I tried the key code once. No dice. Twice, still the door didn’t open. Three times and I was certain it wasn’t going to …

DOCUVERSE 2018 call for proposals

DOCUVERSE 2018 Expanding documentary: Ecologies and dialogues CALL FOR PROPOSALS Since its inception in 2016, Docuverse has been aiming to bring together a diverse range of people from independent filmmakers and artists to research-practitioners and industry representatives. With its third iteration, our symposium will continue to foster these cross-disciplinary conversations that are increasingly necessary to …

Present tense .3 Un-lecture: The Bird Likes to Hear Itself Sing recap

Held at RMIT on Tuesday 22 August 2017, the Un-lecture experimented with breaking the traditional Australian style lecture—and remaking it–creating a lecture where performance, song and word intersect. Featuring prolific local spoken word artists from the African-Australian diaspora, Un-lecture speakers explored identity through lyrical and performative storytelling. Abe Nouk is the author of HUMBLE and …