Queers in Exile Sexuality and Expatriatism in Mid-century Australian Literature

Event date: 5.30pm-6.30pm, 22 May 2019

Venue: Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia

Tickets: online

Throughout the twentieth century, many gay Australian writers and artists left Australia—some of them would never return.

Literary scholar Dr Ellen Smith explores the relationship between expatriatism and queer identity in mid-twentieth-century Australian writing through a number of case studies of writers whose decision to leave Australia can be linked to their sexuality.

Dr Ellen Smith is a literary scholar interested in the global contexts of Australian literature, and a lecturer in Gender Studies and Australian Literature at Deakin University.  Dr Smith is the 2019 Fellow supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust for Research in Australian Literature.

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This lecture is run by the National Library of Australia




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Date posted

Monday, 6 May 2019

Event type

Public lecture

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