Program

This is an early draft of the ISLJC 2020 Conference program - now postponed until May 2022.

The Seventh International Literary Juvenilia Conference will be now held at UNSW Sydney in May 2022.


Postponement of Conference to 18–21 May 2022 will inevitably involve some changes, but we anticipate most papers and events remaining the same.

Wednesday 18th May — Day One

08:45 AM
Early Registration
09:15 AM
Welcome
Christine Alexander; Michael Balfour; Acknowledgement of Country
09:30 AM
Keynote Session
Speaker(s):
David Hanson
Things that “seemed so uncome-at-able”: Juvenilia and the Print Culture of Travel

David C. Hanson, Professor and Head, Department of English, Co-editor of Nineteenth Century Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University. He specialises in the study of the creative process and how texts evolve from composition through stages of publication; and is editor of The Early Ruskin Manuscripts, 1826-1842, a digital edition of the early writings of influential art critic John Ruskin.
10:30 AM
Morning Tea
12:30 PM
Lunch
03:00 PM
Afternoon Tea
06:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Location:
Adina Hotel Coogee (183 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee)

Thursday 19th May — Day Two

09:30 AM
Keynote Session
The Relationship of “Story,” Meaning and Imagination to the World
Speaker(s):
Trevor Cairney
10:30 AM
Morning Tea
12:30 PM
Lunch 
03:00 PM
Afternoon Tea
05:00 PM
Special Event
Book launch Margaret Atwood’s Early Writings
Performance Margaret Atwood, “Synthesia: an operetta in One Act”
07:30 PM
Informal open dinner invitation at Barzura Coogee (62 Carr St Coogee Beach)

Friday 20th May — Day Three

09:30 AM
Keynote Session
Celebrating Anne Brontë
Speaker(s):
Beverly Taylor and Christine Alexander
12:00 PM
Book Launch (at the UNSW Bookshop): The Diary Papers of Emily and Anne Brontë
12:30 PM
Lunch 
Location:
at the UNSW Bookshop
Jane Austen
03:00 PM
Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM
Austen Music: Gillian Dooley (singer) and Lesley Peterson (piano)
05:15 PM
Depart from UNSW for Doyles by Complimentary Coach (Return Trip)
06:15 PM
Short walk and historical talk about Watson’s Bay and ‘The Gap’, entrance to Sydney Harbour.
06:30 PM
Location:
Doyles on the Beach at Watsons Bay.
The Conference Dinner is optional, but we would love to share this experience with all delegates. Weather permitting, there will be a brief guided walk in the afternoon to the top of Gap Park (‘The Gap’) for history, sea and harbour views. A complimentary return coach from UNSW will take delegates to the iconic seaside restaurant Doyles on the Beach at Watsons Bay, Friday 20 May 2022.

Google Maps (from UNSW Sydney): Doyles on the Beach
09:00 PM
Return by Coach to UNSW

Saturday 21st May — Day Four

09:30 AM
Contributed Papers
09:30 AM
Session I
Defining Juvenilia
Speaker(s):
Ryan Twomey
10:00 AM
Morning Tea
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM
Closing Session and ISLJ AGM