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2011 Research Seminar Program

WAIER invites you to an afternoon seminar to be held at Curtin University of Technology

Wednesday 6 April, 4.30-6.00 pm
Venue: Building 209, Room 214, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin
See [Campus Maps] for location and visitor parking
Light refreshments from 4.30 pm, presentation 5.00-6.00 pm. Cost: No charge. RSVP: Not required.

Literature in Australian schools, 1945-2005: A first look at the data

presented by

Associate Professor Tim Dolin and Dr John N. Yiannakis
School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University

In this presentation, Tim Dolin and John Yiannakis will introduce some preliminary findings from a study investigating literature syllabi and examination papers in Australia since World War II. The presentation will have four parts:
  1. An introduction to the study (Tim)
  2. Collecting and organising the data (John)
  3. Some first findings (Tim)
  4. What are the curricular and pedagogical contexts for interpreting this data? (John, Tim, and WAIER delegates)

Photo: Tim Dolin (l) and John Yiannakis (r)
Tim Dolin (l) and John Yiannakis (r) presenting at this seminar.
Dr Tim Dolin is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University. He is the author of George Eliot (2005) and Thomas Hardy (2008), and co-editor of Thomas Hardy and Contemporary Literary Studies (2004). He has written numerous essays and chapters on the nineteenth-century novel for international journals and books, and has edited novels by Hardy, Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Gaskell. He is presently writing The Real Hardy Country, about the contested meanings and uses of Wessex since Hardy's death; and working on a study of Australian colonial readers of Victorian fiction.

Dr John Yiannakis is a Research Fellow and Historian at Curtin University. For many years he has been a lecturer in Modern and Ancient History at Tuart College where, from 1998 to 2001, he was also Head of the Social Sciences Department. Dr Yiannakis has a range of historical interests focussing on Australia and Western Australia. He has published extensively in the field of Greek migration, settlement and adaptation to Western Australia.

Photo: Some of the participants at this seminar
Some of the participants at this seminar. Photos: Rita Tognini

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