Event Details

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - Tuesday, 19 April 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 601
UQ Location:
Michie Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Brittany Smethills
3365 2593
Org. Unit:
Communication and Arts

Event Description

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Presented by the 2016 S.W.Brooks Fellow, Dr Alice Te Punga Somerville.

Internationally, many disciplines have turned their attention to oceans especially but not only the Atlantic as they have realised they are not merely blank or empty spaces between land but are contested, complex and historied places. However, although Australia is clearly surrounded by water, most students and scholars tend to be familiar with continental rather than Oceanic scholarly conversations, despite the strong roots of Pacific Studies in Australia.

This seminar will trace the central claims and potential contributions of Oceanic studies and Pacific studies. After an overview of the specific and unique elements of Pacific studies we will discuss how these fields converge and what this might all mean for research including literary and cultural research - in Australia.

All Welcome.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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