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Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now

Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now is a one-day symposium, which will be held on Thursday 9 April 2015. The first of its kind ever held in Australia, this symposium brings together over 30 book reviewers, editors and academics to discuss the state of literary criticism in the public sphere today. For more information on the symposium…

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Industry Engagement: MITS students hear from SPC’s Translation and Interpretation team leader

With the visit of Roy Benyon, leader of the Translation and Interpretation Team of the Pacific Community (SPC), students from the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies recently had the opportunity to gain knowledge on a specific facet of their future profession: the roles of translators and interpreters who operate in an international organisation. The…

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Short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands screens at Paris film festival

Monash Indonesianist, and theatre and music scholar, Dr Karen Thomas and film editor Salvatore Rossano’s short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands featured at the 2018 Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France earlier this month. The film was screened by an audience of around 120, with a Q and A session and critical discussion of the…

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Reimaging the Real China: Dilemmas (and Solutions) of Han-ness and Tradition in China Today

This talk examines the rise of social movements dedicated to a fundamentally conservative and homogenizing vision of Chineseness within an increasingly diverse and complex society. Most importantly, is their essentialist “real China” of the past any more real than the present? And what are the repercussions of these tensions between reality and imagining, or between actuality and ideals, in the experience of national identity in general?

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MISC and CABAH seminar

This paper focuses on a developing mode of domination and its contemporary manifestations. It highlights the similarities between historical settler colonialism and a contemporary global order fundamentally characterised by a logic of
elimination and containment.

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Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

How did the Taliban come back so successfully from utter defeat? Prof. Farrell draws on the literatures on civil wars and on military adaptation, to identify and unpack of two sets of factors that explain relative success of insurgencies: first are the availability of social resources, and second are factors that drive and enable military adaptation.

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Whale – CTP Research Seminar

Through the lens of her award-winning play, Whale, playwright Fleur Kilpatrick explores responsibility. What responsibility does Australia have to the small island nations which surrounds it? What responsibility does theatre have to confront big, world-changing issues like climate change? And, in doing so, what responsibility does theatre have to look after its audience when the subject matter is too urgent to be handled with delicacy?

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