News & Events
J.M. Coetzee's forthcoming novel The Schooldays of Jesus has been longlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize. Coetzee's latest novel follows on from his 2013 The Childhood of Jesus and is the second in a planned trilogy. Coetzee has previously won the Booker prize twice: in 1983 for Life & Times of Michael K and in 1999 for Disgrace. The Schooldays of Jesus is due to be published in August.
Adelaide Variations is an exhibition of B&W photographs shot by 2016 SALA Finalist and JMCCCP affiliate Annette Willis on her iPhone in the streets of Adelaide. The exhibition will be opened by Lisa Slade Assistant Director, Artistic Programs Art Galllery of South Australia on the 4th of August.
Professor Andrew Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London) will give an public lecture titled “An Intellectual Justification of Unhappiness: Beckett’s Aesthetic War on the Theodicies”, examining the political and intellectual implications of the Irish writer’s famous pessimism.
On Saturday 28 May, New York based experimental poet, novelist and performance artist Eileen Myles read from her work, followed by a discussion with Dr Ros Prosser. This was a terrific event held at a packed out Bakehouse Theatre. See our facebook page for photos and more!
Why do things break, fall apart, fall down, disintegrate, splinter, corrode, degenerate, devolve? Arts journal Double Dialogues celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special symposium themed ‘Creativity: Why Do Things Break?‘ to be held in conjunction with the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.This day long creative conference will showcase presentations that respond to the theme ‘Why Do Things Break?’ from a range of visual, performing, and literary arts. Proposals for presentations are due 14th June 2016.
A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
Friday 13 May, 1.10 pm
Stephen Whittington (piano), Konstantin Shamray (piano), Robert Macfarlane (tenor), Iran Sanadzadeh (electronics), Derek Pascoe (saxophone)
Music by Erik Satie, Stephen Whittington, Philip Corner
Erik Satie (b. May 17 1866), composer of the much-loved Gymnopedies, was one of music’s eccentric figures. This concert explores his relationship with Dada, the ‘anti-art’ movement founded during the darkest days of World War I, which has had an enduring influence on the arts.
Associate Professor Peter Arnds (Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Thomas Mical (Auckland University of Technology) are Visiting Professors at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice in 2016.
A/Prof Arnds is available for consultations and discussions with our centre members and affiliates until mid-June. He will also be giving a series of masterclasses on the role of the mythical creatures—specifically, werewolves and dogmen—in world literature. See our Calendar of Events.
Friday April 14, 1.10pm, Elder Hall
Acclaimed pianist and JMCCCP research fellow Anna Goldsworthy will be performing works by the JMCCCP's Stephen Whittington, as well as works by Larry Sitsky, Graeme Koehne, Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven at Elder Hall this Friday 15 April. The concert will feature the Australian premiere of Whittington's Autumn Thoughts, as well as the world premiere of Sitsky's Nocturne.
Friday March 4, 3:00-5:00 pm, Room 618, Napier
Thursday 19 November, Room G03, Napier Building
Associate Professor Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt (Nagoya University) and JMCCCP member Dr Luke Harrald will present a seminar on creative responses to precarity in Japan and Australia.
14th November, 7pm at Elder Hall
Join internationally acclaimed pianists Konstantin Shamray, Stefan Ammer, Ashley Hribar and Mekhla Kumar in a once in a lifetime opportunity to honour the great Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915) in his 100th year anniversary.
Dr Anna Goldsworthy discusses the conundrum of classical music in the twenty-first century in her latest essay, "The Lost Art of Listening."
Dr Shannon Burns profiles enigmatic, brilliant and under-recognized Australian writer Gerald Murnane for the Australian Book Review.
Pianist, writer and JMCCCP member Dr Anna Goldsworthy presided over her final Port Fairy Spring Music festival as artistic director this month.
Award-winning South Australian author Dr Cath Kenneally has been announced the inaugural Coetzee Centre Writer in Residence.
Seminar with Kate Lilley and Masterclass with Marion Mary Campbell, 17 Sept. Symposium and Readings Night, 18 Sept.
Professor Jennifer Rutherford
Jennifer Rutherford is sociologist, literary scholar and essayist working in psycho-social poetics, with a particular focus on Australian literature and race relations.
Coetzee Centre Writer in Residence
The J. M. Coetzee Centre is proud to announce a new residency for South Australian writers made possible by generous funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Jill Jones has won the Victorian Premier's Poetry Prize for The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann).
Professor Brian Castro has been awarded the 2014 Patrick White Literary Award.
A series of events held in Adelaide to honour the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, J. M. Coetzee.
Award-winning writer Lloyd Jones reads from and discusses his latest work in-progress.
Carrie Tiffany discusses migration, art and the intertextual in her fiction.
Tim Gaze discusses an array of non-verbal visual techniques used in fiction, ranging from Laurence Sterne, through to 20th century experiments and the abstract comics of today.
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