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Criticism as Intervention: The Fictions of J. M. Coetzee

Date/Time: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 - Thursday, 5 September 2019

Location: 209 Napier Building; 314 Ligertwood Building

Cost: Free

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Audit the upcoming University of Adelaide's Arts Master Class (CRICOS #ARTS2004).

Taught by celebrated literary critic, philosopher and writer Professor Andrew Gibson, this course will introduce students to the work of arguably the world's greatest living writer, J. M. Coetzee, Nobel laureate and Professor at the University of Adelaide. Students will have a rare opportunity to practice literary criticism as cultural intervention.

This course will focus on J. M. Coetzee's oeuvre to discuss the politics of critical engagement in regard to the problematic character of contemporary global, neoliberal culture. It will consist of six lectures--six angles of approach to the work of J. M. Coetzee--that will explore the history and possible relevance of an interventionist form of criticism.

This course is presented by the School of Humanities in collaboration with the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice. For more information:

N.B.: Please note that while auditors can attend lectures, workshops and seminars, they won't be awarded a participation certificate or credits towards a degree. Auditing postgraduate students, however, can claim CaRST hours.

Contact: Dr Camille Rouliere, Email:, Website:, Business: +61 8 8313 9164