University of Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Books and Resistance
November 16th — 17th, 2023
College of Education Teaching Block, Lecture Theatre G07
Proceedings start with Wellington based author Redmer Yska on the night of 16th November and following with papers from Allan Cumming, Simon Ryan, Fiona Farrell, and a host of others on the Friday (17th). An exciting line up.
Thursday 16 November, 5:30–7:00 pm
Opening Plenary Public Lecture, Redmer Yska
Chair: Lynley Edmeades
Zoom details: https://otago.zoom.us/j/92865321170?pwd=bXo0eC9mZ0tpQkVjd2ZOVCtLVEh3UT09
Meeting ID: 928 6532 1170
Friday 17 November
All speakers will present in person unless their names are followed by an asterisk; those speakers will be attending and presenting online.
|9:00-9:10||Chair: Donald Kerr||Welcome and Introduction|
A Poetics of Witnessing: Reading and Writing Resistance
|9:30–9:50||Harsha Vtyla*||The Representation of India’s Literature in English|
|9:50–10:20||Allan Cumming||Gene Sharp and Non-Violence|
|Chair: Shef Rogers||Resistances of Medium|
|11:00–11:20||Lisa Naas*||Challenging Academic Traditions: The Black Box Dissertation|
|11:20–11:40||Michael O'Leary||My Career in Books|
Gini Jory, Andrew Lorey,
Collecting and Enacting Resistance: Exploring Resistance in Books
|12:30–1:30||Lunch (on your own or you are welcome to bring lunch with you)|
|Chair: Paul Tankard||Resistance through Publishing|
The Brown Book and The Black Book:
Fighting Fascism and Socialism:
|2:10-2:30||Alex Wearing||Narratives of Resistance: The Writings of Eduardo Galeano|
|Chair: Grace Moore||Resistance in Literature|
Politics and the New Zealand Novel
Saving or Risking Lives? Surviving or Changing the World?
|4:00–4:20||Nigel Brown||Fragments of a Writer / Painter|
Following the Symposium, those who wish are invited to retire to Eureka for further conviviality.