Westerly Centre

New writing / literary heritage / theory: professional development for teachers of English

Further Information


Friday 22nd June
9am – 4pm


Calloway Auditorium
School of Music
University of Western Australia


Cricket fieldAfter the grind of term two, return to student life for a day!

English and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Westerly Centre are offering a day of seminars and discussion to help reinvigorate your teaching, or perhaps spark your interest in a new area of study.

The day will consist of your choice of three lecture/seminars and offers the opportunity to network with colleagues about recent influential developments in literary studies, curricula directions, and changing experiences of teaching ‒ over morning tea, lunch and a sundowner.

  1. Lecture/seminars
  2. Programme
  3. Registration


  • The local canon – Tim Winton, Craig Silvey and Kim Scott
  • Australian literature and postnationalism
  • Creative writing
  • The phenomenon of Mr Darcy
  • Recent directions in literary theory
  • New Australian writing


The programme is available here to download or print.

PD programme [PDF, 712.1 KB]
Updated 10 May 2012

PD programme [RTF, 4.2 KB]
Updated 10 May 2012



To register download the registration form and return to the Westerly Centre by post or email.

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