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David Attwell: Writing South

Friday 11 June 2021, 5.00PM

An informal roundtable celebrating David Attwell's contribution to the study of a region and its literatures. 

Chair: Michael Green 

David Attwell


Session 1: 5:00-5:30pm

Michael Green:Introduction
Rita Barnard: Remembering Bush
Margie Orford: Bearing Witness

Response and discussion 

Session 2: 5:40-6:10pm

Graham Riach: Revisiting The Cambridge History of South African Literature 10 Years Later
Peter Blair: Anecdotes of Influence: Behind the Scenes of South African Literary Historiography
Zoe Wicomb: A reading from Still Life

Response and discussion 

Virtual Mingling/Comfort Break: 6:20-6:25pm  

Session 3: 6:25-6:55pm

Michael Cawood Green: The Life of Writing - In the Archive, on Reflection
Andrew van der Vlies: The Attwell Archive: Context, Co-temporality, Collegiality 
Patrick Flanery: Archival Technics

Response and discussion 

Session 3: 7:05-7:35pm

Kai Easton: Scenes from | Scenes from the South
Elleke BoehmerScenes from the South - David's perspectives
Carrol Clarkson: Acknowledgements

Response and discussion 

7:45: David Attwell
: Reflections 

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Location: Online via Zoom