The Retrospect: a Symposium on Australian Women’s Writing

Join Dr Anne Jamison, 2016 Nancy Keesing Fellow alongside academics and authors from across Australia to discuss the fascinating legacy of nineteenth-century Australia’s women writers.

The Library, in collaboration with Western Sydney University is pleased to present, The Retrospect: a Symposium on Australian Women’s Writing.

Residing in the shadow of Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson and a largely masculine literary tradition are the fascinating lives and culturally significant outputs of Australia’s often forgotten nineteenth-century women writers.

Hosted by Anne Jamison, this symposium brings together leading academic scholars and award-winning writers from across Australia to discuss and explore the diverse and remarkable contributions of nineteenth-century Australian women’s writing.

When: Thursday, 3 November 2016 – 1pm to 7.30pm

Where: Dixson Room, State Library of New South Wales

Register: This is a free event but places are limited and registration is required. To register, please email:

Further details about the symposium, including the full program are availble through the Writing & Society Research Centre website

Anne Jamison is the 2016 Nancy Keesing Fellow at the Sate Library of New South Wales. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century Irish and Australian women’s writing and she is author of E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross. Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration (Cork University Press, 2016). She is also Lecturer in Literary Studies at Western Sydney University.

Dr Anne Jamison 2016 Nancy Keesing Fellow

Dr Anne Jamison 2016 Nancy Keesing Fellow