Courses

The Melbourne Free University runs courses on a range of different topics. Scroll down the page to see all the courses we’ve run in the past, and click on the links for full details of each course, including recordings of each session.
Sessions generally include a 45 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute open discussion, although this format sometimes varies. We run sessions on weeknights (and the occasional weekend) in Melbourne’s inner North.
There are no entry requirements, and you don’t need to enrol. Access is free of charge.
Everyone is welcome.
We welcome ideas for new courses. If you want to be involved in teaching at the MFU, email: melbournefreeuniversity@gmail.com

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Tueday October 2014, 6.30 – 8pm

Toolangi: Tales from the treehouse
(Sarah Rees, Trent Patton and Chris Taylor)
20141021_Spec_Seminar_Toolangi_Oct imageJust 60km from the centre of Melbourne, the Toolangi State Forest plays a vital role in regulating the quality and quantity of our water, providing storage of carbon and mitigating bushfire intensity. Harbouring some of the world’s tallest trees, the forest is a last remaining habitat of endangered species including our state emblem, the Leadbeater’s possum. Yet, state-sanctioned logging practices are pushing this delicate eco-system towards imminent collapse.

Why have successive governments failed to protect the irreplaceable Central Highland environment, and what can we as the community do about it? In this special session, a panel of passionate experts and activists share their concerns and invite solutions for the disaster that’s brewing in your local native forests.

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From 27th of February to 3rd of April 2014

Melbourne: Music, Memory, Place
20140225_20140304_-_course-poster_-_love-and-sex_melbourne-music-memory-place imageThis course examines Melbourne’s music culture with a particular focus on the way music works to generate memories. We welcome some of the city’s finest songwriters, musicians, radio presenters, venue owners, and academics to the MFU to discuss their involvement in Melbourne music and to explore the relationship between music, memory and place. This course attempts to address both the intellectual and visceral qualities that song can communicate, and we hope that you will join us in sharing your memories and stories that are connected with Melbourne and music.

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From 25th of February to 8th of April 2014

Love and Sex in the 21st century: The theory and practice of personal relationships
20140225_20140304_-_course-poster_-_love-and-sex_melbourne-music-memory-place imageHow do we talk about love and sex in a world where ‘boy meets girl’ just doesn’t cut it any more? As we sift through thousands of years of tradition, how do we know what to throw out – and what to keep? And will our kids all grow up to be bisexual nymphomaniac porn addicts?

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From 8th of October to 5th of November 2013

Poetry & sex: medieval to post-modern
20131008_-_course-poster_-_poetry-and-sex_-_on-drugs.jpg imageThis course takes the everyday reader into the long history of poetry as sexual medium: prophylactic, pick-up, confession, caress. Some of Melbourne’s best writers, readers and critics of poetry will explore this history through a focus on specific periods and writers, from the courtly love poem to feminist politics in language.

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From 10th of October to 14th of November 2013

On Drugs
20131008_-_course-poster_-_poetry-and-sex_-_on-drugs.jpg imageAustralians are world leaders in recreational drug use, but we seem chronically incapable of an honest appraisal of the issues this raises. The ‘war on drugs’ paradigm dominates the mainstream while drug-taking subcultures flourish at the margins: something has to give. Through an examination of the history, politics, law, science and culture of drugs and drug use in Australia, this course will stimulate open discussion of this controversial subject.

(special seminar)

Wednesday 4th September 2013, 6.30 – 8pm

Why Read Poetry?
(Bonny Cassidy)
20130904_-_special-seminar_-_Bonnie-Cassidy_-_why-read-poetry imageLike a virus or an annoying ex-lover, poetry persists: in Australia alone, there are over a dozen independent poetry publishers, and in Melbourne, at least twenty regular events for its live performance. But why keep poetry in our lives when we have novels, films and virtual fun; can it make something else happen? Exploring provocative poems from very different times and places, this seminar is for anyone curious about why and how we read.

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From the 22nd August – 3rd of October 2013

Media Ethics: New And Old Dilemmas
20130709_-_mfu-course_-_design-and-cultural-invention.jpg imageThe media: powerful but powerless, over-governed but ungovernable, the infinite flow of info so ubiquitous, yet so claustrophobic. Rapid digital advances have dramatically and irreparably transformed the media industry, blurring lines between producers and consumers. How should we navigate the paradoxes and dilemmas that this information age presents?

(special seminar)

Wednesday 21st August 2013, 6.30 – 8pm

Is There Any Hope Left For Progressives?
(Conor, Kerin, Parkes)
20130821_-_special-seminar_-_is-there-any-hope-left-for-progressives imageIn the lead up to the election, the MFU is going to look at Australian politics from less obvious angles. The last few decades haven’t been kind to those on the progressive left. Is there any respite on the horizon?

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From the 20th August – 24th of September 2013

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women
20130709_-_mfu-course_-_design-and-cultural-invention.jpg imageThis course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.

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Wednesday 14th August 2013, 6.30 – 8:30pm

Hell And Back Again: War, Soldiers And Trauma
(Jim Paterson)
20130814_-_special-seminar_-_hell-and-back-again_war-soldiers-and-trauma imageHell and Back Again (2011, dir. Danfung Dennis) explores the story of a young US soldier returning home from Afghanistan injured and suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This session will explore issues around the sort of war the Coalition is fighting in Afghanistan, the challenges facing returned soldiers, PTSD and the terrifying normalcy of life after war.

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From the 7th to the 30th of July 2013

Design And Cultural Invention
20130709_-_mfu-course_-_design-and-cultural-invention.jpg imageDesign is often thought of as mere window dressing, used to sell lifestyles to an eager populace. By taking a broader view of the term, design can be seen as an active participant in cultural invention, shaping and altering the way in which we interact with the world. This course will look at some of the ways in which it affects our lives, and how we can use design to enrich ourselves.

(special seminar)

Thursday 27th June 2013, 6.30 – 8pm

What is the connection between the oppression of women and animals?
(Ada Conroy)
20130627_-_special-seminar_-_ada-conroy_-_connection-between-oppression-of-women-and-animals imageAda Conroy takes a critical look at the intersection of violence against women and animal abuse in the context of family violence and animal use in general. Ada has worked in the family violence sector for over 12 years.

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From the 25th of April to the 30th of May 2013

all creatures great and small: animals and us
20130423_20130513_Classics-of-Crime-Fiction_-_All-Creatures-Great-and-Small imageThis series will explore animal-human relationships from a range of different philosophical, political and practical perspectives. It aims to look deeply at the social, ethical and individual implications of how we, as humans, understand and interact with non-human animals in today’s world.

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From the 23rd of April to the 28th of May 2013

Classics of Crime Fiction
20130423_20130513_Classics-of-Crime-Fiction_-_All-Creatures-Great-and-Small imageThis short course will look at some major successes of crime fiction, reaching over time and place from Edgar Allan Poe’s 1840s America (but set in France), through Arthur Conan Doyle’s uncertain London, Agatha Christie’s disrupted rural English peace and Raymond Chandler’s threat-laden Los Angeles, to the modern complexity of Sara Paretsky’s feminist Chicago and Peter Temple’s conflict-ridden Australia.

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Wednesday 10th April 2013

Melbourne Free University in collaboration with the New Internationalist Bookshop present ‘Everybody Deserves a Place at the Table’
(Shanaka Fernando and Tim Thornton)
20130410_-_Special-Seminar_-_Fernando__Thornton_-_Everybody-Deserves-a-Place-at-the-Table imageShanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary. As the founder of the Lentil As Anything community restaurants in Melbourne that feed thousands every week, he advocates a unique business and life perspective. An advocate and practitioner of “pay as you feel” the business model, Shanaka believes that, “when money loses its value, the goodwill and kindness we extend to each other will emerge as the ultimate and most sustainable currency of exchange.” Shanaka will be in conversation with La Trobe University economist Tim Thornton about money, food, fairness and Shanaka’s new book Everybody Deserves a Place at the Table.

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Tuesday 9th of April March 2013

Structures of Inequality: Men, Women and Power on the Streets
(Emily Maguire, Alanna Inserra, Rodney Vlais)
20130409_-_special-seminar_-_structures-of-inequality imageA number of high-profile incidents of violence against women in public places have captured the media in Melbourne in the past six months, reigniting debates about why this violence or harassment happens, where it comes from, and what can be done to address it. This panel discussion will explore these issues, focusing particularly on questions around women’s freedom of movement, the structural dynamics that make gender-based harassment so common, and the use of social media in raising awareness and sharing experiences. We’ll also ask how men can be engaged in the prevention of men’s violence against women through addressing gender inequality and the underlying structures of male privilege and entitlement.

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Wednesday 20th March 2013

Uni-what? The state and future of the tertiary system in Australia
(Altman, Arvanitakis, Di Napoli)
The tertiary education system in Australia has shifted over the past few decades towards a system driven by managerialism and motivated by vocational outcomes, rather than the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. What are universities actually for? And what role do academics play in them? How can academics respond to the social pressures that have shaped universities into what they are today? Francis Bacon thought that wonder is the seed of knowledge: is there any wonder left in Australia’s tertiary system?

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From the 19th of February to the 26th of March 2013

Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History
20130219-20130328_-_politics-pruning-paint_economics-for-everyone_-_course-imageThe course will explore an eclectic range of subjects in art history. Meandering from Renaissance art and its contemporary re-appropriation, to the history and social dynamics of life drawing, to photography, iconography and beyond, this series will question what art tells us about society, while revelling in a whole lot of sumptuous art.

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From the 21st of February to the 28th of March 2013

Economics for Everyone
20130219-20130328_-_politics-pruning-paint_economics-for-everyone_-_course-imageEconomic concepts and theories shape many aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. While one can pursue the study of economics through the conventional channels, all too often the curriculum encountered is far too intellectually and ideologically narrow. This six-week course explains the big ideas in economics, including some very important dissenting and alternative ideas. The focus is on plurality, interdisciplinary and relevance to the pressing demands of the real-world.

(special seminar)

Wednesday 21st November of 2012

Angles and Angels: Medieval and Modern Literacies
(Bob DiNapoli)
20121121_-_Special_Seminar_-_Bob-Dinapoli_-_Angles-and-Angels  imageIn our own time, the advent of digital information culture and the new “literacies” it continues to spawn looks set (to many—not least in the marketing divisions of Apple and Microsoft, among others) to render the culture of the book as archaic as the oral literacy of the ancient Celtic bard and the Anglo-Saxon scop…

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Thursdays from 1st November 2012

The Media: What does the future hold?
(McLennan, Lewis, Spencer, Ketchell, Hansen)
20121030-20121206_-_what-if_-_the-media_-_courses  imageWhat does the changing media landscape mean for the way the media industry works, and how will it effect us, the audience?

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Tuesdays from 30th October 2012

What if … ?
(Westendorf, Conor, Smith, Zyngier, Parkes, Green)
20121030-20121206_-_what-if_-_the-media_-_courses  imageSpeakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be.

(special seminar)

Wednesday the 19th of September 2012

Moneyshot: A journey into porn and censorship
(Jeff Sparrow)
Special_Seminar_-_Jeff-Sparrow_-_Moneyshot  imageDebates about pornography and censorship are usually pitched as contests between a libertarian Left and a puritanical Right. But does that schema adequately describe the arguments taking place today? What happens to censorship and sexuality in a world of radical market freedom?

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Thursdays 30th August – 4th October 2012

The Naked Brunch: Food, Consumption & Culture
(Addison-Smith, Kemelfield, van Ryn, Lewis, Wykes, Mallis, Jones)
politics of myth image“Eating is a mundane activity, sometimes pleasurable, sometimes routine. But how often do we think about what we eat as a social phenomenon rather than an exercise in personal taste? This course will be a six week long naked lunch, a collection of ‘frozen moments’ when we’ll stop chewing and attempt see exactly how ‘what is on the end of our forks’ got to be there. It’ll investigate issues surrounding the pursuit of ethical food consumption; why some eating practices are privileged and some are pathologised; who gets to eat what; the lifestyling of food; and the role of cooking and eating in popular culture. There’ll be breastmilk and Masterchefs and cooking shows and fat and locavores and vegans and meat.”

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Tuesdays 28 August – 9 October 2012

Progressive Politics: What’s Left?
(Marks, Clement, Davidson, Brett, Bowtell, Parkes, Marks, Altman, Kerin)
politics of myth imageWhat is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time.

(special seminar)

Wednesday the 22nd of August 2012

Demilitarisation and nonviolence in the context of a conscript society: What are the effects of the ongoing occupation and conscription on Israeli society?
(Sahar Vardi, Micha Kurz)
20120822_-_Special_Seminar_-_Vardi_Kurz_-_Demilitarisation_and_non_violence  imageFrom the perspective of a conscientious objector and a former soldier seeking to publicise the routine atrocities of occupation, Micha and Sahar will give their unique insights into the the current situation and grassroots efforts at change in Israel, weaving their personal narratives into this discussion of demilitarisation and nonviolence.
Stephen Wright manages a service that intervenes with men with a history of violent and abusive behaviour. Once upon a time he worked extensively in early childhood education.

(special seminar)

Tuesday 31 July 2012, 6.30-8pm

Where the Bad Things are: The pathologising of childhood
(Stephen Wright)
20120731_-_Special_Seminar_-_Stephen_Knight_-_Where_the_Bad_Things_Are  imageChildhood is the location of immense anxiety for those who aren’t children. All the fears and hatreds we cannot ourselves bear as adults, we give to children. If a distressed or disturbed child is often the one calling for help for his or her family, what does that mean when childhood itself is depicted as disturbed?
Stephen Wright manages a service that intervenes with men with a history of violent and abusive behaviour. Once upon a time he worked extensively in early childhood education.

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From the 12th June – 24th July 2012

“The Politics of Myth”
(Stephen Knight)
politics of myth imageIn stories, images and casual references, around the names of mythic figures (whether they really existed or not) there cluster through time a remarkably changing series of ideas, concepts, obsessions, all with some social and so political meaning. To look at these myths will both indicate just how much politics, past and present, there is about in our world, and how strange some of the past politics can be – and that might even make us wonder if our own politics of myth is always all that sensible ? The figures of mythic politics can be turned inside out and read as examples of how people, even today, find meaning, consolation, escape, in the myths they use so casually and so much. The topics chosen for examination here are a set of myths that are still with us, have changed significantly over time, and may well still be changing in our own mythic minds.

(special seminar)

Wednesday the 30th of May 2012; 6:30 – 8pm

Raging Against The Rich: Occupy and its Antecedents
(Verity Burgmann)
raging against the rich imageThe Occupy movement has vividly drawn attention to the interests of the 99% against the 1% of fabulously rich people around the world. However, Occupy is best understood not as an extraordinary eruption but as the latest expression of three decades of opposition to increasing inequality caused by neo-liberal globalisation. Its antecedents include structural adjustment riots, antimarketisation campaigns, global justice protests and anti-austerity mobilisations.

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19th April – 24th May 2012

Activists, Activism and Change
(Willett, Connors, Tavan, Burgmann, Scalmer)
On_Language_-_Activists_course imageHow does what activists do matter? How does actvism bring about social and political change? In this series a number of scholars bring their various perspectives to this very pressing issue.

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From the 17th April – 22nd May 2012

On Language
(Loakes, Rover, Nordlinger, McCormack, Cooke)
On_Language_-_Activists_course imageSpeakers explore the study of language from different perspectives, to highlight the centrality of language in the wide arrays of human endeavour. Sessions explore different languages and their structures, how they vary and change, how they are learnt and used in different societies and cultures, and the links between language and literature, rhetoric, and philosophy.

(special seminar)

7th of March 2012

Special Seminar: International Women’s Day at the MFU
International Women's Day imageFour women from different walks of life will discuss what they see as one of the biggest challenges facing women, and propose their big solution. The panel will be opened with a piece by Fadzai Jaravaza of the Still Waters Women’s Storytelling Collective.

(special seminar)

12th of February 2012

Special Seminar: Contagious Strikes – Workers’ Struggles in China
Contagious Strikes – Workers’ Struggles in China imageIn mid-2010 a strike wave rolled through China’s factories, the most widespread and militant struggle of China’s internal migrant workers so far. The struggle shook the Chinese regime and provoked a world-wide debate: Is this the beginning of the end of the low-wage-model that stands behind China’s rise to the “factory of the world” and provides the rest of the world with cheap consumer products? The strikes continued in 2011, and together with riots and peasant uprisings they are indicators for the increasing pressure for social change in China. This talk/ discussion (including a ten-minute film) will focus on the strikes, the formation of a new working class movement in China, and the implications for social struggles around the world.

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From the 16th of February to the 29th of March 2012

Controversies on Film
Controversies on Film imageThis course will address a range of issues to do with the theme of controversy in cinema: controversial films, filmmakers and film topics; controversial film theories; and controversies regarding film financing and production.

(special seminar)

13th of February 2012

Education / Trauma / Violence
Education / Trauma / Violence imageStephen Wright manages a service that intervenes with men with a history of violent and abusive behaviour. Once upon a time he worked extensively in early childhood education.

(special seminar)

8th of December 2011

Robin Hood and Maid Marian: The Politics of a Myth
Robin Hood and Maid Marian: The Politics of a Myth imageThe tradition of Robin Hood and Maid Marian has been around for over 600 years, appearing in song, poetry, prose, drama, and notably in film and television. The myth has remarkable variety in theme as well as form: this story of resistance to authority has constantly been reworked in terms of contemporary ideas about authority, and why and how it ought to be resisted (or in some cases, not). This talk and discussion will survey the major variations across time and place, including the varying, and now growing, importance of Maid Marian, and the recent obsession with whether Robin Hood really existed.

(special series)

From the 06th of December 2011 to the 27th of March 2012

MFU@City Square
MFU@City Square imageIn the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This series will run throughout summer.

(special series)

From the 29th of October to the 29th of November 2011

The politics of Madness: Listening to lived experience
The politics of Madness: Listening to lived experience imageThis series will discuss mental distress/madness from the perspective of people with lived experience. The voices of other experts have been dominating community understanding of “mental health”– this is a chance to engage differently.

(special seminar)

19th of October 2011

The Future of Feminism
The Future of Feminism imageNeda Monshat and Alexia Staker of the Melbourne Feminist Collective discuss ‘The Future of Feminism: Collaborative action and moving beyond internal divisions.

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From the 13th of October to the 17th of November 2011

What If …?
What If …? imageSpeakers explore radical ideas about how our world might be

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From the 11th of October to the 15th of November 2011

Refugee Realities: Risk Rights & Resettlement
Refugee Realities: Risk Rights & Resettlement imageSpeakers provide unique takes on issues facing refugees and the countries that host them, as well as posing important questions about current policy directions and frameworks.

(special seminar)

21st of September 2011

Dirty Deeds: Sexuality and Agency in Commodity Culture
Dirty Deeds: Sexuality and Agency in Commodity Culture imageOne hour panel discussion, followed by another hour of open discussion, and our panellists will be Helen Addison-Smith (Melb Uni), Liz Conor (Monash Uni), Breanna Sheets (Sex Industry Professional), and Christian Vega (Victorian Sex Industry Network)

(special seminar)

24th of August 2011

Religious Courts in the Secular State
Religious Courts in the Secular State imageMaryam Namazie, human rights and refugee activist, will talk about the experiences of the United Kingdom in accommodating an official recognition of Sharia Councils and Arbitration Tribunals. Focusing on legal, women’s rights and social cohesion aspects Maryam’s talk will offer grounded points of discussion as this debate starts to develop here in Australia.

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From the 18th of August to the 22th of September 2011

Indigenous perspectives: past and present
Indigenous perspectives: past and present imageSpeakers from various backgrounds will discuss the many forms of Australian indigeneity, and their relevance to our society.

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From the 16th of August to the 20th of September 2011

The Law of the Land
The Law of the Land imageExperience the law through the eyes of practitioners and see loopholes, strange stories of the law and why we can’t live without it.

(special seminar)

20th of July 2011

On Aesthetic resistance to occupation in Japan
On Aesthetic resistance to occupation in Japan imageThe aesthetics of the 1960s in Japan, across film, performance and visual arts and literature, captured the thoughts and feelings of people expressing their frustration in prolonged waves of protest. This talk will show samples of celebrated and lesser known art works from the period and discuss how ordinary people can and do continue to say NO to military belligerence.

(special seminar)

15th of June 2011

On Motherhood under Turbo Capitalism
On Motherhood under Turbo Capitalism imageThe entrance of women in the workplace is touted as a social revolution of unprecedented success. Feminists have argued that there hasn’t been a corresponding revolution in the organisation of childcare and this has left mothers stranded between the timewarp of domestic and corporate identities. Many mothers long for the supports of proverbial ‘village’ it takes to raise a child. Lots feel torn by the unsustainable demands on them, guilt about being unable to do anything well, grief about the autonomy they experienced in their careers. An unquantified number suffer maternal guilt, and sink into depression as a result of exhaustion, irritability with their children and disillusionment with mothering. Mothers put on a brave face, but many are in silent crisis. Is it time for a mother’s revolution?

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From the 14th of June to the 12th of July 2011

An Introduction to the Politics of Representation and Aesthetics in Cinema
An Introduction to the Politics of Representation and Aesthetics in Cinema image‘An Introduction to the Politics of Representation and Aesthetics in Cinema’ will involve the screening of a film or clips from films, a short lecture by academics, critics or filmmakers, and an open discussion.

(special seminar)

18th of May 2011

The politics of madness
The politics of madness imagePiers Gooding (Monash Uni) and Flick Grey (Our Consumer Place) speak on the Politics of Madness. A fantastic event, looking at issues around madness, mad-pride, mental health issues and services, the consumer movement and much more.

(special seminar)

13th of April 2011

On Porn
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From the 07th of April to the 19th of May 2011

Voices from the South
Voices from the South imageSpeakers from the global South will explore what is meant by ‘the good life’ for local, national and global communities by sharing their and their communities’ perspectives and stories.

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From the 05th of April to the 25th of May 2011

War and Peace
War and Peace imageAgainst the current context of violent conflicts in the world, speakers will ask and address questions around why conflicts turn into wars, how wars play out, and how they can be resolved or avoided.

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From the 17th of February to the 24th of March 2011

Racism in the 21st century
Racism in the 21st century imageThis course provides a variety of approaches to better understand the concept of racism in the 21st century. Lectures will deal with history, theory and practice.

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From the 15th of February to the 22nd of March 2011

I (heart) Philosophy
i_heart_philosophy imageThis course grapples with big issues and key thinkers in philosophy. Topics are broad and diverse and meant to engage people with the big topics, paradoxes and conundrums.

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From the 30th September to the 4th of November 2010

The Asia-Pacific and Us: Australia in the Region
The Asia-Pacific and Us: Australia in the Region imageThis course focuses on Australia’s role in the region as well as the impact the region is having on Australia. We will unravel the complex traffic of ideas and people between Australia and the Asia-Pacific and discuss social change and development in the region.

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From the 29th of September to the 3rd of November 2010

I (heart) Philosophy
I (heart) Philosophy imageThis course grapples with big issues and key thinkers in philosophy. Topics are broad and diverse and meant to engage people with the big topics, paradoxes and conundrums.

(special seminar)

24th of September 2010

On The Production, Consumption, & Commodification of Knowledge
James_Arvanitakis_-_Production,Consumption,Commodification_Knowledge posterJames Arvanitakis, a fantastic academic and activist from Sydney, will be in town to speak to us about the production, consumption and commodification of knowledge.

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From the 5th of August to the 9th of September 2010

Sustainability and Permaculture
Sustainability and Permaculture imageThis course looks broadly at the debates around sustainability, locating it within the broader discourse of environmental politics, and then exploring a number of different types of sustainability.

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From the 3rd of August to the 7th of September 2010

Australian Identities?
Australian Identities? imageThe aim of this course is to provide a wide range of opinions on what the concept of ‘national identity’ represents in Australia in the twenty-first century. While focusing mostly on the present situation, this course examines the development of trends which have led to what we think of as ‘being Australian’.

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5th of June 2010

Ethics and Morality in the 21st Century
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1st of May 2010

Contemporary Australian Issues
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