Australian Identities?

The 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 will examine the development of trends which have led to what we think of as ‘being Australian’.

When: Tuesdays, 3rd of August – 7th of September 2010 6.30 – 8:00pm
Venue: Dexter Cafe in Clifton Hill (123 Queens Parade)
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week 1

3rd of August 2010

The Recent Return to an Exclusivist View of ‘Australianity’
(Aurelien Mondon (La Trobe University)

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week 2

10th of August 2010

The Positive Potential of Australian Nationalism
Russell Marks (La Trobe University)

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week 3

17th of August 2010

The Refugee ‘Issue’ and Australian Nationalism

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week 4

24th of August 2010

Australian Nationalism and Indigineity

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week 5

31st of August 2010

From White Australia to Multiculturalism: Failure or Success?
Gwenda Tavan (La Trobe University)
(This lecture will start at 7.00pm)

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week 6

7th of September 2010

Future Perspectives on Australian Identity after the 2010 election
(Malcolm Farnsworth, Russell Marks & Aurelien Mondon(a collective panel))
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