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'.
The Recent Return to an Exclusivist View of 'Australianity'Aug. 3, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Aurelien Mondon (La Trobe University)
The Positive Potential of Australian NationalismAug. 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Russell Marks (La Trobe University)
The Refugee 'Issue' and Australian NationalismAug. 17, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Pamela Curr (Asylum Seekers Resource Centre))
Australian Nationalism and IndigineityAug. 24, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Gary Foley (activist and lecturer at Victoria University))
From White Australia to Multiculturalism: Failure or Success?Aug. 31, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: Gwenda Tavan (La Trobe University)
(This lecture will start at 7.00pm)
Future Perspectives on Australian Identity after the 2010 electionSept. 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Malcolm Farnsworth, Russell Marks & Aurelien Mondon(a collective panel))