Returning to the Gothic Ocean:  Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters

Friday 12 February 2021


Convenors:  A/Prof Allison Craven, James Cook University, Dr Diana Sandars, University of Melbourne

Registration is free

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Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to an exploration of the haunted waters stretching around and across Australia, the oceans, seas and inland waterways. The symposium title is inspired by Elspeth Probyn’s (2018) ominous description of the otherness and toxic “return” of the “mercurial” ocean, as well as the fluid regional geographies of “Australia” that stream into the realms of Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, the Asia-Pacific, and Indo-Pacific.

Joint keynote speakers will be Professor Elspeth Probyn (Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney) and Professor Isabel Hofmeyr (University of Witswatersrand, South Africa and Global Distinguished Professor NYU). Times of the keynotes and scheduled papers will be posted on the
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