Sunday, 30 December
746. The Immigrant Experience in Australian Literature and Film
1:45–3:00 p.m., Acapulco, Hyatt Regency
Program arranged by the American Association of Australian Literary Studies
Presiding: Nicholas Birns, New School
1. “From Jindabyne to Jindabyne: Immigrant and Indigenous Specters,” Erica Hateley, Monash Univ.
2. “Ouyang Yu: Writing between Alienation and Assimilation,” R. Mark Klemens, Honeoye Falls, NY
3. “Aussies Bad, Immigrants Good; or, Hollywood Genres Distracting: Strictly Ballroom and Romper Stomper,” Theodore F. Sheckels, Randolph-Macon Coll.
4. “‘Tsibeles, Pretzels, Blondinnies, and Read-Heads’: The Trials and Terrors of Assimilation in Serge Liberman’s Short Fiction,’” Susan Jacobowitz, Queensborough Community Coll., City Univ. of New York