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“…on or about December 1910 human character changed.” – Virginia Woolf
The School of English, Media Studies and Art History
is pleased to invite you to a UQ Centenary Event:
VIRGINIA WOOLF and the NATURE OF THE HUMAN
This event celebrates 100 years of the Humanities at UQ by exploring Woolf’s intriguing pronouncement.
What does her work tell us about what it means to be human? How does the study of the Humanities help us to investigate our own humanity? Please join UQ and international and national experts in exploring these questions.
Date: December 10-11, 2010
Venue: The University of Queensland Club,
Staff House Rd, UQ St Lucia.
Please RSVP for Catering Purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6 December
Schedule of Events
Friday, 10 December
Eleanor Room, University of Queensland Club
4:00-5:30pm – Keynote Address:
“Mrs Brown’s Body: Virginia Woolf and Human Change”
Prof. Melba Cuddy-Keane (University of Toronto)
5:30-6:30pm - Opening reception
7:00-8:30pm - Staged reading of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves
Adapted by Dr Tony Thwaites and performed by UQ drama alumni and current staff
Saturday, 11 December
Kathleen Room, University of Queensland Club
11:00am-12pm – Keynote Address:
Prof. Gillian Whitlock (UQ)
12:00-1:00pm – Keynote Address:
“Virginia Woolf’s Ordinary Humans”
Dr Lorraine Sim (University of Ballarat)
1:00-2:00pm – Lunch (provided)
2:00-3:00pm – Roundtable discussion on Australian Modernisms
Prof. Carole Ferrier (UQ), Prof. Veronica Kelly (UQ),
A/Prof Rex Butler (UQ) and Prof. David Carter (UQ)
3:00-4:00pm – Plenary discussion of what the future holds for
the next 100 years in the Humanities at UQ
UQ Art Museum
4:30-5:30pm – Floor talk: “Multiplicities:
Self-Portraits from the Collection”
5:30-7:00pm – Closing reception (UQ Art Museum)
Virginia Woolf and the Nature of the Human is proudly presented by the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, in conjunction with the UQ Centenary, the Cultural History project in the Faculty of Arts, and is kindly supported by the Brisbane Writers Festival, and Avid Reader Bookstore.
BY W. S. MERWIN
10. It doesn't bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street.
9. I'd be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article.
8. My work has a lot of practical importance.
7. I would never date an undergraduate.
6. Your latest article was so inspiring.
5. I turned down a lot of great job offers to come here.
4. I just have one more book to read and then I'll start writing.
3. The department is giving me so much support.
2. My job prospects look really good.
1. No really, I'll be out of here in only two more years.
I also found this wonderful little movie through the Interpolations blog.
Called So you Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities. Witty, pity, biting, acidic and very funny.