About our conferences

The main goal of AAL at present is to stage an annual conference.

AAL’s first conference, ‘Literature and Sensation’, was held at the Western Sydney University (Parramatta Campus) July 12-13 2007.

  • The second annual conference was held in 2008 at Macquarie and followed the theme of ‘Literature and History’.
  • The third annual conference was held in 2009 at Sydney University and was entitled ‘Literature and Politics’.
  • The fourth annual conference was held in July 2010 at UNSW and was entitled ‘Literature and Science’.
  • The fifth annual conference was held in July 2011 at Monash University and was entitled ‘Literature and Translation’
  • The sixth annual conference was held in July 2012 hosted by UNSW, Canberra and was entitled ‘Literature and Censorship’
  • The seventh annual conference was held in July 2013 at UNSW and was entitled Modern Soundscapes
  • The eight annual conference was held in July 2014 at the University of Melbourne and was entitled ‘Literature and Affect’
  • The ninth annual conference was held in July 2015 at the UOW, a convention with ASAL and AULLA called ‘Literary Networks’
  • The tenth annual conference was held in July 2016 at Western Sydney University and was entitled ‘Literature and Technology.’
  • The eleventh annual conference was held in July 2017 at Western Sydney University and was entitled ‘Literary Environments: Place, Planet and Translation.’
  • The twelfth annual conference was held in July 2018 at the Australian National University with ASAL and AULLA and was entitled ‘The Literary Interface.’
  • The thirteenth annual conference was held in July 2019 at Macquarie University with Camera-Stylo III and was entitled ‘Literature and the Moving Image.’

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