Maori Kowhaiwhai

Postgraduate Masterclass

Oceanic Memory: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples
Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
29 November, 2017

Hosted by the University of Canterbury College of Arts and the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies

The Oceanic Memory Conference organising committee is pleased to announce a Postgraduate Masterclass, “Oceanic Memory Research” to take place on 29 November 2017 at the UC Arts Centre campus in the central city.

The Masterclass will consist of reading and discussion of essays related to the poetics, politics and ethics of memory and/in the Pacific, selected and led by the three keynote presenters at the Oceanic Memory Conference:

  • Professor Ross Gibson (University of Canberra, Australia)
  • Professor Sudesh Mishra (University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
  • Associate Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey (University of California, Los Angeles)

This Masterclass will provide a forum for exploring shared research interests in questions of memory and the Pacific across a range of Humanities and Social Sciences fields. It will give participants the opportunity for sustained engagement with the work of influential scholars whose research contributes to the burgeoning field of memory studies from a variety of perspectives and methodologies, such as the environmental humanities, postcoloniality and modernity, aesthetics and complexity theory. Students will receive copies of the essays by the presenters in advance. There will also be some opportunity for participants to discuss their own work with the group and lead presenters.

There is no cost for the Masterclass itself; however there is a $50 registration fee for participants in the Masterclass who wish to attend the Oceanic Memory Conference, 30 November – 2 December, 2017.

Please register for the Postgrad Masterclass on our registration page.

Time Session
9.00-10.30am:  Session 1: led by Elizabeth Deloughrey
10.30-11.00am Tea/Coffee
11.00-12.30pm Session 2: led by Ross Gibson
12.30-2.00pm Lunch
2.00-3.30pm Session 3: led by Sudesh Mishra
3.30-4.00pm Tea/Coffee
4.00-5.00pm Discussion of student work