VLAK2 re-enters orbit after journeying to the edge of the solar system, for touchdown in the antipodes during the Deakin University poetry symposium, The Political Imagination: Contemporary Postcolonial and Diasporic Poetries–convened by Ann Vickery, Ali Alizadeh and Lyn McCredden–on Friday the 13th of April, at DeakinPrime in Melbourne.
‘The Political Imagination’ is a symposium that brings together some of Australia’s leading poets and poetry scholars to investigate the state of contemporary postcolonial and diasporic poetries. It aims to explore the contentious, at times controversial, issues surrounding the production and discussion of poetry and poetics in work that engages with the politics of the postcolonial, the transnational and the diasporic. Among the topics addressed by symposium participants will be opposition, identity, subversion and hybridity.
For information about the symposium, contact:
Dr Ann Vickery
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty of Arts and Education
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43960