The Grand Hotel, Newcastle, 10-11 July 2009

Friday 10 July
9.00-9.30 am Registration

9.30-11.00 am

Darren Jorgensen: Simulating the Sacred: Theodore Strehlow’s Songs of Central Australia (1971)

Stefan Solomon: Revenant Revelation: Reading the Archive in Carpenter’s Gothic

11.00-11.30 am Morning Tea


Keynote: Marion Maddox: Faith in Our Leaders

12.30-2.00pm Lunch

2.00-3.30 pm

Matthew Chrulew: Suspicion and Love

3.30-4.00 Afternoon Tea


Melissa Pula: Job’s Body in Pain: Reading Job 16:7-14 with Elaine Scarry

Helena Bolle: The Vulnerable Body in the Wisdom Literature

Saturday 11 July


James Harding: Ideology, Intertextuality, and the David and Jonathan Narratives

Michael Carden: Sodomy, Sodomites and Same-Sex Marriage

11.00-11.30 am Morning Tea


Julie Kelso: A Woman is being Beaten and Maybe She Likes It? Approaching Song of Songs 5:2-7 with the Formidable Intellect of Andrea Dworkin

Simon Holloway: TBA

1.00-2.00pm Lunch


Holly Randall-Moon: The Secular State of the Nation: Sovereignty, Secularism and Law

Roland Boer: Negri, Job and the Bible