Australia-India Literatures International Forum

3-6 September 2012
State Library of NSW
*ALIF is coordinated by Creative Asia for the University of Western Sydney

Experience the exciting world of Indian literature and the diversity of its 22 different languages, at The Australia India Literatures International Forum, running from 3-6 September at the State Library of NSW. 
Ten of India’s most acclaimed regional writers and two major publishers will travel to Australia to participate in this high calibre literary forum organised by the Writing and Society Research Centre of the University of Western Sydney. It will be one of the largest India-Australia literary exchanges to be held between our two countries.

The Australia-India Literatures International Forum brings together regional writers of India with indigenous and multicultural writers of Australia in order to explore how linguistic diversity, vernacular cosmopolitanism, critical localism, and global regimes of translation and reception effect literature and its dissemination. This forum will consider the diverse traditions that define contemporary Australian and Indian writing, discuss the critical issues that shape it and explore how we may transmit and translate cultural literacy in each other’s linguistic and intellectual traditions. 

 The Forum will take the form of seven panel sessions and three special presentations, which are all open to the public to attend. Each panel comprises of Australian and Indian delegates, who will make a short presentation each, followed by audience discussion moderated by the chair. The three special sessions explore the connection of writing with performance, art and indenture.

Download the full ALIF Program here

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