The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.
A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.
St George's College and the Westerly Centre will present
the Annual Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture at 6.00pm on Tuesday the 6th August
2013, delivered by the
award-winning Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor, Professor
Westerly Magazine have launched a new website. After years of existing as a subsite within the website for the Westerly Centre, the research centre for Australian literature from which the magazine is published, it has finally created its own domain at westerlymag.com.au.
‘For me, a poem is an activist thing, and every poem is an act of responsibility,' says this year's winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Professor John Kinsella from The University of Western Australia.
The National Library of Australia is offering Summer Scholarships to research students in the disciplines of Australian literature, Australian history and cultural studies, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, and biographical research.
UWA research assistant at the Westerly Centre, James Quinton, has set off on the challenge of a lifetime by cycling more than 4000km solo from Darwin to Perth to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental wellbeing.
On Friday the 22nd of June English and
Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Westerly Centre at UWA will host a day of seminars and stimulating discussion for English teachers from around the state.
has been designed to reinvigorate the teaching of English and perhaps spark interest in new areas of study.
St George's College and The Westerly Centre will present the inaugural annual Randolph Stow Lecture by Gabrielle Carey on Tuesday 20 September. The lecture title is 'Getting to know Randolph Stow: towards a portrait of the artist as a young man'.
The Westerly Centre, and Westerly magazine, would like to congratulate Kim Scott on winning the 2011 Miles Franklin prize for his third novel (and second to win the Miles Franklin) That Deadman Dance. That Deadman Dance has also been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal (along with Peter Boyle, Apocrypha; Peter Goldsworthy, Gravel; Kirsten Tranter, The Legacy, and Chris Womersley, Bereft).
A. A. Phillips Award granted to Dennis Haskell and Delys Bird
On February 17 and 18, 2011, the Westerly Centre and The Association Study for Australian Literature (ASAL) co-hosted a Symposium, Creative Writing and its Contexts. This event, held at UWA, was organised to mark the pending retirement of Professor Dennis Haskell and over 100 people attended.