2024 Conference: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales

Saturday 16 November

The Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, Incorporated, conference for 2024 will take place on Saturday 16 November at The University of Western Australia. The theme is ‘Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales’.

This will be a hybrid conference at UWA and on Zoom.

The keynote speaker is Dr Victoria Bladen (University of Queensland). Dr Bladen teaches in literary studies, poetics, and adaptation in the School of Communication and Arts at UQ and has twice received a Faculty award for teaching excellence (2015 and 2017). She has published on early modern poetry, Shakespeare, Shakespeare on screen, Jane Austen, and the pastoral genre.

The conference is interdisciplinary and we encourage research beyond the traditional humanities.

We also welcome undergraduate, Honours, and postgraduate students to attend and present on their work. We are enabling this through offering options for students to present shorter papers or to present together with their peers, and by running a Humanities Research Skills Masterclass (see below).

The Call for Papers is now open: more information here. Deadline 23 June 2024.

Further details will be provided closer to the date.

Humanities Research Skills Masterclass

Friday 5 April

9.15am3.00pm, Arts Seminar Room G01, UWA

On Friday 5 April, Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group will be running a one-day Humanities Research Skills Masterclass with Dr Victoria Bladen (University of Queensland) at The University of Western Australia.

This free in-person event is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate humanities students at any university. It aims to address the skills needed by second- and third-year undergraduates and Honours students to undertake major research projects and to navigate the Masters/PhD path. The focus is primarily on literary studies, Classics, and history, and all humanities students are welcome. There is no need to be undertaking medieval or Renaissance studies.

The Masterclass will cover: research proposals, interdisciplinary, projects, drafting abstracts, research skills, literature reviews, referencing, journal articles, conference papers, and a creativity workshop.

The morning will consist of a series of talks by Dr Bladen and academics from UWA and PMRG. After lunch, Dr Bladen will lead a creativity workshop.

The exact schedule is to be confirmed.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please register online (free) to allow us to cater for numbers at: https://www.trybooking.com/CQBPL.

A flyer for the masterclass is available here.

Email [email protected] for any questions about the conference or masterclass.