Paper submissions to the 21st Annual AAWP conference are closed

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Latest News

  • Postgraduate Prizes results - The AAWP is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Postgraduate Prizes for the most outstanding theoretical and creative papers presented at this year’s annual conference. The winner of the theoretical stream is Rachel Franks (University of Sydney) for her paper ‘Stealing stories: Punishment, profit and the Ordinary of Newgate’. The judges considered it […]
  • New Executive Committee - After the success of our 21st Annual conference, hosted by the University of Canberra, the AAWP is pleased to introduce our new executive board. We have some returning members as well as fresh faces, and we are looking forward to working together to maintain AAWP’s stellar reputation in Australasia and the world. The AAWP executive […]
  • CFP: TEXT Special Issue: Identity, politics and writing - This special issue of TEXT seeks to explore issues related to identity, politics and creative writing from the perspective of creative writers and creative writing academics. The question of who can speak and what stories can be told is central to any discussion of contemporary writing. Is Australian literature diverse enough or is it still […]