Hosted by the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide and the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, with the support of the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney, The University of Paris 8, The Australian Research Council and the Institut Universitaire de France.

J. M. Coetzee’s works are attracting increasing attention and commentary across disciplines and art forms, including literary studies, philosophy, and other fields of humanistic inquiry including animal rights advocacy. His work has been widely translated, archived and adapted, including for opera and film. This colloquium aims to bring together a distinguished group of participants in this field to discuss questions and responses prompted by Coetzee’s work in a 3-day public colloquium in November 2014. It will include an exhibition of archival material, a film program, readings by Coetzee and other distinguished authors, and musical performances as well as scholarly papers related to Coetzee’s work.


Image: Sharon Zwi