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In keeping with our long-standing and successful tradition, Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities, Flinders University will be hosting a conference at Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The Conference will be held in the Seafront Hotel from Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 December 2012. The conference theme is:

Border Crossings
The organising committee invites you to submit an abstract for consideration. In the broad field of Humanities, including Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Language Studies, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Tourism and the Creative and Performing Arts, proposals should be for papers within the general theme of Border Crossings, including such topics as:

  • crossing borders of times (e.g. historical novels)
  • crossing borders of places
  • crossing borders of languages (e.g. translation)
  • crossing borders of genres
  • crossing borders of countries
  • crossing borders of identities (e.g. migrant narratives)
  • crossing borders of media (e.g. books into film)
  • or any other crossing of borders

We look forward to receiving your abstract by 30 March 2012.

Given our experience of organising twelve highly successful international/national conferences in the past eleven years, including those held in Kangaroo Island, of which the most recent is Shadow of the Precursor, 7-9 December 2009, we can confidently predict that our conference will attract a select but lively group of participants, including a significant number of postgraduate students from Flinders and elsewhere.

We also plan to referee, select and edit papers for book publication (as is our custom). Previous Kangaroo Island conferences have resulted in the following books:  

Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin and Beyond (2002); The Regenerative Spirit (2 Vols, 2003 and 2004); London was Full of Rooms (2006); Something Rich and Strange (2009); Journeying and Journalling (2011), and Shadow of the Precursor (2012).

Publishers include Wakefield Press, Lythrum Press, and Cambridge Scholars Press.

For further information, please contact the conference coordinator


Border Crossings is proudly supported by Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities.