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NZSN Conference: Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace: 30 June and 1 July, 2017

30/06/2017 - 01/07/2017

The NZSN conference  'Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace' will take place on 30 June and 1 July, 2017 at Regent's University in London.

Full programming information is available via a dedicated website: https://islandsonsaleconference.wordpress.com/conference-programme/


Academic registration: https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/nzsn-conference-registration-islands-for-sale-tickets-186228?ref=billetto-search

General public registration - Day One (30 June): https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/nzsn-conference-general-public-day-one-tickets-202611?ref=billetto-search

General public registration - Day Two (1 July): https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/nzsn-conference-general-public-day-two-tickets-202619?ref=billetto-search

Opening event screening on 29 June: https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/london-premier-screening-no-mans-land-tickets-197866?ref=billetto-search


Thursday 29th June

19.15 – 21.30     Pre-conference event:

Film screening of John Psathas: No Man’s Land. Cinematic concert and multi-media work that spans generations, continents, cultures and beliefs, and reflects on the devastating impact and futility of war.

Venue: Soho Hotel (Introduction 19.15 – 19.45; screening 19.45 – 21.15, followed by Q&A 21.15 – 21.30)

Chair: Jo Walsh; Q and A: Janet Wilson


Friday 30th June

9.00 – 9.30          Registration

9.30 – 9.45          Welcome and Opening Address by the organisers

9.45 – 10.45        Keynote Address: Elizabeth DeLoughrey “Outer Spaces: Reimagining the ends of the Earth”.

Chair: Janet Wilson

10.45 – 11.15     COFFEE break

11.15 – 12.45     Panel 1 “Maori culture and appropriation”

David Williams (University of Auckland): “Taonga, art and cultural appropriation: When is it theft and when is it art?”

Briar Wood (NorthTec, Whangarei): “This is Not For Sale”

Lotta Scheneidemesser (University of York): “’New Zealand is proud of its Māori heritage’: Representations of New Zealand at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012”

Chair: Michelle Keown

12.45 – 13.30     LUNCH

13.30 – 14.30      Panel 2 Pacific Responses to Globalization”

Chris Prentice (University of Otago): “From the Global(ised) to the Planetary Pacific: War’s Dispersals and Ecopoetic Interventions”

Michelle Keown: “Globalising the struggle for nuclear justice: a Marshallese arts Project”

Chair: Paloma Fresno-Calleja

14.30 – 15.30      Panel 3 “Performing New Zealand and the Pacific Worldwide”

Hilary Bracefield (Ulster University): “‘Adventuring across the globe’: the (her)story of Alice Adcock (1885-1961)”

James Wenley (University of Auckland): “New Zealand Theatre Goes Global: Contesting Identities”

Chair: David Williams

15.30 – 15.45      Afternoon TEA

15.45 – 17.15      Panel 4 “Shaping the New Zealand and Pacific canon globally”

Aurora García-Fernández (University of Oviedo): “Up and away from Exoticism: (Re)Packaging New Zealand for academic consumption in Spain”

Joe Williams (Cambridge University): “A Sea of Texts: Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific literatures and their place in British university curricula”

Balasubramanyam Chandramohan (University of London): “A gaze from afar: academic approaches and institutionalization of Fijian literature and arts”

Chair: Chris Prentice

17.15 – 18.15      Readings: Kevin Ireland, introduced by Janet Wilson, Fleur Adcock, introduced by Hilary Bracefield, and Karl Stead, introduced by Gerry Kimber.

19.00 – 19.30      Reception and book launches

Peter Bland’s Working the Scrapbook with Paul McLoughlin and Kevin Ireland

Jan Kemp’s Il Cielo di Dante and Dante Down Under with Dieter Riemenschneider

19.30     DINNER and Readings Jan Kemp, Lynn Davidson, Helen O’Neill, introduced by Briar Wood,  James Wenley and Stephanie Rudig

Saturday 1st July

 9.00 – 9.45          John Psathas: “Doing the impossible – Operating as a culturally ‘neutral’ collaborator in the global creative sphere”.

Chair:  Jo Walsh

9.45 – 11.15        Panel 5   “Janet Frame in the world”

Gerri Kimber (University of Northampton): “‘Boiling bones to make soup’: The Literary Legacy of Janet Frame”

Patricia Neville (University of Northampton): “Janet Frame: World Novelist”

Andreia Sarabando (University of Aveiro): “The Carpathians in Portuguese: translation strategies and cultural specificity”

Chair: Dieter Riemenschneider

11.15 – 11.30      COFFEE break

11.30 – 13.00      Panel 6 “Global genres, local contents”.

Paloma Fresno-Calleja (University of the Balearic Islands): “Selling the Land of the Long White Cloud in Spain: Sarah Lark’s Landscape Novels”

Claudia Marquis: “Exotic worlds in recent, adolescent New Zealand children’s fiction”

Réhab Hosny Abdelghany: “ ‘Try Opposite’: (Re)Viewing Baby No-Eyes through the Lens of Mythic Realism”

Chair: Aurora García-Fernández

13.00 – 13.40      LUNCH

13.40 – 14.20      Introductions of panelists of Contemporary HUM Special Panel

14.20 – 15.50      Special panel 1:  “What recognition for New Zealand visual arts on the world stage? A discussion on globalisation, national identity and the politics of representation”

Conversation facilitated by Contemporary HUM – Guest Panelists:  Bridget Reweti and Erana Baker (Mata Aho Collective), Alastair Carruthers (NZ at Venice 2017), Tessa Gliblin (Talbot Rice Gallery).

Chairs: Pauline Autet and Winsome Wild (Contemporary HUM)

15.50 – 16.10      Afternoon TEA

16.10 – 17.40      Panel 7 “Translating and marketing New Zealand Literature”:

Janet Wilson (University of Northampton): “Translating New Zealand Stories into Spanish: The national imaginary, the canon and the global Spanish-speaking marketplace”

Dieter Riemenschneider (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): “In the Beholder’s Eye – Translating Aotearoa New Zealand”

Stephanie Rudig (European University Institute): “(Post)colonial Editions and the Canon: From Whitcombe & Tombs to Amazon”

Chair: Claudia Marquis

17.40 – 18.20      Special panel 2: CAPTIVE AUDIENCES: “How are New Zealand and Pacific artists negotiating their position in the world by capturing new audiences, followers, customers and fans?”

Lyall Hakaraia (VFD), Vanessa Eden (VOU), Michael Walling (Origins Festival), Jo Walsh (SaVAge K’lub).

Convenor: Mark Hamilton

18.20 – 18.30      Concluding remarks







Event Category:


New Zealand Studies Network


Regent’s University London
Inner Circle, Regent's Park
London, NW1 4NS
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