1. A teaching initiative of the Australian Indigenous Studies program & the eTeaching Unit of The Faculty of Arts.

    'A Thousand Plateaus' is an experimental teaching tool; dissecting key philosophical concepts, drawing on the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and presenting these academic ideas in a widely accessible format.

    Starring:
    Justin Clemens: as himself
    Lauren Bliss: as herself

    Directed by Philip Morrissey

    Director of Photography & Production: Sam Taylor
    Educational Design & Facilitator: Meredith Hinze

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  2. We live in a revolutionary age of communicative abundance in which many media innovations - from satellite broadcasting to iPhones, e-books, tweets, blogs and cloud computing - have triggered great public fascination mixed with excitement. In the field of politics, hopeful talk of digital democracy, web 2.0, cybercitizens and wiki-government is flourishing. But so also are the troubling counter-trends that bode ill for democracy, decadent media developments that include clever new methods of government censorship, rumour storms, flat earth news and cyber-attacks.

    In this 2011 lecture, John Keane explores these conflicting trends and asks: when judged in terms of democratic principle of free and equal communication, does the age of Google, WikiLieaks and Facebook on balance proffer more democratic promise than risk? Or are contemporary media failures the harbingers of profoundly authoritarian trends that might ultimately result in the birth of 'post-democracy' - polities in which governments claim to represent majorities that in practice are artefacts of media spin, money, hidden power and force of arms?

    Born in South Australia and educated at the University of Adelaide, the University of Toronto and Cambridge University, John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrun Berlin (WZB). He is the Director of the recently founded Sydney Democracy Initiative (SDI). During his many years in Britain, The Times ranked him one of the countries leading political thinkers and recognised him as a writer whose work has 'world-wide importance'.

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  3. On Tuesday 5th February, 2013, Warwick Thornton, musician, filmmaker and artist held an in conversation with three young University of Melbourne scholars. Discussions ranged from music to Aboriginal art, Christianity, and Pornography. Filmed in the Old Arts Building at the University of Melbourne. Hosted by the Australian Indigenous Studies program at the University of Melbourne. Supported by ACMI as part of the Warwick Thornton Mother Courage Exhibition; co-commissioned by ACMI and dOCUMENTA (13) and proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer fund.

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  4. Dr Ted Gott presents the 2015 Harold Wright Scholarship and Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship Reception lecture.

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  5. Sir Andrew Motion, in 2012, read and discussed his poems in a special event as part of the Faculty of Arts Dean’s Lecture Series, supported by the Miegunyah Distinguished Fellowship Program.

    Sir Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999; he is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and co-founder of the online poetry collection, The Poetry Archive. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, and has published four celebrated biographies. His group study The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award and his authorised life of Philip Larkin won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Andrew Motion’s novella The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) was described as ‘amazingly clever’ by the Irish Times and praised for ‘brilliant and almost hallucinatory vividness’ by the Sunday Telegraph. His memoir, In the Blood (2006), was described as ‘the most moving and exquisitely written account of childhood loss I have ever read’ in the Independent on Sunday. His most recent works are the poems in The Cinder Path (Faber), a collection of essays, Ways of Life: Places, Painters and Poets (Faber), and the novel Silver: Return to Treasure Island (Jonathan Cape). Andrew Motion was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.

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Housed within the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne, The School of Culture & Communication is a thriving research centre for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include…


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Housed within the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne, The School of Culture & Communication is a thriving research centre for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history and performance, media and communication. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the Centre for the History of Emotions, the Institute of Arts History, the Australian Centre and the Research Unit in Public Culture. More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

One of the largest Schools in the Faculty of Arts, we contribute exciting majors and subjects to the Bachelor of Arts, as well as offering unique Masters level courses that lead towards professional vocations in publishing, writing, museums and galleries, other arts and media institutions. Our extensive doctoral program includes coursework, as well as many opportunities to participate in reading groups, seminars, conferences and other events that enrich the intellectual values of the School.

Our School considers the public life of the humanities an enduring tradition that enriches contemporary society, and we have many community and industry partnerships through which we engage with a wider audience. Explore the School website to discover more about our courses, research programs, graduate seminars, and cultural events: culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/

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