Many of you may be interested in the talk advertised below.
At 1 pm on Friday 20th September in room 601 in the Michie Building at the University of Queensland:
A talk by William Hatherell, author of the groundbreaking book about Brisbane, The Third Metropolis:
‘JJ Stable, FW Robinson and the beginnings of English at the University of Queensland’
Professor JJ Stable and Associate Professor FW (‘Doc Robbie’) Robinson were the two leading figures in the establishment of English as a university discipline in Queensland through their pioneering work at the University of Queensland from the 1920s to the 1950s.
William Hatherell, the winner of the 2013 Fryer Library Award, will present the first results of his research into the life and work of these two men, with a particular focus on their contribution to the development of the discipline at UQ in the context of the emergence and growth of university English nationally and internationally.