Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 5.00pm for 5.30pm at the University of Newcastle.
Invitation: The Co-op Bookshop and Brolga Publishing invite you and guests to the launch of
The Great Australian Novel – A Panorama by Jean-François Vernay and
Translated from the French by Marie Ramsland.
This is a story of Australia, its history and geography, people and ideas as revealed through
the exciting genre of the Australian novel.
Dr Ros Smith, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, will launch this English edition on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 5.00pm for 5.30pm.
Venue: The Co-op Bookshop, Shortland Building, University Campus, Callaghan.
Refreshments will be served
RSVP by Friday, 12 November 2010. P: (02) 4969 6948. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As indicated in the title, the book has an innovative cinematic structure containing 35 inserts: ‘Close-ups’ of an author, ‘Low-angle shots’ for the
“greats” — novels and/or authors, ‘Panoramic views’ for themes or the career of specific writers and Bonus items such as a bibliography and an index.
Highlighted along the way are contributions of women writers, of non-Anglophone authors, the expression of Aboriginality and the most recent
literary trends. A timely book that will help to reinvigorate an interest in Australian literature at all levels of education.
Dr Marie Ramsland, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, is a conjoint lecturer (French) at the University of Newcastle. Her translations include Hanoi Blues by Jeanne Cordelier, by Michel Tournier and White Wings Red Sands by Hélène Savoie.