“Cultures of Reading Masterclass”


The Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath presents


“Cultures of Reading Masterclass”


for Research Higher Degree Students



Dr Danielle Fuller (University of Birmingham)

Dr Robert Clarke (University of Tasmania)

Dr Maggie Nolan (Australian Catholic University)


Wed 31 August, 2016, 10 am – 3 pm


Tasmanian College of the Arts

Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania


This masterclass for research higher degree students will examine:


encountering the reader in literary studies

the social nature of reading

researching readers

book clubs as sites of reading

mass reading events


Attendance at the masterclass is free but places are limited.

To register your attendance by 31 July 2016 please contact:

Robert Clarke (


When you register, please provide a brief outline of your current research project and the kinds of questions that you are addressing in researching readers.


Danielle Fuller is a Reader in Canadian Studies and Cultures of Reading at the University of Birmingham. She is the author (with DeNel Rehberg Sedo,) of Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture (2013) and Writing the Everyday: Women’s Textual Communities in Atlantic Canada (2004).


Robert Clarke is a senior lecturer in the English Studies at University of Tasmania, author of Travel Writing from Black Australia: Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality (2016), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing (forthcoming).


Maggie Nolan is a senior lecturer in the School of Arts at Australian Catholic University. Her research focuses on representations of representations of race and ethnicity in Australian culture and has published widely in this field. More recently, she is looking at cultures of reading with Robert Clarke. She is a co-editor of Journal of Australian Studies.