Nature/Nostalgia: Author Jane Rawson to deliver third session in speaker series Writing, Gender and the Natural World

October 18, 2022

01 September 2022Author Jane RawsonOn Wednesday 14 September, UniSA’s Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) Research Centre and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will host the third event in the six-part speaker series Writing, Gender and the Natural World. Titled “Nature/Nostalgia”, the upcoming session will feature writer Jane Rawson delivering an Auslan-interpreted presentation that can be attended in person or via Zoom. Jane Rawson lives in Tasmania, where she works as a writer for a conservation organisation. Rawson is also the author of a non-fiction guide to surviving and living with climate change called The Handbook and a novella, Formaldehyde. How functional are they when human civilisation has touched every part of the natural world?

01 September 2022

Author Jane Rawson

On Wednesday 14 September, UniSA’s Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) Research Centre and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will host the third event in the six-part speaker series Writing, Gender and the Natural World.

Titled “Nature/Nostalgia”, the upcoming session will feature writer Jane Rawson delivering an Auslan-interpreted presentation that can be attended in person or via Zoom.

Jane Rawson lives in Tasmania, where she works as a writer for a conservation organisation. Her latest novel, A History of Dreams, was published by Brio in 2022. Her first novel, A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists, won the Most Underrated Book Award and her second novel, From the Wreck, won the Aurealis Award and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin.

Rawson is also the author of a non-fiction guide to surviving and living with climate change called The Handbook and a novella, Formaldehyde. Her essays on climate change, nature and speculative fiction have been published widely.

“Nature conservation in Australia is built on a handful of unspoken and largely unquestioned assumptions,” Rawson says.

“Where do these ideas come from? How functional are they when human civilisation has touched every part of the natural world? And how has nostalgia – for an idealistic idea of Australia, for our own young lives, for the world before we knew the world was ending – affected how we understand nature and the place of humans in it?”

The Writing, Gender and the Natural World series is curated by UniSA Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literature, Dr Jessica White, and showcases female and non-binary writers speaking about the importance of our environment at a time of climate and extinction crises, with monthly events held until the end of 2023 at accessible venues in Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Details of future events will be available on the CP3 events website soon.

  • When: Wednesday 14 September, 5.30pm to 7pm, drinks available for purchase from 5pm.
  • Where: North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus, or via Zoom.
  • Register for Nature/Nostalgia here. This is a free event, but registration is required.

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Media contact: Dan Lander M: +61 408 882 809 E: dan.lander@unisa.edu.au

The source of this news is from University of South Australia

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