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Contact Nicholas Birns at nicholas/

updated January 8, 2016

Nicholas Birns’s CV can be seen here

In late 2015, a new book of mine, Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead” , appeared from Sydney University Press. I attended the book launch in Sydney as well as the conferences on Christina Stead and Elizabeth Harrower held at the University of New South Wales

I was in Australia from, June-July 2014. giving a plenary address at the 100th anniversary of World War One conference, held in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 14, 2014. I gave a paper on Herman Melville and Kim Scott at the MLA in Vancouver, January 2015. I was in Beijing in summer 2015 lecturing, and was also in Hohhot and Shanghai earlier in the summer, In August 2015, I was in Llangollen, Wales to speak to the annual Powys conference, and the Trollope bicentenary conference in Leuven, Belgium, September 2015.In April 2016, I will be speaking at the Anthony Powell conference in York, England