Special edition of Meanjin, Spring 2015

September 15 / 166

The Spring 2015 edition of the literary journal Meanjin, guest-edited by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher
The Spring 2015 edition of the literary journal Meanjin, guest-edited by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher

 

The Spring 2015 edition of the literary journal Meanjin, guest-edited by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher, will be launched this month.

 

In its 75th year, Meanjin continues its long tradition as a journal of ideas with the special edition dedicated to the examination of contemporary democratic life in Australia.  

 

Professor Davis said it was a privilege to be invited, with Gwilym Croucher, to guest-edit Australia’s premier literary journal.

 

“It’s a time of great challenges for our nation, so we thought it particularly important to ask prominent Australians their views on our democracy.  I’m pleased so many experts and thinkers were able to contribute to the issue,” Professor Davis said.

 

“We should all take the stewardship of our democracy seriously.  It is a precious concept that is easily broken but incredibly difficult to rebuild.  There needs to be more public discussion and debate about democracy.”

 

Contributors include: Jim Chalmers, Peter Doherty, Dennis Glover, Michael Gordon, David Kemp, Kristina Keneally, Marcia Langton, Sharon Lewin, Carmen Lawrence, Sussan Ley, Melissa Lucashenko, Stuart Macintyre, Christine Milne, Clive Palmer, Julianne Schultz, Suzanna Sheed, Lindsay Tanner, Gillian Triggs and many others.

 

The edition will be launched Thursday 17 September at the State Library of Victoria.  A special panel, discussing ‘Is there a crisis in Australian democracy?’, will include Glyn Davis, Gwilym Croucher, Peter McPhee, Suzanna Sheed, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis and Cheryl Saunders, with Maxine McKew as MC. 

 

Staff, students, alumni and friends are welcome to attend the launch.  

 

Launch of Meanjin, Volume 74, Number 3, Spring 2015

Where: The Courtyard, State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

When: 6 pm for 6.30 pm, Thursday 17 September

RSVP: This is a free event but rsvp is essential. Please email rsvp-mup@unimelb.edu.au

 

For more information: http://meanjin.com.au/currentissue/

 

MUP sale

MUP is holding a September Book Sale, with 50 per cent off select titles. Please see http://mupublishing.tumblr.com/post/128302713713/september-sale-50-off-these-books.

 

Story by Sophie Marcard

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