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Regional Contact Persons in EASA
Scandinavia




Lecturer Lars Jensen

(Cultural Encounters, Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University)

hopeless@ruc.dk


Lars Jensen is Lecturer at Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Centre, Denmark, and holds a Ph.D. in Postcolonial Studies from School of English, University of Leeds. Of other Australian activities he takes Danish tourists on tours to Australia and writes the only Danish travel guide to Australia. He has translated George Turner’s The Sea and Summer into Danish, David Day’s, Claiming a Continent in 2003 (with a Danish introduction, epilogue and a photo-essay) and is currently bringing out Tim Flannery’s The Future Eaters. He has participated in Australian conferences in and out of Australia since 1992.

Sample of publications

Editor, Aboriginal Australia and Greenland from a post-colonial perspective, Cultural Encounters Series, Roskilde University Centre, 2004.

Co-editor (with Anne Collett and Anna Rutherford), Teaching Post-Colonialism and Post-Colonial Literatures, Aarhus University Press, 1996.

Unsettling Australia Readings in Australian Cultural History, Atlantic Books Publishers, 2005.

Translator, Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, with a Danish introduction, 2002.

‘From European Satellite to Asian Backwater?’ in Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature, ed. David Callahan, Frank Cass, 2001.

‘Canadian Writing and the Articulation of North’, in Tricks with a Glass: Writing Ethnicity in Canada, ed. Rocío G. Davis and Rosalía Baena, Rodopi, 2000.



Belgium/Netherlands


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Marc Delrez

(University of Liège)

Marc.Delrez@ulg.ac.be


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Portugal




David Callahan

(University of Aveiro)

callahan@mail.ua.pt


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Spain


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Dr. Susan Ballyn

(Exec. Director, Australian Studies Centre, English Department, University of Barcelona)



susand@arrakis.es

Dr. Susan Ballyn is the Executive Director of the Australian Studies Centre at Barcelona University and a member of the English department. Her main lines of research are the biographies of Spanish and Lusophone convicts in Australia and the interpretation of convict Surgeon's Transport Journals. She is currently writing a biography of Ramon Porta, a twentieth century Spanish migrant to Australia and a study of James McTernan a convict Suregeon Superintendent on transports to Australia for over a decade.

Austria/Switzerland




A.o. Prof. Adi Wimmer

(Institute of English and American Studies, University of Klagenfurt)

Adi.Wimmer@uni-klu.ac.at


Adi Wimmer researches and teaches at the English Department of the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. Recent publications include: Strangers at Home and Abroad. Narratives of Austrian Jews Who Escaped Hitler (McFarland 2000); Australia’s future and the legacy of its past (as editor, together with Boris Braun and Rudolf Bader), Stauffenburg Verlag, 2002; Australian Nationalism Reconsidered (as editor), Stauffenburg, 1999. He has published numerous articles on contemporary Australian literature and film. He was a founding member of the European Association for Studies of Australia in 1989, its Secretary (1995-1999) and President (1999-2001).

http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/iaa/



Hungary/Eastern Europe




Dr. Gabriella T. Espák

(Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen)

gespak@delfin.unideb.hu


Gabriella T. Espák is Assistant Professor in the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Her PhD (2003) was awarded for a thesis on federal multicultural policies and the politics of Indigeneity in Canada and Australia between 1988-1992. She has been teaching, researching and publishing on topics in Australian, Canadian and US social history since 1998, with special interest in issues of multiculturalism, minority rights and Indigeneity. She organised the 2005 conference of the European Association for Studies of Australia, and edited ReVisions of Australia: Histories, Images, Identities, a special double issue of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (12.1-2, 2006).

www.australianstudies.hu



Germany




Dr. Sissy Helff

(Dept. of New Literatures in English, University of Frankfurt)



sissy@helff.com

Dr. Sissy Helff is an assistant professor at the Department for the New Literatures in English of the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Her main fields of interest are postcolonial and transcultural literature and theory, narratology, media and gender studies. She is especially interested in Australian cinema and multicultural Australian literature.
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