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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Ms Brooks' Boyer Lecture series, entitled The Idea of Home, will explore the nature of expatriation and the lessons of a foreign correspondent's restless years. She will provide a very personal reflection on the environmental predicament we face. In addition, she will explore the particular ethos of 1960s Australia as a place to have come of age and deliver a lecture on the novelist's home in literature.'

Source: ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/boyerlectures/default.htm
Sighted: 21/11/2011

Notes

  • The 52nd Boyer Lectures were presented by author and journalist, Geraldine Brooks. The lectures were broadcast on ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program, beginning on 20 November 2011, and transcripts were made available online. The series was also published in print form.

    The title and dates of the lectures are as follows:
    20 November - Our Only Home
    27 November - A Home on Bland Street
    4 December: At Home in the World
    11 December: A Home in Fiction

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Our Only Home, Geraldine Brooks , 2011 single work essay
A Home on Bland Street, Geraldine Brooks , 2011 single work essay
'The idea of home is bigger than the floorplan of any given four walls or the mass of any roof line. It cannot be compassed by rote recitations of suburb or postcode, nation or state. In last week's lecture, I mentioned the various definitions that dictionaries give for that small, heavily laden word, home. Tonight I would like to explore some of them: home as "a place of origin, a native habitat", home as "an environment offering security and happiness" and home as "the place where something is discovered, founded, developed or promoted. A source."'

Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/
Sighted: 29/11/2011
At Home in the World, Geraldine Brooks , 2011 single work essay
Geraldine Brooks imagines 'the possibility of a future when we won't require national flags at all. I glimpsed it for a moment, that night at the [opening of the] Sydney Olympics: That moment when we only needed one flag, bedecked with doves of light.'
A Home in Fiction, Geraldine Brooks , 2011 single work essay

'The fourth and final of the 2011 Boyer Lectures with prize-winning Australian journalist and novelist Geraldine Brooks. In today's lecture we'll hear about the exact moment she thinks she became a novelist, and about the significance of literature in answering the large questions of who we are and how we should live.'

Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/
Sighted: 12/12/2011

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Ruth Starke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;

— Review of The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks 2011 selected work essay
Untitled Ruth Starke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;

— Review of The Idea of Home Geraldine Brooks 2011 selected work essay
Last amended 21 Nov 2011
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