The Association for the Study of Australasia in Asia (ASAA) is holding an international Patrick White Centenary Conference in Hyderabad, India, 5-7 November 2012. The conference hopes to ‘encourage new and innovative explorations of White's work’, highlighting the evolution of his ‘political sympathies and socio-cultural ethos’, feminist and post-colonial readings of his works, and White’s 'influence on Australian and other writers and vice-versa'.
Further information on the conference, including registration details, is available here. A call for papers (abstracts not exceeding 200 words) closes on 15 June 2012.
(Image credits for the portrait of Patrick White, above: Brendan Hennessy, Portrait of Patrick White, 1984, silver gelatin on fibre-based paper. Courtesy of Digital Collections, National Library of Australia.)