The 10th Academy Triebel Lecture
Date: 6:00pm-7:00pm 28 November, 2017
Location: The Vines Room at the The National Wine Centre, corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide
Overview: Every three years, the Academy’s Council invites a distinguished scholar to deliver the Triebel Lecture. The Lecture was made possible through a bequest from Professor Louis A. Triebel FAHA, a Foundation Fellow of the Academy, for a lecture on a theme associated with modern European languages. Since 1986, the Triebel Lecture has demonstrated the extraordinary breadth and depth of modern European languages scholarship and its contribution to the Australian and international humanities community.
The 10th Triebel Lecture will be given by Professor Yixu Lu of The University of Sydney on 'Myth-making for the Empire: Germany's "model colony" in China (1897-1914)'.
After obtaining her BA from the Peking University, Yixu Lu spent seven years as a postgraduate at the Universität Regensburg, Germany, specialising in German Literature and Modern European history. She came to Australia as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and has taught at the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and UTS. She has been a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2002, 2008, 2012) and held a guest professorship at the Chinese Ocean University, Qingdao (2007-2009). She was awarded the Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm-Preis for her distinguished contribution to research, teaching and international collaboration in German Studies by the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) in 2014.
Yixu Lu's main research interest is modern German literature and history. Her research work concentrates on the following areas: 18th-20th century German literature; German colonialism and nationalism, Greek myth in German literature and contemporary German culture and society.
The Triebel Lecture will be held in conjunction with the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) 4th National Colloquium on 'Intersections: Collaboration and the Future for Languages and Cultures' will be held 27-29 November 2017, Adelaide.
Registrations: This is a free event, open to the public. To register visit LCNAU's website.