[ADHO]Read–and Listen–Up on the Down Under for DH 2015

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Heading to Australia for Digital Humanities 2015, or wishing you were?  To help visitors get acquainted with Australian culture, Program Committee chair Deb Verhoeven has teamed up with friends on Facebook (who include novelists, editors, literature professors, filmmakers, screenwriters, academics, media producers and people who just like to read Australian books) to create a reading list and share two Spotify playlists. The notes below are from Deb (with occasional light editing). Enjoy!

Australian MusicDigital Humanities 2015 Sydney: This list focuses on music we didn’t think international guests would be familiar with. Mostly indie and mostly contemporary. It doesn’t include much electronic/dance music but if there’s interest that wouldn’t be hard to organise into a new playlist. I’ve tried to bias the list to songs that reference Sydney but it really needs to be said that Sydney is not the music capitol of Australia (just saying). This is a collaborative list so anyone can join in and the list will no doubt be constantly updated.Great Southern Songs: This is a list compiled by my friend Peter Gravestock who plays in bands and it\’s basically a great a historical overview of powerhouse Australian hits. There are some real classics from the Australian charts in this list, some of which may be familiar to international visitors.

In terms of DH music resources (and I confess to a vested interest here), our website Ultimate Gig Guide (TUGG) captures historical live music gigs in Australia: http://tugg.me

We did a great exercise in which we “songified” historical gig data and then performed the resulting songs live on stage. It\’s been written up here: http://kinomatics.com/songification/

And more formally here: http://www.akademiskkvarter.hum.aau.dk/pdf/vol9/11_EVerhoevenADavidsonAGionfriddoJVerhoevenPGravestock_TurningGigabytesIntoGigs2.pdf

Australian LiteratureJessica Anderson\’s Tirra Lirra By the River – short and gives a good picture of both Sydney and Queensland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirra_Lirra_by_the_RiverJohn Birmingham\’s Leviathanhttp://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-The-unauthorised-biography-Sydney/dp/0091842034Dorothy Porter\’s The Monkey\’s Maskhttp://www.amazon.com/The-Monkeys-Mask-Noir-Title/dp/1852425490 (a thriller in verse)David Ireland\’s City of Womenhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3472795-city-of-womenGabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette\’s Puberty Blueshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty_Blues_%28novel%29Peter Carey\’s Oscar and Lucindahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_and_LucindaFiona McGregor\’s Indelible Ink was recommended by several people: http://www.readings.com.au/news/the-story-of-my-book-fiona-mcgregor-on-indelible-inkPeter Corris\’ The Empty Beachhttp://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781741141801Digital writers such as Mel Breeze: http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/human-readable-messagesFoveaux by Kylie Tennant: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1729969.Foveaux Come in Spinner by Dymphna Kusack: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3190170-come-in-spinner (recommended more than once)Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven: https://ellenvanneervencurrie.wordpress.com/heat-and-light/Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser: http://www.amazon.com/Questions-Travel-Novel-Michelle-Kretser/dp/0316219231For Love Alone by Christina Stead: http://www.amazon.com/For-Love-Alone-Christina-Stead/dp/0571256139 Stead\’s The seven poor men of Sydneyhttps://www.mup.com.au/items/152269The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_the_Storm_%28novel%29The Secret River by Kate Grenville: http://kategrenville.com/The_Secret_RiverJen Craig also launched her novella \’Panthers and the Museum of Fire\’ last week at Gleebooks: http://www.abiggerbrighterworld.com/follow-the-fire-craigs-panthers-is-hot/Hilary Bell\’s recent Alphabetical Sydney if young children are in tow … https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/alphabetical-sydney/Kate Grenville\’s The Lieutenanthttp://kategrenville.com/The_LieutenantMelinda Hinkson, Aboriginal Sydneyhttp://www.amazon.com/Aboriginal-Sydney-Important-Places-Present/dp/0855757124Kangaroo by DH Lawrence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_%28novel%29Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park: http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780140314601/playing-beatie-bowMaxine Beneba Clarke\’s Foreign Soil:  http://www.booktopia.com.au/foreign-soil-maxine-beneba-clarke/prod9780733632426.html  anything by Christos Tsiolkas; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christos_Tsiolkasditto Helen Garner: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_GarnerBliss by Peter Carey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_%28novel%29Patrick White\’s The Vivisector: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_VivisectorPeter Carey\’s The Fat Man in History:  http://petercareybooks.com/all-titles/the-fat-man-in-history/Michael Wilding short stories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wilding_%28writer%29Wild and Wooley comix: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Woolley-Comix-Book-Wooley/dp/images/B003DHBJZCIn the Gutter Looking At The Stars: A Literary Adventure Through Kings Cross, Edited by Mandy Sayer and Louis Nowra: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11287061-in-the-gutter—looking-at-the-starsDancing with Strangers by Inga Clendinnan: http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Strangers-Europeans-Australians-Contact/dp/0521616816The Pea Pickers by Eve Langley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pea-PickersJonah by Louis Stone: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/jonahMr Darwin\’s Shooter by Roger McDonald: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Darwin%27s_Shooter

Online Australian literature resources:
http://www.austlit.edu.au/
http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au

And something for fun!
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2013/04/drop-bears-target-tourists,-study-says/