Mission statement:

  • The European Association for Studies of Australia, founded in 1989, seeks to promote the teaching of, and research in, Australian Studies at European tertiary institutions;
  • EASA promotes the study and discussion of a wide variety of aspects of Australian culture: literature, film, the media, popular culture, history, political discourses, the arts, etc. in relation to Aboriginal, settler as well as immigrant and multicultural discourses;
  • EASA’s area of interest also includes New Zealand Studies;
  • EASA seeks to increase an awareness of Australian culture throughout Europe;
  • EASA holds annual conferences and publishes an online, open-access scholarly journal JEASA (Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia).

Australian Studies centres in Europe:

  • Australian and Transnational Studies Centre CEAT, University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Centre for Australian Studies CAS, English Department, University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies CPAS, Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  • Australian Studies Centre ASC, University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Australian Studies Centre ASC, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
  • Centre for Pacific Studies CPS, University of Saint Andrews (UK)
  • Menzies Centre for Australian Studies MAI, King’s College, London (UK)
  • German Australian Studies GASt, Potsdam (Germany)

Australian Studies programmes:

  • The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) MA Programme, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland).

Official projects at national and European levels:

  • Postcolonial Crime Fiction: a global window into social realities (POCRIF), University of Barcelona, Spain (2014-2017).

Organisations involved in Australian Studies:

  • AEN Australian European Network http://www.aen-online.com/About

Recent publications by members:

  • Belleflamme, Valérie-Anne. 2015. “‘Shakespeare Was Wrong’: Counter-Discursive Intertextuality in Gail Jones’s Sorry.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 51, no. 6: 1–11. doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2015.1105854.
  • Ben-Messahel, Salhia. 2017. Globaletics and Radicant Aesthetics in Australian Fiction. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Gadzina, Tomasz. 2015. “The Anzac Legend and Australian National Identity One Hundred Years After the Great War.” In Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture, edited by Anna Branach-Kallas, and Nelly Strehlau, 234–46. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Gilbert, Helen, J.D. Phillipson, Michelle H. Raheja, eds. 2017. In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
  • Haag, Oliver. 2018. “Post-colonial Narratives of Australian Indigeneity in Austria: The Essl Exhibition on Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art.” In German-Australian Encounters and Cultural Transfers, edited by Benjamin Nickl, Irina Herrschner, and Elżbieta M. Goździak, 161–77. Singapore: Springer.
  • Hauthal, Janine. 2015. “Writing Back or Writing Off? Europe as ‘Tribe’ and ‘Traumascape’ in Works by Caryl Phillips and Christos Tsiolkas.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 51, no. 2: 208–19. doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2015.1012816
  • Herrero, Dolores. 2017. “Post-Apocalypse Literature in the Age of Unrelenting Borders and Refugee Crises: Merlinda Bobis and Australian Fiction.” Interventions 19, no. 7: 948–61. doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1401949.
  • Horáková, Martina. 2017. Inscribing Difference and Resistance: Indigenous Women’s Personal Non-fiction and Life Writing in Australia and North America. Brno: Masaryk University Press. DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-8531-2017
  • Horáková, Martina. 2019. “48. Sally Morgan: My Place (1987)”. In Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction, edited by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf, 1963-1976. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. doi.org/10.1515/9783110279818-159
  • Pes, Annalisa. 2016. “Extreme Place and Metaphysical Experience: the Australian Desert in Patrick White’s Voss.” Textus, English Studies in Italy 1/2016: 125-40. doi.org/10.7370/86633.
  • Polak, Iva. 2017. Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction. Berlin: Peter Lang. doi.org/10.3726/b11640
  • Royo-Grasa, Pilar. 2018. “Looking for Othello’s Pearl in Gail Jones’s Sorry (2007): Symbolic and Intertextual Questioning of the Notion of ‘Settler Envy.’” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 54, no. 2: 200–13. doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2017.1392338.
  • Schwegler-Castañer, Astrid. 2018. “‘A Taste of Elsewhere’: Consuming the Exotic in Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 54, no. 4: 469–83. doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2018.1499191.