EUNIC Cluster Melbourne
On the 5th of August, visitors to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) were able to experience a free tour of nine selected pictures interwoven with readings from great German, Italian and Spanish writers, together with beguiling musical-vocal items.
In 1812, the Brothers Grimm published the first edition of their world-famous collection of fairytales ‘Children’s and Household Tales’. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary, Victorian teacher’s associations of German, Spanish, Italian and French along with the EUNIC members organised a two-day European Languages Festival in the Fairy Park in Anakie.
Three authors reflecting the transnational in contemporary Europe engaged in a debate with the audience at Monash University in Victoria, Australia on 23 May. Zafer Şenocak (Germany), Amara Lakhous (Italy) and Kei Miller (UK) discussed their works as leading voices of contemporary transnational literature.
Best-selling Italian writer Loretta Napoleoni, along with Australian scholars Pascaline Winand (director of European Studies), Natalie Doyle and Greg Barton, all three from Monash University, explored the role played by fear of Islamic terrorism in European politics, at the Melbourne Writers Festival
To celebrate the constitution of the EUNIC cluster in Melbourne, Italian musicians Luigi Attademo and Francesco Gesualdi performed on 25 May 2010 at the National Gallery of Victoria works by a range of composers, representing different generations and styles, including Dusan Bogdanovic, Vittorio Montalti, Alessandro Solbiati, Giancarlo Cardini, Angelo Gilardino, Mauro Cardi and Thomas Reiner/Kate Anderson.