Germaine Greer Meets the Archivists
Free Public Lecture
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
Professors Walk, Arts West
The University of Melbourne
T: (03) 9035 9188
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This International Women’s Day join us for an encounter between Germaine Greer and the archivists who have been cataloguing and processing the Greer Archive, a world-class collection at University of Melbourne Archives.
Four Greer archivists will discuss the woman they have got to know through the records they have been working with. Learn why Greer decided to ‘write for rapists’ in a seminal 1973 essay for Playboy. Discover the homes and haunts where Greer wrote her books and the cats that kept her company. Listen to snippets of Greer’s intimate audio diaries. Explore the ephemera associated with Greer’s publishing house, Stump Cross Press. Meet Germaine Greer, archivist.
The evening will culminate in a 40-minute response from the creator of the archive, Germaine Greer, and an audience Q and A.
About the archive: The Greer Archive is a record of the liberation struggles and ordinary joys and sorrows not just of its creator, Germaine Greer, but of thousands of other women too, both famous and anonymous. Rosie Boycott, Muriel Bradbrook, Carmen Callil, Lee Cataldi, Beth Chatto, Gay Clifford, Margaret Fink, Helen Garner, Susan Hiller, Florynce Kennedy, Gita Mehta, Paula Rego, Marsha Rowe, Lillion Roxon, Bobbi Sykes, Anne Summers and members of the Women’s Organisation of Iran are some of the artists, publishers, academics, writers and activists who are also part of the Greer Archive. This event is a prelude to the opening of the Greer Archive on 27 March 2017.
Image Credit: Neil Spence Photography