AVSA conferences are typically held annually in the region, providing a forum for scholars from Australasia and beyond to share their research. Past conferences have been held in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

AVSA also regularly participates in Australia’s tri-annual literary studies convention in conjunction with the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL), Australasian Association for Literature (AAL), and the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA).

AVSA 2023: Victorian Waters
AVSA's upcoming conference will be held at the University of Adelaide, on November 17 and 18, 2023.

Keynote speaker, Honorary Associate Professor Roslyn Jolly, will speak on the ‘world of waters’ in the Victorian literary imagination.

Registration now open via EventBrite:
Full registration: $220
Unwaged: $110
Conference dinner: $50


17-18th November 2023
Victorian Waters
University of Adelaide

Past Conferences

20-24 Jul 2021
AVSA 2021 conference - held as part of the Literary Studies Convention
Victoria University (held online)
25-29 SepT 2019
AVSA 2019 conference - 1869 Conference and Heritage Festival
University of Otago, NZ
4-7 Jul 2018
AVSA 2018 conference - held as part of the Literary Studies Convention
Australian National University
14-16 Jul 2017
AVSA 2017 conference - ‘Victorian Materialities’
Deakin University, Melbourne
7-9 Jul 2016
AVSA 2017 conference - ‘Victorian Margins’
Ballarat, Victoria
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