Roanna has been invited to speak and write about the selfie, particularly her idea of the literary selfie of a country. Her work is inspired by and draws on the work of the Selfie Researchers Network, especially the work of Theresa Senft, Nancy Baym, Kath Albury, Paul Frosh, and Martin Gibbs.
As a Keynote Address at the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference, 22 October 2017
- ‘On Writing Through Cultures, Canons and Rushdiefication’, Theatre Room, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Ganesha University of Education, Bali, Indonesia.
At the University of Melbourne, Australia India Institute, 2017
- Friday, August 18, 2 pm to 3 pm, Selfie of a Country (South Asia Research Seminar)
Upstairs Seminar Room, Australia India Institute, 147-149 Barry Street, Carlton VIC (Melbourne). This talk was livestreamed on Facebook. Click here or on the link below to watch the live-streamed video.
- Gonsalves, R. 2017, ‘See me showing you me’, (Literature as selfie), Overland, 20 April https://overland.org.au/2017/04/see-me-showing-you-me/
At the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017
- Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM: On Literature As Selfie, Author Talk, Curiosity Stage at the Sydney Writers’ Festival
In The Conversation
- ‘Selfie is not a dirty word’, in The Conversation, 18 November, 2016
At the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) conference, 2016
- Gonsalves, R 2016, ‘Selfie of a Country: A Reading of Michelle De Kretser’s Questions of Travel’. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Australian Literature conference, UNSW Canberra, July.
Interviews and features about Roanna’s work on the selfie
- Selfie Queen of the literary type, Cover story on Indian Link, interview by the Editor, Rajni Anand Luthra, 9 June 2017.
- The Permanent Resident author Roanna Gonsalves makes the case for selfies, by Melanie Kembrey, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 May, 2017.
- Roanna Gonsalves on Literature as Selfie, USYD at Sydney Writers’ Festival, by Eden Faithfull, 26 May 2017.
- Roanna Gonsalves on the Sydney Writers’ Festival in Port Macquarie, by Liz Langdale, 11 May 2017.