Book Presentation: "Paul and Paula" by Tim McNamara

 © Monash University Press

© Monash University Press

Book Presentation: "Paul and Paula" by Tim McNamara

Mittwoch, 10. April 2024, 18:30 Uhr, FB Anglistik und Amerikanistik
The presentation of Tim McNamara's final book, Paul and Paula: A Story of Separation, Survival and Belonging, will also be an occasion to remember and celebrate the author, who passed away on 15 September 2023.



Karin Lach | English and American Studies Library, Vienna University Library

Book Presentation

Brigitta Busch | formerly Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna

Thomas Busch | formerly publisher (Drava Verlag)

Barbara Seidlhofer | formerly Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna

Henry Widdowson | Honorary Professor, University of Vienna

Informal Reception

After the presentation there will be an opportunity for informal conversations over refreshments.

About the Book

Tim McNamara's Paul and Paula: A Story of Separation, Survival and Belonging (Monash University Press 2023) is a poignant account which combines memoir, biography and history to explore the enduring influence of one elderly Holocaust survivor and the intergenerational impact of the notorious British passenger ship Dunera.

About the Author

Tim McNamara (1949-2023) had a highly successful international career in applied linguistics and was a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, where he established the Melbourne Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics in 1987 and the Language Testing Research Centre in 1990, the latter emerging over the course of thirty years as the world’s leading independent research centre in this field. From 2017 to 2018, Tim served as president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, before retiring in 2018. His work on language and identity over the course of his esteemed career culminated in his book Language and Subjectivity (CUP 2019).

In addition to his academic achievements, Tim engaged with many colleagues and friends in a very personal way and opened possibilities for a fuller understanding of people's different cultures and individuality. This is also what he did in his two terms as visiting professor at the Department of English and American Studies of the University of Vienna between 2007 and 2009. In this capacity, Tim fully engaged with the work and social life of the department and formed long-lasting friendships with students and colleagues in Vienna.

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