Dennis Altman

Professor Dennis Altman AM is the son of Jewish refugees and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation (1971). He is a Professorial Fellow in Human Security at La Trobe University and has published thirteen books, most recently The End of the Homosexual? (2013) and (with Jon Symons) Queer Wars (2016). In 2006, The Bulletin listed Dennis as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever, and he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008.




The Two of Us: Andrea Goldsmith and Dennis Altman

Andrea and Dennis are close friends. They meet regularly over coffee or a meal to discuss books, ideas and the state of the world. And to gossip. In this session we have the opportunity to eavesdrop on their conversation. To be introduced by Henry Rosenbloom.

May 4, 2020

Queer Jews

What does it mean to stand under the umbrella of Jewish queer writer? What are the challenges of claiming your space? Does it even matter? Dennis Altman, Hayley Katzen and Nevo Zisin join Roz Bellamy in examining how they, and others, are changing the landscape.

May 3, 2020

Fake It Till You Make It: Closing Night

Fake news, fake selves, fake living, authenticity, imposter syndrome. As a society we are obsessed with what is real and what is artifice. Stories have the ability to be an antidote, transcending these categories, but they might also lead us further into a fog of illusions. Fabulous playwright Elise Hearst will steer us through this…

May 7, 2020