The Spectator publishes an article by Freeman defending Tony Abbott’s decision to reintroduce knighthoods and dameships.
Brandl & Schlesinger announces that that David Gonski will write the foreword for Freeman’s forthcoming memoir, The Aunt’s Mirrors. To visit the publisher’s website, click here.
Constitution Education Fund Australia announces that Freeman has been reappointed as Director of the Governor-General’s Prize. He previously served as the foundation Director of the Governor-General’s Prize in 2004-05. To read CEFA’s news release, click here.
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Freeman is invited to contribute a chapter on the paradox of fiction to the Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature, edited by Noël Carroll and John Gibson. Publication date: 15 January, 2015. To visit the publisher’s website, click here.
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Freeman addresses the twenty-fifth conference of the Samuel Griffith Society on “Meagher, Mabo and Patrick White’s tea-cosy—twenty years on”. To read more about the conference, click here.
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In a review of Art’s Emotions, Chairman of the Henry Moore Foundation and former Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum and Master of Magdalene College, Duncan Robinson CBE, writes in the Magdalene College Magazine: “To tackle these questions, and to go on to discuss ‘the place of art in life as a whole’ requires not only a formidable knowledge of philosophy and art, but a certain courage, ‘where angels fear to tread’. Freeman has both to a [remarkable] degree.”
Sculpture by the Sea is a major outdoor exhibition of sculpture and a Sydney institution. “Why Put Sculpture by the Sea?” is an article written by Freeman for Look magazine about several sculptures in the 2012 exhibition.
The Art Gallery Society of New South Wales announces a lecture to be given by Freeman on “Multiculturalism and Tradition in American Music and Painting” on 29 September as part of the American Way of Art lecture series accompanying the exhibition, America: Painting a Nation. To read more, click here.
A review of Art’s Emotions in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism concludes that “Art’s Emotions deserves to be recognized as one of the most important books in a field of burgeoning philosophical interest.”
On 14 May, Freeman addressed the Literary Luncheon at the Australian Club in Sydney on the topic of “R. P. Meagher and the Idea of a Gentleman”.