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Stuart is a graduate of Flinders University in South Australia with a Bachelor of Languages Degree and a Honours Degree Bachelor of Arts. He is in the final semester of his Master of Language Studies Degree.

Stuart is pictured here with his Honours Degree thesis investigation of la bande dessinée, specifically, the adventures of Tintin and his creator. Stuart has furthered his investigation of the literature in his Masters Degree thesis investigation of the issues of human rights and racism in the Tintin albums and other comic book literature.

Stuart can be booked as a keynote speaker at your event via this website.

Entries in Supanova Pop Culture Festival (4)

Sunday
Jul232017

What's new with Stu - October 2017

Archived event report - To view all of Stuart's 2018 Keynote Speaking images and reports, please click on the Home Page Tab on the website menu! 

Guest presenter - State Library of South Australia, October 15!

Hetzel Lecture Theatre 

"tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh'a'? "Dif-tor heh smusma"

Fantastic weather in Adelaide today, perfect for inspiring the enquiring mind during my presentation at The State Library of South Australia.

Today I conducted a presentation about artistically constructed languages that have been created for the TV and Film Industry.

The audience were taken on a journey into the culture of the Klingon society from the Star Trek universe before learning selected pieces of grammar, words, and sounds of the language.

There was an array of TV and Film, costumes, props, and Klingon language literature on exhibit during the event.

Guest Speaker - State Library of South Australia, August 26 & 27!

The Woomera Exhibition officially commenced today inside the State Library of South Australia and runs until November 12.

Key note speakers include Astronaut; Buzz Aldrin, who will address the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide next month.

I had a most receptive audience during both of my presentations with a great selection of questions posed to me 'post presentation!'

My investigation reveals the real life connection between the Tintin character and related comic book literature and the Woomera Rocket Base during the cold war era and the space race.

A most successful European promotion!

I have just returned from a month long journey in Europe and the U.K. promoting the upcoming release of my bilingual comic book series as well as conducting more thesis research.

 

Tuesday
May022017

What's new with Stu - July 2017

July 6 - A capacity attendance for my guest speaking engagment!

 

Most appreciative thanks to The City of Burnside Library for hosting my guest speaking engagement.

I presented my latest research and promoted my upcoming book launch to an audience that were most receptive throughout the evening, and they offered much enthusiasm during the Q & A session that followed.

My next presentation will be in Sydney after I return from London and Paris on book promotion in mid - August.

Best wishes!

Encounter Celebration - Victor Harbor, April 8

The Encounter Celebration is a French Festival that is presented in the city of Victor Harbor, situated along the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.

The festival commemorates the chance encounter between explorers, Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin on April 8, 1802. I was a featured guest speaker at today's festival along with a variety of French performers. An open air French market and expo of classic sport cars were featured events during the festival.

Today I spoke about the cultural significance of classic European comic book literature and its influence on a global society. The next leg of my speaking tour will be on July 6 and I will be presenting portions of my recent thesis research and the release of my bilingual comic book series.

Guided tour of Adelaide's comic book stores!

I recently conducted a guided tour of Adelaide's comic book stores and related pop culture memorabilia businesses, to a group of fellow pop culture fans, though there was also a formal aspect of the tour, in purchasing a varied selection of comic book literature as part of my current thesis research.

I'll be conducting a comparative and socio-cultural analysis of various styles and eras of comic book literature and the direct or indirect influence of image and word association in the adolescent learner.

Oh, and yes... A perfect opportunity to catch up on Betty and Veronica!

Radio interview on ABC Adelaide, Jan 11

I was a guest on air recently with ABC Adelaide, Jan 11 with show host, Spence Denny about the 88th anniversary of Tintin and the character's influence on a global society, the celebrations that are occurring around the world, and my current book project and thesis research.

Clink on the image to listen to the interview. 

Friday
Nov112016

What's new with Stu, November 2016

Archived event report - To view all of Stuart's 2018 Keynote Speaking images and reports, please click on the Home Page Tab on the website menu! 

November 18,19 & 20 - Guest speaker at Paris to Provence French Festival, Melbourne.

The Paris to Provence French Festival in Melbourne is one of the largest French cultural festivals in Australia. The Grand Ballroom inside Como House was the venue for two of my guest speaking engagements, as well as an outdoor venue where I presented to a number of Melbourne secondary schools as part of my national speaking tour. With all sessions being fully booked, I had a most enjoyable time engaging with my audiences of all ages! 

The three day festival showcases the celebration of French culture in Melbourne with thousands of visitors attending during the festival's run! 

November 18, 19 and 20 - Guest speaker at Paris to Provence French Festival, Melbourne.

What a fantastic start to the next stage of my national speaking tour, with a fun photo opp on my flight to Melbourne, to speak to a number of schools about franco/Belgian literature and the world of the Tintin character, and his creator, as well as present my current book project and recent thesis research tour in the US, UK and Europe.

Wednesday
Dec092015

Keynote Speaker at Oz Comic Con! 

Featured presenter at Oz Comic-Con - Adelaide April 18

OzComicCon in Adelaide attracted over 20,000 attendees during the two day event at the Adelaide Showground.

The annual convention of popular culture attracts fans from every genre, providing them with a unique opportunity to meet with many Hollywood actors that have been booked for presentations and autograph signings as well as a vast array of authors and memorabilia dealers, it's a weekend of all things social media!

"Here I am!" Time for a final rehearsal of my presentation before the doors open for day one of the pop culture festival!A most receptive audience for my presentation..

My guest speaking engagement today was the third in a series of literary presentations that I had conducted on the classic comic book hero - Tintin, where I discussed the socio-linguistic attitudes of the stories and the style of art of Tintin's creator - Hergé.

Sponsors.. If you are seeking to enhance the exposure of your business, please contact me via my sponsorship page and learn how I can promote your services, possibly leading to increased sales and profits! 

Best wishes and enjoy the 'post presentation' and race reports - Stu