Elizabeth Costello Setting

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Altona College Auditorium

The auditorium is at Altona College. It is where Elizabeth receives the Stowe Award. During her acceptance speech, she discusses Kafka and realism.

Cruise Ship

The cruise ship is where Elizabeth reconnects with Emmanuel Ergudu. It makes a stop at Macquarie Island, which is located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and Antartica.

Appleton College

Appleton College is where John works and Elizabeth gives her lectures on The Lives of Animals. Her lectures compare animal slaughter to the Holocaust

Elizabeth also discusses the Rilke and Hughes poems at Appleton College.

Africa

Elizabeth travels to Africa to visit her sister Blanche. Blanche has lived as a nun for many years. It is in Africa where Blanche receives an honorary degree and the sisters debate the Church and the humanities.

The Gate and Dormitory

The gate and dormitory are where Elizabeth is stuck at the end of the...

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