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The Modernist Roman À Clef And Cultural Secrets, Or I Know That You Know That I Know That You Know, Melissa Boyde Jan 2009

The Modernist Roman À Clef And Cultural Secrets, Or I Know That You Know That I Know That You Know, Melissa Boyde

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Roman à clef, a French term meaning ‘novel with a key’, refers to fictional works in which actual people or events can be identified by a knowing reader, typically a member of a coterie. Seventeenth century writer and salonnière Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) is attributed as the innovator of the genre creating it to disguise from the general reader the public figures whose political actions and ideas formed the basis of her fictional narratives. In taking up the genre a number of modernist women writers, including Djuna Barnes and Hope Mirrlees, reflected and reinterpreted this era in the early ...


The Poet And The Ghosts Are Walking The Streets: Hope Mirrlees – Life And Poetry, Melissa Boyde Jan 2009

The Poet And The Ghosts Are Walking The Streets: Hope Mirrlees – Life And Poetry, Melissa Boyde

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Hope Mirrlees (1887-1978), a British writer, was until recently perhaps best known for her fantasy novel Lud-in-the-Mist (1926) which attracted a cult following after its republication in the 1970s. She achieved a measure of celebrity as a result, attested to by the photograph of her, taken with her dog, published in a 1973 Travel and Leisure magazine with the caption: ‘A frequent guest over two decades, poet and novelist Hope Mirrlees and her pug, Fred, are very much at home in the foyer of the Basil’, a Knightsbridge hotel. Mirrlees also wrote two other novels, a biography, several translations and ...


Maps And Movies: Talking With Deepa Mehta, Sukhmani Khorana Jan 2009

Maps And Movies: Talking With Deepa Mehta, Sukhmani Khorana

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

I met Deepa Mehta in a suburban mall in Brampton, a city in greater Toronto with a substantial Indian settlement. She was in the production phase of her latest film, Heaven on Earth about the spousal abuse rampant amongst Punjabi families living in Canada. Some of the scenes were being shot amidst the city's hustle and bustle, with regular shoppers stopping to see what the fuss was about, and Mehta's assistant, Dusty Mancinelli, graciously permitting me to film from a distance. Other scenes would take place in a makeshift Canadian classroom that had been created by Hamilton-Mehta Productions ...


One Million Downloads For Uow's Research Online, Kate Mcilwain, Michael K. Organ, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael Jan 2009

One Million Downloads For Uow's Research Online, Kate Mcilwain, Michael K. Organ, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

UOW’s open access research repository, Research Online, has reached one million full text article downloads since the site went live in 2006. Research Online allows anyone to download papers and articles by UOW academics, including student theses and research papers from a wide range of areas. Manager of Repository Services, Michael Organ said the millionth download is quite a landmark for the university. “One million downloads is a lot of people accessing our papers,” he said. The millionth paper to be accessed was a 2006 conference paper by Faculty of Informatics academics Katina Michael, A. McNamee and MG Michael ...


Facilitating Staff And Student Engagement With Graduate Attribute Development, Assessment And Standards In Business Faculties, Tracy Taylor, Darrall G. Thompson, Lucille Clements, Lynette Simpson, Andrew Paltridge, Marty Fletcher, Mark Freeman, Lesley Treleaven, Fiona Rohde, Romy Lawson Jan 2009

Facilitating Staff And Student Engagement With Graduate Attribute Development, Assessment And Standards In Business Faculties, Tracy Taylor, Darrall G. Thompson, Lucille Clements, Lynette Simpson, Andrew Paltridge, Marty Fletcher, Mark Freeman, Lesley Treleaven, Fiona Rohde, Romy Lawson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Executive Summary The aim of the project was to promote and support strategic change in advancing graduate attribute development in Business education through engagement of staff and students with learning and assessment processes that embed graduate attribute development. The focus on graduate attributes currently is of upmost importance as Australian Business schools obtain, or seek to attain, international accreditation such as AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The quality assurance process of AACSB requires each degree program1 to specify learning goals, and demonstrate a student's achievement of these learning goals. The participating institutions had all achieved initial ...


The Competition For Industry Research Funding: How Satisfied Are University Commercial Research Clients?, Troy Coyle Jan 2009

The Competition For Industry Research Funding: How Satisfied Are University Commercial Research Clients?, Troy Coyle

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Constrained public funding for universities and the emphasis placed on university-industry interactions mean that universities are increasingly required to compete for industrial funds for research. This in turn means that universities need to develop a customer service culture in order to be competitive and attractive to industry. Many studies examine industry-university relationships, their importance and ways to improve interactions but publications examining customer service quality in the context of the provision of university research services or technology transfer services to industry are lacking. This article recommends a modified SERVQUAL (service quality survey instrument) approach and the survey results identify several ...


The Korean Government’S Electronic Record Management Reform : The Promise And Perils Of Digital Democratization, K. R. Lee, Kwang-Suk Lee Jan 2009

The Korean Government’S Electronic Record Management Reform : The Promise And Perils Of Digital Democratization, K. R. Lee, Kwang-Suk Lee

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Recently, the Korean government instituted a reform in its archives with the goal of increasing transparency in government and meeting the challenges of the new digital environment in records management. President Roh's administration focused on a “process and system” reform through a shift from paper-based records management to electronic records management. The E-jiwon task management system of the Office of the President, invented by President Roh himself, served as the archetype for the reform. This study explores and critiques the administration's choice of a “process and system” reform over institutional reform, examines the legal framework used to enact ...


A Final Flowering Of The Developmental State : The It Policy Experiment Of The Korean Information Infrastructure, 1995-2005, Kwang-Suk Lee Jan 2009

A Final Flowering Of The Developmental State : The It Policy Experiment Of The Korean Information Infrastructure, 1995-2005, Kwang-Suk Lee

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In contrast to the private-led initiative typified by the US Information Superhighway project in the early 90s, the Korean government was in the forefront of directing the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project (1995–2005), which was aimed at building a nationwide broadband backbone network. This study first looks at how the developmental mechanism of Korea during the KII project signifies the weaker status of the civilian government of the 90s. This study then shows how in the KII project, the government served primarily as a moderator mediating conflicts between the private sector and the relevant public agencies. To describe the ...


The Electronic Fabric Of Resistance : A Constructive Network Of Online Users And Activists Challenging A Rigid Copyright Regime, Kwang-Suk Lee Jan 2009

The Electronic Fabric Of Resistance : A Constructive Network Of Online Users And Activists Challenging A Rigid Copyright Regime, Kwang-Suk Lee

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The study examines the autonomous activities of South Korea’s Internet users to counter the new intellectual property (IP) regime, specifically, how Internet users and civil rights groups joined together early in 2005 to construct a widespread network of resistance against the 2004 Copyright Act, and how the two camps interacted with each other. During the first quarter of 2005, Internet users’ counter-activities to the copyright law were spontaneous and voluntarily interconnected to each other without any help from the civil rights movement. The users’ activities sprang spontaneously from anger that the government’s IP regime would deprive them of ...


Brave New World: Myth And Migration In Recent Asian-Australian Picture Books, Wenche Ommundsen Jan 2009

Brave New World: Myth And Migration In Recent Asian-Australian Picture Books, Wenche Ommundsen

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From Exodus to the American Dream, from Terra Nullius to the Yellow Peril to multicultural harmony, migration has provided a rich source of myth throughout human history. It engenders dreams, fears and memories in both migrant and resident populations; giving rise to hope for a new start and a bright future, feelings of exile and alienation, nostalgia for lost homelands, dreams of belonging and entitlement, fears of invasion, dispossession and cultural extinction. It has inspired artists and writers from the time of the Ancient Testament to the contemporary age of globalisation and mass migration and it has exercised the minds ...


The Stolen Generations, Michael Jacklin Jan 2009

The Stolen Generations, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Since the coming of the Europeans, Australia’s ecosystems have been challenged by exotic, introduced species which, once established, quickly spread and threaten both native species and environmental balance. Jim Bloke, the first-person narrator of Bruce Pascoe’s new novel, is unaware of the most recent of these biotic challenges – abalone virus ganglioneuritis or AVG – when chance brings him into the small East Gippsland town of Nullakarn. Soon after settling in at the local pub – before he’s got the foam off the top of his third beer – he’s been offered a place on the local footy team and ...


Leeching Bataille: Peer-To-Peer Potlatch And The Acephalic Response, Andrew Whelan Jan 2009

Leeching Bataille: Peer-To-Peer Potlatch And The Acephalic Response, Andrew Whelan

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

the states of excitation … the illogical and irresistible impulse to reject material or moral goods that it would have been possible to utilize rationally (in conformity with the balancing of accounts). Connected to the losses that are realized in this way … is the creation of unproductive values; the most absurd of these values, and the one that makes people the most rapacious, is glory. Made complete through degradation, glory, appearing in a sometimes sinister and sometimes brilliant form, has never ceased to dominate social existence; it is impossible to attempt to do anything without it (Bataille 1985: 128-129).


Governing Pets And Their Humans: Dogs And Companion Animals In Nsw, 1966-98, Fiona Borthwick Jan 2009

Governing Pets And Their Humans: Dogs And Companion Animals In Nsw, 1966-98, Fiona Borthwick

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Over approximately the last century, the major pieces of legislation that govern pets and their humans in New South Wales have been the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), the Dog and Goat Act 1898, the Dog Act 1966 and the Companion Animal Act 1998. Using a governmentality-based methodology, this article reveals that the changes in the regulation of dogs from the Dog Act 1966 to the Companion Animal Act 1998 show a shift from controlling dogs to governing dog owners.


Utopias Of Violence: Pierce's Knights Of Tortall And The Contemporary Heroic, Anne L. Melano Jan 2009

Utopias Of Violence: Pierce's Knights Of Tortall And The Contemporary Heroic, Anne L. Melano

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Within each of the heroic genres there lies a further possibility, less often explored; that of a society of heroes - in its ideal form, an heroic utopia. Medievalist fantasy works are a particularly rich source of idealised heroic societies. Despite their considerable popularity, leading medievalist fantasy works have been dismissed as reactionary, consolatory or promulgating a masculinist monomyth. The idealised heroic in Pierce's Protector of the Small quartet draws heavily on earlier heroic and medievalist traditions and yet presents contemporary concerns. The novels are set within a male-dominated society while depicting women and girls in powerful, society-changing roles. It ...


Sizing Up Culture: The Spirit, The Flesh And The Body Mass Index, George Matheson Jan 2009

Sizing Up Culture: The Spirit, The Flesh And The Body Mass Index, George Matheson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

As a concept in the human sciences, ‘culture’ is a many-splendored thing. This paper nevertheless argues for a broadening of the significations of the word in sociological and related discourses from the now typical focus on symbols, language, art et cetera to the general idea of cultivation, of directing and guiding processes of life, growth and development on whatever scale. Such usage would be consistent with both the history of the word and its contemporary uses in other disciplinary contexts. These speculations are illustrated with reference to some North American telephone survey data on people’s self-reported heights and weights ...


Chinese Culture Cures: Ouyang Yu's Representation And Resolution Of The Immigrant Syndrome In The Eastern Slope Chronicle, Dan Huang Jan 2009

Chinese Culture Cures: Ouyang Yu's Representation And Resolution Of The Immigrant Syndrome In The Eastern Slope Chronicle, Dan Huang

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

ASIAN AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE HAS GROWN PROSPEROUS since Australia opened its door to Asian immigrants, as evidenced by the emergence of Asian Australian writers like Brian Castro, Lilian Ng, Lau Siew Mei, Beth Yahp, Hsu-Ming Teo, and so on. The Chinese diasporic writers from the various parts of Asia tell their hometown stories and share their migrant experience in their host countries. Ouyang Yu, a bilingual writer from mainland China “is perhaps the most indecorous writer currently at work today” (Birns 194). Ouyang Yu came to Australia in 1991 as an international student to do his Ph.D. research on the ...


Closure Through Mock-Disclosure In Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park, Jennifer Phillips Jan 2009

Closure Through Mock-Disclosure In Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park, Jennifer Phillips

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In a 1999 interview with the online magazine The AV Club, a subsidiary of satirical news website, The Onion, Bret Easton Ellis claimed: “I’ve never written a single scene that I can say took place, I’ve never written a line of dialogue that I’ve heard someone say or that I have said” (qtd. in Klein).

Ten years later, in the same magazine, Ellis was reminded of this quote and asked why most of his novels have been perceived as veiled autobiographies.


Click Or Clique? Using Educational Technology To Address Students' Anxieties About Peer Evaluation, Ruth Walker, Graham C. Barwell Jan 2009

Click Or Clique? Using Educational Technology To Address Students' Anxieties About Peer Evaluation, Ruth Walker, Graham C. Barwell

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Peer bias is recognised as a primary factor in negative student perceptions of peer assessment strategies. This study trialled the use of classroom response systems, widely known as clickers, in small seminar classes in order to actively engage students in their subject’s assessment process while providing the anonymity that would lessen the impact of peer pressure. Focus group reflection on the students’ impressions of the peer evaluation process, the use of clickers, and their anxieties about potential peer bias were analysed in the light of the results of teacher and class evaluations of each individual student presentation. The findings ...


Building Employability Skills In Ict Master Coursework Curriculum, Fazel Naghdy, Alison Hayes, Emily Purser Jan 2009

Building Employability Skills In Ict Master Coursework Curriculum, Fazel Naghdy, Alison Hayes, Emily Purser

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Development and delivery of a subject called Employability Skills and ICT Workplace Practice, targeted at international students taking Masters of Engineering Studies is reported. Almost all of the students are international with a desire to stay and work in Australia. In practice however, seeking professional employment in Australia has proved quite challenging for many of these students. A study conducted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry identifies certain ‘soft skills’ in demand by employers. These include: initiative, communication, teamwork, technology, problem solving, self-management and planning. The learning objectives of the subject are designed to further develop and enhance ...


Thermoregulatory Adaptation In Humans And Its Modifying Factors, Narihiko Kondo, Nigel A.S. Taylor, Manabu Shibasaki, Ken Aoki, Ahmad M. Che Muhamed Jan 2009

Thermoregulatory Adaptation In Humans And Its Modifying Factors, Narihiko Kondo, Nigel A.S. Taylor, Manabu Shibasaki, Ken Aoki, Ahmad M. Che Muhamed

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

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Book Review - George Irvin, Super Rich: The Rise Of Inequality In Britain And The United States, Anthony Ashbolt Jan 2009

Book Review - George Irvin, Super Rich: The Rise Of Inequality In Britain And The United States, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In a splendid essay in The London Review of Books (11 September, 2008), Ross McKibbon took the hatchet to New Labour. He expressed particular distaste for the ‘democracy of manners’ that has made Britain resemble Australian and American society. This democracy of manners is, of course, all surface egalitarianism concealing profound inequality. He bemoaned ‘the moral exclusion of those who were once considered part of Labour’s constituency – the social underdogs’ (p. 22). The government, in particular, sidelined young working class men, portraying them as outside ‘the sphere of moral worth’. McKibbon acknowledged that Britain ‘is a very much more ...


Peer Assessment Of Oral Presentations Using Clickers: The Student Experience, Graham Barwell, Ruth Walker Jan 2009

Peer Assessment Of Oral Presentations Using Clickers: The Student Experience, Graham Barwell, Ruth Walker

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper reports student reactions to the use of a personal response system (clickers) to provide peer assessment. Trials were conducted in three upper level seminar classes in two different subjects in an Arts Faculty, where students were required to give individual in-class presentations as part of their assessable work. Class members assessed the presenters using criteria based on those used by the tutor, but modified to make them appropriate for student use. At the end of the session some students in the trials discussed their experiences in focus groups. The comments of those focus group participants are analysed to ...


Multicultural Literature In Australia And The Austlit Database, Michael Jacklin Jan 2009

Multicultural Literature In Australia And The Austlit Database, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Did you know that among the earliest of Australia’s multicultural writers is the Spanish-born Rudesindo Salvado, whose memoir, Memorie Storiche dell'Australia, was published in Italy in 1851? Salvado’s book, though perhaps not well-known, is held in its English translation by at least fifty Australian libraries. Better known is The Eureka Stockade, published in Melbourne in 1855 by Italian-born Raffaelo Carboni, another of Australia’s multicultural writers. The AustLit database’s Australian Multicultural Writers subset (http://www.austlit.edu.au/ specialistDatasets/MW) lists more than 3 000 writers who have identified as having cultural backgrounds other than Anglo- ...


'The Transnational Turn In Australian Literary Studies, Michael Jacklin Jan 2009

'The Transnational Turn In Australian Literary Studies, Michael Jacklin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

A significant number of critical and analytical articles by leading scholars in Australian literary studies have recently drawn attention to the transnational dimensions of the discipline. Amongst these calls for the internationalising of Australian literary studies, however, multicultural literature appears to have been given short shrift. This article traces the mainstream enthusiasm for transnational research, notes the work of critics who have identified aspects of multicultural literature that have been overlooked in Australia, and then provides examples of two further areas of transnational literary production that have been critically neglected. The journal Kalimat which published in Arabic and English and ...


Buddhist Visions Of Transculturalism: Picturing Miyazawa Kenji's 'Yamanashi' (Wild Pear), Helen Kilpatrick Jan 2009

Buddhist Visions Of Transculturalism: Picturing Miyazawa Kenji's 'Yamanashi' (Wild Pear), Helen Kilpatrick

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This paper analyses the interaction between the 1920s narrative of Yamanashi by Miyazawa Kenji and two sets of contemporary accompanying images. Both books challenge centrist ideologies and nationalist Nihonjinron theories of a homogeneous Japan that arose after WorldWar II. Kobayashi Toshiya’s (1985) more representational rendering of the story’s Buddhist significance of co-existence within nature provides the basis for comparison with the minimalist artwork of Kim Tschang Yeul (1984). While Kobayashi’s multiple viewing perspectives demonstrate how a non-Buddhist like fear of death can be transcended in an underwater microcosm, Kim’s non-replicatory rendering of the story extends this ...


Challenges Of The Large Survey Subject: Teaching And Learning How To Read History, Georgine W. Clarsen Jan 2009

Challenges Of The Large Survey Subject: Teaching And Learning How To Read History, Georgine W. Clarsen

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The large survey subject is a challenge to all humanities, but many of the problems it poses are specific to each discipline. This paper tracks the difficulties of teaching a first year university history subject, as class sizes increase and the traditional tutorial delivery mode is under pressure through fiscal constraints and administrative policy. It utilises the emerging literature on teaching and learning history, History SoTL, which reflects a new interest in disciplinary-specific pedagogical practices. This paper outlines the moves I have made - in keeping with the recent historiographical emphasis on developing students' historical consciousness, rather than simply expecting students ...


Considering The Work Of Martin Nakata's "Cultural Interface": A Reflection On Theory And Practice By A Non-Indigenous Academic, Colleen Mcgloin Jan 2009

Considering The Work Of Martin Nakata's "Cultural Interface": A Reflection On Theory And Practice By A Non-Indigenous Academic, Colleen Mcgloin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This is a reflective paper that explores Martin Nakata's work as a basis for understanding the possibilities and restrictions of non-Indigenous academics working in Indigenous studies. The paper engages with Nakata's work at the level of praxis. It contends that Nakata's work provides non-Indigenous teachers of Indigenous studies a framework for understanding their role, their potential, and limitations within the power relations that comprise the "cultural interface". The paper also engages with Nakata's approach to Indigenous research through his "Indigenous standpoint theory". This work emerges from the experiential and conceptual, and from a commitment to teaching ...


Re-Presenting Urban Aboriginal Identities: Self-Representation In "Children Of The Sun", Colleen Mcgloin, Bronwyn Lumby Jan 2009

Re-Presenting Urban Aboriginal Identities: Self-Representation In "Children Of The Sun", Colleen Mcgloin, Bronwyn Lumby

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Teaching Aboriginal Studies to a diverse student cohort presents challenges in the pursuit of developing a critical pedagogy. In this paper, we present Children of the Sun, a local film made by Indigenous Youth in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, New South Wales. We outline the film's genesis and its utilisation in our praxis. The film is a useful resource in the teaching of urban Aboriginal identity to primarily non-Indigenous students in the discipline of Aboriginal Studies. It contributes to the development of critical thinking, and our own critical practice as educators and offers a starting point to ...


Digital Games Distribution: The Presence Of The Past And The Future Of Obsolescence, Christopher L. Moore Jan 2009

Digital Games Distribution: The Presence Of The Past And The Future Of Obsolescence, Christopher L. Moore

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

A common criticism of the rhythm video games genre — including series like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, is that playing musical simulation games is a waste of time when you could be playing an actual guitar and learning a real skill. A more serious criticism of games cultures draws attention to the degree of e-waste they produce. E-waste or electronic waste includes mobiles phones, computers, televisions and other electronic devices, containing toxic chemicals and metals whose landfill, recycling and salvaging all produce distinct environmental and social problems. The e-waste produced by games like Guitar Hero is obvious in the regular ...


The Evolution Of 'Malay' Labour Activism, 1870-1947: Protest Among Pearling Crews In Dutch East Indies-Australian Waters, Julia T. Martinez Jan 2009

The Evolution Of 'Malay' Labour Activism, 1870-1947: Protest Among Pearling Crews In Dutch East Indies-Australian Waters, Julia T. Martinez

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The history of Indonesian labour activism as seen from an Australianperspective is best known in the context of World War Two when the presenceof Asian seamen in Australia sparked a flourish of internationalism and anticolonialprotest under the umbrella organization of the Seamen's Union ofAustralia. But the story of Malay maritime worker protest has a deeper history,reaching back to the early years of the pearl-shelling and trepang industrieswhen Malay workers from the Dutch East Indies were brought to work off thenorthern Australian coast. Before the advent of a seamen's union, these workersfaced harsh working conditions and had little ...