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The Lives And Deaths Of Flora Mac-Ivor And Rose Bradwardine: Romance And Reality In Sir Walter Scott's Waverley, Monica D. Allen Mar 2016

The Lives And Deaths Of Flora Mac-Ivor And Rose Bradwardine: Romance And Reality In Sir Walter Scott's Waverley, Monica D. Allen

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In Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley, Scott presents the problem of romance versus reality. He does this by personifying romance and reality through Flora Mac Ivor and Rose Bradwardine. Flora, with her passion, represents romance. While Rose, a more mellow character, represents reality. Waverley finds that he must choose between them. Rose is a “kindred spirit” to him, while Flora resembles “one of his daydreams.” They embody these ideas through a physical location. Flora’s location is the romantic Scottish Highlands, and Rose’s location is simply her father’s home. Besides location, the figurative deaths of Flora and Rose ...


"Good Relationships Mean Good Lives": Warrior-Survivor Identity/Ies In David Alexander Robertson's 7 Generations, Debra L. Dudek Jan 2016

"Good Relationships Mean Good Lives": Warrior-Survivor Identity/Ies In David Alexander Robertson's 7 Generations, Debra L. Dudek

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

David Alexander Robertson's graphic novel 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga,illustrated by Scott B. Henderson,moves backwards and forwards through and overlaps time in order to connect remembered stories and current experiences to Indigenous identities in Canada. This graphic novel,rendered in colour,was first published as four individual black-and-white comics with coloured covers: Stone,Scars,Ends/ Begins,and The Pact. The series follows the protagonist,Edwin,as he listens to the stories his mother and father tell him about his Plains Cree ancestors and family in order to help him heal after his attempted suicide. Although the ...


Translated Lives In Australian 'Crónicas', Michael R. Jacklin Jan 2016

Translated Lives In Australian 'Crónicas', Michael R. Jacklin

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The genre of writing known as crónicas throughout the Spanish-speaking world has been described by Mexican novelist and cronista Juan Villoro as "the platypus of prose". These short, column-length prose pieces published regularly in newspapers and magazines in Spanish America and in Spain may take the form of an essay, narrative, reportage or opinion piece or any combinations of these. Villoro's comparison of the crónica with the odd looking, egg-laying, Australian monotreme underscores the hybrid nature of the genre, which, like the platypus, appears to be both one thing and another: both fact and fiction, real and imagined, serious ...


Well-Connected Indigenous Kids Keen To Tap New Ways To Save Lives, Bronwyn Carlson Jan 2014

Well-Connected Indigenous Kids Keen To Tap New Ways To Save Lives, Bronwyn Carlson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories does the PM need to hear while he’s in the Top End?

Two things are part of the everyday reality of life for many Australian kids, teens and 20-somethings. One is their avid use of social media to connect with friends and share their feelings via status updates, spending hours glued to their mobile phones. But, sadly, too often the other everyday reality is ...


Another Titanic Change Is Needed To Save More Lives At Sea, Clive Schofield, John Mansell Jan 2014

Another Titanic Change Is Needed To Save More Lives At Sea, Clive Schofield, John Mansell

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago? Surprisingly, not much. Only this April the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized claiming 288 lives so far, many high school students.


Theatrical Jurisprudence And The Imaginary Lives Of Law In Pre-1945 Australia, Marett Leiboff Jan 2014

Theatrical Jurisprudence And The Imaginary Lives Of Law In Pre-1945 Australia, Marett Leiboff

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

If there is anything like an imagined pre-1945 past in Australia, it is one steeped in an Anglophone legal ascendancy. But this is an imaginary past in so many ways. Non-British Europeans came to Australia long before 1945. These earlier Europeans were marked by differences of voice and face, but were eager British subjects, as likely to actively take advantage of law as they were to be subjected to its strictures. By theatricalising their ordinary and extraordinary legal lives through archive and memory, we are reminded that there is more to law of the South than formal accounts which have ...


Saving Lives Or Raising Revenue: Analysing Media Coverage Of The Alcopops Tax In Light Of The Evidence On Its Effects, Sandra C. Jones, Laura Robinson Jan 2011

Saving Lives Or Raising Revenue: Analysing Media Coverage Of The Alcopops Tax In Light Of The Evidence On Its Effects, Sandra C. Jones, Laura Robinson

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The Australian Government increased the tax on ready-to-drink (RTD) alcohol beverages in 2008, in order to address concerns about increasing alcohol consumption among young people. This decision resulted in significant debate and discussion in the media, and in academic circles. The aim of the current study was to examine media coverage of the debate – and particularly the arguments posed in favour of and against the tax – now that we have objective evidence of its impact. We find that business owners and industry groups were vocal in the media, raising a number of arguments in opposition to the tax; and that ...


How To Be A Girl: Mainstream Media Portrayals Of Transgendered Lives In Japan, Vera C. Mackie Jan 2008

How To Be A Girl: Mainstream Media Portrayals Of Transgendered Lives In Japan, Vera C. Mackie

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Just before the turn of the twenty-first century changes to Japanese laws concerning the modification of reproductive capacity resulted in the removal of some legal barriers to the surgical modification of sexed bodies. These operations are variously known as "sex change", " sex adjustment", or "sex reassignment" , operations. Medical facilities that perform such surgery usually do so ony after the client has spent a substantial period of time living as a member of the gender they wish to acquire. Now there is a significant number of individuals in Japan who have undergone such surgery or are planning to do so.


Japanese Government Policy And The Reality Of The Lives Of The Zanryu Fujin, Rowena Ward Jan 2006

Japanese Government Policy And The Reality Of The Lives Of The Zanryu Fujin, Rowena Ward

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The zanryu fujin, (or stranded war wives) are former Japanese female emigrants to Manchuria who, for various reasons, remained in China at the end of World War Two. They were for a long time the forgotten members of Japan's imperialist past. The reasons why the women did not undergo repatriation during the years up to 1958, when large numbers of the former colonial emigrants returned to Japan, are varied, but in many cases, their 'Chinese' families played some part. The stories of survival by these women during the period immediately after the entry of Russia into the Pacific War ...


"Kissing The Noose Of Australian Democracy": Misplaced Faiths And Displaced Lives Converse Over Australia's Rising Fences, Gay Breyley Jan 2003

"Kissing The Noose Of Australian Democracy": Misplaced Faiths And Displaced Lives Converse Over Australia's Rising Fences, Gay Breyley

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

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