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Finding The Centre: 'English' Poetry After Empire, Mark Williams, Alan Riach Sep 2017

Finding The Centre: 'English' Poetry After Empire, Mark Williams, Alan Riach

Kunapipi

The Australian poet Les Murray has talked about 'the dreadful tyranny where only certain privileged places are regarded as the centre and the rest are provincial and nothing good can be expected to come out of them. I figure the centre is everyv/here. It goes with the discovery that the planet is round, not flat. Every point on a sphere is the centre. It seems to be a corollary of the discovery of the roundness of the world that people haven't taken seriously yet'.


'Perfecting The Monologue Of Silence': An Interview With Louis Nowra, Gerry Turcotte Aug 2017

'Perfecting The Monologue Of Silence': An Interview With Louis Nowra, Gerry Turcotte

Kunapipi

Louis, for the benefit of those who may not know your work, I wonder if you could discuss how you started writing, and whether playwrighting was always your major interest?


Daisy Miller Down Under: The Old World/New World Paradigm In Barbara Hanrahan, Joan Kirkby Jul 2017

Daisy Miller Down Under: The Old World/New World Paradigm In Barbara Hanrahan, Joan Kirkby

Kunapipi

Barbara Hanrahan might well be considered to be to the Australian psyche what Nathaniel Hawthorne is to the American. Both are at times Gothic writers, given to explorations of the power of the imagination, the position of women and the effect of the Old World on the New World psyche. The historical impulse in Hanrahan's fiction has been made explicit in the epigraph to the most recently published novel Annie Magdalene:


The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma Apr 2017

The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma

RadioDoc Review

This article examines what the relationship between audio drama and radio drama might illuminate about both forms. Drawing on some 40 podcasts and other audio forms that take a serial structure, I explore the rise of audio drama podcasts since 2015 and situate them in both a more recent historical context since the late 1990s and in a broader history stretching back to the first Golden Age of radio. By listening closely to key works on Serendipity, Homecoming and other podcasts, I argue that contemporary audio has profound potential to change both how we listen and how we relate to ...


Australia And The Secretive Exploitation Of The Chatham Islands To 1842, Andre D. Brett Jan 2017

Australia And The Secretive Exploitation Of The Chatham Islands To 1842, Andre D. Brett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The European discovery of the Chatham Islands in 1791 resulted in significant consequences for its indigenous Moriori people. The colonial Australian influence on the Chathams has received little scholarly attention. This article argues that the young colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land led the exploitation of the archipelago before its annexation to New Zealand in 1842. The Chathams became a secretive outpost of the colonial economy, especially the sealing trade. Colonial careering transformed the islands: environmental destruction accompanied economic exploitation, with deleterious results for the Moriori. When two Māori iwi (tribes) from New Zealand's North ...


Indigenous Memes And The Invention Of A People, Ryan Frazer, Bronwyn Carlson Jan 2017

Indigenous Memes And The Invention Of A People, Ryan Frazer, Bronwyn Carlson

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Scholars have become increasingly interested in the political work of Internet memes. While this research has delivered critical insights into how memes are implicated in both progressive and reactionary politics, there endures a lack of critical work on the ways in which Indigenous people engage with memes to deconstruct colonial power relations and produce alternative political arrangements. This article offers a reading of a set of memes produced and published by Australian Aboriginal activist Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution. We consider the ways in which memes are entangled in the achievement of an anti-colonial politics. More specifically, drawing Deleuze and Guattari ...


'Don't Fix What Ain't Broke': Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Men's Shed In Inner-Regional Australia, Andrea Waling, David L. Fildes Jan 2017

'Don't Fix What Ain't Broke': Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Men's Shed In Inner-Regional Australia, Andrea Waling, David L. Fildes

Australian Health Services Research Institute

Men's Sheds and similar community programmes are known to encourage help-seeking behaviour and thus improve the health and well-being outcomes for the men who attend. This paper investigates this issue through a community needs assessment of a Men's Shed programme in inner-regional Australia. The immediate purpose of this research was to help direct future funding initiatives, and provide recommendations for potential changes and improvements to the programme. A community-level needs assessment is a systematic process used to determine and address gaps or needs between current and desired conditions within a particular community. We sought to explore how particular ...