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The National And The Transnational In British Anti-Suffragists’ Views Of Australian Women Voters, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa Dec 2013

The National And The Transnational In British Anti-Suffragists’ Views Of Australian Women Voters, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The issue of woman suffrage, and the unevenness of its development worldwide, provoked much heated discussion in the early twentieth century. In Britain women were campaigning – often violently – for the vote, while in the antipodes women already had at least the national vote. This paper looks at national and transnational aspects of this debate as it was played out in the pages of the British Anti-Suffrage Review. It looks at how conservatives in the British metropole were compelled to articulate, even reformulate, their sense of national and imperial identity in light of the existence of the Australian woman voter. It ...


Actor Training Across Cultures: The Interplace In Actor Training (Keynote Address - Apb Forum), Janys Hayes Sep 2013

Actor Training Across Cultures: The Interplace In Actor Training (Keynote Address - Apb Forum), Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

A friend recently told me that he taught a condensed course in Acting at the Australian Film and Television School, in Sydney, specifically designed for film directors in which he introduced film directors to 12 differing methods of actor training. The methods ranged over Russian techniques, Japanese techniques, a Brazilian method and several American methods. Yes. There is a multitude of actor training methods and if one searches historically there are even more to be found from the past.


Crossing Cultures: A Vietnamese Experience, Janys Hayes Jul 2013

Crossing Cultures: A Vietnamese Experience, Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Intercultural theatrical performances, groups and workshops are not unusual events in Ho Chi Minh City despite an artistic environment still highly censored by government intervention. Performance collaborations between international theatre artists and Vietnamese practitioners have been facilitated through policies promoting international ‘educational’ exchange projects. In November 2011, I was invited to Ho Chi Minh City, by Australian-trained theatre director Le Quy Duong to lead a 10-day theatrical workshop, introducing western theatrical training techniques to his students. The LeQuyDuong Company is a festival events company, working across Vietnamese provinces to produce large-scale festival performance works. The nature and extent of my ...


Blog: Petty Politics Overshadows Policy, Anthony Ashbolt Jun 2013

Blog: Petty Politics Overshadows Policy, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The coming federal election is already highlighting aspects of Australian politics that are cause for concern. The "mock menu" (which initially was thought to be for a Liberal Party fundraising dinner) with its vulgar and demeaning reference to our Prime Minister is not only ample confirmation of Julia Gillard’s argument about misogyny but also a further signal of the decline of civility in Australian political life. When school children see it as somehow natural to throw sandwiches at the Prime Minister, we can sense this decline vividly. The media are partly responsible for this, whipping up hysteria around all ...


A More Meaningful Developed Nation By 2020, Eric Loo Mar 2013

A More Meaningful Developed Nation By 2020, Eric Loo

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

WHERE you from? Where you go?" cab drivers often ask. Depending on which departure city in Asia and who is asking, I would say Malaysia or Australia. Australia is beyond their affordability. Too far and expensive, they say. Malaysia, however, usually strikes a sense of cultural affinity and wonder.

Many have heard of our mega malls, the Petronas Twin Towers, Putrajaya and work opportunities. "Very rich country," they say, comparing their 10-hour six-day week toiling away in the madness of their clogged-up streets and polluted cities to places like Kuala Lumpur.


Crossover Cinema: A Conceptual And Genealogical Overview, Sukhmani Khorana Jan 2013

Crossover Cinema: A Conceptual And Genealogical Overview, Sukhmani Khorana

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In this collection, the term crossover cinema is used to encapsulate an emerging form of cinema that crosses cultural borders at the stage of conceptualization and production and hence manifests a hybrid cinematic grammar at the textual level, as well as crossing over in terms of its distribution and reception. It argues for the importance of distinguishing between crossover cinema and transnational cinema. While the latter label has been important in enabling the recognition and consideration of the impact of post–World War II migration and globalization on film practice and scholarship, and while it constituted a significant advance on ...


Intimate Disavowal: Turning Away From Technological Media Art, Brogan Bunt Jan 2013

Intimate Disavowal: Turning Away From Technological Media Art, Brogan Bunt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper describes a personal turn away from technological media art towards modes of practice that involve walking based interaction with the local environment. However, rather than stressing areas of difference, I consider points of unexpected continuity. The key association hinges on a common concern with dimensions of mediation. Within this context, I argue for a broader conception of mediation that is not restricted to technological media, but that can also incorporate our complex relation to aspects of lived immediacy.


Nam June Paik, Cybernetics And Machines At Play, Susan (Su) Ballard Jan 2013

Nam June Paik, Cybernetics And Machines At Play, Susan (Su) Ballard

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Nam June Paik’s playful, imperfect and often ambiguous use of cybernetics has left an important legacy for contemporary media art. Paik’s works demonstrate that it is essential to temper aesthetics with ethics in order to question the utopian dreams of the very materials electronic artists work with. Paik’s works also suggest a new way to think about the machine in art. This paper focuses on the impacts of communication and control in the machine (and subsequently the network) in Paik’s Robot K- 456 and suggests a reconceptualization of Paik’s cybernetic machine as a machinic process ...


Complicating The Complex: China's Adiz, Lowell Bautista, Julio Amador Iii Jan 2013

Complicating The Complex: China's Adiz, Lowell Bautista, Julio Amador Iii

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In a move that further escalated tension in the region, China’s announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, elicited strong protests from the United States, Japan, and South Korea. The Chinese ADIZ includes airspace over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands claimed by both China and Japan and requires that aircraft entering its ADIZ must report flight information to Chinese authorities, otherwise, “China’s armed forces will adopt defensive emergency measures to respond to aircraft that do not cooperate in the identification or refuse to follow the instructions.” These measures are clearly provocative, contrary to ...


Pre-Socratic Media Theory, Brogan S. Bunt Jan 2013

Pre-Socratic Media Theory, Brogan S. Bunt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Drawing inspiration from Siegfried Zielinski’s ground-breaking study of media archaeology, Deep Time of the Media, this paper explores the potential for pre-Socratic philosophy to provide a model for alternative conceptions of mediation within contemporary media art. It argues that pre-Socratic philosophy develops notions of mediation that extend beyond the contemporary focus on technical media. In their exploration of fundamental dynamic principles within nature and in their sensitivity to the uncertain relation between truth, appearance and finite human understanding, they suggest diverse conceptions of mediation that have continuing critical and creative relevance.


Implementing The Rule Of Law For Nature In The Global Marine Commons: Developing Environmental Assessment Frameworks, Robin M. Warner Jan 2013

Implementing The Rule Of Law For Nature In The Global Marine Commons: Developing Environmental Assessment Frameworks, Robin M. Warner

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The anthropocene era has brought with it increased threats to the biodiversity of the world’s oceans. Until the latter half of the twentieth century, human use of the oceans beyond a narrow coastal belt was largely confined to navigation, fishing, whaling and from the mid nineteenth century, the laying of submarine cables and pipelines. With the development of the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone, coastal States have extended their jurisdictional reach to a wider offshore domain for purposes such as resource exploitation, marine scientific research and the generation of energy from wind and waves. Other developments such ...


Gesture In Actor Training: Embodied Partial Narratives, Janys Hayes Jan 2013

Gesture In Actor Training: Embodied Partial Narratives, Janys Hayes

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper seeks to integrate research from both cognitive science as well as phenomenology to explore the ways in which gesture and language interact in intentional action. My aim in this research is directed towards actor training and the use of gesture in naturalism. By sharing research from developmental psycholinguists the role of gestures in the training of actors can be examined more closely and it may be possible to elucidate modes within actor-training that enhance subtle and in-depth performed communication


Pastel De Tentugal: Serendipity Or Cultural Syncretism?, Paula Arvela Jan 2013

Pastel De Tentugal: Serendipity Or Cultural Syncretism?, Paula Arvela

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Pastel de Tentugal, a wrapped sweet pastry and a popular item of the traditional Doçaria Conventual Portuguesa, is simultaneously a food and an item of cultural history.1 As a food, the cigar-shaped pastry constitutes a distinctive item of confectionary. It exhibits most of the culinary attributes that seem mandatory in sweet-making – balanced symmetric shape with perfect texture, colour and flavour. Pastel de Tentugal strikes a flawless balance between visual structure and the gustatory experience, with its multilayered crispy wrapping enclosing a filling that teases the taste buds and senses. One bite breaks through the crunchy, delicate wrapping to expose ...


The Use Of Gis And Geospatial Technologies In Support Of Coastal Zones Management-Results Of An International Survey, Rodolphe Devillers, Debora M. De Freitas Jan 2013

The Use Of Gis And Geospatial Technologies In Support Of Coastal Zones Management-Results Of An International Survey, Rodolphe Devillers, Debora M. De Freitas

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper reports on the results of an international survey looking at the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other geospatial technologies in support of coastal zones management. The survey, conducted in fall 2012, was answered by 328 respondents coming from 59 different countries. It aimed at assessing the proportion of people using such technologies, identifying which specific technologies are used, how often they are used, what they are used for, etc. A set of questions also asked more specifically about the potential of using volunteered geographic information (VGI) in the context of coastal zones management. Results indicate that ...


Desirable Or Dysfunctional? Family In Recent Indian English-Language Fiction, Paul Sharrad Jan 2013

Desirable Or Dysfunctional? Family In Recent Indian English-Language Fiction, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Meenakshi Mukherjee, in the period when Commonwealth Literature was attempting to establish the difference of national cultures from a British canon, pointed to the perception of early Indian novelists that South Asian family structures mitigated against working in a form based around individual characters (7-9). Where arranged marriage, the greater importance of the extended family unit, and caste affiliations had more social force, stories and their resolutions would have to look different from those of Hardy, Eliot or Henry James. If we think of the world of Austen, this is evidently a difference of degree rather than an absolute distinction ...


Contemporaneous Traditions: The World In Indigenous Art/Indigenous Art In The World, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2013

Contemporaneous Traditions: The World In Indigenous Art/Indigenous Art In The World, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In the 1980s postmodernism’s retro culture was widely diagnosed as the endgame of modernism. Some suggested that a bigger endgame was in play. Hal Foster glimpsed the end of a ruling civilisation: ‘a moment when the West, its limit apparently broached by an all but global capital, has begun to recycle its own historical episodes’.2 By the end of the century the West’s cultural hegemony did indeed seem over. From about 1990 global capital began delivering a completely deterritorialised contemporary art practice. Even Indigenous art, previously considered a primitive artifact of premodern times, was claimed (by a ...


Surviving 'The Contemporary': What Indigenous Artists Want, And How To Get It, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2013

Surviving 'The Contemporary': What Indigenous Artists Want, And How To Get It, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

There is nothing mysterious about what indigenous artists want. They want the same thing as most people: a fair slice of the pie. How to get it, is a much more difficult question to answer. To even find a seat at the table, indigenous art has to first be accepted as contemporary art. This has been its defining struggle in the modern era. The problem, at least until recently, was that the Western tradition of modernism circumscribed the terms of contemporary art. This meant that indigenous artists had first to prove their modernity, a Catch-22 game that they could never ...


The Brain As Part Of An Enactive System, Shaun Gallagher, Daniel Hutto, Jan Slaby, Jonathan Cole Jan 2013

The Brain As Part Of An Enactive System, Shaun Gallagher, Daniel Hutto, Jan Slaby, Jonathan Cole

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The notion of an enactive system requires thinking about the brain in a way that is different from the standard computational- representational models. In evolutionary terms, the brain does what it does and is the way that it is, across some scale of variations, because it is part of a living body with hands that can reach and grasp in certain limited ways, eyes structured to focus, an autonomic system, an upright posture, etc. coping with specific kinds of environments, and with other people. Changes to any of the bodily, environmental, or intersubjective conditions elicit responses from the system as ...


Time To Define 'The Cornerstone Of Public Order Legislation': The Elements Of Offensive Conduct And Language Under The Summary Offences Act 1988 (Nsw), Julia Ann Quilter, Luke J. Mcnamara Jan 2013

Time To Define 'The Cornerstone Of Public Order Legislation': The Elements Of Offensive Conduct And Language Under The Summary Offences Act 1988 (Nsw), Julia Ann Quilter, Luke J. Mcnamara

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This article addresses a contradiction that has long been at the heart of the criminal law concerned with ‘public order’. Although crimes such as offensive conduct and offensive language are amongst the most frequently prosecuted offences in Australia, their legal nature is poorly understood and rarely the subject of judicial scrutiny or academic explanation. In the context of ongoing controversy over whether such offences have a legitimate place on the statute books, we confront this oversight. This article draws on the High Court of Australia’s decision in He Kaw Teh v The Queen1 to lay out a methodology for ...


Tree Preservation Orders: A New Vision?, Andrew H. Kelly Jan 2013

Tree Preservation Orders: A New Vision?, Andrew H. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The purpose of this paper is to explore the history of tree preservations orders (TPOs) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, commencing with early British legislation leading to a standard set of clauses set down by the NSW State Government. Until recently, TPOs provided a perfect example of slavishly following the British approach. The relevant sphere here is local government. The paper examines the original emphasis on the notion of amenity, which still prevails. It then moves on to opportunities for local government to embrace biodiversity conservation. It will be argued that the current statutory instrument that lays down the ...


Bridging The Cultural Gaps In Journalism Education And Training In Asia, Eric Loo Jan 2013

Bridging The Cultural Gaps In Journalism Education And Training In Asia, Eric Loo

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Governments in parts of Asia and media scholars have alluded to a form of journalism that should reflect ‘Asian cultural values’ rather than defer to media practices and media cultures of the West. These are commonly attributed to a cultural preference for consensus rather than confrontation, order and stability versus chaos and conflict, community good rather than individual rights, deference to authority, and respect for elders. This book premises that journalism is a product as well as a producer of the environment where it operates. Bridging the perceived journalistic cultural gap between Asia and the West, relies less on asserting ...


Chinese Second Language Teacher Education And Teacher Self-Development, Xiaoping Gao Jan 2013

Chinese Second Language Teacher Education And Teacher Self-Development, Xiaoping Gao

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This paper addresses three key components in Chinese Second Language Teacher Education: the history, development and objectives of the field, the curricula of teacher education, and student teachers' self -reflection in teaching practices and its role in teacher self -development. Given the changes in the objectives and contexts of teaching Chinese as a second language. it emphasizes that student teachers' self - reflection in supervised teaching practice is central to realize teachers' self -development and to meet the requirement of International Standards for Chinese Language Teacher.


What's At Stake In The South China Sea? Geographical And Geopolitical Considerations, Clive Schofield Jan 2013

What's At Stake In The South China Sea? Geographical And Geopolitical Considerations, Clive Schofield

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The South China Sea ranks among the most geographically and geopolitically complex ocean spaces in the world. It certainly appears to have been one of its most vigorously contested, featuring multiple, longstanding and competing territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims. The objective of this chapter is to provide the geographical and geopolitical background to the frequently conflicting national maritime claims made by the South China Sea littoral States. This exercise is designed to provide the necessary contextual backdrop to considerations of the application of maritime joint development mechanisms and/or other provisional arrangements of a practical nature in the South China ...


Guanxi, Social Capital Theory And Beyond: Toward A Globalized Social Science, Xiaoying Qi Jan 2013

Guanxi, Social Capital Theory And Beyond: Toward A Globalized Social Science, Xiaoying Qi

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Western theoretical traditions can benefit from systematic engagement with non-Western concepts: This is shown through an analysis of the Chinese concept guanxi. After considering the general nature of guanxi, including its possible association with corrupt practices and its particular cultural characteristics, the paper goes on to identify the elements of its general form which have universal representation. The possibility of conceiving guanxi as a variant form of social capital is explored. This shows the way in which both the expressive and instrumentalized forms of guanxi indicate otherwise neglected aspects of social and economic relationships not always recognized and addressed by ...


Revisiting Securities Regulation In The Aftermath Of The Global Financial Crisis: Disclosure – Panacea Or Pandora’S Box?, S M. Solaiman Jan 2013

Revisiting Securities Regulation In The Aftermath Of The Global Financial Crisis: Disclosure – Panacea Or Pandora’S Box?, S M. Solaiman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The United States introduced federal securities regulation by adopting the Disclosure-Based Regulation (DBR) in 1933 resembling the doctrine of caveat venditor (DCV) as a substitute for the doctrine of caveat emptor (DCE) in the securities market. The overarching objective of the DBR was to protect investors by enabling them to make 'informed decisions'. Although the change aimed to protect investors, the causes of the GFC suggest that the DCV exists only in theory, while issuers of securities are still enjoying the benefits of the DCE in practice. Financial innovations that intend to camouflage the risks inherent in the complex derivative ...


Transgressive Music Subcultures In Online Environments: Visibility, Exposure And Literacy, Andrew Whelan Jan 2013

Transgressive Music Subcultures In Online Environments: Visibility, Exposure And Literacy, Andrew Whelan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Music is often taken as a barometer of social relations, usually in somewhat contradictory ways. Across different social and cultural contexts, music is alternately permitted, and not permitted, to not 'mean' what it 'says' - often on the basis of whose sensibilities are offended. In some instances what appear to be its literal meanings will be bracketed, in others, it will be interpreted as 'directly' as possible.

This is particularly concerning with any genre of music that seems to contain or express what might be considered violent speech, of which there are a significant number. A critical aspect of the cycle ...


Regulatory Regimes, The Protection Of Children, And Music Subcultures Online: Contesting The Terms Of Debate, Andrew Whelan Jan 2013

Regulatory Regimes, The Protection Of Children, And Music Subcultures Online: Contesting The Terms Of Debate, Andrew Whelan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

When ‘child welfare’ becomes a robust legislative logic, the potential for music to fall under the remit of regulation is expanded. In Australia, materials that ‘describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not)’ are prohibited. This applies to material which is visual, verbal, or in NSW, ‘in any other form’, extending also to representations or descriptions of fictional persons. It therefore has the scope to render work in several genres ...


Ada Mesh Cities: Network, Space And Memory In The Transitional City, Zita Joyce, Susan (Su) Ballard, Caroline Mccaw, Vicki Smith, Trudy Lane, Ian Clothier, Janine Randerson, Danny Butt Jan 2013

Ada Mesh Cities: Network, Space And Memory In The Transitional City, Zita Joyce, Susan (Su) Ballard, Caroline Mccaw, Vicki Smith, Trudy Lane, Ian Clothier, Janine Randerson, Danny Butt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch, New Zealand is framed as a 'transitional' city, moving from its demolished past to a speculative future. The ADA Mesh Cities project asks what role media art and networks may play in the transitional city, and the practices of remembering, and reimagining space.


Discoursing Love: The Classroom. A Fictional Response To Roland Barthes, Shady Cosgrove Jan 2013

Discoursing Love: The Classroom. A Fictional Response To Roland Barthes, Shady Cosgrove

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

‘Discoursing Love: The Classroom’ offers a series of microfictions written in response to Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse Fragments (1978 [2002]). In A Lover’s Discourse Barthes seeks to ‘stage an utterance, not an analysis ... confronting the other (the loved object) who does not speak’ (3). Likewise I have written short pieces—outbursts, ripostes, manoeuvres—each less than six hundred words and connected by meditations on love as experienced by a fictional teacher towards a student. Questions include: How does love confront us? How does the emotional complexity of love, and of the loved Other, find voice in language ...


Bearing The Burden: Shifting Responsibility For The Welfare Of The Beast, Elizabeth Ellis Jan 2013

Bearing The Burden: Shifting Responsibility For The Welfare Of The Beast, Elizabeth Ellis

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The contemporary focus on accuracy in food labelling in part reflects increasing community concern about animal protection. Yet the problematic nature of current animal welfare regulation suggests the failure of governments to respond in a commensurate manner. Regulatory problems are multiple and diverse: conflicts of interest, legislative incoherence, inconsistent policy and practice, lack of transparency and inadequate enforcement of the law. These regulatory deficiencies reflect modes of thinking that privilege individual over community responsibility and frame animal protection as a charitable concern. The result is a flawed animal welfare regime, at odds with official rhetoric and with the principle of ...