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Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

2013

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The Vietnamese Concept Of A Feminine Ideal And The Images Of Australian Women In Olga Masters’ Stories, Thu Hanh Nguyen Jan 2013

The Vietnamese Concept Of A Feminine Ideal And The Images Of Australian Women In Olga Masters’ Stories, Thu Hanh Nguyen

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In this paper I compare Olga Masters’ portrayals of women with the ideals which are currently expected to be followed by Vietnamese women. The paper will investigate to what extend Olga Masters’ work corresponds to the Vietnamese traditional expectation of feminine ideals which are based on four essential attributes: industriousness, appropriate self-presentation, good communication skills, and virtue.


Becoming Buddhist: Experiences Of Socialization And Self-Transformation In Two Australian Buddhist Centres, Josip Matesic Jan 2013

Becoming Buddhist: Experiences Of Socialization And Self-Transformation In Two Australian Buddhist Centres, Josip Matesic

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Review of: Glenys Eddy: Becoming Buddhist: Experiences of Socialization and Self-Transformation in Two Australian Buddhist Centres. London, U.K.; New York, U.S.A: Continuum, 2012; pp. xiii + 220.


Negotiating The Liminal Divide: Some Italian-Australian Diasporic Poets, Gaetano Rando Jan 2013

Negotiating The Liminal Divide: Some Italian-Australian Diasporic Poets, Gaetano Rando

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This essay offers a survey of some of the leading first-generation Italian-Australian poets, and does not attempt to be definitive. As Adam Aitken points out in his ‘Asian-Australian Diasporic Poets: A Commentary’ (Cordite, 1 August 2012), ‘Diasporic poetics raise more questions than they answer and are just as much about dis-placement as about place, just as much about a ‘poetics of uncertainty’ as about certainties of style/nation/identity.’ Diasporic poetics is, arguably, also very much a poetics of engagement with the liminal divide, a process that is not linear but cyclic, as crossings in liminal space and time join ...


Indian Movies, Brand Australia And The Marketing Of Australian Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam Jan 2013

Indian Movies, Brand Australia And The Marketing Of Australian Cosmopolitanism, Andrew Hassam

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Indian movies shot overseas have attracted the attention of not only advertising agencies keen to see their clients' brands appearing on-screen, but also government tourism commissions eyeing India's growing middle classes as potential visitors. Australian federal and state governments offer Indian film producers financial incentives to film in Australia, and Australian cities now regularly supply Indian movies with backdrops of upmarket shopping malls, stylish apartments and exclusive restaurants. Yet in helping to project the lifestyle fantasies of India's new middle classes, Australian government agencies are supporting an Indian view of Australia. While this image may attract Indian tourists ...


New Australian Art Song For Low Voice, Lotte Latukefu Jan 2013

New Australian Art Song For Low Voice, Lotte Latukefu

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World Premieres were given of the following songs:

Bitter Cold; The Ghost Road; Autumn Thoughts- composer- Larry Sitsky At the Triton's Call- composer- May Howlett


Teaching A Mother Tongue Far Away From The Motherland: An Analysis Of Chinese Language Curriculum In Australian High Schools, Min Tao, Wei Wang Jan 2013

Teaching A Mother Tongue Far Away From The Motherland: An Analysis Of Chinese Language Curriculum In Australian High Schools, Min Tao, Wei Wang

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This article is concerned with the situation of teaching of Chinese as a first language or a mother tongue in Australia. Based on the analysis of the curriculum documents, students ' identities and exam papers in Victoria and New South Wales, the two biggest states in Australia, we argue that 1 ) the emergence of Chinese as a first language curriculum in Australia where English is the de facto national language is attributed to the globalisation and commercialisation in education; 2) the curriculum design of Chinese as a first language represents the curriculum' s Euro-centric mind-set and this also results in a ...


Introduction: Nationalism And Transnationalism In Australian Historical Writing, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, David Lowe Jan 2013

Introduction: Nationalism And Transnationalism In Australian Historical Writing, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, David Lowe

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One of the strongest trends in Australian historical writing over the last two decades has been a drive to emphasise the nation’s connectedness with the rest of the world. Across a range of historical genres and topics, we have seen a new enthusiasm to explore entanglements between Australian history and that of other places and peoples. The history of travel has been an important contributor to this line of inquiry, but it is at the more intellectual, imaginative and emotional levels that the greatest gains are sometimes claimed for the study of what has become known as ‘transnationalism’. This ...