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Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1/2, 2010

A Note on Aileen Palmer's 'The Swans / the Wanderer'
Reading Sylvia Martin's article 'Aileen Palmer: Twentieth Century Pilgrim: War, Poetry, Madness and Modernism',1 I found that Palmer's sonnet 'The Swans / The Wanderer', quoted by Martin,2 at once recalled John Manifold's 'The Sirens', which became available...
Baby-Farming and Benevolence in Brisbane, 1885-1915
IntroductionBecause of an almost total absence of government services in the second half of the nineteenth century, Queensland's female immigrants who were single, unskilled, working-class, and impecunious were often confronted by the inevitability of...
Beastly and Beautiful: My Mother Reads Lolita
1.In 1975, when I was fifteen and in grade 10, my mother told a reporter from the Courier-Mail that the books I was reading in high school would teach me, in her words, 'to be a permissive rebel'.1 Her comments appeared in the paper the next day: 'Mrs....
China and Women's Liberation: Re-Assessing the Relationship through Population Policies
After thirty years of reform, China's economic and social spheres have been transformed beyond recognition. The new economy has created unprecedented employment opportunities for both urban and rural workers. The governmental structures which were put...
Focus on Mothering: Introduction
All human life on the planet is bom of a woman. The one unifying, incontrovertible experience shared by all women and men is that months-long period we spent unfolding inside a woman's body. Because young humans remain dependent on nurture for a much...
Girls with Stars in Their Eyes
Once a long time ago I was 22. 1 wanted to get fit but I didn't like going to the gym that much, or running, so one night, instead, I decided to skip.Not the with-a-rope kind of skipping but the other kind of skipping you did when you were a kid. I really...
InterUterine: Exploring the Reprotech Body through an Interspecies Aesthetic of Care
What does it mean to be a woman in a world where men can give birth? What does it mean to be a man in a world where artificial wombs enable embryos to grow outside a woman's body? What does it mean to be human in a world where human organs can be grown...
Interview with Janette Turner Hospital
CJ: Janette Turner Hospital is one of Australia's finest writers. She has produced eight literary novels, one crime novel- published under the pseudonym Alex Juniper - and four collections of short stories. Bom in Melbourne, she spent her formative years...
Maverick Mother-From Social Pariah to Social Progressive
IntroductionThis paper examines the growing social phenomenon of solo motherhood by choice. I draw on international and Australian research, to historically contextualize my subjective position as represented in the autobiographical documentary Maverick...
My Adventures in Reproductive Autonomy
I have always known that I will never have children. It's not so much an active dislike as an absence of desire, and an absence is harder to describe than a presence. Most people, however subconsciously, tend to plot out their future on a mental landscape...
Outlaw(ing) Motherhood: A Theory and Politic of Maternal Empowerment for the Twenty-First Century
In her groundbreaking book, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and institution, Adrienne Rich wrote: 'We do not think of the power stolen from us and the power withheld from us in the name of the institution of motherhood'.1 In the more than three...
Response to Judith Rodriguez's Note on Aileen Palmer's 'The Swans / the Wanderer'
Odysseus heard the sirens: they were singingno luscious music, but an air-raid warningacross the dark, that scared some people, bringingbeds to the holes they'd sleep in till the morningwith some security, perhaps. UncaringOdysseus went his way to sleep...
Servant of the Revolution: The Creative Art of Serving History and the Imagination
Servant of the Revolution premiered at the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre in Brunswick in 2009 (21 JuIy-I August). The play draws on the spare historical 'facts' about Helene Demuth, aka 'Lenchen', a loyal and long-time servant in the household...
The Babe Is Wise
The babe is wise that weepeth being bom.(Edwin Arnold)Way back in 1939 I wrote a novel called The Babe is Wise. It was a story about a young Russian emigrée trying to settle in Australia. Written just before the war, it was one of the first pieces of...
The Paradox of Absent Mothers: Women Who Are Both Mothers and Public Figures or Activists
IntroductionThis paper discusses the paradox of absent mothers, women who are both mothers and public figures or activists, with reference to the life narrative of Betty Wark (1924-2001), a Maori woman, community developer and activist.1 Betty was known...
Waltz in P-Flat: The Pine Gap Women's Peace Protest 1983
This article is dedicated to the memory of Jan Gladys who led the 111 Karen Silkwoods into Pine Gap and who died in Melbourne in March 2010I first heard about the Pine Gap Women's Peace Protest when, in September 1983, my girlfriend and I, city-bred...
Wendy Sharpe
Wendy Sharpe paints portraits and others that she describes as 'semi self-portraits'. As she states: ? identify with the main character, who is both female and an artist. I am not interested in likeness but more about situation and psychological state'...
Yummy Mummy and the Medicalised Milkmother
There is science, but as an objective discourse, science is not concerned with the subject, the mother as site of her proceedings.Julia Kristeva1IntroductionShe didn't notice the five of us standing in white coats at the foot of her bed. She lay back...
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