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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, 2008

After Midnight, a Morning
For Jacqui Zephyr Cussen, whose idea it was to explore women's 'after midnight morns'After midnight, a morning begins.It's there in the sepia light of my study lamp, carving a soft warm space out of the darkness, the cold prowling on the edges. It's...
Breathe
Breathe. She must remember to breathe, June tells herself. She grows more tired, tighter, more impatient as she waits there for her daughter on the dirt strip outside the airport. Luang Prabang is a long, long way from anywhere - she had endured three...
Cobbling the Self: Interventions in the Classed Subject
Social class has been the subject of extensive investigation within the academic humanities for more than a century, although historical emergence, nomenclature, and theoretical ownership are as much contested as the notion of class itself. If we assume,...
Editorial
This is our first issue since 11 years of conservative government came to an end, along with a Prime Minister who thoroughly disliked the Universities, the ABC and critical media, and other parts of the public sphere whose operations had been decisively...
Freedom and Responsibility: Narrating Maori Women's Lives in Patricia Grace's Cousins
This paper will carry out a reading of Patricia Grace's novel Cousins in terms of mana wähine, a movement supported by a framework of Matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge) that works towards further recognition of Maori women's rights and responsibilities....
Girls
Tracy Wheelan's parents ran the caravan park on the edge of one of those small towns that oscillate - that swing in small breaths - between boredom and hysteria, that stay ragged and uncertain like the broken lines that indicate the roads you might take...
Green
A green Depression-glass butter holder sat on my Nana's table. She served jellies in this Deco-fluted glass. Cheap in its day from Woollies but made to do and pretty too. Green as 'ten green bottles hanging on the wall' fated 'to fall' in pile out the...
Hard Dreams and Indigenous Worlds in Australia's North
Moments are as common as the sunrise, but historic moments are rare. Three such talismanic events have taken place in Australia over the past nine months. All three focus upon central and enduring stories of Indigenous Australia. All three have - in...
Lost Children and Imaginary Mothers in Sonya Hartnett's of a Boy
In Powers of Horror, Julia Kristeva writes about lost children.1 These are what she calls 'dejects',2 who, in the psychodrama of subject formation, fail to fully absent the body of the mother, to accept the Law of the Father and the Symbolic, and subsequently...
Methodological Challenges Amidst Musical Food for the Soul: Reflections on Singing Lullabies as a Mother
Women do not have to sacrifice personhood if they are mothers. They do not have to sacrifice motherhood in order to be persons. Liberation was meant to expand women's opportunities, not to limit them. The self-esteem that has been found in new pursuits...
Oh! Incredible India: Matilda's Exotic Indian Safari in a Hindustan Contessa
Jane Watson's Hindustan Contessa1 published in 2002, may be regarded as a fictionalized cultural travelogue that internalizes 'the license of a traveller', for the narrative is deeply subjective and problematic, resonant as it is with the cultural negotiator's...
Self as a 'Migratory Bird': Janet Frame's towards Another Summer
Janet Frame's autobiographical novella Towards Another Summer, was published posthumously in 2007.1 It was produced in 1963, when Frame was living in London just after The Edge of the Alphabet was published, and she was writing The Adaptable Man.2 All...
Slipping into Slow
Sometimes it happensin a glance returned to tumbledroof tiles earlier passed over, rain streaksin an ochre-washed wall, or the snuglook of a paint box cushionedamong socks in the unpacking of a caseother times in the placing of feetinto cobblestone indents...
Slut
I can't do up the top button of my jeans but I wear them anyway, just let my shirt hang loose over the front and hope no one can tell. I'm definitely packing it on. The boys don't seem to mind.'Aren't you ready yet, Fatso?' Mum yells. 'Get going. I don't...
The Maori at War and Strategic Survival: Tu by Patricia Grace
Maori Writing about War and Tu as a War NovelIn Patricia Grace's novel Tu (2004), about the Maori fighting in World War Two, the Tainui Maori leader Te Puea Herangi makes a brief appearance to articulate a view which was unfashionable for those times:...
The Owl Man
'Soon I will be gone from the troubles of the world,' her brother sings as he drives them through the darkness. His voice is low. The road snakes. It disappears under the car and surfaces somewhere behind. They grew up in this country. She moved away...
Yellow
'Follow the Yellow Brick Road,' and Dorothy did into the land of Oz. Where we watched 'Happy Little Vegemites' trumpeting across 1950s t.v. screens and still marching into the 21st Century. Hello-Yellow flowers and daisy-love tripped on 1960s hippie...
'You're a Woman and Our Orchestra Just Won't Have You': The Politics of Otherness in the Conducting Profession
IntroductionIn the musical profession of conducting, men have had the power to construct and cultivate customs and traditions and, as a result, the role of the conductor has been imbued with so-called 'masculine traits.' While the role has historically...
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