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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, May 31

Black Women's Prose Fiction in English: A Selective Bibliography
INTRODUCTIONThis Bibliography is intended as a tool for those interested in the arguments I made in "Teaching Courses in Black Women's Fiction in Australia: Some Observations" in the last issue of Hecate. A recent survey, which will be discussed in the...
Chasing Headlines
It had been wet. Heavy rain from the Antarctic was picked up by gale-force winds and blown across the streets to from masses of shifting air-borne water. Prue felt that dry rasp in her throat. Germs were moving about her body, installing themselves in...
Creativity -- a Personal Question
lately it hasn't been easy putting pen to paper paper to pen and writein the shadowssomeone is lurkingI will not be afraidno fear is with meonly emotionlike a full bodiedcursea blood!later he asked me what causes creativity he askedit is emotionsummonedit...
Editorial
"World Expo '88" opened in April in Brisbane. When the Aboriginal demonstrations around Expo began to become more militant in early May, Ahern the new Queensland Premier commented: "We're not going to have our state during our World Expo used for this...
Keri Hulme's the Bone People and the Literary Lottery
In her preface to The Bone People, Keri Hulme describes the novel's development from a short story, and its publishing history:"Simon Peter's Shell" began to warp into a novel. The characters wouldn't go away. They took 12 years to reach this shape....
Love Is You and Me against the Words
oneLast week Helen said she loved a boy whose mother met her once and hateseverything. Margo smiles into her arm on a train in peak-hour traffic, and yes,the brief years are enough, to prove the reality of endlesslove.twoWho is it, Byron or Browning,...
Sequence
The first time.A man comes into the room. He pays the money. He takes off his clothes. They do it. He leaves.After that, it is the same.After that.A man enters a room. The room is small and bare. Or, it is large and heavily decorated. It is a hotel room...
The Feminist Club of NSW, 1914-1970: A History of Feminist Politics in Decline
The Feminist Club of NSW was formed in 1914 by Mrs. Barker-Young, as a small club where women could meet for regular discussions in politics, economics and sociology, and establish a library. Little is known of these formative years as the surviving...
'To Combat the Plague': The Construction of Moral Alarm and State Intervention in Queensland during World War II
A woman's "morals" are understood as something purely sexual just as a woman's "honor" always has to do purely with sex. An "honorable man" is in general thought to be a man who understands and follows such clear and simple, human concepts as honesty,...
Tot Siens, Suid Afrika, 1987
Reykjavík, 1900 hours, two days after the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. Touching Down.An owner of 155 hotels, from Scandinavia to Saudi Arabia, he entered the airport hotel pub after an exhausting, belated flight from Oslo. Almost immediately...
Wild Cattle
They must be fighting. I can tell by the dull thunder of the floorboards that someone's jumping around in there. A couple of yells and some crying. Then it goes quiet.I'm just out on the back verandah, scribbling a poem in my notebook. It's about them...
Women and Reason
This article attempts to clarify the nature of the attack on rationality that is currently being launched by French feminists, especially Luce Irigaray. Two paradoxes with this attack are exposed not with the intention of undermining the attack but more...
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