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Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, October

Asian Culture and Australian Identity
The heroine of my first novel, A Change of Skies, happens to be of Asian origin, a lover of the arts with interests in music and literature. As is the case with most well-brought-up young women of her nationality and background, music has been part of...
Bandages
I could start this with whispered intimations of shock to come; a revelation under bandages which I would peel off, word by word, hoping to find you at the end of the page gathering your breathlesshess and unable to move. I could start this with explanations...
Coming Up for Air
When I come to the white door it opens and she says, now don't cry, everything's going to be alright. The white door shuts and I am in this long room, so long it takes little bits away from me, scatters them down the long corridor and under the beds....
Editorial
Questions of 'citizenship,' of participation in the public sphere are to the fore at present, with the idea of an Australian republic engendering debate about what such a republic would look like and, among progressives, about the position of groups...
I Grieve for Audrey June
The Participants: Zillah, my birth mother, deceased Audrey June, Faith Mum, my adoptive mother, deceased Dad, my adoptive father, deceased Edward Albert, Zillah's father, deceased Alice May Bell, Zillah's mother, deceased Beulah, Zillah's sister, deceased...
'It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To': Recent Autobiographical Writings of Australian Women Communists
The title of this paper came about as a response to a friendly suggestion that the titles of my papers were a bit dull. By way of answering the challenge I came up with this one in a spirit of fun. But the more I thought about it the more it came to...
Joeys in a Sack
the shooters' terrier was starving, too small to get his teeth around the roo tails, so mum fed him noodles on the side, from a polystyrene container, behind a big old ironbark, mud up to her knees, her hair in rollers, the shooters' children were using...
Letter from Kalimantan
9 October 1996 By the time you get this I'll be nearly home, and I'll confess I'm ready now, except I've got into writing mode as conditions are excellent here for me to do that. I'm staying in my daughter's host family's 'weekender' on the outskirts...
Mabelled
I moved to Sydney from the North Coast in 1977 when I was 17. Two years later I joined my first women's collective. This puts me out of the time frame about which I am writing, 1975-1978, except for the fact that my subject, the newspaper Mabel(1) was...
Multivocality, Orientialism and New Age Philosophy in 'Turtle Beach.'(Focus on Asia and Australia)(Editorial)
This article reads Blanche D'Alpuget's Turtle Beach (1981)(1) and its surrounding criticism in the contemporary context of the Malaysian government's recent detention of those who attended the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET II) in Kuala...
Ophelia: A Theory
I have a theory that Ophelia wasn't such a wholesome girl ... In fact, she was bonking the entire male half of the cast of Hamlet. She was the best kept secret in the palace brothel, except for when she went mad and all that hidden whoredom came spilling...
Poor Little Rich Girl
if i had ten dollars for every time a male has leered at me from a truck whistled from a building site called me love sweetheart honey dear girlie sheila bird chick baby talked to my breasts yelled show us your tits lift up your skirt and show us your...
Rice Bud and the Dark-Dark
I was caring my rice bubbles and milk. Old lady's food, soft and mushy. His furry flank brushed my foot, his eyes fixed on my bowl and he meowed piteously. I poured dry rice bubbles into his dish. He touched them with his nose and looked up at me. I...
The Price of Justice
Introduction There is a very interesting internal minute on the files of the division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs in Queensland. Dated December 1985, it details a meeting between Bob Katter junior, State Government Minister for Community Services...
The Race for Race: Feminist Scholarship and the Positionality Impasse
My title recalls an article by the African American feminist critic Barbara Christian. In 'The Race for Theory,' written at the start of the 1990s, Christian suggested that the 'Other' - by then firmly present in much critical work on the literatures...
The River Ophelia: A Licence to Fish?
From: RSTRATTO@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU Subject: Re: Hecate Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 16:37:56+0800 Having just had a quick squizz at Gillian's piece in Hecate, I'm wondering if some of the outrage being shown by members of this list may have more to do with...
What Will You Wear to the Revolution? Thatcher's Genderation and the Fashioning of Change
A 1989 edition of Marxism Today, the journal derived from the Communist Party of Great Britain, headed a page with the slogan 'What will you wear to the revolution?'(1) This statement showed the impact of both Thatcherism and identity politics on British...
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