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Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, November

A Religious Cockroach
Cockroach phobia is Blattodephobia, a word grafted from phobia on Blattodea, the Order of cockroaches. Phobia for the Order of Compassionates, now a defunct Order of nuns, isn't as simple since the irrational fear is inconstant; some nuns terrorised,...
Black Soles, White Light
The firmament had cracked like an egg, pouring out its golden yolk upon the inhabitants of the city below. Some ducked into the shadows, others hid themselves beneath hats and sunshades, but she ran with her bare feet on the sidewall in the full blaze....
Bodily Extremes: Female Embodiment in Claude Tardat's Sweet Death and Jenefer Shute's LifeSize
Written three years apart, Sweet Death (1989) by French author Claude Tardat and Life Size (1992) by South-African author Jenefer Shute, are two contemporary novels offering stylised, literary explorations of the complexity of female embodiment somatically...
Breasts in the Sauna
On Tuesdays it was women only. Not in the pool--my friend Joe could do irritatingly adept lengths to his heart's content while I battled to move in any direction but down--but in the sauna, and Joe would bemoan the fact. "It's sexist, for a start," he...
Contributors
Susan Adams is an Australian poet who has been published in anthologies, online and print literary journals both in Australia and internationally. She has been read on ABC Radio National 'Poetica' and 'All In the Mind.' Recent publication has included...
I Am Natasha
So, it has come to this. Here, on the ninth floor of one tall, grey block of--how you say?--stanovi--flats, concrete mouse-holes made in the Communist era, I sit alone, by the window on one old, bare, wooden chair with the paint peeling off it, also...
Modernity's "New Women": Visual Culture and Gender Play in 1890s Australia
The body is not passively scripted with cultural codes, as if it were a lifeless recipient of wholly pre-given cultural relations. But neither do embodied selves pre-exist the cultural conventions which essentially signify bodies. Actors...
Textual Transgressions and Consuming the Self in the Fiction of Helen Oyeyemi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Helen Oyeyemi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are third-generation novelists of Nigerian origin and their experiences and expectations of hybridity inform their fictions, which contain discernible postcolonial Gothic markers. Both writers fit within the...
The Problem of Violence in Sheri S. Tepper's Feminist Utopia, the Gate to Women's Country
The 1970s for the first time saw significant numbers of women writers turning to the genre of science fiction to reflect on what they saw as one of the major problems of modem society--its dominance by men. Before the 1970s, women science fiction writers...
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