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Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1-2, May-November

A Tallith of One's Own (a Meditation on Derrida's Silkworm)
... the tallith folds covers veils threads known and unknown concealed in his palm the palm of the great eye flames, lamps, glint of gold the almond consumed by fire shrouding the murmur of feeble...
Contributors
Melissa Ashley is completing a PhD in Creative Writing in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at The University of Queensland. She has published one book of poetry, The Hospital for Dolls (PostPressed: 2003). As part of her research...
Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University
[S]ince the point of invasion in 1788 ... the 'concept of Aboriginality' and 'what an Aboriginal is' has been an ongoing construction of the colonisers, an imposed definition ... We as Blackfellas are still expected by many to remain...
Cover Artist
Davida Allen's immediate, expressive paintings frequently reflect on her experiences as a wife and mother, and on the sometimes fraught nature of domestic life. In Peta Reading to the Babies (1984), Allen has captured her four daughters in what was perhaps...
Editorial
Our previous issue had a focus upon the environment and since then climate change has been much in the news, embarrassingly for the majority of Australians because the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott has been very visible particularly around the...
Elizabeth Gould, Zoological Artist 1840-1848: Unsettling Critical Depictions of John Gould's 'Laborious Assistant' and 'Devoted Wife'
During an eleven-year career (1830-1841) as a sketcher, painter and lithographer, Elizabeth Gould designed and composed more than 650 hand-coloured lithographic plates of birds: these included the 50 birds depicted in Charles Darwin's ornithology section...
How Miles Franklin "Queered a Queer's Party"
As "paradoxical as a platypus"; a combination of "Mrs Pankhurst and Mary Poppins"; a vivaciously "fascinating little rascal" (Roe 533, 568, 172). Such endearments by colleagues, friends, and suitors alike of the effusive Stella Miles Franklin allude...
Laying the Foundations of a Writer's Life: Dymphna Cusack (1902-81)
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I believe that a writer should be in the vanguard of society, analysing her community, its influence on people, and describing through her characters its benign or malign results. I am a socialist, believing that no...
Monstrous Fantasies: Reinforcing Rape Culture in Fiona McIntosh's Fantasy Novels
Representing rape as wrong, and not avoiding the violence of it, has been the focus of many feminists' work for the past forty years. (1) Various rape theorists have provided deconstructive analyses of how legal and media genres, as well as romance novels...
Next Time You Get the Fruit
From where The stories I have written are true. The events which I have written about did happen to the members of my family. When I sat down to write these vignettes, I wrote about each person and highlighted a particular episode in each of their lives...
Subverting the Rhetoric of Assimilation: Ella Cara Deloria (Dakota) in the 1920s
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ella Deloria (1889-1971) is best known today as a distinguished scholar of ethnology and Lakota linguistics. Working with the trailblazers of American cultural anthropology, Deloria's contribution to fieldwork ethnology was unique....
The Literary Dawn: Re-Reading Louisa Lawson's Poetry and Politics
"Woman is not uncompleted man but diverse," says Tennyson, and being diverse, why should she not have her journal in which her divergent hopes, aims and opinions may have representation. (Lawson, "About Ourselves"...
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