December 19, 2018

“Those of us schooled in the humanities and social sciences have become familiar, over the past twenty years or so, with queering things; how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?”

(Stryker, Currah & Moore, 2008, p.13)

When men are growing up and readi...

June 1, 2018

June Book Club

'Destiny is an easy god,' he said. 'It relieves you of the of choice, and the tragedy of having no choice at all.' He smiled at her. 'How's that? Am I profound enough for you?'

I've never read a book like this before. It's very out of my typical tastes, bu...

April 6, 2018

“That which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art.”

—Walter Benjamin

For German philosopher Walter Benjamin, original works of art hold an “aura”, a property that is the art’s “presence in time and space, its unique existence at the...

September 13, 2017

22/04/2016 BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT (AND ASKING FOR HELP)

Asking for help. Those words are enough to make me withdraw. It’s not that I can’t use a telephone, it’s just that I have an intense hatred for doing so. I always forget what I’m supposed to say, no matter how many...

April 10, 2017

Today, I bought a disposable camera. This was the first time I’d held one in my hands since year six camp. Now, nine years later, I’ve decided to make a decision which will undoubtedly raise questions about my sense of judgement. It was strange, to say the least. To sa...

March 3, 2017

The room was dark and the crowd eager when she appeared: LadyNerd Keira Daley, ready to teach. Accompanied by her pianist sidekick Mark Chamberlain, Keira burst into song, introducing the concept of LadyNerds; the women who activated history and explored the unknown, a...

February 20, 2017

The show had started, the lights dimmed, mist poured from the smoke machines, and suddenly the audience was witness to a barbie doll ripping off its limbs to sexy music to reveal Glitta Supernova. What followed was energetic dancing/jiggling, dazzling make-overs, somew...

January 19, 2017

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Chris Adrian’s short story ‘A Tiny Feast’ (2009) utilises multiple narrative strategies to position readers in a way that forces them to confront the topics of mortality and the subjectivity of passing time. The narrative uses two characters from William...

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