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...

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...

January 31, 2017

It had been a long few hours in the library, the study load was a heavy weight on my shoulders, and I couldn’t seem to shake the stress. I went and sat down on the grass to eat and reflect on my current situation; a well earned break in a barrage of assignments. I coul...

January 23, 2017

Michael is a young Perth-born Writer/Director/Actor. When I first met him he had just finished a run in a Fringeworld show, an experience that has set him on a new path. “It was quite a big thing for me, I met a whole bunch of lovely people.” The show, “Breathless”, an...

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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