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The State And The Communist Party Of Australia: Surveillance Of Dissident Politics, 1945-55, Glenn Mitchell Nov 1995

The State And The Communist Party Of Australia: Surveillance Of Dissident Politics, 1945-55, Glenn Mitchell

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Recent announcements by the NSW government to increase security during the Olympic Games in 2000 have focussed attention on the nature of and reasons for surveillance. The word surveillance has sinister connotations, of a hidden watcher observing a person or group of people without their knowledge. The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary notes that the practice applies especially to a 'suspected person.'


Sexual Gothic: Marian Engel’S Bear And Elizabeth Jolley’S The Well, Gerry Turcotte Apr 1995

Sexual Gothic: Marian Engel’S Bear And Elizabeth Jolley’S The Well, Gerry Turcotte

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[Extract] In the process of retrieving female writing from patriarchal control, women writers have focussed on a number of sites for re-vision. This article is concerned with two areas which have received sustained critical and creative attention. The first is language itself and the possibility for underscoring this “politicized” subject—and here, in particular, the way generic categories such as the Gothic have been destabilized or re-appropriated in order to comment on those “systems” which institutionalize and perpetuate imperialist, sexist or so-called “normative” values. The second is sexuality and the body. Specifically, Canadian and Australian Gothic women’s writings have ...


In–Flight History: The Canadian–Australian Literary Prize And The Question Of Nationalism, Gerry Turcotte Jan 1995

In–Flight History: The Canadian–Australian Literary Prize And The Question Of Nationalism, Gerry Turcotte

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[Extract] .... the Canadian–Australian Prize may well be celebrating a shaky reality indeed, if the premise for the award is merely to showcase a mythical uniformity of landscape. The wide variety of winners over what is almost two decades contests this reading, if only because it continually redefines and problematizes what it means to be Australian or Canadian. In doing so it encourages its readers to acknowledge, and hopefully to celebrate, the value of multiplicity and difference. Despite this, as the prize approaches its second decade, and as its administrators in both countries decide whether or not the award will ...


Naked Royals - Federation And The Third Dimension, Jon Cockburn Jan 1995

Naked Royals - Federation And The Third Dimension, Jon Cockburn

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This essay reflects on a petit cause célèbre that played out during the National Sculpture Forum in Canberra over April 1995. The centre of attention was two roughly formed concrete seated figures depicting naked Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of the United Kingdom. The issues to be reviewed concern loyalty, allegiance and two inanimate lumps of concrete, stuff formed and shaped to eventually disperse at a rate more rapid than most lumps of concrete normally would. In the event, however, The Large Bask, Liz and Phil stripped bare, or, to give the work its formal title, Down by the ...


Curriculum Based Information Literacy Skills For First Year Undergraduate Students, Lynne Wright, Catriona Mcgurk Jan 1995

Curriculum Based Information Literacy Skills For First Year Undergraduate Students, Lynne Wright, Catriona Mcgurk

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

This case study centres on the information literacy program for first year undergraduate students at the University of Wollongong Library. The university has one central library servicing an eftsu student population of approximately 9,100. In 1995, 3,000 of these are commencing undergraduates. In global terms this is a small university and, mainly due to physical restrictions of~e campus, it is not predicted to grow above 10,700 eftsu by the year 2000. Therefore, the impact of student numbers on the provision of service will not dramatically change in the near future. The library has always provided bibliographic ...