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'The Closet Of The Third Person'; Susan Sontag, Sexual Dissidence, And Celebrity, Guy R. Davidson Dec 2011

'The Closet Of The Third Person'; Susan Sontag, Sexual Dissidence, And Celebrity, Guy R. Davidson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In this essay I argue that the tension between Susan Sontag's status as a postmodern celebrity and her devotion to the modernist cult of impersonality may be productively related to her sexuality. Beginning with her famous essay ‘Notes of Camp’ (1964), Sontag aligned herself (somewhat uneasily) with metropolitan gay culture. On the other hand, Sontag was one of the most famous undeclared lesbians in recent history. While she largely eschewed life writing, her fiction, essays, and interviews have often been read by critics for their autobiographical resonances. I extend this critical tendency by attending to the articulation and elision ...


Is A Us Marine Base In Darwin Really A Good Idea?, Anthony Ashbolt Nov 2011

Is A Us Marine Base In Darwin Really A Good Idea?, Anthony Ashbolt

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The American alliance is simply too costly for Australia both in terms of human lives and international relations. While our political leaders prattle on about “getting the job done”, an Orwellian nightmare persists in Afghanistan and the police we train torture detainees and are deeply enmeshed in the drug trade, the troops we train turn into Taliban and the Government we prop up is no better, in moral or philosophical terms, than its enemy in the field.

The American Century is well and truly over and it is time to forge new associations and to think not in terms of ...


Dietary Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus Edodes) Prevents Fat Deposition And Lowers Triglyceride In Rats Fed A High-Fat Diet, D Handayani, J-Z Chen, Barbara J. Meyer, Xu-Feng Huang Oct 2011

Dietary Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus Edodes) Prevents Fat Deposition And Lowers Triglyceride In Rats Fed A High-Fat Diet, D Handayani, J-Z Chen, Barbara J. Meyer, Xu-Feng Huang

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

High-fat diet (HFD) induces obesity. This study examined the effects of Shiitake mushroom on the prevention of alterations of plasma lipid profiles, fat deposition, energy efficiency, and body fat index induced by HFD. Rats were given a low, medium, and high (7, 20, 60 g/kg = LD-M, MD-M, HD-M) Shiitake mushroom powder in their high-fat (50% in kcal) diets for 6 weeks. The results showed that the rats on the HD-M diet had the lowest body weight gain compared to MD-M and LD-M groups (P < 0.05). The total fat deposition was significantly lower (-35%, P < 0.05) in rats fed an HD-M diet than that of HFD group. Interestingly, plasma triacylglycerol (TAG) level was significantly lower (-55%, P < 0.05) in rats on HD-M than HFD. This study also revealed the existence of negative correlations between the amount of Shiitake mushroom supplementation and body weight gain, plasma TAG, and total fat masses.


Developing Our Careers, Transforming Ourselves: The Uow New Professionals Network, Kristy Newton, Jennifer Mclean, Kimberley Williams, Amy Hardy, Melanie Thompson Sep 2011

Developing Our Careers, Transforming Ourselves: The Uow New Professionals Network, Kristy Newton, Jennifer Mclean, Kimberley Williams, Amy Hardy, Melanie Thompson

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

The New Professionals Network was formed in response to an emerging awareness of the desire for peer to peer support at the University of Wollongong Library, particularly among new and recently graduated professionals. The purpose of the Network is to provide a space for staff in the first five years of their careers to discuss professional development issues, facilitate experience and knowledge sharing, and develop effective communication skills through articulating their experiences and opinions. As the Network has evolved, it has served as a valuable tool for personal and professional metamorphosis. Members report a higher level of professional confidence, a ...


Public Education And The Public Good, Anthony Ashbolt Mar 2011

Public Education And The Public Good, Anthony Ashbolt

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

When Julia Gillard became Minister for Education and Everything Else That Moves, as well as de facto Prime Minister, she expressed a desire to have a conversation about school funding. This politics of inclusion (social inclusion is one of her many portfolios after all) was short-lived and it became clear that conversation was code for acceptance of the status quo. So Julia went off and had a conversation of her own with utopian dreamers whose vision of the good society revolves around testing regimes, job credentialism, disciplinary control of schools (particularly teachers), and whose heights of ecstasy are only achieved ...


Rethinking Reusability: Implications From A Longitudinal Study Of Online Role Play In Australian Higher Education, Sandra Wills Feb 2011

Rethinking Reusability: Implications From A Longitudinal Study Of Online Role Play In Australian Higher Education, Sandra Wills

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

In a study about designing “reusable e-learning activities”, the author used online role play as a containable, but pedagogically rich, sample. 53 online role plays in Australian higher education were identified and tracked between 1990 and 2006 (Wills, 2010). As a result of interviews and surveys, it was calculated that 45 role plays were a reuse of another role play, demonstrating that the topic of reusability is an important one in higher education.

However, there were only eight instances of reuse of the same role play itself (18%). Predictably these eight instances were a reuse within the same discipline. Meanwhile ...


"Almost A Sense Of Property": Henry James's The Turn Of The Screw, Modernism, And Commodity Culture, Guy R. Davidson Jan 2011

"Almost A Sense Of Property": Henry James's The Turn Of The Screw, Modernism, And Commodity Culture, Guy R. Davidson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

[extract] Metaphorical, if not literal, homelessness has seemed to many to be a defining condition of the life and work of Henry James. His friend Edmund Gosse, for instance, wrote that James was a "homeless man in a peculiar sense," one who was never truly settled either in England, his adopted country, or the United States, his country of origin.More recently, John Carlos Rowe has related James's deracination to cosmopolitanism, outlining how the concerns of his fiction foreshadow recent efforts within the humanities to renovate the cosmopolitan ideal of respect for international and intranational differences.And John Landau ...


Review Of Weizmann, Elda. (2008), Positioning In Media Dialogue: Negotiating Roles In The News Interview, Claire Emily Scott Jan 2011

Review Of Weizmann, Elda. (2008), Positioning In Media Dialogue: Negotiating Roles In The News Interview, Claire Emily Scott

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This book presents an investigation of interactional discourse features of news interviews in Israeli (Hebrew) television media, focussing on the way interviewers and interviewees are discursively positioned with respect to each other. The study is based on two sets of data, comprising a 24-hour corpus of news interviews from the “New Evening” (Erev Xadash) program on Israeli national television, and a corpus of meta-comments from leading Israeli media figures.


Archive Fever In A Typingspace: Physicality, Digital Storage, And The Online Presence Of Derek Motion, Sally Evans Jan 2011

Archive Fever In A Typingspace: Physicality, Digital Storage, And The Online Presence Of Derek Motion, Sally Evans

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper analyses the divergences between Derrida's notion of the archive and hypermedia theory as it emerges in the late twentieth century through the writings of George P. Landow. The online presence of Australian poet Derek Motion is examined in order to demonstrate the distinction between the physicalised archive and the virtual electronic space of hypertexts, and to explicate some of the issues of legitimacy that exist around electronic texts.


The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2011

The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Physical Cinema: Practitioners And Recent Practice, Michael G. Leggett Jan 2011

Physical Cinema: Practitioners And Recent Practice, Michael G. Leggett

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Physical theatre, Live Art and Cinema have through performer and filmmaker established a vigorous practice in recent years, challenging the confines of more traditional art forms. Practitioners have come together with audiences to create between them a physical cinema converging as a series of spatial modes.This paper will outline some recent developments in this interdisciplinary field.


Radical Uncertainty: Judith Butler And A Theory Of Character, Shady E. Cosgrove Jan 2011

Radical Uncertainty: Judith Butler And A Theory Of Character, Shady E. Cosgrove

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper will develop a theory of character based on Judith Butler's ideas of subjectivity and gender construction. It will summarise Butler's position and explore the practicalities of reading realist characters as performative repetitions. Then, it will discuss Butler's notion of agency and the subversive repetition, and how realist characters can demonstrate the radical uncertainty inherent in Butler's notion of agency s specifically when texts are rewritten in such a way that characters `question' their `original' depictions. The example of interest here will be Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea in relation to Charlotte Bronte's ...


David Haines And Joyce Hinterding - A Radiostation From The Sun, Su Ballard Jan 2011

David Haines And Joyce Hinterding - A Radiostation From The Sun, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

As part of Energetics and Informatics The 6th ADA Network Symposium in Whanganui December 2010, I organised for the Sargeant Gallery to present a new work Ozinal (2010) (a radio station from the sun) by Joyce Hinterding and David Haines.

Ozinal makes a gallery sound differently. An ultrasound speaker high on a wall focuses tympanic sounds recorded from the sun into a single beam. Like a light ray caught between clouds the beam of noise is reflected bouncing across the ear drum of the gallery. Slowly those fragments become dissipated, and realise curatorial fears as they begin to invade the ...


At Wentworth Falls, Phillip Hall Jan 2011

At Wentworth Falls, Phillip Hall

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Radio Narrative: Considerations On Form And Aesthetic, Siobhan Mchugh Jan 2011

Radio Narrative: Considerations On Form And Aesthetic, Siobhan Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Unreal Estate, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2011

Unreal Estate, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

[extract] ZINNY: Can you tell us a bit about the real estate beauties you have advertised? What impact does it have on the city, these buildings being left empty for so long? DIEGO: SquatSpace has concerned itself with the polincs of space from the start, and in some ways the topic is what defines the group's trajectory. UnReal Estate is yet another playful look at the loop holes: buildings are left abandoned for speculation purposes, creating focus areas for urban renewals, while at the same time denying living possibilities.


What Lies Beneath: Small Soundworks For The Sleepy, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2011

What Lies Beneath: Small Soundworks For The Sleepy, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

What Lies Beneath (small soundworks for the sleepy) –a collaboration between Lucas Ihlein and Media Arts staff and students at the University of Wollongong.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT FLYER HERE (JPG 500KB)

What is it? As industry is driven out of the city, we can easily lose touch with what lies beneath our tidy lifestyles: the gritty reality of good old-fashioned NOISE.

In What Lies Beneath, the industrial din which props up Sydney is recuperated through small soundworks, to occupy a place in the slumbering minds of the citizens of the Inner West.

Click here for link to project website. (includes exhibition ...


Through A Glass Darkly: Gesture In Actor Training, Janys Hayes Jan 2011

Through A Glass Darkly: Gesture In Actor Training, Janys Hayes

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Cognitive science has offered rich understandings as to the meaning and role of gesture in communication. Whilst the neurosciences and behavioural and cognitive sciences forge ahead with new insights into human interactions, the theorisation of acting in order to take account of recent research in these fields is slow on the uptake. This paper seeks to integrate research from both cognitive science and phenomenology to explore the ways in which gesture transforms action. The paper aims to elucidate modes within actor- training that enhance subtle and in-depth performed communication. The term body-language (Lamb & Watson 1979; Pease 1987) has often been used within ...


Catalogue Essay For "Learning From Experience: In League With The City Of Melbourne" Visual Arts Project, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2011

Catalogue Essay For "Learning From Experience: In League With The City Of Melbourne" Visual Arts Project, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The following essay was commissioned in early 2011, by the League of Resonance – a Melbourne artist group comprising Jason Maling, Jess Olivieri and Sarah Rodigari. In this piece, I try to tease out an anatomy of sorts for their particular brand of socially engaged art practice. Much of the underlying information comes from an interview I did with the artists in early 2011 (thanks to Liz Pulie for the transcription yakka)…


Of The People, For The People: Duong Le Quy's Site-Specific Spectacles At The 2010 Hue International Arts Festival, Janys Hayes Jan 2011

Of The People, For The People: Duong Le Quy's Site-Specific Spectacles At The 2010 Hue International Arts Festival, Janys Hayes

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Duong Le Quy’s Journey to Create the Motherland, with its 1,000 performers, offered the 2010 Hue International Arts Festival a monolithic Vietnamese spectacle, designed for performance on the walls of Hue’s ancient Royal Citadel. Symbolically it linked the heartland of Vietnam’s nineteenth century Nguyen dynasty with contemporary Vietnam’s unification; the largest flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam formed an enormous tableau above the performers, as they drummed, sang, strode, danced and set off fireworks over Ky Dai – The Flag Tower of the Imperial Palace. This paper examines the use of traditional Vietnamese theatre practices ...


Realism And The State Of Theory In Psychology, Nigel Mackay, Agnes Petocz Jan 2011

Realism And The State Of Theory In Psychology, Nigel Mackay, Agnes Petocz

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Australian Healthy Eating Index Is Associated With Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 And Folate Biomarkers, Ali Sadeghpour, Jo Russell, Vicki Flood, Paul Mitchell Jan 2011

Australian Healthy Eating Index Is Associated With Homocysteine, Vitamin B12 And Folate Biomarkers, Ali Sadeghpour, Jo Russell, Vicki Flood, Paul Mitchell

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Effects Of A Single Dose Of Exenatide On Appetite, Gut Hormones, And Glucose Homeostasis In Adults With Prader-Willi Syndrome, Lisa Sze, Louise Purtell, Arthur Jenkins, Georgina Loughnan, Ellie Smith, Herbert Herzog, Amanda Sainsbury, Katharine Steinbeck, Lesley V. Campbell, Alexander Viardot Jan 2011

Effects Of A Single Dose Of Exenatide On Appetite, Gut Hormones, And Glucose Homeostasis In Adults With Prader-Willi Syndrome, Lisa Sze, Louise Purtell, Arthur Jenkins, Georgina Loughnan, Ellie Smith, Herbert Herzog, Amanda Sainsbury, Katharine Steinbeck, Lesley V. Campbell, Alexander Viardot

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Context: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is associated with hyperphagia and obesity, without effective pharmacological treatment. Exenatide, recently developed for treatment of type 2 diabetes, induces appetite suppression and weight loss with common side effects. Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the initial safety and effectiveness of exenatide in adult PWS subjects compared with obese controls (OBESE). Design, Setting, Patients, and Intervention: Eight PWS and 11 OBESE patients underwent standardized meal studies after a single sc injection of 10 g exenatide or placebo in a single-blinded, crossover design. Main Outcome Measures: Glucose, insulin, C-peptide, glucagon, peptide YY (PYY; total ...


Evaluating The Predictive Precision Of Surrogate Indices Of Oxygen Consumption, Sean R. Notley, Nigel A.S Taylor Jan 2011

Evaluating The Predictive Precision Of Surrogate Indices Of Oxygen Consumption, Sean R. Notley, Nigel A.S Taylor

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Dietary Glycaemic Index And Glycaemic Load Among Australian Children And Adolescents, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, Anette E. Buyken, Kristina Heyer, Victoria M. Flood Jan 2011

Dietary Glycaemic Index And Glycaemic Load Among Australian Children And Adolescents, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, Anette E. Buyken, Kristina Heyer, Victoria M. Flood

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

There are no published data regarding the overall dietary glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) of Australian children and adolescents. We therefore aim to describe the dietary GI and GL of participants of the 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (2007ANCNPAS), and to identify the main foods contributing to their GL. Children, aged 2–16 years, who provided two 24 h recalls in the 2007ANCNPAS were included. A final dataset of 4184 participants was analysed. GI of each food item was assigned using a previously published method. GL was calculated, and food groups contributing to ...


Cognitive Ability, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, And Social Dominance Orientation: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study Amongst Adolescents, Patrick C. L. Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, Peter Leeson Jan 2011

Cognitive Ability, Right-Wing Authoritarianism, And Social Dominance Orientation: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study Amongst Adolescents, Patrick C. L. Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi, Peter Leeson

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Improving Therapeutic Use Of Homework: Suggestions From Mental Health Clinicians, Peter Kelly, Frank P. Deane Jan 2011

Improving Therapeutic Use Of Homework: Suggestions From Mental Health Clinicians, Peter Kelly, Frank P. Deane

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background. The majority of mental health clinicians report the use of homework to support their case management, but practitioner surveys indicate that homework is not routinely used. Aims. To examine barriers that mental health case managers experience in implementing homework and to identify strategies to promote successful homework administration. Method. One hundred thirty-four surveys were completed by mental health case managers. The survey examined their use of homework for individuals diagnosed with a severe mental health problem. It also asked them to identify barriers to regularly implement homework and describe strategies to promote more regular use of homework. Results. On ...


An Audit Of Alcohol Brand Websites, Ross Gordon Jan 2011

An Audit Of Alcohol Brand Websites, Ross Gordon

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Introduction and Aims.The study investigated the nature and content of alcohol brand websites in the UK. Design and Methods.The research involved an audit of the websites of the 10 leading alcohol brands by sales in the UK across four categories: lager, spirits, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages and cider/perry. Each site was visited twice over a 1-month period with site features and content recorded using a pro-forma. The content of websites was then reviewed against the regulatory codes governing broadcast advertising of alcohol. Results.It was found that 27 of 40 leading alcohol brands had a dedicated website. Sites ...


Relationship Between Plantar Pressures, Physical Activity And Sedentariness Among Preschool Children, Karen J. Mickle, Dylan P. Cliff, Bridget J. Munro, Anthony D. Okely, Julie R. Steele Jan 2011

Relationship Between Plantar Pressures, Physical Activity And Sedentariness Among Preschool Children, Karen J. Mickle, Dylan P. Cliff, Bridget J. Munro, Anthony D. Okely, Julie R. Steele

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

It has been speculated that high plantar pressures might cause foot pain and discomfort which, in turn, may discourage children from being physically active and result in them spending more time in sedentary activities. The purpose of this study was to determine whether plantar pressure distributions generated by preschool children were correlated with objectively measured time spent in physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Dynamic plantar pressures were measured for 33 preschool children (age = 4.3±0.6 years; height = 1.06±0.1 m; mass = 18.4±2.9 kg; 17 boys) as they walked across an emed AT-4 pressure ...


Simulated Viewpoint Jitter Shakes Sensory Conflict Accounts Of Vection, Stephen A. Palmisano, Robert S Allison, Juno Kim, Frederick Bonato Jan 2011

Simulated Viewpoint Jitter Shakes Sensory Conflict Accounts Of Vection, Stephen A. Palmisano, Robert S Allison, Juno Kim, Frederick Bonato

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Sensory conflict has been used to explain the way we perceive and control our self-motion, as well as the aetiology of motion sickness. However, recent research on simulated viewpoint jitter provides a strong challenge to one core prediction of these theories — that increasing sensory conflict should always impair visually induced illusions of self-motion (known as vection). These studies show that jittering self-motion displays (thought to generate significant and sustained visual–vestibular conflict) actually induce superior vection to comparable non-jittering displays (thought to generate only minimal/transient sensory conflict). Here we review viewpoint jitter effects on vection, postural sway, eye-movements and ...