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Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2013

Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman

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

As Samantha George notes in Chapter 4 above, mirroring is of fundamental importance in Gothic literature and film. It is also a prevalent trope in the CW network teen drama, The Vampire Diaries. The television series is itself a ‘doubling’ in that it is an adaptation of a series of novels by L. J. Smith, creating a situation wherein the same central characters inhabit the parallel townships of the novels’ Fells Church and television’s Mystic Falls, and consequently have histories which are, at times, contradictory.2 The television version also explicitly explores the concept of the doppelgänger, and thus ...


Future Frameworks: Towards A Strategic Plan For The Visual Arts And Museum Sector In Nsw, Jennie A. Lawson, Amanda Reynolds Jan 2012

Future Frameworks: Towards A Strategic Plan For The Visual Arts And Museum Sector In Nsw, Jennie A. Lawson, Amanda Reynolds

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The 2009 review of Museums and Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) recommended the development of a strategic plan for the visual arts & museum sector. One of the key recommendations of this review noted that with the growth of the sector over the previous ten years and a more strategic approach being adopted by Arts NSW, changes in the sector environment, as well as the substantially increased engagement of local government, it would be appropriate to undertake work in the development of the sector.

Implementing this key recommendation, Arts NSW commissioned Professor Amanda Lawson to undertake strategic research, a needs analysis ...


Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The 'Cohrd' Form, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2012

Oral History And The Radio Documentary/Feature: Introducing The 'Cohrd' Form, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In an era when audio is increasingly associated with three-minute digital storytelling, the use of crafted oral history in long-form radio narratives deserves to be recognized as a specific genre: the ‘COHRD’ (Crafted Oral History Radio Documentary), a blend of oral history, art and radio journalism. The author, a long-term practitioner of both disciplines, compares the theory and practice of oral history interviewing and the narrative concerns of the radio documentary/feature producer. The article considers how oral history may be enhanced by imaginative treatment and careful crafting, to yield a hybrid COHRD form. This combines the creative scope of ...


Women In Theatre, Elaine Lally, Sarah Miller Jan 2012

Women In Theatre, Elaine Lally, Sarah Miller

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This report was commissioned in July 2011 by the Australia Council for the Arts commissioned to bring the research on the issue of women in creative leadership in Australia up to the present day, and provide a basis for the sector to discuss these issues and to reach agreement on some strategies to address the situation. It gathers together quantitative and qualitative information on the continuing gender disparities, and attempts to identify structural barriers and potential levers for addressing entrenched inequalities.


Artefacts Of Authenticity, Garry C. Jones Jan 2012

Artefacts Of Authenticity, Garry C. Jones

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

I recently made a visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney to study their archive of Aboriginal artefacts from western New South Wales, particularly boomerangs, clubs and shields. I say 'artefacts' because in this context this is how these objects were framed, not as art but as ethnographic objects. While I wanted to understand this archive better in terms of my own cultural heritage, my hope was to locate an object that might inspire my own seemingly flagging art practice. Moving slowly and thoughtfully from shelf to shelf, mindful of the museum attendant patiently supervising my visit, I was on ...


'Is A True Story Always True?' : An Approach To Fictionalizing Matthew Flinders' Narrative Of Tom Thumb's Cruize To Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon Jan 2012

'Is A True Story Always True?' : An Approach To Fictionalizing Matthew Flinders' Narrative Of Tom Thumb's Cruize To Canoe Rivulet, Catherine Mckinnon

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

First-person narrations of historical events are powerful. Yet readers, gripped by the story, often neglect to question the narrative form. What strategies guided their progression through the story? Were those strategies employed to shape their judgments about the people and events portrayed? One of the tales in the creative component of my recently completed practice-led PhD was based on Matthew Flinders’ Narrative of Tom Thumb’s cruize to Canoe Rivulet (Flinders 1985): a first-person account of the exploration trip Flinders, George Bass, and Bass’s servant, William Martin, took along the south coast of New South Wales. I was writing ...


More (Colonial) Hauntings In The Turn Of The Screw, Paul Sharrad Jan 2012

More (Colonial) Hauntings In The Turn Of The Screw, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Let me start by asking two questions to which the voluminous scholarship on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw has seemingly not paid full attention. First, from where does Flora learn her shocking language? Second, in a tale whose details are inspected from as many angles as critics can devise, what weight might we give to the Indian origin of the two children who provide an extra turn to the storytelling screw? My argument here is that a postcolonial reading of the text can provide us with answers. In teasing out intertextual uses of the details regarding the ...


How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty, Keith J. Horton Jan 2012

How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty, Keith J. Horton

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

One relatively straightforward way in which academics could have more impact on global poverty is by doing more to help people make wise decisions about issues relevant to such poverty. Academics could do this by conducting appropriate kinds of research on those issues and sharing what they have learned with the relevant decision makers in accessible ways.

But aren’t academics already doing this? In the case of many of those issues, I think the appropriate answer would be that they could do so much better. As an illustration, I examine the academic input into one decision about an issue ...


Swings And Roundabouts: Changes In Language Offerings At Australian Universities 2005-2011, Kerry S. Dunne, Marko Pavlyshyn Jan 2012

Swings And Roundabouts: Changes In Language Offerings At Australian Universities 2005-2011, Kerry S. Dunne, Marko Pavlyshyn

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In this study we report on changes in language offerings in Australian universities for the period 2005–2011, focusing on languages with small enrolments. We also give a progress report on collaborative arrangements that were introduced to ensure wider availability of language programs. These programs were surveyed most recently in the 2009 DASSH project on collaborative models for the provision of languages in Australian universities (Winter 2009). We find that there has been an increase in the number of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) offered across the tertiary sector. However, it is not the case that all of these languages ...


Backfire Manual: Tactics Against Injustice, Brian Martin Jan 2012

Backfire Manual: Tactics Against Injustice, Brian Martin

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In 1991, protesters in Dili, East Timor were massacred by Indonesian troops. This turned out to be a political disaster for the Indonesian government, greatly increasing international support for the East Timorese independence struggle. The massacre backfired on the Indonesian government. The Backfire Manual explains why. Imagine you're planning an action and think you might come under attack. Maybe it's a rally and there's a risk of police brutality. Maybe you're exposing government corruption and there could be reprisals against your group. To be prepared, you need to understand the tactics likely to be used by ...


Transcolonial Influences On Everyday American Imperialism: The Politics Of Chinese Domestic Servants In The Philippines, Julia T. Martinez, Claire Lowrie Jan 2012

Transcolonial Influences On Everyday American Imperialism: The Politics Of Chinese Domestic Servants In The Philippines, Julia T. Martinez, Claire Lowrie

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

From the first years of the American occupation of the Philippines, the American colonial elite ran their households with the help of Chinese servants. The preference of government officials, including Governor William Howard Taft himself, for Chinese domestic labor was in flagrant disregard for the policy of Chinese exclusion as well as the principle of “benevolent assimilation,” according to which the Americans claimed to be “uplifting” the Filipino people by providing them with the opportunity to experience the dignity of labor. In opting for Chinese rather than Filipino domestic labor, elite Americans were replicating the traditions of the “Old World ...


The 'Afghan Girls': Media Representations And Frames Of War, Vera Mackie Jan 2012

The 'Afghan Girls': Media Representations And Frames Of War, Vera Mackie

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

In this article, I survey almost a decade of visual representations of Afghan women, which have emanated from first world media organizations and have circulated in transnational media space. Only one of the photographs is explicitly linked with a political discussion. However, all of the photographs contribute to a set of possible statements about veiling and unveiling. Through discourse analysis informed by a genealogical approach, I demonstrate how these photographs contribute to the constitution of a set of power relations whereby the United States and its Allies have sovereignty and where it seems 'natural' that these sovereign nations can intervene ...


A Partial Promise Of Voice: Digital Storytelling And The Limit Of Listening, Tanja Dreher Jan 2012

A Partial Promise Of Voice: Digital Storytelling And The Limit Of Listening, Tanja Dreher

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The continual rise of participatory, media offers increasing opportunities for nonprofessionals and marginalised communities to tell their stories. In the policy arena, Australia's Social Inclusion Agenda and international debates on indicators of well-being name 'voice' as a key capability for social inclusion and individual flourishing. In this article, I engage recent scholarship on 'listening' and 'voice that matters' to highlight the limits of the participatory media genre of digital storytelling and of the social inclusion category of 'voice'. The discussion is illustrated via examples from public launch events for 'mini-films' produced in digital storytelling projects facilitated by Information Cultural ...


Death Of The “Legendary Okama" Togo Ken: Challenging Commonsense Lifestyles In Postwar Japan, Mark J. Mclelland Jan 2012

Death Of The “Legendary Okama" Togo Ken: Challenging Commonsense Lifestyles In Postwar Japan, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

“What’s wrong with being a fag? What’s shameful about being a fag? Why is it wrong for a man to love a man? Why is it wrong for a woman to love a woman? What is shameful is living a lie. What is shameful is not loving others.” Tōgō Ken campaign slogan.


Attending To Anthony Mccall's Long Film For Ambient Light, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2012

Attending To Anthony Mccall's Long Film For Ambient Light, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In March 2007, The Teaching and Learning Cinema, an artist group from Sydney, Australia, coordinated by Louise Curham and myself, recreated the conditions for a contemporary experience of Anthony McCall's Long Film for Ambient Light (1975). Long Film for Ambient Light is a work of Expanded Cinema, comprising the bare minimum elements required for "film": light, time, a screen, and an audience. Here I discuss some aspects of this recreation, with particular focus on the compilation of an "experiential document" as a way of understanding how the work affected individuals who encountered it.


The Almanac Projects: Seasons Experienced Through The Material World, Jo Law Jan 2012

The Almanac Projects: Seasons Experienced Through The Material World, Jo Law

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

At the Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather statistics “are only calculated where it makes sense to do so” (BOM). This “sense” is directly related to human affairs and activities such as agriculture, fishery and recreation. This paper asks: are there other elements we can incorporate into the ways we think about weather, climates and seasons? What other possibilities exist if we consider weather and seasons that include non-human perspectives? What are the implications of these ways of thinking? In what follows, I draw upon Jane Bennett’s “vital materialism” to consider weather, climates and seasons as human and non-human assemblages ...


Accident And Process, Derek J. Kreckler Jan 2012

Accident And Process, Derek J. Kreckler

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

I recently read that ancient Greek and Roman theatres invoked certain gods and goddesses in their application and appreciation of life and art. The goddess of fate - of luck - of chance – was known asTyche in Greece and Fortuna in Rome. As the ancient folk believed in, and understood the involvement of chance to be an everyday occurrence, they found it useful to place statutes of the appropriate gods in entertainment venues, sometimes even within the seating as spectators. As chance-based processes guide so much art today, it interests me that unlike antiquity, contemporary statues are not erected in theatres ...


Appropriated Circumstances, Derek J. Kreckler Jan 2012

Appropriated Circumstances, Derek J. Kreckler

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Two billboards by artist Derek Kreckler seek to do just that. These temporary billboard works began with the word 'appropriation', referencing the appropriation of Indigenous land, images, and culture by the first European settlement in 1788 and the broader appropriations in the world of the art.

Roy takes a break after showing Kelton the best fishing spots (detail) with Roy Kennedy and Kelton Pell sitting at APN billboard site, Waterfall, NSW; Appropriated Circumstances, 2012


A Maze Of Metaphors Around Glass Ceilings, Paul Smith, Peter Caputi, Nadia Crittenden Jan 2012

A Maze Of Metaphors Around Glass Ceilings, Paul Smith, Peter Caputi, Nadia Crittenden

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review many of the diverse metaphors and labels that are used to highlight insights into glass ceilings – the obstacles hindering women reaching the top levels of organizations.
Design/methodology/approach – The development of metaphors and labels related to theories about the causes and consequences of glass ceilings are discussed. They are classified according to whether or not they infer women play a role in creating glass ceilings.
Findings – It is concluded that most metaphor-linked explanations focus on discrimination and prejudice towards women seeking leadership positions. A small number of metaphors target characteristics ...


A Hangover And A One-Night Stand: Alcohol And Risky Sexual Behaviour Among Female Students At An Australian University, Heidi Gilchrist, Kylie Smith, Christopher A. Magee, Sandra Jones Jan 2012

A Hangover And A One-Night Stand: Alcohol And Risky Sexual Behaviour Among Female Students At An Australian University, Heidi Gilchrist, Kylie Smith, Christopher A. Magee, Sandra Jones

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

There is a growing body of research in Australia exploring the alcohol consumption behaviours of young people and the attendant health and social risks associated with excessive use of alcohol (Chikritzhs et al. 2003; Mancina-Pena & Tyson 2007). A number of studies from countries such as the United States and New Zealand indicate that university students tend to drink at riskier levels than the broader population (see for example Wechsler et al. 1994; Kypri, Stephenson & Langley 2005; Wechsler & Nelson 2008). Data from Australia are limited, although the few studies that have been conducted suggest that Australian university students are also more likely to consume alcohol at risky levels (Davey, Davey & Obst 2002; Johnston & White 2004; Utpala-Kumar & Deane 2010)


Citizen Of Australia...Citizen Of The World: An Australian New Woman's Feminist And Nationalist Vision, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa Jan 2012

Citizen Of Australia...Citizen Of The World: An Australian New Woman's Feminist And Nationalist Vision, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Writing in the 1890s, South Australian author, Catherine Martin, contributed to what John Docker has labelled ‘those feverish years of utopian and dystopian visions’. Her popular 1890 novel, An Australian Girl, presents modern historians with one fin-de-siècle vision for a newly emerging Australian nation, a vision that reveals itself as a utopian blend of feminist and nationalist aspirations. What emerges from this book is a sense of an Australian landscape that was as feminised as masculinised; a belief in a national identity that may have been transnationalist in that it was shaped by understandings of what it meant to be ...


Implicit Racial Prejudice Against African-Americans In Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluations, David R. Upton, C Edward Arrington Jan 2012

Implicit Racial Prejudice Against African-Americans In Balanced Scorecard Performance Evaluations, David R. Upton, C Edward Arrington

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

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Social Inclusion As An Unfinished Verb: A Practice-Based Approach, Lynne Keevers, Pamela Abuodha Jan 2012

Social Inclusion As An Unfinished Verb: A Practice-Based Approach, Lynne Keevers, Pamela Abuodha

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

The Australian Government has embarked on a social inclusion agenda that includes ambitious targets to increase and widen participation in higher education. From the evidence to date their approach to social inclusion in higher education focuses attention on statistical indicators of "proportional representation". Most of the available measures of social inclusion and exclusion have an individualistic focus and tend to characterise social exclusion as a "state" in which people are assumed to be "excluded" from access to higher education. Such a perspective focuses attention on the point of entry but backgrounds how the relational experience of under-represented groups in learning ...


Made To Measure: Taming Practices With Results-Based Accountability, Lynne Keevers, L Treleaven, Christopher Sykes, Michael Darcy Jan 2012

Made To Measure: Taming Practices With Results-Based Accountability, Lynne Keevers, L Treleaven, Christopher Sykes, Michael Darcy

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

This paper focuses on what happens when accountability regimes, represented in calculative planning processes, migrate onto situated, sociomaterial practices. Specifically, the article investigates what happens when the practices of results-based accountability (RBA) are translated into the social justice practices of locally-based community organizations. Based on the tenets of contemporary practice theory and a threeyear participatory action research project with community organizations in Australia, the study illustrates that performance measurement and accountability frameworks such as RBA are not technologies that peer and measure innocently and disinterestedly from a distance. Rather, RBA, as a bundle of materialdiscursive practices, is part of the ...


The (New) Accident Of Art, Su Ballard Jan 2012

The (New) Accident Of Art, Su Ballard

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

Accidental encounters in the art gallery occupy a critical space that moves visitors beyond established behaviours and expectations. Accidents are crucial to everyday encounters with art objects and tend to occur in the interval between images. The emergence of the 'New Aesthetic' in March 2012 contributed to a more generalised interest in spotting and documenting moments where the digital intercedes in the everyday. The New Aesthetic suggests that it is possible to see accidental spaces of machinic vision. But what happens when the viewer is also not human? Does the robot machine employed by GoogleArtProject to patrol the major galleries ...


'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 ...


"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 ...


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 ...


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.


The Gift That Time Gave: Myth And History In The Western Desert Painting Movement, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2011

The Gift That Time Gave: Myth And History In The Western Desert Painting Movement, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The most fabulous moment in Australian art history occurred in the autumn of 1971 when an art teacher named Geoffrey Bardon supplied about a dozen Western Desert men with brushes and acrylic paint. Asmall and innocent gesture, it sparked a bushfire so intense that the cultural landscape was radically upturned, locally at first and then at a more universal level.

From rock art to Australian modernism, from bark paintings to the Heidelberg School, The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art provides a wide-ranging overview of the movements, themes and media found in Australian art. This Companion features essays that explore the ...