Issue 30, October 2003

Editor: Elizabeth McMahon

Target Essay

Kane Race’s essay ‘The Death of the Dance Party’ reflects on changes in the Sydney gay scene.

Review Essay

Michele Grossman reviews Fabienne Bayet-Charlton’s Finding Ullagundahi Island and Lynette Russell’s A Little Bird Told Me, in ‘One man’s history is another woman’s lie’.


The Enchantments of Cultural History‘ Andrew Murphie reviews Simon During’s Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic.

In ‘Comforting Lot’s wife’ Angela Rockel reviews Paul Carter’s Repressed Spaces: The Poetics of Agoraphobia.

Arthur Glass reviews Postcolonial Liberalism by Duncan Ivison.

John Milfull reviews John F. Williams, German Anzacs and the First World War.

In ‘Fetish Fantasies’, Kate Livett reviews Amanda Fernbach’s Fantasies of Fetishism.

Marea Mitchell reviews Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment, edited by Paul Adams & Christopher Lee

Conference Review

Lorenzo Veracini reviews a recent international conference on ‘Genocide and Colonialism’ and its implications for Australian debates.

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