Issue 8, November 1997

Editor: Elizabeth McMahon
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Lesley Stern on the uncanny in Blade Runner: Film and the Uncanny.

Chris Palmer on Romeo & Juliet: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet: Kitsch and Tears.

Fiona Paisley Race and Remembrance: Contesting Aboriginal Child Removal in the Inter-War Years takes a look white women’s involvement in the advocacy of Aboriginal women and their stolen children and its relationship to current debates.

Leela Gandhi Indo-Anglian Fiction: Writing India, Elite Aesthetics, and the Rise of the ‘Stephanian’ Novel considers the growing status and popularity of Indian fiction, such as that of Arundhati Roy who just won the Booker, and analyses the construction and promotion of Indo-Anglian fiction by anthologists and critics including Salman Rushdie.

Reality Bytes is an extract from Vicki Kirby’s Telling Flesh: the substance of the corporeal which addresses what has become of the body-as-text truism to ask how and where we know this, what is the ‘proper place’ for this knowledge.


Penelope Deutscher reviews Vicki Kirby’s Telling Flesh.

Fiona Giles reviews bodyjamming: Sexual Harassment, Feminism and Public Life: a collection of essays edited by Jenna Mead. The essays circulate around the Ormond College incident and Helen Garner’s narrative account The First Stone.

In ‘Fossilised Homosexuals’ Elizabeth Wilson reviews Jim McKnight’s Straight Science? Homosexuality, Evolution and Adaptation arguing against social constructionism to present an evolutionary explanation of male homosexuality.

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