Mon 04 Aug 2014
How do we talk about love and sex in a world where ‘boy meets girl’ just doesn't cut it any more? As we sift through thousands of years of tradition, how do we know what to throw out – and what to keep? And will our kids all grow up to be bisexual nymphomaniac porn addicts?
Thu 18 Feb 2016
While most commentators on myth like to speak about ancient curiosities, such as Aztec or Sumerian myths, or the now disconnected traditions of the classical world, there is in fact a wide range of mythic figures from the European past which still mean a good deal. The nine figures discussed in Stephen Knight’s new book THE POLITICS OF MYT ...
Thu 11 Aug 2016
Psychoanalysis is one of the most influential and enduring intellectual traditions of the past century. Many diverse tendencies have emerged from the clinical and theoretical work of visionaries such as Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. Adherents and critics of these movements have helped shape the development of psychology, art, philosophy, busi ...
Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Why radio and new media are the forefront of the women’s revolution
Wed 09 Oct 2013Though the mainstream media largely ignores the voices, stories and concerns of women, feminists and their allies have shunned these tired old mediums and looked instead to community radio and online spaces to get their message out. In an age of crumbling traditional media empires, the proliferation of new independent medias has become a site of gr ...
Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History
Models, Mannequins and Muses
Tue 19 Mar 2013The idea of the female artists’ muse has been a central figment of Western European painting and the tradition of the fine art nude. However, a closer examination of the practices of life modeling, art education and figurative painting reveal a complex array of differing bodies and genders at work behind and in front of the easel. In this talk I w ...
Voices from the South
On tradition, identity and gender
Thu 21 Apr 2011
Graphic Distortions: The Comic Misadventures of Cartoonist Eric Jolliffe’s Witchetty’s Tribe (as read against 18C and other Whiteman Hissyfits)
Thu 06 Apr 2017n 1980 cartoonist Eric Jolliffe was the subject of a Federal Anti-Discrimination Board case over a cartoon published in the Permanent Building Association's monthly magazine, Corroboree. The cartoon depicted a voluptuous young woman wearing only a bra on her bottom and was captioned ‘It's a white man's garment she got from the missionary's wife’. J ...