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The first straw man (on writing about Others)

On September 8, Lionel Shriver gave a keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival that galvanised several people into action, commentary and anger. Yassmin Abdel-Magied walked out of the session and wrote about her reasons for doing so. Others have written in defence of what they saw as Shriver’s key … Continue reading

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Shorts (a summary of recent and upcoming publications)

Here’s a list of upcoming (short) publications you’ll see from me. I had a short story (The Nature of Things) published in Volume 13, Issue 5 of the Review of Australian Fiction, alongside a wonderful piece by Jessica White (When The World Shivered). This short story is a piece of … Continue reading

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Uchronic, or queer in no time: wilful subjects in historical fiction

And one more. This is a draft abstract for a paper I hope to deliver at the annual conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), in Melbourne this November. The conference title is: Writing the Ghost Train: Rewriting, Remaking, Rediscovering. Abstract: Uchronic, or queer in no time: wilful … Continue reading

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Death, Dildoes and Daffodils: a queer winter’s tale (full paper)

A little while ago, I delivered a creative paper at the ANZSA (Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association). I posted the abstract for this paper on my blog a while ago, and thought I’d follow up by sharing the text of the performance. The piece is an examination of the … Continue reading

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Death, Dildoes & Daffodils: A Queer Winter’s Tale

The following is the proposal for a paper/presentation I’m hoping to deliver at the 2014 ANZSA (Australia and New Zealand Shakespearean Association)¬†conference, Shakespearean Perceptions. The conference will take place at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, October 2-4, 2014. Abstract This paper is a creative excavation of the temporal … Continue reading

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