Published August 2010
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Emma Halpin and Roberta Kwan
The neurotic anti-hero of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five travels regularly and unwittingly through time and space, rendering his situation in either dimension uncertain and precarious. Martino’s essay seeks to illustrate that rather than following a linear timeline, the sequence of events in the life of Billy Pilgrim is ordered by the power his memories have over his conscious awareness.
The nature of much discussion of Great War texts is habitually adversarial; most prose accounts of the Great War continue to be divided (by readers and critics) into the two opposed perspectives. Consequently the middle ground, encompassing both poles and recognising both as extremes in a range of experiences, is unclaimed.
Animation must remain open to critical analysis, not least of all when it makes reference to the real world. It is from this perspective that Prescott-Steed discusses the Pixar production Finding Nemo; to consider Finding Nemo in terms of what is (re)presented and also in terms of what is ‘left out.’ Approaching the film in this way, it becomes possible to explain how Finding Nemo’s idealised representation of the natural world assists in the protection and perpetuation of heteronormativity’s dominance in the late modern West.
Katoomba Incantation [pdf]
Ryan’s poem recounts a cross-continental train trip on the Indian Pacific, traversing spaces of memory, sound and ecology.
The Patrimony [pdf]
Pavlides’ “The Patrimony” uses the writings of Michel de Certeau to interrogate the meanings of space and place in a world of shifting symbolic, geographical and gendered borders.
Glow in the Dark Stars [pdf]
Mirabito’s “Glow in the Dark Stars” addresses the intersection of gender and race in the construction of personal identity, in the story of a girl who uses painting to escape her overbearing Italian-Australian family. Crossing the Time Vortex: Retrospective on Doctor Who (new series; 2005-2010).
Poon turns to popular culture in this essay and examines the 2005 return of the eponymous television series Doctor Who as a prime example of the resilience of humanistic ideology in television sci-fi.
Rangiah’s essay considers the increasing trend of fashion appearing in art magazines, asking the question: are these platforms really that different?