Contents January - March 2003
Editor: Elizabeth McMahon
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In Memoriam Dorothy Hewett
In an excerpt from Bird
Song Thunder and A Few Drops of Rain: Merv Lilley writing personally,Hewett's
husband, fellow writer Merv Lilley, records his vigil in the latter
stages of her illness.
Melissa Hardie's Hewettiana
presents a poetic tribute to Dorothy Hewett in a catalogue of
Mitchell Rolls offers an 'unmitigated polemic'
on Why I Don't Want
to be an "Ethical" Researcher in the field of Aboriginal
Impossibility Of Pleasing Everybody: A Legitimate Role For White Filmmakers
Making Black Films,Frances Peters Little explores critical responses
to films made by both black and white Australians.
Frances also responds directly to Mitchell Rolls's essay in emuse
Values and Cultural Death in The Lord of the Rings Martin Ball
discusses the way Peter Jackson's films have reinvigorated discussion
about the book's meaning, and shifted the ground of its discussion from
literary aesthetics to popular culture.
Jennifer Rutherford's address to Chisolm College,
La Trobe University, titled Cutting
Ordinary: An ABC True Story critiques the processes of making her
documentary on Pauline Hanson and One Nation, Ordinary People.
Ahmadi reviews Michael Dummet's On Immigration and Refugees
and 'Race' Panic and the Memory of Migration, edited by Meaghan
Morris and Brett de Bary;
Sheridan reviews Richard Nile, The Making of the Australian Literary
Slavin reviews Contagion: epidemics, history and culture from
smallpox to anthrax, edited by Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker;
Rooney looks at recent studies of addiction including Helen Keane's
What's Wrong with Addiction? and Elizabeth Wurtzel's More,
and Maree Murray considers
B. W. Higman's, Domestic Service in Australia, as an initial
account of this largely unwritten labour history.
In e m u s e
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