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Axenda 21 da cultura

Repositorio: Repositori de Coneixement de L´Ajustament de Barcelona
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos

Podeu consultar la versió en català a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/90414, Podeu consultar la versió en castellà a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111352, Podeu consultar la versió en francès a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111513, Podeu consultar la versió en anglès a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111517, Podeu consultar la versió en àrab a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111519, Podeu consultar la versió en búlgar a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111521, Podeu consultar la versió en alemany a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111566, Podeu consultar la versió en italià a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111568, Podeu consultar la versió en japonès a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111569, Podeu consultar la versió en persa a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111570, Podeu consultar la versió en portuguès a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111571, Podeu consultar la versió en serbi a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111572, Podeu consultar la versió en suec a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111574, Podeu consultar la versió en turc a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111576, Podeu consultar la versió en ucraïnès a: http://hdl.handle.net/11703/111577



Documenting Vietnam: Television War and the Representation of Physical Experience, Documenting Vietnam: Television War and the Representation of Physical Experience

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Barchet, Michael

«No man can act before the camera in the face of death». This statement by EmestHemingway does not only claim authority for the images from the Spanish Civil war ofJoris lvens' Spanish Earth (1937). The decidedly dry and restrained diction ofHemingway's performance as author and speaker of this Voice of God was not onlymuch admired for its difference to contemporary newsreel and documentary practicewhen the film was released in the US; its very factual mode of presentation also…, «No man can act before the camera in the face of death». This statement by EmestHemingway does not only claim authority for the images from the Spanish Civil war ofJoris lvens' Spanish Earth (1937). The decidedly dry and restrained diction ofHemingway's performance as author and speaker of this Voice of God was not onlymuch admired for its difference to contemporary newsreel and documentary practicewhen the film was released in the US; its very factual mode of presentation also…



Hollywood, U. S.-Mexican Relations, and the Devolution of the «Golden Age» of Mexican Cinema, Hollywood, U. S.-Mexican Relations, and the Devolution of the «Golden Age» of Mexican Cinema

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Fein, Seth

The 1948 release of Río Escondido was a triumph of the Mexican film industry. It represented the possibilities that seemed in reach of the postwar Mexican film sector: sovereign control of an economically viable, artistically vibrant, nationally dominant, mass-cultural medium capable of producing Mexican stories, myths, and images., The 1948 release of Río Escondido was a triumph of the Mexican film industry. It represented the possibilities that seemed in reach of the postwar Mexican film sector: sovereign control of an economically viable, artistically vibrant, nationally dominant, mass-cultural medium capable of producing Mexican stories, myths, and images.



Cinematic Contextual History of High Noon (1952, dire Fred Zinnemann), Cinematic Contextual History of High Noon (1952, dire Fred Zinnemann)

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Caparrós Lera, José María, Alegre, Sergio

The post-war American atmosphere and the never well-seen social problem cinema -especially thriller film noir- are the major reasons to understand why during the Forties Hollywood was purged by the self- called the most liberal and democratic government of the world., The post-war American atmosphere and the never well-seen social problem cinema -especially thriller film noir- are the major reasons to understand why during the Forties Hollywood was purged by the self- called the most liberal and democratic government of the world



The Image of Ancient Rome in the Cinema, The Image of Ancient Rome in the Cinema

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Mora, Carl

The ancestral memory of the Roman Empire has been the most persistent theme defining European civilization. From this vanished political entity of antiquity the modern divisions of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe have drawn much of their governmental, military, religious, and cultural heritage and practice. It is not surprising then that Europe repeatedly has sought to reestablish a semblage of «the glory that was Rome»-beginning with Charlmagne's Carolingian Empire in the 6th century…, The ancestral memory of the Roman Empire has been the most persistent theme defining European civilization. From this vanished political entity of antiquity the modern divisions of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe have drawn much of their governmental, military, religious, and cultural heritage and practice. It is not surprising then that Europe repeatedly has sought to reestablish a semblage of «the glory that was Rome»-beginning with Charlmagne's Carolingian Empire in the 6th century…



Cut from Anglophilia to Anglophobia. Hollywood's Changing Perceptions of the British, Cut from Anglophilia to Anglophobia. Hollywood's Changing Perceptions of the British

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Mora, Carl

When I was a boy in New York City during the post World War II 1940s, there was an annual cinematic event that brought all the neighborhood kids out to the local movie palace . This hallmark occasionwas the screening of thedouble feature of Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers (1939)and Drums (aka The Drum, 1938), two spectacular action-packed depictions of the halcyon days of the British Empire, replete with proverbial stiff-upper-lipped Englishmen suppressing troublesome colonials in the…, When I was a boy in New York City during the post World War II 1940s, there was an annual cinematic event that brought all the neighborhood kids out to the local movie palace  . This hallmark occasionwas the screening of thedouble feature of Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers (1939)and Drums (aka The Drum, 1938), two spectacular action-packed depictions of the halcyon days of the British Empire, replete with proverbial stiff-upper-lipped Englishmen suppressing troublesome colonials in the…



Memories Are Made of This: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss, Memories Are Made of This: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss

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J. Cardullo, Robert

This article is a re-viewing of Veronika Voss in the context of global cinema, German cinema, and R. W. Fassbinder’s oeuvre, in particular the FRG trilogy (on Germany’s postwar economic miracle) of which this film forms a part along with The Marriage of Maria Braun and Lola., This article is a re-viewing of Veronika Voss in the context of global cinema, German cinema, and R. W. Fassbinder’s oeuvre, in particular the FRG trilogy (on Germany’s postwar economic miracle) of which this film forms a part along with The Marriage of Maria Braun and Lola.



Feature Films of World War II and Vietnam

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Morris, Robert

My original topic was entitled «Feature Films of World War II and Vietnam,» but I noticed that most presentations and papers in this conference focus on World War II, so I will say justa few words about World War II, and place my emphasis on Vietnam.



The Making of Kokoda Front Line, The Making of Kokoda Front Line

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McDonald, Neil

Cinesound's Kokoda Front Line is undoubtedly the most famous newsreel made in Australia during the Second World War. The film won an Academy Award and made its cameraman, Damien Parer, a national hero. Despite lines like «the black skinned boys are white», which makes Kokoda Front Line producer Ken G. Hall wince whenever he hears it these days, I think we can all agree that the newsreel is brilliant propaganda., Cinesound's Kokoda Front Line is undoubtedly the most famous newsreel made in Australia during the Second World War. The film won an Academy Award and made its cameraman, Damien Parer, a national hero. Despite lines like «the black skinned boys are white», which makes Kokoda Front Line producer Ken G. Hall wince whenever he hears it these days, I think we can all agree that the newsreel is brilliant propaganda.



Cantinfladas of the PRI: (Mis) Representations of Mexican Society in the Films of Mario Moreno, Cantinfladas of the PRI: (Mis) Representations of Mexican Society in the Films of Mario Moreno

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Pilcher, Jeffrey

In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx wrote that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur twice, the first time as tragedy; the second as farce. Confronted by the tumultuousness of Mexico's extended revolution, he might have added a third occurrence in the form of carnival. The world that Lázaro Cárdenas turned upside down, between 1934 and 1940, became a tragedy during the presidential administration of Miguel Alemán, from 1946 to 1952. The populist Partido…, In The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx wrote that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur twice, the first time as tragedy; the second as farce. Confronted by the tumultuousness of Mexico's extended revolution, he might have added a third occurrence in the form of carnival. The world that Lázaro Cárdenas turned upside down, between 1934 and 1940, became a tragedy during the presidential administration of Miguel Alemán, from 1946 to 1952. The populist Partido…



Love and Tragic Fate: The "Romeo and Juliet" Twist in Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her", Love and Tragic Fate: The "Romeo and Juliet" Twist in Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her"

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Cantero;Wallner, Mónica; Megan

This article focuses on the Romeo and Juliet theme that underlines the filmic narrative of Almodóvar´s Talk to Her. We analyze the modern reconstruction that Almodóvar brings to the XXI century of an old topic, the one of love and tragic fate. Throughout the works of Pedro Almodóvar, characters are the foundation of the films. By allowing the viewer access to the most intimate aspects of their lives, the characters are a vehicle for theme and symbolism. Almodóvar's technique is not a new…, This article focuses on the Romeo and Juliet theme that underlines the filmic narrative of Almodóvar´s Talk to Her. We analyze the modern reconstruction that Almodóvar brings to the XXI century of an old topic, the one of love and tragic fate. Throughout the works of Pedro Almodóvar, characters are the foundation of the films. By allowing the viewer access to the most intimate aspects of their lives, the characters are a vehicle for theme and symbolism. Almodóvar's technique is not a new…



Neorealism, History, and The Children’s Film: Vittorio de Sica’s The Children Are Watching Us reconsidered

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Cardullo, Bert

Vittorio De Sica used a child protagonist for the first time, not in his neorealist masterpiece Shoeshine (1946), but in his first truly serious film, The Children Are Watching Us (1943), which examines the impact on a young boy’s life of his mother’s extramarital affair with a family friend. The Children Are Watching Us proved to be a key work, thematically as well as stylistically, in De Sica’s directing career. In its thematic attempt to reveal the underside of Italy’s moral life, this film…



The Politics of the Trilogy Form: Lucía, the Oresteia and The Godfather, The Politics of the Trilogy Form: Lucía, the Oresteia and The Godfather

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Rose, Peter

I recall years ago reading an interview with Bertold Brecht in which the interviewer asked Brecht whether he thought his work would be read in a hundred years. Brecht’s reply was something like, “That depends who wins.” At an historical moment when the apparently triumphant voices of self-appointed pundits and mysteriously funded “think-tanks” are proclaiming both the cultura and political failure of the Cuban Revolution, I think it is appropriate to recall one of the true masterpieces created…, I recall years ago reading an interview with Bertold Brecht in which the interviewer asked Brecht whether he thought his work would be read in a hundred years. Brecht’s reply was something like, “That depends who wins.” At an historical moment when the apparently triumphant voices of self-appointed pundits and mysteriously funded “think-tanks” are proclaiming both the cultura and political failure of the Cuban Revolution, I think it is appropriate to recall one of the true masterpieces created…



Spain and the United States: a cinematic relationship, 1939-1953, Spain and the United States: a cinematic relationship, 1939-1953

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España, Rafael de

When the Spanish Civil War ended, the political and ideological atmosphere of Spain changed a lot: for the new regime, democracy and freedom were synonimous with the «decadent and corrupt» republican years. The triumph of Franco's Army was due in great part to the support of Germany and Italy, and this inevitably led to a preponderance of the Fascist ideas represented by the Falange party. In fact, Franco was never a real Fascist, but at this moment he considered unavoidable to adopt a…, When the Spanish Civil War ended, the political and ideological atmosphere of Spain changed a lot: for the new regime, democracy and freedom were synonimous with the «decadent and corrupt» republican years. The triumph of Franco's Army was due in great part to the support of Germany and Italy, and this inevitably led to a preponderance of the Fascist ideas represented by the Falange party. In fact, Franco was never a real Fascist, but at this moment he considered unavoidable to adopt a…



Paradise Found? Ana / chronic Nostalgia in Belle Epoque, Paradise Found? Ana / chronic Nostalgia in Belle Epoque

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Colmeiro, Jose

At a first glance, Fernando Trueba's Academy Award winning film Belle Epoque (1992) could be read as a celebration of the regained paradise of absolute freedom, physical beauty and unbound desires. On another level, it could also be seen as a symptomatic result of disillusion with the present, confirming the impossibility of recovering that lost paradise, as well as an effect of the already chronic "historical amnesia" characteristic of post-Franco Spain. These contradictory…, At a first glance, Fernando Trueba's Academy Award winning film Belle Epoque (1992) could be read as a celebration of the regained paradise of absolute freedom, physical beauty and unbound desires. On another level, it could also be seen as a symptomatic result of disillusion with the present, confirming the impossibility of recovering that lost paradise, as well as an effect of the already chronic "historical amnesia" characteristic of post-Franco Spain. These contradictory…



Playful Subversions: Hollywood Pirates Plunder Spanish America, Playful Subversions: Hollywood Pirates Plunder Spanish America

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Gerassi-Navarro, Nina

The figure of the pirate evokes a number of distinct and contrasting images: from a fearless daredevil seeking adventure on the high seas to a dangerous and cruel plunderer moved by greed. Owing obedience to no one and loyal only to those sharing his way of life, the pirate knows no limits other than the sea and respects no laws other than his own. His portrait is both fascinating and frightening. As a hero, he is independent, audacious, intrepid and rebellious. Defying society's rules and…, The figure of the pirate evokes a number of distinct and contrasting images: from a fearless daredevil seeking adventure on the high seas to a dangerous and cruel plunderer moved by greed. Owing obedience to no one and loyal only to those sharing his way of life, the pirate knows no limits other than the sea and respects no laws other than his own. His portrait is both fascinating and frightening. As a hero, he is independent, audacious, intrepid and rebellious. Defying society's rules and…



The War, the Air Force and the Search for Realist Cinema in Britain, 1941-1942, The War, the Air Force and the Search for Realist Cinema in Britain, 1941-1942

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París, Michael

The decade or so that began in 1940 is generally regarded as the 'golden age' of British cinema. The experience of fighting total war regenerated the film industry and forced filmmakers into attempting to create a distinctively 'British' cinema, which would both promote the national interest and record the experience of a nation fighting for its life. By and large they succeeded, and the films produced during the war and after, won considerable popular and critical approval., The decade or so that began in 1940 is generally regarded as the 'golden age' of British cinema. The experience of fighting total war regenerated the film industry and forced filmmakers into attempting to create a distinctively 'British' cinema, which would both promote the national interest and record the experience of a nation fighting for its life. By and large they succeeded, and the films produced during the war and after, won considerable popular and critical approval.



Racial Tragedy, Australian History, and the New Australian Cinema: Fred Schepisi’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Revisited, Racial Tragedy, Australian History, and the New Australian Cinema: Fred Schepisi’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Revisited

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J. Cardullo, Robert

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) broke ground in its native country fordealing bluntly with one of the most tragic aspects of Australian history: the racisttreatment of the aboriginal population. Adapted faithfully from the 1972 novel byThomas Keneally, the film concerns a young man of mixed race in turn-of-the-century Australia who feels torn between the values and aspirations of white society, on the one hand, and his aboriginal roots, on the other, and who ultimately takes to violence…, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) broke ground in its native country fordealing bluntly with one of the most tragic aspects of Australian history: the racisttreatment of the aboriginal population. Adapted faithfully from the 1972 novel byThomas Keneally, the film concerns a young man of mixed race in turn-of-the-century Australia who feels torn between the values and aspirations of white society, on the one hand, and his aboriginal roots, on the other, and who ultimately takes to violence…



The Historical Film as Real History, The Historical Film as Real History

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Rosenstone, Robert

Let's face the facts and admit it: historical films trouble and disturb (most) professional historians. Why? We all know the obvious answers. Because, historians will say, films are inaccurate. They distort the past. They fictionalize, trivialize, and romanticize important people, events, and movements. They falsify History., Let's face the facts and admit it: historical films trouble and disturb (most) professional historians. Why? We all know the obvious answers. Because, historians will say, films are inaccurate. They distort the past. They fictionalize, trivialize, and romanticize important people, events, and movements. They falsify History.



October's offspring: Soviet cinema and The Cuban film institute, October's offspring: Soviet cinema and The Cuban film institute

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Mraz, John

Has Soviet cinema been a significant influence on the films produced in Revolutionary Cuba? I will limit my focus here to the first fifteen years of Cuban cinema, from 1960 to 1975, an era that is both formative as well as decisive for the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos). During this time, a truly national cinema was forged, alternative film styles were explored, and a serious effort was made to develop critiques and theories that would…, Has Soviet cinema been a significant influence on the films produced in Revolutionary Cuba? I will limit my focus here to the first fifteen years of Cuban cinema, from 1960 to 1975, an era that is both formative as well as decisive for the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos). During this time, a truly national cinema was forged, alternative film styles were explored, and a serious effort was made to develop critiques and theories that would…



Days of Glory and Outside the Law: Counter-Historical Remembrances

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el Fahli, Mourad

French mainstream cinema has always celebrated and memorialized the resistance and heroism of white French soldiers and citizens, overlooking the decisive and vital contributions of the colonized to the independence of France and Europe in general from the Nazi regime. This erasure of the subaltern is the product of a Eurocentric History (with capital H) that “Appropriates the cultural and material production of non-Europeans while denying both their achievements and its own appropriation.” (…



Images of War 1930 and 1988. All Quiet on the Western Front and Journey's End (

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Wenden, D.

The Gennan novel, Erich Maria Remarque's Im Westen nichts neues, (misleadingly translated by Hollywood as All Quiet on the Western Front) and Journey•s End, an English play by R.C. Sherrifffirststaged in 1928,aretwoofthebestlrnown fictional accounts of conditions on the Western front in World War One. Both are anti-militarist and are regarded as major anti-war texts.



HOLLAND: THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE IMAGE OF OCCUPATION. WITH A COMPARISON OF BRITAIN

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Barnouw, David

In Holland we love the war. And by war we always mean the Second World War. Since Napoleon, it was the first time that foreign troops invaded the Netherlands and that is perhaps one of the reasons why this war is so important for us. Not only as part of our history, but as part of our society, as part of our existence.



Mothering Daughters: Subjectivity ans History in the Work of Helma Sanders Brahms's Germany Pale Mother, Mothering Daughters: Subjectivity ans History in the Work of Helma Sanders Brahms's Germany Pale Mother

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Keene, Judith

Helma Sanders-Brahms’, Germany Pale Mother(Deutschland, bleiche Mutter) was released in 1979 to a less than enthusiastic response. The film was criticised for its choice of subject matter and for its presentation of German women as victimised and masochistic. It was claimed as well that SandersBrahms had failed to «historicize the events in the lives of the main characters» and that while the film drew on familiar symbols and chronological references, these were no more than a director’s…, Helma Sanders-Brahms’, Germany Pale Mother(Deutschland, bleiche Mutter) was released in 1979 to a less than enthusiastic response. The film was criticised for its choice of subject matter and for its presentation of German women as victimised and masochistic. It was claimed as well that SandersBrahms had failed to «historicize the events in the lives of the main characters» and that while the film drew on familiar symbols and chronological references, these were no more than a director’s…



In search of reality through dreams: Alejandro Amenábar's Abre los ojos, In search of reality through dreams: Alejandro Amenábar's Abre los ojos

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Martín, Marina

Contrary to those who view filmmaking as a major source of entertainment or as a profitable industry, Alejandro Amenábar commits himself to portraying cinematography as one of the most authentic and compelling art expressions. Born in Santiago de Chile in 1972 and living in Spain -his mother's native land- since 1973, his entire family moved to Madrid weeks before Augusto Pinochet took over on September 11. Up to the present, this young director, led by a deep-rooted fascination, has…, Contrary to those who view filmmaking as a major source of entertainment or as a profitable industry, Alejandro Amenábar commits himself to portraying cinematography as one of the most authentic and compelling art expressions. Born in Santiago de Chile in 1972 and living in Spain -his mother's native land- since 1973, his entire family moved to Madrid weeks before Augusto Pinochet took over on September 11. Up to the present, this young director, led by a deep-rooted fascination, has…



Totem and Taboo in La Promesse by the Dardenne Brothers

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Small, Andrew

In a very small number of scenes all close together in La Promesse (1996), Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne add a strong factor of Freudian social and sexual prohibition to the plot. These scenes highlight Roger’s predatory opportunism, and Igor’s subsequent heroic character of principled action amidst chaos. The central question of Igor’s virginity is raised; this article asserts that he purposefully retains his sexual innocence, which becomes the source of strength for his adult decisions and…



Coping Strategies: Three Decades of Vietnam War in Hollywood, Coping Strategies: Three Decades of Vietnam War in Hollywood

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Llácer; Enjuto, Eusebio V.; Esther

The Vietnam War represents a crucial moment in U.S. contemporary history and has given rise to the conflict which has so intensively motivated the American film industry. Although some Vietnam movies were produced during the conflict, this article will concentrate on the ones filmed once the war was over. It has been since the end of the war that the subject has become one of Hollywood's best-sellers. Apocalypse Now, The Return, The Deer Hunter, Rambo or Platoon are some of the titles that…, The Vietnam War represents a crucial moment in U.S. contemporary history and has given rise to the conflict which has so intensively motivated the American film industry. Although some Vietnam movies were produced during the conflict, this article will concentrate on the ones filmed once the war was over. It has been since the end of the war that the subject has become one of Hollywood's best-sellers. Apocalypse Now, The Return, The Deer Hunter, Rambo or Platoon are some of the titles that…



Disseny i validació d'un instrument per a avaluar les tasques d'aprenentatge integrat d'Educació Física i Llengua estrangera, Design and validation of a tool to evaluate Physical Education and Language integrated learning tasks, Diseño y validación de un instrumento para evaluar tareas de aprendizaje integrado de Educación Física y Lengua extranjera

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Coral, Josep, Esquerda, Gerard, Benito, Judit

L'article descriu el disseny i validació d'un instrument per a avaluar tasques d'Educació Física (EF) en un entorn d'aprenentatge integrat de continguts i llengua estrangera (AICLE). Es detalla el desenvolupament de l'instrument i el procés de cinc fases utilitzat per a assegurar la seva fiabilitat i validesa. Es va dur a terme una prova preliminar de validesa de contingut mitjançant la participació de cinc jutges que van mostrar un acord del 89% i un índex Kappa de 0…, This article describes the design and validation of a tool to evaluate physical education (PE) learning tasks in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) context. It is detailed how the tool was developed and then how its reliability and validity were tested by means of a five-phase validation process. A preliminary content validity test of the tool was conducted by five expert judges and yielded an inter-rater agreement of 89% and kappa index of 0.82. Subsequently, pilot testing of the…, El artículo describe el diseño y validación de un instrumento para evaluar tareas de educación física (EF) en un entorno de aprendizaje integrado de contenidos y lengua extranjera (AICLE). Se detalla el desarrollo del instrumento y el proceso de cinco fases usado para su asegurar su fiabilidad y validez. Se llevó a cabo una prueba preliminar de validez de contenido mediante la participación de cinco jueces expertos arrojando un porcentaje de acuerdo del 89% y un índice Kappa de 0’82.…



Recerca en llibres de text: Assoliments passats, desenvolupament actual i reptes futurs. La mirada d'un investigador del Georg Eckert Institut, Textbook research: Past achievements, current developments, future challenges: A Georg Eckert Institut researcher's view, Investigaciones en libros de texto: Logros pasados, desarrollo actual y desafíos futuros. La mirada de un investigador del Georg Eckert Institut

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Sammler, Steffen

En dècades recents hem vist desenvolupaments dinàmics en el camp de la producció de llibres de text i mitjans audiovisuals que ofereixen diferents possibilitats als investigadors. Una font d’inspiració per a aquestes noves possibilitats pot ser una síntesi sistemàtica de l’estat actual de les investigacions en aquest camp en l’àmbit internacional. El recentment publicat Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies, editat per Eckhardt Fuchs i Annekatrin Bock, representa un intent per aconseguir aquest…, Recent decades have seen dynamic developments in the field of textbook and educational media production offering new perspectives and possibilities for textbook research. One source of inspiration for such new possibilities might be a systematic synthesis of the current state of international textbook research. The recently published Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies, edited by Eckhardt Fuchs and Annekatrin Bock, represents an attempt to meet this objective. Inspired, then, by the Handbook’…, En décadas recientes hemos visto desarrollos dinámicos en el campo de la producción de libros de texto y de medios audiovisuales que ofrecen diferentes posibilidades a los investigadores. Una fuente de inspiración para estas nuevas posibilidades puede ser una síntesis sistemática del estado actual de las investigaciones en este campo en el ámbito internacional. El recientemente publicado Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies, editado por Eckhardt Fuchs y Annekatrin Bock, representa un intento…



Análisis de la secuenciación de actividades en materiales de phrasal verbs: una propuesta didáctica basada en el modelo PC, Analysing activity sequencing in phrasal verb materials: A didactic proposal based on the CPM (Communicative Processes-Based Model), Anàlisi de la seqüenciació d'activitats en materials de phrasal verbs: Una proposta didàctica basada en el model PC

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Garcés-Manzanera, Aitor

En los últimos años, han surgido una gran cantidad de materiales destinados a la enseñanza-aprendizaje de phrasal verbs para estudiantes de inglés como lengua extranjera. En este sentido, la mayoría de estos materiales no sigue ningún patrón fijado en lo que respecta a la secuenciación de actividades, así como en lo que concierne a la presentación del concepto. Por ende, el presente artículo persigue analizar las carencias existentes en materiales de diversas editoriales desde un punto de vista…, In recent years, a large number of materials devoted to the teaching-learning of PVs in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) have arisen. In this regard, most of these materials do not follow any fixed pattern in terms of their activity sequencing as well as in their presentation of this concept. Hence, the present article pursues the analysis of the shortcomings in materials from different publishing houses from a cognitive and pedagogical standpoint (in relation to the traditional P-P-P…, En els darrers anys, han aparegut una gran quantitat de materials destinats a l’ensenyament-aprenentatge de phrasal verbs per a estudiants d’anglès com a llengua estrangera. En aquest sentit, la majoria d’aquests materials no segueix cap patró fix pel que fa a la seqüenciació d’activitats, així com pel que fa a la presentació del concepte. Aquest article pretén analitzar les mancances existents en materials de diverses editorials des d’un punt de vista cognitiu i pedagògic (relacionant-los, en…



Mismatching Perspectives and Pacific Transculturality

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Rønning, Anne

Increased critical consciousness and awareness of interculturality in a global and glocal context at the beginning of the twenty-first century has increasingly used the concept of transculturation when discussing modernities. Politically transculturation can be used to describe processes of negotiation in contemporary society that lead to social awareness and solidarity, as well as ensuring the continuity of societies. The fusing of cultural forms leads to a mismatching of perspectives, hence…



The Carnivalesque in George MacDonald’s The Light Princess

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Jarrar, Osama

In this article, I apply Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of carnival to an analysis of George MacDonald’s The Light Princess (1864). First, I define the concept of ‘carnival’ as explained in Bakhtin’s Rabelais and his World (1965). The subversive characteristic of the carnival which Bakhtin writes of is paramount in fantasy literature, of which The Light Princess exemplifies various elements. Brian Attebery says, “fantastic literature, as a literature that provokes reinterpretations of ‘reality’ and…



What is Happening is Real

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Conway-Herron, Janie

Australia’s history parallels the movement of modernity towards neo-colonial enterprises encapsulated in globalisation, while Australian identity lends itself to the fragmentation inherent in the conflicting discourses of national identification that make up its history. The psychology derived from this is startlingly apparent in our more recent history as we battle to come to terms with new and insidious incursions into Indigenous human rights. The bicentenary year gave Australia an…



The Sharpest Knives in the Drawer

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Phillips, Bill

Cooking is a gender marker. Just as the best chefs in the world are traditionally men, post-hard-boiled literary detectives such as Vázquez Montalban’s Carvalho, or Robert B. Parker’s Spenser are gourmet cooks, while George Pelecanos’s sleuthing protagonists were as often as not brought up in short order Greek diners and know their way around a kitchen. Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins is quite capable of putting together a nutritious meal for his family, as is James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux.…



On the significance of saying “sorry” – politics of memory and Aboriginal Reconciliation in Australia

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Auguste, Isabelle

2007 marked the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Back on May 27th 1967, more than 90% of Australian eligible voters said “yes’ to two changes of the Australian Constitution considered discriminatory to Aboriginal people. This event is often considered as the first stage of Reconciliation in Australia. 2007 also marked the 10th Anniversary of the release of the Bringing Them Home Report that highlighted the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their family as part of an…



Reptes en els debats matemàtics en la pràctica professional dels professors, The challenge of mathematical discussions in teachers' professional practice, Retos en los debates matemáticos en la práctica profesional de los profesores

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Da Ponte, João Pedro, Quaresma, Marisa, Mata-Pereira, Joana

En aquest article ens proposem identificar patrons d'accions en la pràctica dels professors de matemàtiques a l'aula durant debats a classe i esbrinar com aquestes accions proveeixen els estudiants amb oportunitats d'aprenentatge. L'estudi se centra en dos elements clau de la pràctica docent: les tasques que proposen els professors als estudiants i la manera en què es duu a terme la comunicació a l'aula. La metodologia és qualitativa amb dades recollides a través de la…, We seek to identify patterns of action in mathematics teachers’ classroom practice regarding class discussions and to determine how these actions provide learning opportunities for students. The study is based on a framework that focuses on two key elements of teaching practice: 1) the tasks that teachers propose to their students and, 2) the way they handle classroom communication. Qualitative methodology is used with data collected from video recordings of a grade 6 class that is studying…, En este artículo nos proponemos identificar patrones de acciones en la práctica de los profesores de matemáticas en el aula durante debates en clase y averiguar cómo estas acciones proveen a los estudiantes de oportunidades de aprendizaje. El estudio se centra en dos elementos clave de la práctica docente: las tareas que proponen los profesores a los estudiantes y la manera en que se lleva a cabo la comunicación en el aula. La metodología es cualitativa con datos recogidos a través de la…



Alfabetització de l'alumnat hispano-japonès a Catalunya: Un estudi etnogràfic dels usos de les actituds de les mares vers ells, Literacy practices among Spanish-Japanese children in Catalonia: An ethnographic study of their uses and attitudes toward them, Alfabetización del alumnado hispano-japonés en Cataluña: Un estudio etnográfico de sus usos y de las actitudes de las madres hacia ellos

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Fukukawa, Misa, Cassany, Daniel

Aquest estudi etnogràfic pretén analitzar les tasques d’escriptura, les actituds, els rols i les practiques socials d' 11 estudiants de primer curs de primària fins a novè de l’escola japonesa d’Hoshuko (Barcelona, Espanya), en cada un dels quatre idiomes presents en el seu entorn (espanyol, català, anglès i japonès). Hem dut a terme 22 entrevistes amb les seves mares japoneses i hem recollit 32 redaccions dels estudiants. Els nostres participants tenen diferents entorns lingüístics perquè…, This ethnographic study aims to analyze writing tasks, attitudes, roles and social practices of 11 students from grades one to nine who attend the Japanese Saturday school in Barcelona, Spain (Hoshuko Barcelona Educación Japonesa),in each of their four surrounding languages (Spanish, Catalan, English and Japanese). We conducted 22 interviews with their Japanese mothers and collected 32 students’ writing samples in multiple languages. Our participants have different language backgrounds because…, Este estudio etnográfico analiza las tareas de escritura, actitudes, roles y prácticas sociales de 11 estudiantes de primaria, que asisten a la escuela japonesa de Hoshuko (Barcelona), en cada uno de los cuatro idiomas presentes en su entorno (español, catalán, inglés y japonés). Hemos realizado 22 entrevistas con sus madres japonesas y hemos recogido 32 redacciones de los estudiantes. Nuestros participantes cuentan con diferentes trasfondos lingüísticos porque forman parte de familias…



The Coolabah Short Poem Issue

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Bakowski, Peter

As a practitioner of the short poem for 34 years, I have been and remain on the lookout for other practitioners. By putting on an editorial hat and placing a callout for 1 to 5-line poems via the Australian Poetry e-newsletter, I’ve hearteningly found numerous practitioners. It’s been a rewarding experience for me and now it may be for you, dear reader.“Make your next poem different from your last” is a quote attributed to Robert Frost and it is quality, difference and variety I’ve sought to…



FOREWORD TO REIMAGINING AUSTRALIA, PART 2

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Offord, Baden, Kerr, Thor, Garbutt, Rob, Gelaw Woldeyes, Yirga, Shiosaki, Elfie, Farquhar, Misty, Chan, Dean




On the ground: Reimagining community protection of the ecosphere in the Northern Rivers

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Hartman, Yvonne, Darab, Sandy

It would appear that the effects of sustained overuse of the planet’s resources is straining the natural world to its limits. The consequences of staying on this path may be catastrophic for both planet and humankind. At this time, when the ecosphere which sustains us all is so fragile, it seems imperative that we address the nature of the fundamental relationship between humans and their environment. Hence, we should perhaps undertake to reimagine our relationship with nature, with place and…



Larger than Life: A Tribute to Geoff Davis (1943–2018)

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Marsden, Peter

A celebration of the life of Geoff Davis with special emphasis on the many activities he pursued and his indefatigable energy.



The Pathfinder

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Davis, Ingrid

An homage to the scholar, traveller and person Geoff Davis by his wife, Ingrid Davis.



Transnationalism and the Decentralization of the Global Film Industry

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Jordi, Codó Martínez

As in other aspects of society (politics, economics), the film industry appears to be undergoing a process of decentralization (still in its infancy) by which Asia is, if not overtaking, at least matching its level of influence with that of European and American powers. Much of the impetus shifting this balance corresponds to China. The spectacular growth of China‟s domestic market is concentrating a substantial part of the global film business within this Asian giant, resulting in the still…



Identity and Friendship in Hsu-Ming Teo´s Behind the Moon (2000)

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Ribas Segura, Catalina

In her second novel, Behind the Moon (2000), Hsu-Ming Teo explores the identity construction of three teenage friends and how they defy the notion of the „ideal‟ Australian as a heterosexual, Protestant, white, English-speaking, Australian-born of British ancestry young adult person. Set in the western suburbs of Sydney in the 1990s, the three friends are an example of the multicultural society of the time: Justin Cheong, the son of a Chinese-Singaporean family who arrived in Australia with the…



Aspiration, Achievement and Abandonment in ‘The World’s Best Country’: Merit and Equity or Smoke and Mirrors?

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Hoffman, David M., Pöyhönen, Sari, Cools, Carine, Stikhin, Anatoly, Habti, Driss, Siekkinen, Taru, Sama, Thomas

Finland is internationally valorised for its education system, quality of life and high-tech, innovative, competitiveness. However, a critical focus on institutional dynamics and trajectories of higher education careers illuminates questions about the reproduction of global inequities, rather than the societal transformation Finland’s education system was once noted for. The purpose of this self-ethnography of career trajectories within Finnish higher education is designed to call attention to…



The Dead Walk

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Phillips, Bill, Mendoza, Marlene

Monsters have always enjoyed a significant presence in the human imagination, and religion was instrumental in replacing the physical horror they engendered with that of a moral threat. Zombies, however, are amoral – their motivation purely instinctive and arbitrary, yet they are, perhaps, the most loathed of all contemporary monsters. One explanation for this lies in the theory of the uncanny valley, proposed by robotics engineer Masahiro Mori. According to the theory, we reserve our greatest…



Beyond Nation? Ludwig Leichhardt’s Transnationalism

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Schlunke, Katrina

Inspired by the conference theme of ‘Looking Back to Look Forward’ this paper examines the multiple ways in which the Prussian explorer of northern Australia, Ludwig Leichhardt, provides possible new directions for rethinking contemporary concepts such as transnationalism and nationalism. While the paper in its genealogical fashion assumes that the past is not simply available to us to be looked upon but rather is made to appear to us through various, material and ideological productions; it is…



Border Protection

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Copland, Stephen

This paper investigates an installation of paintings exhibited at Macquarie University Gallery in 2009 in the exhibition called Raft – The Drifting Border (2002- 2004). The installation comprises of 147 miniature paintings depicting ever lighthouse in Australia. The title of the work, Border Protection is assembled to form the map of Australia. Borders like maps are a form of communication and information about places at different times and different situations. The installation identifies how…



Being There: Poetic Landscape

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Berry, Marsha

In early 2012, I was invited by Pilbara Writers group in Karratha to make a poetry map for the Pilbara region when they saw the Poetry 4 U website  (http://poetry4U.org ) where poems are pinned to geographic locations. I visited the Pilbara June 17 – 23, 2012 to commence the poetry mapping project with members of the Pilbara Writers group.  By walking with video when writers took me to their favourite places I was able to document visceral intersubjective experiences of these places, of being…



Snapshots from a West Coast Death Trip

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Bullock, Emily

Tasmania’s west coast carries the memory of multiple colonial traumas – traumas associated with the violence and uprooting of an indigenous population and the punishment of convicts on the carceral Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour.  This paper performs a ‘death trip’ through the west coast, a term borrowed from Michael Lesy’s classic country noir book, Wisconsin Death Trip, providing a psychogeographic tour through the material traces of what Peter Read calls ‘lost places’.  Presenting an…



The Malvinas/Falklands War (1982): Pacific Solutions for an Atlantic Conflict

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Bellot, Andrea

Although the Malvinas/Falklands War (1982) was relatively short and did not involve a great number of losses, it stands as an important blow in the collective memory of the two nations involved: Great Britain and Argentina. For the British, it was the last “colonial” war and one which allowed Margaret Thatcher to stay in power for almost a decade after the British victory. For the Argentine, it was the only war fought and lost in the twentieth century and it brought about the fall of the…



Creating inter-cultural spaces for co-learning

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Everett, Kristina, Hummell, Eloise

Among the many inhibitors to social inclusion and mobility faced by Indigenous peoples in Australia, under-representation of Indigenous students in Higher Education has long featured as a concern for government and human rights advocates. This is due to the attendant lower social indicators than those of the wider Australian society which characterise Indigenous peoples’ life experience.  UNESCO’s guidelines on inter-cultural education published in 2007 provide some principles for groundwork to…



Reflections on an Australian Fantasy: constructing the impossible

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Ryan, John

The following article explores the importance of fantasy as an important literary form. I specifically focus on the social function of fantasy genre texts produced in the Australian context to address the following key questions. First, is there such a thing as Australian fantasy? And second, what are the ethical considerations and issues around the use of Aboriginal and European mythic systems to provide non-indigenous writers with their material for creating fantasy worlds?



Daruganora: a model for inclusive inter-cultural education

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Everett, Kristina, Ambler, Trudy

This paper is an introduction to a new model for inclusive practice in education. It sprang from a 2010 Learning and Teaching Fellowship which called for strategies to address the under representation of Indigenous and other low Socio Economic Status groups in higher education in Australia. We have since realised that it can be adapted and developed in a wide range of other contexts and could be relevant in many other countries.



Beyond Rock. Social commitment and political conscience through Popular Music in Australia 1976 - 2002. The case of Midnight Oil

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Bonastre, Roger

The work and career of Midnight Oil illustrate a case of interaction between culture and politics in Australia. Furthermore they represent an example of social commitment from the sphere of urban popular culture. For a quarter of a century Midnight Oil offered a critical and ideological interpretation of the Australian social and political evolution. Aware of and sensitive to changes and events happening around them, five Sydneysiders thought about Australian identity in terms of what they…



Dairy Chains: Consumer Foodways and Agricultural Landscapes

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Wessell, Adele

Food is significant as an agent of social change as well as being the subject of activism. The focus of this paper is on nature’s “perfect food”, milk, in the 1950s, a period of social transition that offers fertile space for reconstructing food activism and giving it a history. Australia’s dairy industry is the country’s largest processed food industry and the fourth largest of the nation’s rural industries. Milk is a fruitful site to consider the relationship between people and their food,…



Poetry by Stephanos Stephanides in Translation

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., Poetry

Stephanos Stephanides visited the Australian Studies Centre and gave a lecture and poetry reading to poetry undergraduate classes. The students were so impressed by his poetry that the idea of translating some of his work for this edition of Coolabah. For both the students and the journal this has been a great priviledge. Stephanos Stephanides, himself a Spanish speaker, worked with the students as they translated. A rare chance indeed to work with a poet while translating his work. We are…



Did it really happen? Memory, history and myth in Eugenia Tsoulis´ Between the ceiling and the sky

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Ribas Segura, Catalina

World War II, the Nazi occupation and several dictatorships forced many Greek men and women into migration. In 1952 Greece signed an agreement on assisted migration to Australia and more than “250 000 Greek and Cypriot migrants from Greece (1952-74), Rumania (1952-8), Egypt and the Middle East (1952-2) [sic], Cyprus (1974-84) and other politically turbulent countries of Eastern Europe and Latin America” moved to Australia (Tamis, Anastasios M. The Greeks in Australia, 2005: 47). The lives of…



Androgynous ethical intervention and living history

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Offord, Baden

This paper explores how narratives of Australian belonging are formed through a quilted matrix of myth, history and memory. This is done through looking at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the beach, tracing the mythology of the Surf Life Saver, the surfer and contemporary sexual and ethnic identities. I suggest that life is lived through layers of the past, organised in formal and informal, conscious and unconscious ways, connected in asymmetrical and symmetrical fashion. The aim here…



Some Reflections on Myth, History and Memory As Determinants of Narrative

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Holden Rønning, Anne

Against a background of theoretical reflections on myth, history and memory this paper will discuss their use as narrative strategies in texts from Australia and New Zealand. Scholars differ as to the meaning of myth whether it is formed by “contradictory narratives, which become involved in one another like threads of a tapestry, too intertwined to summarize adequately, and endless” as Bidermann and Scharfstein suggest (1993, 9); “a system of communication” (Barthes 1972); or the expression of…



“Inscrutable Intelligence”: The Case against Plastic Surgery in the Works of Jean Stafford and Sylvia Plath

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Cuenca, Mercè

Jean Stafford’s short story “The Interior Castle” (1946) and Sylvia Plath’s “Face Lift” and “The Plaster”, written in the early 1960s but published posthumously in Crossing the Water (1971), dwell on a theme which is rarely tackled in Postwar American literature: plastic surgery. Using a markedly mnemonic tone, both authors trace in detail the passive submission of female bodies to male (re)construction. While the history of women in early Cold War America is usually associated with the…



La mel es més dolÇa que la sang: Fiction as Magical Intervention - a reading of E.M. Forster’s The Life to Come

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Ryan, John

Drawing on Deborah Bird Rose’s notion that there is a need for a magical intervention on the part of individuals if humanity is to survive, this paper will consider how the ethical interventions of fiction writers are acts of imagination that bring about a new idea of the past (history), the human being (memory) and our own Life to Come (the mythic). The paper explores a short story by E M Forster. The Life To Come, written in 1922 and published fifty years later in 1972, is set in the eye of…



Dancing with myth, memory and mimesis.

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Cole, Anna

The focus of this paper is on the mythical ‘first’ national Aboriginal debutante ball, held in Australia in 1968 in celebration of the successful referendum a year earlier. On the fortieth anniversary of the event this paper explores the memories and meanings of that time to those women who debuted in front of the Prime Minister on a balmy evening in July and the significance of that time today.



Reflections on Phenomenology and the Poetry of Kevin Hart. Foreignness and Strangeness at the Heart of Australian Identity

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Serra Pagès, Carles

In a deconstructive fashion, this paper analyses the Heideggerian concept of Bodenständigkeit (“rootedness”) from the point of view of the Boden (“earth”, “ground”) in general, that is, before its diffraction as Bodenständigkeit and Bodenlösigkeit (“uprootedness”). Whereas Heidegger makes of the concepts of “description” and “expression” two species of the genre Bodenständigkeit, we will proceed otherwise, and derive them from the general concept of Bodenlösigkeit (“uprootedness”). In this way…



“Philip McLaren and the Indigenous-Australian Crime Novel”

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Renes, Cornelis Martin

This paper locates the postcolonial crime novel as a space for disenfranchised groups to write back to the marginalisation inherent in the process of colonisation, and explores the example of Australia. From its inception in the mid-19th century, Australian crime fiction reflected upon the challenging harshness and otherness of the Australian experience for the free and convict settler, expelled from the metropole. It created a series of popular subgenres derived from the convict narrative…



Muslims at the Australian periphery

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Briskman, Linda, Latham, Susie

The overt expression of anti-Muslim sentiment is a relatively new phenomenon in Australia. It builds upon racism embedded in history, “clash of civilisations” ideologies and constructs of border-terrorism. Denigration of Muslims, commonly termed Islamophobia, is overtly evident in the official sphere, media reporting and increasing popular rejection of Islamic amenities such as schools and mosques. Connected but more insidious is the Islamophobia of the ‘white savior rescue’ movement, in which…



Violence, borderlands and belonging: The matter of Black lives and Others

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Lytle, Cynthia

The word “violence” usually brings to mind a harmful, physical act. This paper explores not only physical violence but also structural violence through colonial systems that has constructed the Other and have kept “them” in a perpetual state of marginalization and unbelonging, Through the concept of dispossession, as outlined by Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou, this paper will focus on Black lives and turn to refugees and migrants crossing to Europe in the so-called refugee crisis to…



Australia and Galicia in Transnational Narratives

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Lorenzo Modia, María Jesús

This article analyzes the transnational features of narratives between Galicia and Australia from the year 1519 to the Present-day. Sailors like Pedro Fernandez de Quiros and Luis Váez de Torres, who reached Australia in the sixteenth century, will be considered as the starting point of a cultural dialogue still going on in today’s literature not only as regards the geography of the continent but also in the collective imagination of the country. Other connections between these countries are…



Re-imagining Australian citizenship: Australian values and allegiance to Australia

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Chisari, Maria

This paper explores how Australian values have been incorporated in the recently enacted Allegiance to Australia Act. It focuses on the discursive shifts that have refigured the concept of Australian values as a way of defining disloyalty and treason among particular migrants who threaten the Australian way of life. Originally popularised by the Howard government as a way to define Australian identity and replace multiculturalism, Australian values are today presented in legislation as a…



Reimagining Italian-Australian identities through soccer: Critical notes on a history of Italian soccer clubs in Perth

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Butta, Fausto

This paper offers a critical contribution to the understanding of issues such as transnationalism, social inclusion, and the construction of Italian-Australian identities by exploring the untold history of Italian soccer clubs in Perth, particularly East Fremantle Tricolore and Perth Azzurri. It aims at integrating individual narratives within a broader framework that includes the historical development of multiculturalism in Australia since the end of World War II. By considering key factors…



One Day in Fremantle: TV representation of this alternative to Australia Day

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Cox, Shaphan, Kerr, Thor

A 2016 decision by the City of Fremantle in Western Australia to change its date of national celebration generated a televised controversy about the municipal observance of Australia Day. Beneath this controversy, Fremantle’s decision to change the date reflects a long ongoing struggle over the colonization of country belonging to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This struggle can be traced back to the landing of the First Fleet of British settlers in Cadigal, Eora, country (…



Place, Visibility and Perception: The materiality of Es Vedrà and its enfolding within New Age discourse and media-lore

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Farinelli, Marcel, Hayward, Philip

The rocky island of Es Vedrà, off the south-western tip of Ibiza, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, features prominently in tourism materials and in related social media postings. Its scenic aspects have prompted a physical orientation of shoreline buildings around its vista and it has also been the subject of accounts detailing its allegedly mysterious attributes. The latter derive, in part, from regional histories and folklore but more fundamentally relate to recent New Age/counter-cultural…



A Marvelous Man

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Griffiths, Gareth

An account of Geoff Davis’s enormous contribution to African Studies.



An Open Letter to Geoff Davis

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Riemenschneider, Dieter

An open letter in which the author remembers the various conferences in which he coincided with Geoff and the friendship that the two built up over the years.



Negotiating ‘Negative Capability’: The Role of Place in Writing

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Lynda, Hawryluk, Leni, Shilton

Taking its lead from the poet John Keats‟ notion of „negative capability‟ (1891, p. 48), this paper explores the methodology of representing landscapes in writing, specifically using place to effect the process of „…being capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubt, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason…‟ (ibid). Keats refers to the poet as „taking part‟ in the life of the poem (1891, p. 48). Being in the poem this way attempts to allow the reader to experience the…