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Elemental is concerned with our experience of the elements in an era of climate change. The four elements of classical thought (earth, fire, water, air) align with what we now call four states of matter and hence to what is termed the “material turn” in... read more

July Monthly Blogger – Van Badham

Many thanks must go to Marie Munkara for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Van Badham. Her bio is below: Van Badham is a Melbourne-based feminist writer, theatremaker, critic, trade unionist, activist, occasional broadcaster and one of Australia’s most... read more

June Monthly Blogger – Marie Munkara!

An enormous thanks to Luke Carman for his excellent posts. This month our blogger is Marie Munkara. Her bio is below: Marie was born on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhemland and spent her early years growing up on Bathurst Island. Her first Novel Every Secret... read more


Music and Racism

As a one off special, we have Ian Buchanan, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong writing about Reclaim Australia. Ian was published in Southerly 75.1. Reclaim our songs by Ian Buchanan Legendary rocker Jimmy Barnes (ex-Cold Chisel) not known... read more

On genre and ageing

by Van Badham Maggi’s Aversion to Horror Movies: A Consideration of Genre and the Transformations of Ageing My friend Maggi claims that she first experienced genuine terror from horror movies after the birth of her first child. Reader, note; businesslike,... read more

Chuckle Park

by Van Badham. Ahem! It’s an honour to be asked to blog for Southerly, but it’s a dangerous temptation, too. The instruction for these weeks has been “blog whatever you like, as long as it’s literary.” It’s like being told... read more
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