Vol 9, No 1 (2003)

Affective Community

The essays in the 'Affective Community' section, introduced by Linnell in the following pages, originate from the Hybridity/Community Conference held at the University of Sydney in March 2002. We also feature three essays that explore issues of space and vision. Of these essays, Scott McQuire’s is a provocative exploration of what ‘scenes’ from a cultural history of transparency might look like. In a Benjaminian gesture of thinking allegorically about Big Brother his essay moves along unexpected vectors. Paul Dawson, in ‘New Writing’, continues some of the threads spun by Scott Brooks around fictocriticism in our previous issue and a strong lineup of reviews beckons.

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF
Chris Healy, Stephen Muecke, Linnell Secomb 7

Affective Community

Introduction PDF
Linnell Secomb 9-11
Friendship and Postmodern Utopianism PDF
Leela Gandhi 12-22
Pinjarra 1970: Shame and the Country Town PDF
Robyn Ferrell 23-34
The Hand that Writes Community in Blood PDF
Rosalyn Diprose 35-50
Being, Thinking, Writing 'With' PDF
Nikki Sullivan 51-59
The White Father: Denial, Paternalism and Community PDF
Fiona Probyn 60-76
In-Between the Memorial, the Library and the Lesbian: Moments in Postcolonial Community PDF
Katrina Schlunke 77-84
Interrupting Mythic Community PDF
Linnell Secomb 85-100


From Glass Architecture to Big Brother: Scenes from a Cultural History of Transparency PDF
Scott McQuire 103-123
Beyond the Beach and into the Blue: Gold Coast High-rises and the Oceanic Gaze PDF
Grahame Griffin 124-138
Migration, Memory and Hong Kong as a 'Space of Transit' in Clara Law's Autumn Moon PDF
Tony Mitchell 139-158

New Writing

What is a Literary Intellectual? Creative Writing and the New Humanities PDF
Paul Dawson 161-179
Fictocritical Empathy and the Work of Mourning PDF
Heather Kerr 180-200


Criticism, Theory and the 'Guiding Star' of Mimesis PDF
Tara Forrest 203-205
"God Never Like the Corroboree' PDF
Mark Galliford 206-211
Cultural Politics on the Nation's Fault Lines PDF
Justine Lloyd 212-215
Germany, Difficult Heimat PDF
Roger Hillman 216-219
Present Tense Bisexuality PDF
Lachlan MacDowall 220-223
Introducing Deleuze PDF
Gary Genosko 224-228