Article Archive: Research

Everyday Stories and Creativity: Regional Queensland and Transformative Technology

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Australia is a big country. Queensland is a big state in a big country, one that is particularly geographically dispersed and politically fractured. It is also home to some of the poorest areas in Australia that experience many barriers to accessing for arts and cultural activities. Government regional arts programs have the potential to develop and… Read more »

Love Letters – Performance, Creative Technologies, Audience Participation

“[…] the special dialectic of the love letter, both blank (encoded) and expressive (charged with longing to signify desire)” (Barthes, p. 157) I am a performance practitioner and researcher, interested in archives, personal collections, and spoken histories. My work is immersive and allows for audience participation through using audience stories as the main focus of… Read more »

What Right to Write These People?

Heather Sharfeddin

The interior northwestern United States is remote: impenetrable mountains, untamed rivers, and disorienting prairies paired with unpredictable and extreme weather. Once an intricate patchwork of territories occupied by Nez Perce, Salish, Blackfeet, Pend O’Reille, and Sioux, the region has undergone a post-colonial identity shift to that of ranching and hydropower, agriculture and wilderness playground. In… Read more »

“Boying” Mary Anne Ashley…

Jack Wolf

…Writing a Transgender Character as a Political Act, and the Linguistic Potential for Change. The personal, according to Carol Hanisch, is political[i]. Which partner, in any relationship, makes the tea is political. Who loads the washing machine and puts it on to cycle is political. Who – literally – wears the trousers is political. To… Read more »

Blinding my Hero

Tanvir Bush

I began my PhD in Creative Writing in the autumn of 2012 in the afterglow of the hugely successful London Olympics and Paralympics and on a wave of hope of empowerment and equality for disabled people. However, in reality, the situation for disabled people in Britain was becoming increasingly difficult and has continued to worsen… Read more »