Published books in 2014 - 2015:

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Author:
Kylie Cardell

2014

   

Dear World: Contemporary Uses of the Diary

 
Where has the personal diary gone—and what forms has it taken—in the digital age? From the diary spaces of reality television and the how-to diary and its audience of self-helpers, in the emerging genre of the graphic diary or the online diaries of sex bloggers, in the published diaries of war correspondents or the urgent personal writing of Arab women under conflict, this book explores a new wave in diary publication and production. It also provides a fresh look at the diary as a contemporary form of autobiography.
 

Edited By:
Joost Daalder

2015

 

The Honest Whore, By Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton, Part 1 and 2

Joost Daalder’s very fine edition of The Honest Whore, Part I  is among the first titles to become available from Digital Renaissance Editions (digitalrenaissance.uvic.ca), an online series officially launched at the 2015 Shakespeare Association of America conference in Vancouver. Scrupulously edited, peer-reviewed, and freely accessible without the encumbrance of a subscription or user account, the edition will certainly become a leading choice for scholars and students alike in the years to come.

   

Author:
Danielle Clode

2015

      

Prehistoric marine life in Australia's inland sea


Step back to a time when Australia’s red centre was flooded by a vast shallow ocean, the Eromanga Sea. While dinosaurs stalked the scattered islands that made up the Australian continent, giant marine reptiles ruled the waves. Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs swam in an inland sea filled with schools of ammonites, pterosaurs flew overhead and giant carnivorous amphibians lurked in the rivers. Prehistoric Marine, the third in the Museum Victoria Nature series, is a guide to the fauna of the Eromanga Sea and its coasts during the Cretaceous period.



 
 

Authors:
Luciana D'arcangeli, William Hope and Silvana Serra

2014

 

Un Nuovo Cinema Politico Italiano? Volume II: il passato sociopolitico, il potere istituzionale, la marginalizzazione


The second volume of this influential series examines representations of social, historical and political issues in contemporary Italian cinema, focusing on the following themes: Italy’s socio-political past as depicted on screen; filmic representations of the Italian State, institutional power and counter-reaction; cinematic depictions of social and geographical marginalization in 21st century Italy.

   

Author:
Jeri Kroll

2014

 

Vanishing Point


Vanishing Point
is a crossover verse novel that poses the question of how individuals can learn to be comfortable in their own bodies. Nineteen-year-old Diana Warren suffers from anorexia and bulimia. She faces a challenging situation at home with dysfunctional parents and a Down-syndrome brother, which causes her to seek refuge in female role models in the mythic past. An Irish racehorse trainer who reignites her childhood love of horses causes her to question everything. Will she choose life or death? And what happens when that choice is taken out of her hands?

   

Author:
Amy T Matthews

2014

 

Navigating the Kingdom of Night


In 2011, Amy T Matthews published End of the Night Girl with Wakefield Press, a novel which engages creatively with questions of identity politics and the ethics of fictionalising the Holocaust. In Navigating the Kingdom of Night, Matthews contextualises End of the Night Girl in terms of the critical debate surrounding Holocaust fiction.

 

Author:
Julian Meyrick

2015

   

The Retreat of Our National Drama


In 2013, growing dismay over changes in the repertoire of Australian theatre erupted in a debate about the value of original drama versus adaptations of classic plays. Julian Meyrick believes the adaptive mindset goes back further than the present quarrel, to the beliefs and practices of Australian theatre’s commercial founders. Today we need both forms more than ever: the benchmarks of the classics and the challenges of the new; but we have lost our dramatic consciousness. We have surrendered the ground won for our playwrights by the New Wave. Audiences no longer appreciate the difference between creating a new play and buying an old one, and both the theatre profession and public policy contribute to this confusion

 

Author:
Daniela Cosmini-Rose

2015

 

Ageing Between Cultures: The experiences and challenges of Italian migrants in South Australia

This interdisciplinary volume addresses the multiple dimensions of the ageing experience of Italian migrants in South Australia by revisiting the concepts of health and wellbeing, intergenerational family care-giving practices and the role of language and culture in the ageing process. This collection of essays highlights the importance of a multi-layered approach, which recognises that elders, their families and their communities are closely intertwined and need to be explored in relation to one another.

   

Edited By:
Craig Taylor with Melinda Graefe

2014

 

A Sense for Humanity: The Ethical Thought of Raimond Gaita


Raimond Gaita was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Antwerp ‘for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution to the role of the intellectual in today’s academic world’, so recognising the influence of Gaita’s ethical thought beyond academic philosophy. The essays in this collection examine the influence of Gaita’s ethical thought in this broad sense, and particularly within Australian society and culture, where it has been most significant.

 

Edited by: Graham Tulloch, Karen Agutter and Luciana D'arcangeli

2014

 

Sicily and Scotland: Where Extremes Meet


What can two countries at the edge of Europe with very different histories, people and climates have in common?
 
When brought together as they are in this book, probably for the first time, Sicily and Scotland prove to have some surprising similarities as well as more predictable differences. Both once independent nations, they are now part of larger nation states, but each still retains a deep sense of independent cultural and political identity rooted in its separate history and language which is explored in literature and film. Both favoured destinations of tourists, they have proved immensely attractive to travel writers, here represented by studies of Scottish travellers writing about Sicily. Finally they have both been great emigrant nations, sending their people across the globe to settle in faraway places, although their experiences in their new nations were very different.

 

 

   

Author:
Wendy van Duivenvoorde

2015

 

Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships

Eight months into its maiden voyage to the Indies, the Dutch East India Company’s Batavia sank on June 4, 1629 on Morning Reef in the Houtman Abrolhos off the western coast of Australia.

Wendy van Duivenvoorde’s five-year study was aimed at reconstructing the hull of Batavia, the only excavated remains of an early seventeenth-century Indiaman to have been raised and conserved in a way that permits detailed examination, using data retrieved from the archaeological remains, interpreted in the light of company archives, ship journals, and Dutch texts on shipbuilding of this period. Over two hundred tables, charts, drawings, and photographs are included.

 

 

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