Complicity and remembrance

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Article
Category
Politics
Reading

Thirteen years ago, Polish historian Jan Tomasz Gross published Neighbors, a relatively slim volume that details a major atrocity: in July, 1941, residents in Jedwabne, North Poland, murdered most of the village’s Jewish population. This publication of this compact tome, just 130 pages long, created a maelstrom of debate about Poland’s understanding of its past, the reverberations of which are still being felt.

Neighbours
airport statue
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Article
Category
Politics

A border is like your skin

In 1967, American psychiatrist Dr. Charles Socarides asserted that the homosexual male ‘does not know the boundary of his own body … [h]e does not know where his body ends and spaces begins.’

Jetpack3
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Article
Category
News
Writing

Pinging all electronic poets

Overland is again seeking digital-born poetry, electronic poetry, poetry in programmable media and codeworks: a poetry that isn’t merely published online but one that is informed, shaped or built by the culture and technology of the programmable machine and the network.

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Polemic
Category
Politics

Still life: a response to Liam Byrne

In his article ‘Unity Is Death’, Liam Byrne argues that ‘within the contemporary ALP, there exists no force capable of articulating a vision for Australia that fundamentally challenges the neoliberal orthodoxies that have dominated its recent thinking.’ I think that this claim is not strictly true.