Published in Overland Issue 189 Summer 2007 Uncategorized Issue 189 Editorial team Contents Regulars Jeff Sparrow – Editorial Christos Tsiolkas – Torch Song Overland Lecture Ramona Koval In Praise of the Common Reader Features Liz Conor Howard’s Desert Storm Mary-Ellen Stringer The Sky as Common Ground Kevin Foster A Sociable Paradise Tom O’Lincoln Hearts Starve as Well as Bodies Shane Cahill ‘This Fascist Mob’ Jeff Sparrow Theatre of War Nicole Moore Art Makes the World: Mona Brand, 1915-2007 Fiction Jennifer Robertson The Hotel Lobby Kaye Watson The Effortlessness of Being Jeremy Fisher Winter Afternoon Poetry David Prater Travelling Types John Kinsella Elegy For (unavailable online) Will Fraser Shackled A Genuine Fact Greg McLaren Neath Colliery: a found poem Ali Alizadeh Culture and Its Terrors Murray Alfredson Angus dei Jonathan Hadwen Cops on Horses MTC Cronin Being Interviewed in The Scottish Book Collector Paul Hetherington At Home Kerry Scuffins Advance Australian Fear Tatjana Lukic waiting for a change Kevin Gillam dismantling the Trans. Stuart Cooke What Spain Was Reviews Kerry Leves Looking Out at the Lights: New Poetry Lucy Sussex Goths and Vandals Louise Swinn Unpicking the Universe Jamie Cooke Switched Off: Australia’s Media Barry Dickins The First Poet of His People Lyndall Ryan In Quite a State Nathan Hollier Ruling Passions Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays 2 First published in Overland Issue 228 3 February 20233 February 2023 Fiction Fiction | Romeo and Juliet II: Haunted rentals Georgia Symons The hauntings are actually quite flamboyant here, though. Yeah, come in, come in. Not like my friend Moya’s house—it just has a tool shed that sometimes isn’t there and that’s it. So boring. Yes, you can keep your shoes on. 2 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 February 20233 February 2023 The university Deadly word games: universities and defining antisemitism Nick Riemer In a few weeks, Vice-Chancellors will be discussing a request by a group of federal politicians to endorse the latest weapon in Zionists’ longstanding bid to suppress criticism of Israeli apartheid on campus—the highly controversial definition of antisemitism produced by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Their decision will constitute a watershed moment for universities’ already somewhat threatened credibility as centres of independent analysis and truth-telling.