Rob Manwaring

6 National conversations Today we are throwing open the window on our democracy, to let a little fresh air in … What we are looking for from this summit are new ideas for our nation’s future … And if we succeed, a new way of governing our nation. Kevin Rudd, 2008b As we have seen, a feature of the New Social Democracy is a ­commitment to democratic renewal, and seeking to find new ways of involving c­ itizens in policy-making processes, and in both Britain and Australia there have been a number of initiatives that have attempted to achieve this – through

in The search for democratic renewal
Don Randall

7 The Conversations at Curlow Creek The Conversations at Curlow Creek clearly follows from its distinguished predecessor, opening upon the question, ‘What is it in us, what is it in me, that we should be so divided against ourselves, wanting our life and at the same time afraid of it?’ (CCC, 3). However, Remembering Babylon is principally focused upon the problem of apprehending, then learning to value, difference or otherness within the processes of self-fashioning; whereas Conversations organises itself much more around defamiliarising the familiar, showing

in David Malouf
Trevor Barnes

Introduction In the late American writer Raymond Carver’s (1981) celebrated short story ‘What we talk about when we talk about love’, there is both conversation and experiment – maybe even pragmatist conversation and experiment. Carver’s story is set during one early evening in suburban Albuquerque, where two increasingly drunken couples – two bottles of gin are consumed before dinner – talk across a kitchen table about what counts as love. Each of the four offer different stories. One of the women, Terri, says the man that she lived with previously “loved

in The power of pragmatism
An Essay and a Vie
Andrew Mansfield

7 A mythical conversation: 1 an Essay and a Vie The advancement of a mixed constitution to stimulate public liberty and erode absolute power in a single sovereign was addressed rather differently in the first phase of Ramsay’s political works. While the application of Fénelon may have implied a continuation of this trend, Ramsay adapted Fénelon to further the Jacobite cause as he reversed the expansion of government. In linking the author of Télémaque to Jacobitism in the Essay de Politique (1719), the Essay philosophique sur le gouvernement civil (1721), and

in Ideas of monarchical reform
Rowland Wymer

. Although Jarman often spoke of The Angelic Conversation as if it were an attempt to film Shakespeare’s sonnets, it is clear from his own accounts of the film’s genesis that the fourteen poems, read by Judi Dench, were something of an afterthought, a belated attempt to bring some structure and drama to a series of technically contrived lyrical effects. Understandably, most discussion of the film, Jarman’s own favourite among his

in Derek Jarman
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Agnès Lafont

diverse interpretations, subverting the text that was received as an ‘Augustan’ epic from different perspectives. Marlowe thus does not merely exploit tensions within his avowed source, he also ‘ventriloquises’ all these different voices and simultaneously engages them in conversation, playing on unison, dissonance and complementarity to dramatic effect. 13 I hope to show that the play thus offers a

in Interweaving myths in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
A Model for Historical Reflection in the Humanitarian Sector
Kevin O’Sullivan and Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair

responsiveness among humanitarian agencies, and the value of seeking knowledge from outside the traditional parameters of humanitarian studies. The main body of the article outlines the aims and implementation of the project and puts forward four principles on which a workable model of reflective practice might be developed. Our objective is not to establish a single transferable framework for historical reflection. Rather, we hope to open a conversation about the ways in which the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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The Position of Women in Post-War Japanese Cinema (Kinema Junpō, 1961)
Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández and Irene González-López

In contrast to the canonical history of cinema and film theory, often dominated by academic texts and Western and/or male voices, this article presents a casual conversation held in 1961 between four of the most influential women in the post-war Japanese film industry: Kawakita Kashiko,,Yamamoto Kyōko, Tanaka Kinuyo and Takamine Hideko. As they openly discuss their gendered experience in production, promotion, distribution and criticism, their thoughts shed light on the wide range of opportunities available to women in filmmaking, but also on the professional constraints,and concerns which they felt came along with their gender. Their conversation reveals how they measured themselves and their national industry in relation to the West; at times unaware of their pioneer role in world cinema. This piece of self-reflexive criticism contributes to existing research on both womens filmmaking and the industry of Japanese cinema, and invites us to reconsider non-hegemonic film thinking practices and voices.

Film Studies