Brinda Roy 1999, Antithesis: Insights and Outposts, vol. 10, no.1, pp. 65-83. Ways of Looking: The Eye/I in Colonial Spy Fiction The figure of the disguised, perpetually wandering colonial agent in turn-of-the-century British spy narratives is a particularly troubling one. At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, when the… Continue reading Imperial Mimic Men Speaking “Other” wise: Anxious Performances of Identity in Colonial Espionage Fiction.
David Haworth, 2013, Antithesis: Live, vol. 23, no.1, pp.96-104. I am leafing through a book of anatomical drawings of plants and animals, cell structures and microscopic organisms. There are spiked spirals of bone, masses of twisting, labyrinthine tentacles, unfurled unfolding’s of petals. Edges of things are rimmed with minute silken filaments, there are arms of… Continue reading Art Forms in Nature: Musings on Nature, Art and Science in the Illustrations of Ernst Haeckel
Sarah Squire 1998, Antithesis Journal: Everyday Evasions: Cultural Practices & Policies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 25-36. Consider the charms of the simultaneous For and Against, the Perhaps, the protracted reservation of the decision which permits a foretaste of the enjoyment of both its aspects together, aspects which in their realization are mutually exclusive. All… Continue reading The Subversive Charm of Flirtation: A Dalliance
Michael Farrell 2007, Antithesis Journal: Déjà Vu, vol.17 no.1, pp.144-148. I wasn’t born with television – but from the age of four I grew up with the ABC: Catweazle, Doctor Who, Mr Squiggle, and Sesame Street were (part of) my culture. Repeats are a common version of experiencing the past in the present, but more… Continue reading Future Memories: Time Travel, Dada and Collage in the Bush
Laura Deane 2005, Antithesis Journal: Excess, vol.15 no.1, pp. 74-90. Many women, not matter what their particular case structure is: depressive, hysteric, or obsessional – complain that they experience language as something cold, foreign to their lives. To their passion. To their suffering. To their desire. As if language were a foreign body. And when they say this… Continue reading ‘Psychotic Fictions and Terrible Truths’ Reading Madness, Femininity and Excessive Speech
“Sleeping Beauty” has, like all fairy tales, undergone many metamorphoses. In a folk version, recorded in 1534 by the Italian writer Giambattista Basile as “Sole, Luna e Talia,” a king rapes the sleeping Talia because he cannot resist her beauty. Talia then gives birth to two children, Sun and Moon, and is awakened when one… Continue reading “We Shall Take Her to a Clinic.” Sleeping Beauty and Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love.”
Antithesis is pleased to welcome a new blog contributor: Edward Tanoto. Edward Tanoto is an Indonesian, full-time student at The University of Melbourne studying for his Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a freelance writer and blogs’ guest writers. Before Australia, he was a debate coach and an English teacher in Indonesia. Currently, he is an active participant for Feeding Australia, a… Continue reading Guest Contributor: Edward Tanoto