My new article, “Sentimentality in the Suburban Ensemble Dramedy: A Response to Berlant’s Optimism-Realism Binary”, is now online at Forum Journal: http://www.forumjournal.org/issue/view/103
As a friend pointed out, Spike Jonze’s 2013 film Her picks up and then summarily drops various social commentaries in passing, each of which may have been embellished into a whole narrative in most other films. At times the observations are laboured (as is the score, yelling at us to emote), at times they sit… Read more
In the wake of the federal election, some online communities have begun to speculate on the need for a Science Party in Australian politics. This is something I’ve been considering for some time; with momentum gathering behind the idea, it seems a fine moment to float my musings on how such a party might work…. Read more
My last couple of posts can be found over at journalisnt.net – enjoy!
Thankfully, the Prime Minister of Australia has made a demonstration that it’s okay to talk about feminism again – it’s been a hushed public topic for too long. The prime minister has always had a role in directing public discourse, and Julia Gillard has finally been moved to speak up about routine misogyny in her… Read more