Because there never has been a violent social action specifically targeting white men, whenever such men (collectively) get a little anxious at seeing some of their kind experiencing consequences for illegal or immoral behaviour they routinely invoke two historic forms of attack on groups that were very much not white men. They say they fear […]
I apologise for leaving this site languishing. While the winding up of 2016 – the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – gave me a great deal to think about, it has all been too big or too small to translate to the page with any ease. So, I finished my year of tracking all the Shakespeare […]
Nearly three years ago when the Australian Research Council was last under explicit attack, I wrote a blog post for my other site, Hoyden About Town, mostly prompted by my astonishment at how little challenge was being offered by anyone to the open ridicule coupled with threats of government interference in an independent process. We should […]
I have a piece up in The Conversation about the way King Lear speaks to the emotional dynamics when we gather for family occasions. Assuming you have a wildly dysfunctional family.