Race and the Modern Exotic: Three ‘Australian’ Women on Global Display

Annette Kellerman, Rose Quong and Merle Oberon were internationally successful ‘Australian’ performers of the first half of the twentieth century. In Race and the Modern Exotic: Three ‘Australian’ Women on Global Display (Monash University Press), Angela Woollacott describes how these three women performers created newly modern, racially ambiguous Australian femininities. Around the world, ‘Australian’ stars Read more …

Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI

From homosexual law reform to drag kings; from HIV/AIDS to lesbian artists; from old age to movie-going — gay and lesbian life in Australia has always been a vibrant canvas. In Out Here (Monash University Press), the sixth in the Gay and Lesbian Perspectives series, established and newly emerging Australian historians cast an eye over Read more …