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Sex in the Slaughterhouse: Sexual Repression and Meat in Sydney Bridge Upside Down

Posted by Timothy Jones on May 09, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

By Edith Paton In Whole Men: The Masculine Tradition in New Zealand Literature, Kai Jensen asserts that ‘The male body seems a straightforward physical entity, yet literature may filter perceptions even here. Size, strength and […] sexual vigour tend to be attributes of the ideal New Zealand man’ and ‘[b]oys are said to feel social pressure to enlarge and strengthen their bodies.’ [1]  This understanding of New Zealand masculinity and how it is conflated with the physical body is crucial to Ballantyne’s novel.  A novel not only concerned with sexual maturation and masculinity,

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A Narrative of Repression: Tracing Origin in David Ballantyne’s Sydney Bridge Upside Down

Posted by Timothy Jones on April 18, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

A Narrative of Repression: Tracing Origin in David Ballantyne’s Sydney Bridge Upside Down By Edith Paton The setting is Calliope Bay, an isolated town on the edge of New Zealand with an abandoned slaughterhouse looming on the outskirts. The residents are seen only through the eyes of a troubled narrator, an adolescent killer who tries to both navigate and conceal the intentions of both himself and those around him.  By leading the reader on a labyrinthine trail through a summer of secrecy, sex and murder, Ballantyne’s narrator acts as a means of repressing the truth, obfuscating ori

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CfP: New Zealand Gothic

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 08, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Call for Papers   Special Gothic Edition of the Journal of New Zealand Literature   Guest Editor: Dr Erin Mercer The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. In 2017, JNZL will publish a special edition devoted to Gothic and it welcomes the submission of papers (4000-5000 words) on any aspect of the Gothic as it relates to New Zealand literature. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Haunting and spectrality Domestic Gothic Rural Gothic Monsters and the monstrous The Uncanny Mem

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CFP: GANZA’s third biennial conference, January, Auckland

Posted by Matt Foley on April 27, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , ,

Call for Papers Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017. The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the