June–July 2018, issue no. 402

'We Are All MFAs Now!'
Beejay Silcox on the politics and polemics surrounding creative-writing MFAs
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'The Drama of it'
James McNamara on television comedy's new aesthetic. (free)
Witch-hunt or great awakening?
Felicity Chaplin on tensions surrounding the #MeToo movement. (free)
Alecia Simmonds reviews 'Rape and Resistance: Understanding the complexities of sexual violation' by Linda Martín Alcoff. [$]
'Films of the finest metal'
Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Hitler and Film: The Führer’s hidden passion' by Bill Niven. [$]
'The Brodie Set'
Sally Grant revisits Muriel Spark’s 1961 novel 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' and its 1969 film adaptation starring a young Maggie Smith. [$]
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Lauren Fuge reviews 'The Story of Shit' by Midas Dekkers, translated by Nancy Forest-Flier

Lauren Fuge

‘People who write books about shit are regarded with suspicion,’ declares Dutch biologist and writer Midas Dekkers. But like the dung- beetle-worshipping ancient Egyptians before him, More

'The Brodie set" Muriel Spark’s "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"' by Sally Grant

Sally Grant

I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw the film version of . As a young girl growing up in north-east Scotland, I didn’t know that it had been adapted from a 1961 no More

Dennis Haskell reviews 'Hard Horizons' by Geoff Page and 'The Left Hand Mirror' by Ron Pretty

Dennis Haskell

I have no idea if Pitt Street Poetry is located in Pitt Street, in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, but it has certainly made itself central to poetry publishing in Australia. Its list includ More

Beejay Silcox reviews 'Census' by Jesse Ball

Beejay Silcox

You have come to see a magic show. You arrive at the theatre, take your seat. Before the show begins, the magician steps onstage in his street clothes and explains what you are about to se More

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