From the Lighthouse
MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Queer YA Fiction (Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Perfect On Paper)

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Queer YA Fiction (Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Perfect On Paper)

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Teyah Miller, Courtney Boulais and Courtney Howell discuss Rhiannon Wilde's Henry Hamlet’s Heart and Sophie Gonzales' Perfect On Paper as examples of contemporary Queer YA Fiction. 

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Stuart Everly-Wilson on Low Expectations

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Stuart Everly-Wilson on Low Expectations

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Kobra Sayyadi and Matilda Harrisson interview Stuart Everly-Wilson on his first novel, Low Expectations.

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Alice Pung on One Hundred Days

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Interview with Alice Pung on One Hundred Days

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Kobra Sayyadi and Matilda Harrisson interview Alice Pung on her new novel, One Hundred Days.

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The Dystopian Bush (When We Are Invisible and Tomorrow When the War Began)

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The Dystopian Bush (When We Are Invisible and Tomorrow When the War Began)

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Jason Chen and Jessica Jarrett discuss Claire Zorn's When We Are Invisible and John Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began as examples of the Dystopian Bush genre. 

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The #MeToo Movement in Fiction (The Nowhere Girls and Queenie)

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: The #MeToo Movement in Fiction (The Nowhere Girls and Queenie)

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Lili Watkins-Murphy and Ahrya Reddy discuss Amy Reed's The Nowhere Girls and Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie as examples of the impact of the #MeToo movement in fiction. 

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Indigenous Futurism (Terra Nullius and The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf)

MQ Student Writers‘ Festival: Indigenous Futurism (Terra Nullius and The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf)

November 16, 2021

As part of this year's MQ Student Writers’ Festival, Jasmine Van Vliet talks to Jimmy about the genre of Indigenous Futurism as seen in Claire G. Coleman's Terra Nullius and Ambelin Kwaymullina's The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

The Power of Little Worlds: Interview with Michelle Cahill

The Power of Little Worlds: Interview with Michelle Cahill

October 13, 2021

In this week's episode of From the Lighthouse, Michelle talks to award-winning short story writer, Michelle Cahill, about 'A Wall of Water' from the short story collection Letter to Pessoa. The two Michelles talk about the power of little worlds and just what a short story can do.

Observing Loneliness: Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Klara and the Sun

Observing Loneliness: Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Klara and the Sun

September 29, 2021

This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy Zoomed up to discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel, Klara and the Sun. Is it a brilliant but messy work, a difficult but rewarding experience, or an emotional but somewhat flawed masterpiece? Join them as they discuss this highly divisive novel.

Japanese Boys Love, Thai Boys Love, and K-Pop: An Interview with Dr Thomas Baudinette

Japanese Boys Love, Thai Boys Love, and K-Pop: An Interview with Dr Thomas Baudinette

September 15, 2021

Dr Thomas Baudinette is a Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature, and is an anthropoligst who specialises in Asian queer cultures. He joins Dr Stephanie Russo to discuss his research into Japanese Boys Love, Thai Boys Love, and K-Pop.

To find out more about Dr Thomas Baudinette, visit his PURE profile https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/tom-baudinette and personal webpage https://thomasbaudinette.wordpress.com/.

To Gaze or not to Gaze: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

To Gaze or not to Gaze: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

September 1, 2021

Join Dr Stephanie Russo, Dr Michelle Hamadache and Dr Jimmy Van for a discussion on the French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2018).

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