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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. 

Trauma and the Possibility of Change: An Interview with Meera Atkinson

Trauma and the Possibility of Change: An Interview with Meera Atkinson

July 18, 2018

Meera Atkinson's Traumata is an innovative mix of memoir and cultural criticism, in the vein of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts. This week, Stephanie chats to Meera about writing about trauma, the #metoo movement, and the possibility of change.

 

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How do you solve a problem like Junot Diaz?

How do you solve a problem like Junot Diaz?

July 4, 2018

Just as our Contemporary Literature students were reading Junot Diaz, allegations of sexual harassment against the author emerged at the Sydney Writers Festival. Stephanie talked to three students from the class - Joanna Catsanos, Juliette Kaado and Jasmine Joyan - to discuss their reactions to the revelations. 

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