Past Issues

     

    • The twenty-sixth issue of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue, consisting of three articles and a book review. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 25 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue, featuring four articles which make critical use of a variety of theoretical models in their explorations of literary and philosophical texts, and concluding with a sequence of poems. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 24 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique consists principally of a special section entitled Tights and Tiaras: Female Superheroes and Media Cultures, which arose from the conference of the same name that took place at Monash University in 2011. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 23 of Colloquy is comprised mainly of papers collected under the title Pastoral Echoes, a special section arising from the symposium Reimagining Pastoral, which was convened at the University of Queensland in 2011. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 22 of Colloquy is largely comprised of papers arising from the conference Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art, which was hosted by Monash University in 2010. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 21 of Colloquy contains general articles as well as papers arising from the conference, Changing the Climate: Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe, which was hosted by the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University in 2010. Read More... Read more
    • Topics of analysis in issue 20 of Colloquy include magic realism, bushwalking, the modernist avant-garde, and fairytales, with theoretical reference-points that range from adaptation theory to psychoanalysis, queer theory to the Australian gothic. The issue is completed by a number of book reviews and a poem by John Ryan. Read More... Read more
    • In issue 19 of Colloquy, a wide range of topics is traversed: from translation to “coming out”, the predicaments of late capitalism to the construction of memory, with references that range through Benjamin, Derrida, Sebald and Peirce. The issue is completed by a number of book reviews. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 18 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique contains general articles as well as papers arising from the B for Bad Cinema conference held at Monash University in 2009. Read More... Read more
    • This special issue of Colloquy contains seven papers from the “Demanding the Impossible: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction” conference held at Monash University in December 2007. Read More... Read more
    • The second issue of Colloquy: text theory critique for 2008 includes a themed section dedicated to reflections upon Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” and Jacques Derridaís ìForce of Lawî and comes accompanied by its own substantial introduction, which deals with the ideas and authors included in it. Read More... Read more
    • In issue 15 of Colloquy: the themed section of Issue 15 draws from papers presented at the recent German Studies Association of Australia conference titled Erinnerungskrise / Crisis of Memory. Read More... Read more
    • In issue 14 of Colloquy: this special issue on utopianism, dystopianism and science fiction emerged from “Imagining the Future”, a conference organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Monash University, with generous financial assistance from the Australian Research Council. Read More... Read more
    • In issue 13 of Colloquy: there are articles ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s Paragone to the War on Terror, passing through Shakespeare, Hegel, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche; it is completed by reviews, original poetry and translations from Italian and Chinese Read More... Read more
    • In issue 12 of Colloquy: text theory critique publishes the proceedings of the conference Be true to the earth, which took place at Monash University on March 31-April 1, 2005 and which was co-organized by Colloquy. The collection of papers, edited by Samantha Capon, Peter Coleman, Barbara Ghattas and Kate Rigby, focuses on eco-criticism and ... Read more
    • In issue 11 of Colloquy: text theory critique is divided into two parts. The first part is a collection of papers on Sophocles’Antigone, while the second part consists of the usual general issue articles, reviews, and creative writing. Read More... Read more
    • In issue 10 of Colloquy: there is an element of obscurity in the title of this special issue of Colloquy: Blanchot, the Obscure. That element is due to the comma between the proper name and the adjective. Thus, ìthe Obscureî cannot be a straightforward epithet of the person or the work of the French ... Read more
    • In Issue 9 of Colloquy: W. G. Sebaldís work endorses the use of archives: notably imagedocuments, which are widely used in his narratives as well as in his essays. The author is figured as the observer who records witness accounts (Erzählen/Berichten) and reconstructs them through montage. Read More... Read more
    • In Issue 8 of Colloquy: Mark Stockdale seeks to extract the notion of truth that resides on a piece that both is, and is not, part of literature: Conrad’s preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus”. The issue posed by Rachel Morley’s article on Michael Field is how to write a biography at the “neat intervals” opened up ... Read more
    • In Issue 7 of Colloquy: an article by William Tregoning which presents a particularly Australian understanding of Derrida’s notion of hospitality through a reading of the work of Margaret Sommerville. Soe Tjen Marching examines the diaries of two Indonesian women and their hesitancy to expose the essentially private nature of their records to public scrutiny. Read More... Read more
    • In Issue 6 of Colloquy: Rhonda Ellis’s paper on Eve Langley aims to deflect some of the ‘sensationalism’ surrounding this writer, which arises out of a failure to trace adequately the borderlines between her life and work. Robert Savage examines the conversation of Bruce Beaver with other poets in Letters to Live Poets arguing that it should not ... Read more
    • Issue 5 of Colloquy: the aesthetic dimension in Gregory’s poetic narratives and rhetorical passages will allow us to examine how he formulated the aesthetics of theology. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 4 of Colloquy: the statue of one-eyed Enma (judge of hell) enshrined at the Genkakuji Temple…is renowned for its power to cure eye diseases and has many worshipers. The Enma became famous as it lost one eye. The following story is told about it. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 3 of Colloquy: Andrew Riemer’s latest memoir, Sandstone Gothic, is an infuriating book. Throughout, Riemer portrays himself as a passive protagonist against whom events have conspired. His tone is sour, embittered and resentful as he describes the misfortunes he endured in becoming an ‘accidental academic’. The resulting book is an agonising, protracted document of self-justification. Read More... Read more
    • Issue 2 of Colloquy: all people edit. We don’t call it editing, of course. We call it thinking. Frogs think too. When a frog thinks ‘food’, it looks for a moving dot; in a cage of dead flies, a frog starves to death. When something does not fit the category, it is not seen. Humans likewise. ... Read more