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School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University

School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University

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Podcasts of conferences, seminars and events hosted by the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University

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Professor Roland Perry, Monash’s Writer-in-Residence, is an award-winning author who has published 26 books, most of them bestsellers, in a variety of genres, from fiction and biography to politics, history, war, espionage and sport. His most notable biography subjects are Sir John Monash, arguably the highest achieving Australian, and Sir...

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Early in 2012, the musician Youssou N'Dour announced that he was going to run for President of Senegal. The previous year there had been speculation that the actor, Matt Damon, might be making a bid for high office. Meanwhile, in accounts of the Arab Spring, a role was assigned to musicians (like El General in Tunisia) in inspiring, and even...

Professor Justin O'Connor Queensland University of Technology In this paper, Professor O'Connor explores the changing place of ‘aesthetics’ within the discourse of the cultural and the creative industries. He argues that the cultural industries are different from the creative industries - a distinction based not on...

Roland Barthes defines myth as a signifier of the second order, a type of social usage added to pure matter and adapted to a certain type of consumption. In Louis Malle’s 1965 film Viva Maria!, two mythologies productively intersect: the mythology of la Parisienne and the mythology of striptease. The film stars Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau...