ACADEMIC WRITING

The essay explores Jaques Lacan's theorization of the 'gaze' in relation to spectatorship in theatre, especially intercultural theatre. The essay argues that the rejection of our hegemonic gaze is accompanied by a productive discomfort that we as spectators have a responsibility to contemplate and make ourselves culturally aware.

The essay explores the works of Wollstonecraft and Taylor to investigate how their definition of the 'woman' is often exclusionary and how contemporary feminism has outgrown liberal feminism.

This essay studies the post-colonial text  Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence to illuminate how post-colonial authors often use language and writing as tools of cultural reclamation. The essay argues that Pilkington/Garimara uses her mother's account of the residential school system to subvert imperialist ideologies and to reinforce Indigenous affinity with the land.