Monthly Archives: August 2016

CFP: VariAbilities III

We’re excited to learn that the call for papers for the 2017 VariAbilities conference has been released. The conference is convened by Professor Chris Mounsey, who is a member of the Effaced project’s advisory committee. Quoting from the conference poster: … Continue reading

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Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year’

An unexpected but sympathetically humorous instance of a character with facial disfigurement in The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (2012) by the wonderful Sue Townsend (so much for ‘non-work reading’). An elderly neighbour of the bed-bound woman in question, … Continue reading

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Figuring Faces in Museums: Notes on the Pacific Cultures Gallery of the South Australian Museum

Hiding from the rain in Adelaide last week prompted a visit to the Pacific Cultures Gallery of the South Australian Museum. This is the largest collection of Pacific material culture in Australia, and includes items from Papua New Guinea, the … Continue reading

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