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One year later…..

Miraculously GES was taught again – by me (as a casual), and the Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies program at La Trobe was sustained. Rumour has it that it may even be restored as a major, but given the general … Continue reading

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Marking land

I’m blogging back on the main blog, marking lots of first year essays and watching escapist trash. Also planning a performance for next saturday! Read my brain fart here.    

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Postscript

I hope this is one of many, and have a vague random dream that students will continue to vent their rage online….. We had the final tutorials for first year Gender Studies students who were all saying “Oh my God … Continue reading

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That time of year

The semester is drawing to a close and I’m about to sink into a major marking hole – with major essays from 3 first year tutes and 3 second year tutorials heading into my little suspension file very soon. I … Continue reading

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A uni tutor’s work is never done

My dream of being a portal between the academy and the outside world (particularly those components that are marginalised from mainstream discursive apparatii like the mainstream media, landline phone pollers, policy makers, lobbyists, law makers etc.) has been unravelling somewhat … Continue reading

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Opening Education Sources….

I thought I’d write a little bit about why and how I’m encouraging students to create blogs through public sites such as blogger, tumblr and wordpress. I’ve attached some links to this page of the open source educational resources that … Continue reading

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Intersexion and Intersection are quite different things

Today I tried to explain my understanding of gender as an attempt to create categories of human bodies that are themselves quite complex and difficult things to negotiate. One student in the lecture very pithily described the difference between sex … Continue reading

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