The celebrated quarterly literary journal comes to the Wheeler Centre, with the proud launch of Griffith REVIEW 28: Still the Lucky Country?
As Australia enjoys the fruits of another mining boom the irony may finally have been removed from Donald Horne’s famous line. The opportunities and challenges of the new resources economy are fabulous, but demand more than luck. At stake is a gamble that may profoundly change the country, and the way we think about ourselves.
Contributors to Griffith REVIEW 28: Still the Lucky Country? Glyn Davis, Marcia Langton and Dennis Altman, explore the issues with editor Julianne Schultz.
Professor Marcia Langton AM holds the Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review. Professor Schultz is a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and sits on the editorial board of the Conversation. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year.
Dennis Altman is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.
He is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972. This book, which has often been compared to Germaine Greer’s Female Eunuch and Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, was the first serious analysis to emerge from the gay liberation movement, and was published in seven countries, with a readership which continues today. (In 2012 University of Queensland Press issued a 40th anniversary edition, and an anthology based on the book, After Homosexual, was published in 2014.)
Glyn Davis is professor of political science, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Melbourne.