Joanne Faulkner – The Enemies of Innocence
Thursday, 10 Mar 2011, 12:45pm - 01:15pm
How the Australian media uses and abuses issues affecting children to their own ends.
Lunchbox/Soapbox is a simple idea: an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, in the middle of the day.
At the Wheeler Centre we’re keen to showcase our writers as thinkers and as artists, as people with passions and peccadilloes. So we’ve come up with Lunchbox/Soapbox: a weekly space for them to sound off on a topic of their choice. Think of it as a 20-minute piece of polemic to give lunching CBD folk something to chew on.
The themes will be idiosyncratic: from pop-cultural analysis to high cultural criticism; from political grandstanding to personal mischief-making. But they’ll all be thought-provoking. Bring your lunch along to this bite-sized session.
Joanne Faulkner is an academic and writer, living in Sydney. She is author of The Importance of Being Innocent (Cambridge University Press) and Dead Letters to Nietzsche: Or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy (Ohio University Press), and co-authored (with Matthew Sharpe) Understanding Psychoa... Read more
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