Wednesday, November 28, 2007

UTS Speaks Voyages into Myth November 15

Katrina Schlunke

Banal evil, childhood comfort, replication, possession, islands, monuments and trees.
Ordinary Evil
We are meeting and talking on indigenous land the title of which has never been relinquished nor legally forfeited.

Quotes from Cook's journal of his arrival at Botany Bay.
They now waved to us and I was willing to interpret it as an invitation; but upon our putting the boat in they came again to oppose us. One appeared to a youth about nineteen or twenty, and the other a man of middle age: as I had now no other resource I fired a musquet between them.

The notion of possession and representation is addressed in this stimulating and challenging lecture, the past interrupting the present.

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