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Advance Australia Fair?!

“Look, Mum, it’s a pirate”…

No, son, thats a Marine and Johnny Depp*.

The NSW Corp of Marines was a British regiment that came on boats and overstayed their visas long before it was even popular back in 1788 and lasted until 1792. 1,316 more words

Personal Introspections

Witold Gombrowicz: Polish Memories

Not an easy book, although not in terms of its content or readability: much more in terms of its challenges to my previous ideas about and understanding of Poland in the inter-war years. 402 more words


Why Another Book About Israel? - What You Need to Know About Modern Hebrew!

Why Another Book About Israel ?
Modern Hebrew: The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language
by Norman Berdichevsky
McFarland & Company July, 2014 ISBN  978-0-7864-9492-7… 1,137 more words


Australia Day: A dubious cause for celebration

Prepare your facial muscles for the stress of a day long cringe, thumb through your passport in the annual contemplation of emigration – it’s that time of year again. 1,269 more words



I wrote in a previous post about the process by which French citizens of North African origin were pushed out to the banlieues, redefined as ‘Muslims’ and cast as the ‘Other’, as not really part of the French nation. 1,335 more words


The Nation Building of Morocco

The complexity of the Moroccan population was carefully studied in France when the empire took decisions in its Protectorate, a kind of colonial domination where there is a relationship between two states one of which exercises some decisive control over the other (4). 878 more words


CFP: BARS 2015 Conference—Romantic Imprints (16–19 July 2015, Cardiff)

The BARS 2015 website will shortly be going live, but in the meanwhile, we’re posting the 2nd Call for Papers.

2nd Call for Papers: Romantic Imprints… 632 more words

Eighteenth Century