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News clippings — October 2004

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October 1, 2004 by Tara Brabazon

There has been much news in the last month. Firstly, many new members will be joining us in the next few months. We welcome them to our start of the century party. For our current members, much is happening.

Firstly, our Web designer Carrie Kilpin graduated from her doctorate in September. She has worn the big hat, she has the degree. The rest of her life is in front of her. Congratulations Carrie.

The writers in the PCC have been productive as usual. Felicity Cull appears to be taking over the world with her level of productivity. She has written a fascinating analysis of Mike Moore and leftist politics. Please go to www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=2467. She has also been working on an analysis of Suddenly 30. Felicity has created a remarkable review of how the 1980s has been re-written for the purposes of the 2000s. More details about this publication will follow in November.

Also, I believe that Infinite Detail — Matt Hodge — has been cooking up some "Cocktail drum 'n' bass." We look forward to hearing the results.

The great news of the month is that Melinda 'Min' Young, who I believe will be one of the great comic writers of her generation, has had a piece accepted for the Feminist Media Studies special issue, titled "Is fat still a feminist issue." In a highly competitive intellectual environment, Min's piece will be appearing in this journal. This is her first published piece and we congratulate her on this fine achievement. To view Min's piece on the Bali Memorial, which has been uploaded in the last month, please go to www.popularculturecollective.com/fieldofnames.

We also have a 'headless' Sound and Vision Unit for the next month. Our beloved member and hub queen Christina Lee is in the United States at conferences during October. We will be expecting a full trip review upon her return. We thank Debbie Hindley for running two of the bigger hubs this month. As always, she is doing a great job. There will be more to say about the explosion of sport projects in the PCC in the next two months.

A reminder to PCC members, Kathryn 'Janeway' Locke's City Imaging call for papers finishes at the end of October. Please contact her — kathryn.locke@popularculturecollective.com — with any queries.

In November, Paul Stock — our Curator — and Janeway will be presenting the exhibition in the Mezz. We look forward to it — and yes, I will be finishing my piece off for submission as well.

Well done on a fine month.

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