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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 After the Carnival
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'Academics and artists have been talking about carnival-the-concept for about a century now, and still finding fresh things to say. In very broad terms, the concept can be understood as bifurcated between two opposing logics. The first, somewhat nostalgically, celebrates carnival as a space of freedom, and of opposition to the established relations of power (e.g. Bakhtin 1984a). The second, somewhat unsentimentally, identifies carnival as a means for authority to mask, and thereby maintain, the status quo (e.g. Turner 1969).' (Introduction)


  • Epigraph: ‘There is a phrase that still resonates from childhood. …
    “She” (the other woman) is making a spectacle out of herself’
    (Mary Russo)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Axon : Creative Explorations C2 : Inside/Outside/Carnival; Axon Capsule 2 (Special Issue) no. C2 February 2018 13423443 2018 periodical issue

    'When we first announced the international symposium, Inside/Outside/Carnival, that took place at the University of Winchester, UK, in June 2017 (a collaboration between the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) at the University of Canberra, and the University of Winchester, with invited guest speakers from the USA, Australia and the UK) we prefaced it with, ‘Into the cauldron of 21st century writing - Tipping a hat at Bakhtin the word Carnival is ambiguous. It tilts at blurred edges, a world upside down and inside out.’ We had no idea what would come about and a cauldron seemed a relevant metaphor at the time. And so it proved because we now have this collection of articles, essays, prose, prose poetry and poetry, which shows how a simple idea can have such a remarkable melting pot response.' (Introduction)

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