Only literary material by Australian authors individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:
– Three physical conceits by Gail Pittaway : Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton, New Zealand
'Butler (1990) theorises that some writers explore sexuality as reiteration and performance. But how to write the erotic encounter between reciprocal readers whose bodies are caught in the lag of longing at the onset of death? Can dream and masquerade be enlisted to the task? The second-person address can be manipulative, associated as it is with the didactic. While it is kept in reflexive play in some high-modernist metafiction (Calvino 1979), and Wittig (1973) deploys the metamorphic potential of the lesbian I-you, how might the second person enable intimacy and reflexivity at once? '