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Contains 50 works by 37 Australian women writers. The themes include exploration of identity, the politics of feminism and the self-consciousness of writing. Many women have written of journeys: journeys of discovery, imaginary travels, forced movements, escapes. The 'statelessness' of women, whether oppressive or liberating is a recurrent motif throughout this collection. -- from a foreword titled: Second Degree of Tampering : Towards a Politics of Identity

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Sybylla Press , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beautiful Lotus Forest, Maylyn Lam , single work prose (p. 1-2)
Still Water Run Deep, Noëlle Janaczewska , single work prose (p. 3-6)
I Look at a Stari"I look at a star", Susan Laura Sullivan , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Swooping Firebird, Monica Raczewski , single work autobiography (p. 14-20)
Stationmaster, Linda Marie Walker , single work prose (p. 30)
What a Waste, Gig Ryan , single work short story (p. 47-50)
...Outside it Snows, Jyanni Steffensen , single work short story (p. 70)
Rape Scenei"it was the same act/old re-run", Jordie Albiston , single work poetry (p. 86-87)
Thirteeni"I was practising being a saint.", Diane Fahey , single work poetry (p. 90)
A Ghost in the Kitchen, Frances Stephans , single work short story (p. 95)
In the City, Rae Luckie , single work short story (p. 98-102)
For the Record, Sara Hardy , single work drama (p. 116-119)
Fashion Statementi"Raybocks and reebans", Lisa Bellear , single work poetry (p. 124)
The Houses of Pleasure, Annette Blonski , extract short story historical fiction (p. 134-139)
Eins, Zwei, Dreii"When your strange stiff shoes felt the Sydney coast", Linda Weste , single work poetry (p. 140-142)
Terminal, Anna Gibbs , single work prose (p. 156-165)
I, Pronouni"I, the ninth letter and third vowel", Jordie Albiston , single work poetry (p. 166-167)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Introduction : From There to Here and Then to Now : A Very Rough Guide Anna Gibbs , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , 17 April no. 17 2013;
'The project represented by this collection of work was conceived in 2009, by Moya Costello who pushed the other editors to act on our previous discussions, as a 'landmark anthology' of Australian women's experimental writing in the vein of the maps made by collections of the 1970s and 1980s: Mother, I'm rooted (edited by Kate Jennings, 1975) which was the first collection of poetry by Australian women, and F(r)ictions (edited by Anna Gibbs and Alison Tilson, 1982)1 . To our dismay, the current state of print publishing in Australia made such an enterprise impossible, as our proposal was rejected everywhere we sent it, mostly it seems because such collections have gone out of favour, at least with publishers. In the face of these refusals, we decided to opt for a journal publication, and this journal, TEXT, the journal of the Association of Australasian Writing Programs, was an obvious choice, since it has a wide - and growing - readership both in (and outside) universities, and, when it comes to experimental writing, teachers are always seeking examples for use in class. Publishing in a journal, however, meant we had to cull all the work which had been previously published, and this means that many writers whose work would otherwise have been part of this collection are not represented here, including some of the major figures in Australian experimental writing (Alexis Wright and Marion May Campbell, to name just two). This collection also has a strong bias towards work from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, mostly by virtue of the locations and histories of its editors, but also because we had almost no response to our call from elsewhere in Australia. Nor is there the avowedly Aboriginal work we had hoped for: again, our own connections were perhaps one limitation, but it is also likely that these writers have other priorities than experimentation (sovereignty and justice, for example) or anthology projects such as this one. The work included here is not blind refereed, but every piece was read and discussed by all four editors, and editorial work of one sort or another was performed on most of the contributions.' (Author's introduction)
By Collective Consensus Cath Kenneally , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 132 1993; (p. 85-86)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Body Tampering Ronnith Morris , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 6 no. 2 1993; (p. 180-185)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama ; Body Lines : A Women's Anthology 1991 anthology poetry short story prose drama criticism ; Moments of Desire : Sex and Sensuality by Australian Feminist Writers 1989 anthology poetry short story
First-Degree Troublemaking Michèle Grossman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 5 no. 1 1993; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Every One of Those Feelings : Sybylla's New Anthology Bronwen Levy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October-November no. 1 1992; (p. 52-54)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Every One of Those Feelings : Sybylla's New Anthology Bronwen Levy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October-November no. 1 1992; (p. 52-54)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Time Will Tell with These New Modes of Writing Tina Muncaster , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 147 1992-1993; (p. 36)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
First-Degree Troublemaking Michèle Grossman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 5 no. 1 1993; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Body Tampering Ronnith Morris , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 6 no. 2 1993; (p. 180-185)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama ; Body Lines : A Women's Anthology 1991 anthology poetry short story prose drama criticism ; Moments of Desire : Sex and Sensuality by Australian Feminist Writers 1989 anthology poetry short story
By Collective Consensus Cath Kenneally , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 132 1993; (p. 85-86)

— Review of Second Degree Tampering : Writing by Women 1992 anthology poetry short story prose drama
Introduction : From There to Here and Then to Now : A Very Rough Guide Anna Gibbs , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , 17 April no. 17 2013;
'The project represented by this collection of work was conceived in 2009, by Moya Costello who pushed the other editors to act on our previous discussions, as a 'landmark anthology' of Australian women's experimental writing in the vein of the maps made by collections of the 1970s and 1980s: Mother, I'm rooted (edited by Kate Jennings, 1975) which was the first collection of poetry by Australian women, and F(r)ictions (edited by Anna Gibbs and Alison Tilson, 1982)1 . To our dismay, the current state of print publishing in Australia made such an enterprise impossible, as our proposal was rejected everywhere we sent it, mostly it seems because such collections have gone out of favour, at least with publishers. In the face of these refusals, we decided to opt for a journal publication, and this journal, TEXT, the journal of the Association of Australasian Writing Programs, was an obvious choice, since it has a wide - and growing - readership both in (and outside) universities, and, when it comes to experimental writing, teachers are always seeking examples for use in class. Publishing in a journal, however, meant we had to cull all the work which had been previously published, and this means that many writers whose work would otherwise have been part of this collection are not represented here, including some of the major figures in Australian experimental writing (Alexis Wright and Marion May Campbell, to name just two). This collection also has a strong bias towards work from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, mostly by virtue of the locations and histories of its editors, but also because we had almost no response to our call from elsewhere in Australia. Nor is there the avowedly Aboriginal work we had hoped for: again, our own connections were perhaps one limitation, but it is also likely that these writers have other priorities than experimentation (sovereignty and justice, for example) or anthology projects such as this one. The work included here is not blind refereed, but every piece was read and discussed by all four editors, and editorial work of one sort or another was performed on most of the contributions.' (Author's introduction)
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