Our Sporting Life
Sport, we're told, lies at the heart of what it means to be Australian. But what does this really mean?
At a time when sport is under scrutiny like never before, this collection maps and examines how sport is located at the heart of contemporary debates about race, gender, violence and corruption. Barely a week goes by, it seems, without some new violation of socially accepted standards of behaviour. Our sporting bodies, players and administrators are...
Strangers to the world
'Commenting on Australia's response to asylum seekers in the online version of Le Monde in July 2013, one reader remarked: ‘Ils sont étranges ces Australiens, étrangers au Monde’ (‘They are strange those Australians, strangers to the world’).'
In ‘Strangers to the world’, published in Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System, Klaus Neumann investigates the history of refugee policies in Australia, and the incongruity of recent government decisions. Despite international bewilderment at our poor humanitarian record, Australians continue in their complacency. Neumann makes a good case for changing that stance.
Josephine Ulrick Prize
Winners of the 2016 Josephine Ulrick Prizes
'Winning this prize is fantastic and has had effects both professionally and personally.' – Tessa Lunney
Read the winners of the 2016 Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prizes, exclusively online with Griffith Review.
Tessa Lunney, ‘Chess and dragonflies’ – first prize for literature
Melissa Goode, ‘A crack in the teacup’ – second prize for literature
Griffith Review at Brisbane Writers Festival
Don't miss our fantastic events at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
On Sunday 11 September at 11.30 am, join Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life contributors Geoff Woolcock, Edwina Shaw and Ellen van Neerven, with Yassmin Abdel-Magied, in discussion with Luke Stegemann, as they kick around ideas on what it means to be a sporting nation.
Then, on Sunday at 1 pm, Brendan Gleeson, co-editor of Griffith Review 52: Imagining the Future, will host a panel with Ashley Hay and Andy Merrifield, and consider what the future might look like and how we might address its uncertainties.
Griffith Review 55: State of Hope
Hope is at the heart of South Australia. More than any other state, it has shaped its own destiny with large doses of vision and optimism… This spirit is needed more than ever.
Submissions are now open for Griffith Review 55: State of Hope.
South Australia faces profound challenges as the industrial model that shaped the state in the twentieth century is replaced by an uncertain future. State of Hope explores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal and revitalisation that draws on the strength of the past.
COMPLETED PIECES can be submitted via our Submittable portal until 30 September.
by GJ Stroud
by Clare Wright
by Emma Hardman
by Kim Mahood
by Nigel Krauth
by Megan Davis