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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
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Infinite Threads : 2019 UTS Writers' Anthology

Various Authors, University of Technology Sydney

Description - Infinite Threads brings together a diverse collection of short fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the Creative Writing Program at UTS. The foreword is by celebrated Gomeroi poet and legal researcher, Alison Whittaker.

Beginning under the stars on the Hume highway after midnight, and ending below the loose stones separating us from the afterlife, Infinite Threads weaves together 29 unique works spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. Themes both strange and familiar are tangled in its pages, leading the reader on a journey through shifting perspectives, places and times.

This year’s anthology includes prose, fiction, poetry and screenplays from talented emerging writers including Helen Meany, Judi Morison, Maalika Jacobs, Sydney Khoo, Christine Afoa, Luka Skandle, Jocelyn Prasad, Lachlan Parry, Kylie Keogh, Ruth Armstrong, Benjamin Giles, Catherine Mah, Keely Fleming, Josipa Kosanovic, Erica Wheadon, Chloe Michele, Susie Newton, Zerene Joy Catacutan, Cameron Stewart, Sophie Chandler, Ivona Alavanja, Verity Borthwick, James Gardiner, Jane Sharman, Hanan Merheb, Moneera Mellick, Benjamin Lee, David Naylor, CJ Vallis and Joanne Anderton.

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Anita Heiss, Professor of Communications at University of Qld, Adjunct Professor, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney.

Description -  5 August, 1944. Over 1000 Japanese soldiers break out of the No.12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing defeat. But one soldier, Hiroshi, manages to escape.

At nearby Erambie Station, an Aboriginal mission, Banjo Williams, father of five and proud man of his community, discovers Hiroshi, distraught and on the run. Unlike most of the townsfolk who dislike and distrust the Japanese, the people of Erambie choose compassion and offer Hiroshi refuge.

Mary, Banjo's daughter, is intrigued by the softly spoken stranger, and charged with his care. For the community, life at Erambie is one of restriction and exclusion living under Acts of Protection and Assimilation, and always under the ruthless eye of the mission Manager. On top of wartime hardships, families live without basic rights.

Love blossoms between Mary and Hiroshi, and they each dream of a future together. But how long can Hiroshi be hidden safely and their bond kept a secret?

Zebra and Other Stories

Debra Adelaide, Associate Professor, Creative Writing Program, University of Technology Sydney

Description- A body buried in a suburban backyard.

A suicide pact worthy of Chekhov.

A love affair born in a bookshop.

The last days of Bennelong.

And a very strange gift for a most unusual Prime Minister…

Tantalising, poignant, wry, and just a little fantastical, this subversive collection of short fiction – and one singular novella – from bestselling author Debra Adelaide reminds us what twists of fate may be lurking just beneath the surface of the everyday.

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss, Professor of Communications at University of Qld, Adjunct Professor, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology Sydney.

Description- Childhood stories of family, country and belonging

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question.

Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.

This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more.

Visual tools for developing cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship capacity

Martin Bliemel, Senior Lecturer, Transdisciplinary Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
Kate Curruthers, UNSW Sydney
Selena Griffith, UNSW Sydney

Part of the Curated Series: Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain

Series Curators: Dr Arianne Rourke and Dr Vaughan Rees.

Description - Visual tools for developing cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship capacity identifies and documents pedagogical and practice-based visual approaches to scaffolding and developing these capacities in your classes, with your clients or in your teams

Divided into four logically sequenced sections, it will progressively build upon an array of visual tools to aid your practice. Initially starting with collaboration it expands to include cross-disciplinary collaboration. Building on this foundation you will then explore visual methods for Innovation, followed by Entrepreneurship. The final section provides case studies of fully integrated practice.

By What Authority? : Criminal Law in Colonial New South Wales, 1788-1861

Eugene Scholfield-Georgeson, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

DescriptionBy What Authority? makes a ground-breaking new case for a history of Australian criminal law from the ‘bottom-up’. It does so by weaving together fascinating episodes of violence, protest, courtroom drama and colonial governance.

For most people in the penal colony of New South Wales criminal law was a brutal instrument of political coercion. It was also a part of daily life. In this sense, the law and its procedure were sometimes wielded by unlikely advocates in ways that not only reformed the law but transformed the social and political life of the colony.

Eugene Schofield-Georgeson argues that the reform of criminal law in the colony owed as much to the agitation and resistance of working-class radicals, an early labour movement and in some cases Aboriginal people, as it did to the judges, barristers and politicians who officiated over legal change.

Ludwig Leichhardt's Ghosts: The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth

Andrew Wright Hurley, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School, School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney

Description - After the renowned Prussian scientist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt left the Australian frontier in 1848 on an expedition to cross the continent, he disappeared without a trace.

Andrew Hurley's book complicates that view by undertaking an afterlife biography of 'the Humboldt of Australia.' Although Leichhardt's remains were never located, he has been sought and textually 'found' many times over, particularly in Australia and Germany.

He remains a significant presence, a highly productive ghost who continues to 'haunt' culture. Leichhardt has been employed for all sorts of political purposes. In imperial Germany, he was a symbol of pure science, but also a bolster for colonialism. In the 20th century, he became a Nazi icon, a proto-socialist, the model for the protagonist of Nobel laureate Patrick White's famous novel Voss, as well as a harbinger of multiculturalism. He has also been put to use by Australian Indigenous cultures.

Engaging Leichhardt's ghosts and those who have sought him yields a fascinating case study of German entanglement in British colonialism in Australia. It also shows how figures from the colonial past feature in German and Australian social memory and serve present-day purposes.

In an abstract sense, this book uses Leichhardt to explore what happens when we maintain an open stance to the ghosts of the past.

UTS Library is dedicated to collecting the books of UTS Authors. If we have missed adding anything published in the last 2 years by UTS staff, students or alumni, please let us know by emailing Merrillie Redden.