Amy Mead is a tutor and doctoral candidate in English at Flinders University. Her research examines women and the city in Australian contemporary literary and cultural narratives. She recently co-edited a special South Australian themed online issue of Westerly, and has published in Antipodes, M/C Journal and Overland online.
ArticlesEach year, The Economist magazine’s “Economist Intelligence Unit” ranks cities based on “healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure”, giving the highest-ranking locale the title of most ‘liveable’ (Wright). For the past six years, The Economist has named Melbourne “the world’s most liveable city” (Carmody et al.). A curious...Read more
EditorialLet me walk. Let me go at my own pace. Let me feel life as it moves through me and around me. Give me drama. Give me unexpected curvilinear corners. Give me unsettling churches and beautiful storefronts and parks I can lie down in. The city turns you on, gets you going, moving, thinking, wanting, engaging (Elkin 37, emphasis our...Read more