Rall, Denise N.
Dr Denise N. Rall is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW. She holds a PhD in Internet Studies from Southern Cross University as well as an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin. Her eclectic research interests include textiles, fashion and wearable art, as well as how technology impacts on women’s roles in computing, domestic work, craft and social protest. Rall recently edited the book, Fashion & War in Popular Culture (2014, Intellect) which surveys conquest and military warfare as it appears in fashion, textiles, bodies, art and design through the lens of popular culture. This paper contains concepts outlined by Denise N. Rall and Emerald L. King at the Popular Culture Australia and New Zealand [PopCAANZ] Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand (1 July, 2015).
ArticlesAs never before, women are rightfully in positions of political power, and into the maelstrom of mass media challenges to their fashions and their right to govern. Fraught narratives surround the clothing of women in leadership in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, and Indonesia. There is an enduring relationship between women and dress...Read more
EditorialRage can come from anywhere, it ignites as a flash of lightening and hisses rapidly down a darkened tunnel, landing wherever it finds a target. Sigmund Freud, and many other psychoanalysts, have attempted to explain the inception of human’s two primordial emotions, rage and fear – encapsulated in the popular phrase, fight or flight. Our earliest historical records detail the...Read more
ArticlesIntroduction“From every kind of man obedience I expect; I’m the Emperor of Japan.” (“Miyasama,” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical The Mikado, 1885)This commentary is facilitated by—surprisingly resilient—oriental stereotypes of an...Read more