Mandy Treagus is Senior Lecturer and Head of English at the University of Adelaide. Her research has been in Victorian, Australian and postcolonial literatures and film, and cultural history. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Kunapipi, Australasian Victorian Studies Journal and The International Journal of the History of Sport. Her current project explores the display of Pacific peoples in colonial exhibitions, especially with regard to the agency of the performers, and has appeared in several edited collections. She has recently contributed entries on New Zealand film to the World Directory of Cinema.
ArticlesGurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham has shown to delighted audiences around the world. Released during the soccer World Cup (and just before it in Britain in case the Brits did poorly), the film capitalised on interest in the game with its good-humoured look at a young 18 year old’s passion for...Read more
ArticlesI have only ever owned one pig. It didn’t have a name, due as it was for the table. Just pu‘aka. But I liked feeding it; nothing from the household was wasted. I planned not to become attached. We were having a feast and a pig was the one essential requirement. The piglet came to...Read more