Tanya Serisier and Mark Pendleton have written and presented on topics related to feminist and queer politics and history for several years, publishing joint articles in Australian Feminist Law Journal and Overland. Tanya lectures in postcolonial literature at NYU Sydney. Her research focuses on public and private narratives of sex, sexuality and sexual violence, and her work has been published in journals such as Women: A Cultural Review, and the AFLJ. Mark lectures in the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. His interests cross over the fields of cultural memory, contemporary history and gender/sexuality studies, and his work has been published in journals including Japanese Studies, Asian Studies Review and Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific. He is also a contributor to the forthcoming volume Death Tourism: Disaster Sites as Recreational Landscape, to be published by Seagull Books in 2013.
FeatureIntroduction Gore Vidal, the famous writer and literary critic, was recently buried next to his long-term partner, Howard Austen. The couple, who met in the 1950s, had lived together happily for decades. They were in many ways the kind of same-sex couple frequently valorised in contemporary gay marriage campaigns. Vidal and Austen, however,...Read more