Katrina Schlunke

Katrina Schlunke

About Katrina Schlunke

Katrina Schlunke is an independent researcher who is currently working on two connected projects. The first is concerned with the possibility of an ‘experimental’ history and the second is to do with possession, weather and lost materialisms. She is the co-editor of Cultural Studies Review. Her most recent publication is Lessons from the Site: Catastrophe and Cultural Studies. She is a Director of the Cultural Research Collective and an Associate Researcher with Gender and Cultural Studies, Sydney University.

Introduction to Anne Elvey’s White on White

What is happening in these poems? Or do I mean what happens to us, the readers? But which ‘us’? And what reader? I am not really talking about feeling, although who couldn’t, wouldn’t, feel when ‘School Days’ – a poem that records every detail of white skin and soul, sun-warmed government-issue school milk and British ritual in one colonial Australian home – has another child, likely an Indigenous Australian child, stolen ‘while waiting for a train’.

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