August Update

Hey Everyone, It's been a while since I've done an update so I'll try not to make it too long. The reason I've been so quiet on the blog and social media is that I'm under the pump to get a book finished and edited by November. It's a part of the Secret Project series …

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Friday essay: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Ali Alizadeh, Monash University One need not be a parent of a young child, as I am, to be conscious of the full-blown resurgence of the superhero in contemporary popular culture. Beyond the dizzying proliferation of fetishised merchandise to do with Marvel and DC protagonists and the frankly obscene sights of middle-aged folk squeezed into …

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We humans are the stories we tell ourselves -The Narrative Ape

Source: The Narrative Ape A great blog today via Curtis Craddock for Tor/Forge Blog! Written by Curtis Craddock I am. It’s the shortest story in the English language. It’s really the root of all stories and, by extension, the act of being human. Biologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists like to argue about what makes humans people. How …

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Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related to love’s …

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Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia CommonsThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, Macquarie University “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the …

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Christianity, Qumran and a relationship of Assimilation- An Essay

Note: This is an essay I recently completed for my university unit on the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was a fascinating subject and highly recommend it if you enjoy Ancient History. Since Solomon Schechter first discovered The Damascus Document in a genizah in Cairo, scholars and enthusiasts have sought to connect Christianity with Qumran. The …

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The female werewolf and her shaggy suffragette sisters

    This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Jazmina Cininas, Lecturer in Fine Art, Printmaking, RMIT University - Check out her incredible artwork here on her website As Melbourne lights up for tomorrow’s White Night Festival, the façade of RMIT’s Storey Hall annex will transform into an illuminated billboard of …

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