Past Issues

Please note that the list of past issues below is incomplete. A more comprehensive archive of past issues of Colloquy is available at, where article metadata is fully searchable. All content from issue 3 onward is now available in the Figshare archive, while issues 1 and 2—initially produced only in print—are in the process of being digitised and archived.

Colloquy: issue thirty-five/thirty-six

Colloquy: issue thirty-four

This issue includes an example of every type of writing we publish; it contains several articles, creative writing from two authors (in the form of both poetry and fiction), one original translation with a scholarly introduction, as well as three book reviews.

Colloquy: issue thirty-three

This issue begins with two very different articles on trauma, witnessing and testimony.

Colloquy: issue thirty-two

This is a special issue of Colloquy: text, theory, critique focusing on translation. It contains an original translation as well as several scholarly articles on the theme or act of translation.

Colloquy: issue thirty-one

Issue thirty-one is a general issue comprising three original articles and two book reviews.

Colloquy: issue thirty

Issue thirty of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue and has six articles, an original work of creative writing, a review article and four book reviews.

Colloquy: issue twenty-nine

Issue twenty-nine of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue and has three articles, an original work of creative writing, a review article and three book reviews.

Colloquy: issue twenty-eight

Issue twenty-eight of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue, consisting of four articles and five book reviews.

Colloquy: issue twenty-seven

Issue 27 is a general issue comprising three articles, prose poetry, one review article and five book reviews.

Colloquy: issue twenty-six

The twenty-sixth issue of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue, consisting of three articles and a book review.

Colloquy: issue twenty-five

Issue 25 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique is a general issue, featuring four articles which make critical use of a variety of theoretical models in ...

Colloquy: issue twenty-four

Issue 24 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique consists principally of a special section entitled Tights and Tiaras: Female Superheroes and Media Cultures, which arose from the ...

Colloquy: issue twenty-three

Issue 23 of Colloquy is comprised mainly of papers collected under the title Pastoral Echoes, a special section arising from the symposium Reimagining Pastoral, which ...

Colloquy: issue twenty-two

Issue 22 of Colloquy is largely comprised of papers arising from the conference Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art, which was hosted by Monash ...

Colloquy: issue twenty-one

Issue 21 of Colloquy contains general articles as well as papers arising from the conference, Changing the Climate: Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe, which ...

Colloquy: issue twenty

Topics of analysis in issue 20 of Colloquy include magic realism, bushwalking, the modernist avant-garde, and fairytales, with theoretical reference-points that range from adaptation theory to ... Read more

Colloquy: issue nineteen

In issue 19 of Colloquy, a wide range of topics is traversed: from translation to “coming out”, the predicaments of late capitalism to the construction ...

Colloquy: issue eighteen

Issue 18 of Colloquy: text, theory, critique contains general articles as well as papers arising from the B for Bad Cinema conference held at Monash ...

Colloquy: issue seventeen

This special issue of Colloquy contains seven papers from the “Demanding the Impossible: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction” conference held at Monash University in ...

Colloquy: issue sixteen

The second issue of Colloquy: text theory critique for 2008 includes a themed section dedicated to reflections upon Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence” and Jacques ...

Colloquy: issue fifteen

In issue 15 of Colloquy: the themed section of Issue 15 draws from papers presented at the recent German Studies Association of Australia conference titled ...

Colloquy: issue fourteen

In issue 14 of Colloquy: this special issue on utopianism, dystopianism and science fiction emerged from “Imagining the Future”, a conference organised by the ...

Colloquy: issue thirteen

In issue 13 of Colloquy: there are articles ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s Paragone to the War on Terror, passing through Shakespeare, Hegel, Kierkegaard and ...

Colloquy: issue twelve

In issue 12 of Colloquy: text theory critique publishes the proceedings of the conference Be true to the earth, which took place at Monash University ...

Colloquy: issue eleven

In issue 11 of Colloquy: text theory critique is divided into two parts. The first part is a collection of papers on Sophocles’Antigone, while the ...

Colloquy: issue ten

In issue 10 of Colloquy: there is an element of obscurity in the title of this special issue of Colloquy: Blanchot, the Obscure. That element ...

Colloquy: issue nine

In Issue 9 of Colloquy: W. G. Sebaldís work endorses the use of archives: notably imagedocuments, which are widely used in his narratives as well as in his essays. The author is figured as the observer who records witness accounts (Erzählen/Berichten) and reconstructs them through montage.

Colloquy: issue eight

In Issue 8 of Colloquy: Mark Stockdale seeks to extract the notion of truth that resides on a piece that both is, and is not, part of literature: Conrad’s preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus”. The issue posed by Rachel Morley’s article on Michael Field is how to write a biography at the “neat intervals” opened up in the relation between the biographer and her subject.

Colloquy: issue seven

In Issue 7 of Colloquy: an article by William Tregoning which presents a particularly Australian understanding of Derrida’s notion of hospitality through a reading of the work of Margaret Sommerville. Soe Tjen Marching examines the diaries of two Indonesian women and their hesitancy to expose the essentially private nature of their records to public scrutiny.

Colloquy: issue six

In Issue 6 of Colloquy: Rhonda Ellis’s paper on Eve Langley aims to deflect some of the ‘sensationalism’ surrounding this writer, which arises out of a failure to trace adequately the borderlines between her life and work. Robert Savage examines the conversation of Bruce Beaver with other poets in Letters to Live Poets arguing that it should not be seen as solipsistic but rather as a form of political engagement.

Colloquy: issue five

Issue 5 of Colloquy: the aesthetic dimension in Gregory’s poetic narratives and rhetorical passages will allow us to examine how he formulated the aesthetics of theology.

Colloquy: issue four

Issue 4 of Colloquy: the statue of one-eyed Enma (judge of hell) enshrined at the Genkakuji Temple…is renowned for its power to cure eye diseases and has many worshipers. The Enma became famous as it lost one eye. The following story is told about it.

Colloquy: issue three

Issue 3 of Colloquy: Andrew Riemer’s latest memoir, Sandstone Gothic, is an infuriating book. Throughout, Riemer portrays himself as a passive protagonist against whom events have conspired. His tone is sour, embittered and resentful as he describes the misfortunes he endured in becoming an ‘accidental academic’. The resulting book is an agonising, protracted document of self-justification.

Colloquy: issue two

Issue 2 of Colloquy: all people edit. We don’t call it editing, of course. We call it thinking. Frogs think too. When a frog thinks ‘food’, it looks for a moving dot; in a cage of dead flies, a frog starves to death. When something does not fit the category, it is not seen. Humans likewise.

Colloquy: issue one

In issue 1 of Colloquy: Brian Holliday writes about Cultural Difference and the Modification of Nationalism: Hybridity and Australia’s National Imagination, Ross Farnell about Exposing the Body in the Autobiographical Self: Dorothy Hewett Plays her Wild Card and Kevin Brophy about Lacan, Psychoanalysis, Surrealism.