Archive Reflection by Antony Monteleone

I have been looking into the Greer archives and for my research, there is a real fascination in how people respond to the publications that she releases and the way in which this links to Australian identity. The wielding of language as a weapon in this sense has enthralled me this first day. I feel like I have a much better sense of how I can use her material alongside Clarke’s and Coleman’s works to get students thinking and writing about what it means to be Australian for different people and themselves. I look forward to linking this to the Meanjin Archive in an effort to deepen my students political understanding of the discourses that surround the power structures that preference particular performances of ‘Australian’ and how they can fit into and/or challenge these understandings.