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Tara Calaby

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Tara Calaby is a a English-Australian writer and editor, currently living in Melbourne, Australia with her incredible wife and far too many books and DVDs. She is currently a PhD candidate in English, researching women in colonial Victorian asylums, and has Masters degrees in history and creative writing. She spends a lot of time reading, ranting about politics, watching Britcom and procrastinating. Sometimes she actually does a bit of writing or editing.

Her first national publication credit was a rhyming poem about friendship in Dolly magazine. It was awful, but at least it wasn't about a boy.

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Tara Calaby Alas, no :( But I've had Butler on my Need To Try list for some time now. I'll get around to it eventually! (So many books. So little time.)
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This is an author profile, but I am very much on GR as a reader. I will not spam you with recommendations of stuff I'm in and I realise that three star reviews are good! I am always very happy to accept Goodreads friends requests from other readers :)

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Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault
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Honestly? I skimmed a lot of this. I struggle with the fact that something purporting to be a 'history' has so few references, but I also acknowledge that Foucault's interest is less in facts than it is in ideas. All that said, this book is definitel ...more
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The History of Sexuality 1 by Michel Foucault
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Okay, so now I’ve read two of Foucault’s books in two days, and I get it: power influences everything. I just have to wonder, though—isn’t this obvious? Can’t any person from an oppressed group see that in their own life? I’m not arguing with his mai ...more
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Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
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I think my issue with this book—as with so many books of theory and philosophy—is that I don't really feel like I've gained more knowledge having read it than I already possessed due to reading excerpts and other people's discussion of the points rai ...more
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Dragon Age by Liane Merciel
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This is the best of the DA books IMO, which is really saying something because they're all good and a couple of others are excellent. There are no familiar characters in this one, so I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy it, but Merciel does a great job o ...more
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Female Sexual Inversion by Chiara Beccalossi
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The structure of this makes it feel like a monograph that started as a PhD. Beccalossi does a great job of looking at the similarities and differences between British and Italian medical representations of lesbian women and the earlier, general chapt ...more
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Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
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The thing that struck me the most about this collection of essays is just how readable it is in comparison to Gender Trouble. There's a lot of good stuff here, too. Some points really resonated with me, especially in the earlier chapters. She lost me ...more
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Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory by Diane Richardson
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These kinds of books always date so quickly, but there's still a lot to gain from reading this one. I particularly enjoyed Stevi Jackson's chapter, which did a great job IMO of showing how you can integrate discourse with the material.
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Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
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It's hard to know exactly what to say about this, because I very much like some of the ideas here but feel like they're obscured by a lot of other ~~stuff~~ that I didn't find nearly as enlightening. At this point, I really need to admit that I have ...more
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Literature after Feminism by Rita Felski
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The clear language in this one was a delight to read. It does a good job of examining the past and the present (as of 2003) of feminist criticism and isn't afraid to point out where there have been failures. I would've liked a little more direction t ...more
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“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
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“Little notes, scrawled on half-sheets of paper, and letters, when he was away, page after page, intimate, their news. Her voice, echoing through the house, and down the garden, careless and familiar like the writing in the book.
And I had to call him Maxim.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

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Ernest Hemingway
“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
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“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
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Nandakishore Varma Thanks for accepting my friend request. We have a lot of books in common across the genres.


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Tara.


Wendy Darling Thanks so much for the friendvite and the lovely note, Tara. I really appreciate your taking the time to write something about what happened, as it's been a bit of a zoo here lately. Aside from all that, I look forward to chatting books with you, too! :)


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