Dr. Brenda Machosky awarded grant and publishes essay


Associate Professor of English Brenda Machosky

UH West Oʻahu Associate Professor of English Brenda Machosky was awarded a grant by the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at the University of Texas (UT), Austin for the project “Revisiting and Revising ‘White Australia’ and Aboriginal ‘Protection’ Policies.” Under this grant she will be a visiting faculty member in Comparative Literature in Texas at the Harry Ransom Center and UT Libraries, presenting her scholarship, and working with colleagues in related fields. Dr. Machosky also contributed an essay about Australia’s famous Gwion Gwion Rock Art (Bradshaw Paintings) in Allegory of the Cave Painting published by Mousse Milan. In her essay “Allegories of Knowing and the Desire for Meaning” she argues that instead of searching for meaning in art that cannot be known for certain, we should find a way to “not know,” not appropriate and relinquish the “desire for meaning” that propels much scholarship about art.

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