Writer Jacqueline Rose (Women in Dark Times) delivers a lecture on Rosa Luxemburg and Marilyn Monroe, who are linked in little-known ways. Jacqueline discusses their lives and offers insights into the problems they faced, which are relevant to feminism today. Luxemburg and Monroe embodied stereotypes: Luxemburg all mind and no body; Monroe all body and no mind. Against such crass typecasting, Jacqueline treats these women with the dignity that they – and all women – deserve.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Luke Fischer (Australian)

Luke Fischer is a poet, philosopher, and scholar. He is the author of four books, including the poetry collections A Personal History of Vision and Paths of Flight and the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems. He is currently co-editing a volume of essays on the philosophical dimensions of RilkeÕs Sonnets to Orpheus. He is an honorary associate at the University of Sydney.