Mercultures Research Notes
During research for my two books Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media (2017) and Scaled for Success: The Internationalisation of the Mermaid (2018) and for the exhibition ‘Making a Splash’ staged at Macquarie University Sydney and Cowra in 2017 and 2018, I collected a mass of data that was more extensive than I could include in the volumes and exhibition. While I am continuing to produce research papers from this trove that are being published in refereed journals (see details on previous page) there are a number of more discrete research fragments that merit circulation that I am writing up as ‘Research Notes’ and publishing on this site. They have not been double-blind peer refereed (as per standard journal practice) but they have all been read by colleagues and modified after receiving critical feedback.
The Research Notes are posted here are open access, feel free to download and circulate any of them and/or quote from them. The document titles and suggested citations are included as headers and footers on the pdfs. Comments and suggested corrections/amendments are welcome. I would also be happy to know of any related topics that might merit investigation and analysis.
Philip Hayward - firstname.lastname@example.org