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Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Arrivals, Brian Castro , 1999 single work biography (p. 7 -17)
Necessary Idiocy and the Idea of Freedom, Brian Castro , 1989 single work criticism biography (p. 19 -37)
Memoirs of a Displaced Person, Brian Castro , 1999 single work biography (p. 39 -58)
Masked Balls: Or, All Translators are Faithless, Brian Castro , 1996 single work criticism biography (p. 125 -136)
Writing Asia, Brian Castro , 1995 extract criticism (p. 139 -171)
The Last Ten Years, Brian Castro , 1999 single work prose (p. 172 -178)
Lesions, Brian Castro , 1995 single work criticism (p. 179 -202)
Dangerous Dancing : Autobiography & Disinheritance, Brian Castro , 1999 single work prose
Brian Castro talks about why, at this time, he is drawn to the fabrication of autobiography over that of the novel. He asks and rehearses questions about writing and risk relative to family, memory and subjectivity in view, or in shadow, of contemporary Australian literature and politics.
(p. 203 -227)
Departures, Brian Castro , 1999 single work biography (p. 253 -258)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Nation, Identity, and Subjectivity in Globalizing Literature Yasue Arimitsu , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 13 2014; (p. 1-12)

'Since the end of the 20th century, particularly after the Cold War ended, national borderlines have been redrawn many times in the areas of the Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and a wide range of Asia, and people started crossing national borderlines to immigrate to other countries. As a result, the definition of a modern nation with one ethnicity, one language, and one culture collapsed. Under the policy of multiculturalism, Australia accepts immigrants from all over the world, and Australian literature at present is characterized as being ethnically, culturally, and linguistically hybrid. In this paper I look at Australian writers such as Brian Castro and Nam Le and compare them with other writers who are considered post-colonial writers, such as Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul and Kazuo Ishiguro. I focus on how these writers attempt to present their identities along with their subjectivities. I also compare them with a Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami, whose literary works are widely read throughout the world, crossing cultural, ethnic, and language barriers, even though he writes in Japanese and has a mono-cultural background. I investigate the reason why Murakami’s works are accepted by many contemporary readers worldwide. I finally explore the meaning of national identity and subjectivity in the globalizing world, and clarify the transformation of modern literature.' (Author's abstract)

Transcultural Writers and Transcultural Literature in the Age of Global Modernity Arianna Dagnino , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;
"Grammars of Creation” : An Interview with Brian Castro : 24 November 2008 Marilyne Brun (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia , vol. 2 no. 1 2011;
'This interview with contemporary Australian writer Brian Castro addresses a number of themes and concepts that are central to his critical work and fiction. In the interview, Castro discusses his oeuvre as a whole, providing insights into the starting point for his first eight novels. He comments on the concepts of transgression, hybridity, polyphonia, cosmopolitanism and play, underlining the central significance of grammar, ethics and aesthetics in his work. The interview also includes reflections on the development of Asian Australian studies and the importance of translating novels. In the final sections of the interview, Castro discusses the relation between his critical work and his novels and reflects on the common conflation of the novelist and the theorist in much literary criticism.' Source: Marilyne Brun.
Writing Hybridity : The Theory and Practice of Autobiography in Rey Chow's "The Secrets of Ethnic Abjection" and Brian Castro's Shanghai Dancing Katherine Hallemeier , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 125-130)
Katherine Hallemeier employs a close reading of Rey Chow's essay "The Secrets of Ethic Abjection' (2012) and Brian Castro's autobiographical essays in Looking for Estrellita (1999) and his fictional autobiography Shanghai Dancing (2003) and argues that both authors 'are similar insofar as their writing challenges essentialist understanding of hybrid identity by in fact straddling the genres of autobiography and theory'. (p. 125)
Writing Chinese Diaspora : After the 'White Australia Policy' Deborah L. Madsen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 263-270) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 158-172)
An overview of Chinese-Australian writing.
Discourses of Uprooting, Discourses of Re-Routing : Autobiographical Discourse and Cultural Nomadism in Foucault, Castro and Flusser Russell West-Pavlov , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Polyculturalism and Discourse 2007; (p. 121-60)
Taking the Multicultural Out of Culture Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 September 2000; (p. 10)
He Says, She Says Tegan Bennett , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 January 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled Roberta Buffi , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 12 no. 2 2000; (p. 89-92)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled Hugh Martin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 215-216)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Writing "Asia" Anew... Nicholas Birns , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 156)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
African Chicken Ivor Indyk , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 217 (p. 12-13)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Essaying Some Home Truths Helen Daniel , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 December 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography ; The Quality of Sprawl : thoughts about Australia Les Murray 1999 selected work prose autobiography criticism essay
African Chicken Ivor Indyk , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 217 (p. 12-13)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Essaying Some Home Truths Helen Daniel , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 December 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography ; The Quality of Sprawl : thoughts about Australia Les Murray 1999 selected work prose autobiography criticism essay
He Says, She Says Tegan Bennett , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 January 2000; (p. 11)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled Roberta Buffi , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , vol. 12 no. 2 2000; (p. 89-92)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Untitled Hugh Martin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 215-216)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Writing "Asia" Anew... Nicholas Birns , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 14 no. 2 2000; (p. 156)

— Review of Looking for Estrellita Brian Castro 1999 selected work prose criticism biography
Writing Chinese Diaspora : After the 'White Australia Policy' Deborah L. Madsen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 263-270) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 158-172)
An overview of Chinese-Australian writing.
Taking the Multicultural Out of Culture Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 September 2000; (p. 10)
Discourses of Uprooting, Discourses of Re-Routing : Autobiographical Discourse and Cultural Nomadism in Foucault, Castro and Flusser Russell West-Pavlov , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Polyculturalism and Discourse 2007; (p. 121-60)
"Grammars of Creation” : An Interview with Brian Castro : 24 November 2008 Marilyne Brun (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia , vol. 2 no. 1 2011;
'This interview with contemporary Australian writer Brian Castro addresses a number of themes and concepts that are central to his critical work and fiction. In the interview, Castro discusses his oeuvre as a whole, providing insights into the starting point for his first eight novels. He comments on the concepts of transgression, hybridity, polyphonia, cosmopolitanism and play, underlining the central significance of grammar, ethics and aesthetics in his work. The interview also includes reflections on the development of Asian Australian studies and the importance of translating novels. In the final sections of the interview, Castro discusses the relation between his critical work and his novels and reflects on the common conflation of the novelist and the theorist in much literary criticism.' Source: Marilyne Brun.
Writing Hybridity : The Theory and Practice of Autobiography in Rey Chow's "The Secrets of Ethnic Abjection" and Brian Castro's Shanghai Dancing Katherine Hallemeier , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 125-130)
Katherine Hallemeier employs a close reading of Rey Chow's essay "The Secrets of Ethic Abjection' (2012) and Brian Castro's autobiographical essays in Looking for Estrellita (1999) and his fictional autobiography Shanghai Dancing (2003) and argues that both authors 'are similar insofar as their writing challenges essentialist understanding of hybrid identity by in fact straddling the genres of autobiography and theory'. (p. 125)
Transcultural Writers and Transcultural Literature in the Age of Global Modernity Arianna Dagnino , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;
Nation, Identity, and Subjectivity in Globalizing Literature Yasue Arimitsu , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 13 2014; (p. 1-12)

'Since the end of the 20th century, particularly after the Cold War ended, national borderlines have been redrawn many times in the areas of the Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and a wide range of Asia, and people started crossing national borderlines to immigrate to other countries. As a result, the definition of a modern nation with one ethnicity, one language, and one culture collapsed. Under the policy of multiculturalism, Australia accepts immigrants from all over the world, and Australian literature at present is characterized as being ethnically, culturally, and linguistically hybrid. In this paper I look at Australian writers such as Brian Castro and Nam Le and compare them with other writers who are considered post-colonial writers, such as Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul and Kazuo Ishiguro. I focus on how these writers attempt to present their identities along with their subjectivities. I also compare them with a Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami, whose literary works are widely read throughout the world, crossing cultural, ethnic, and language barriers, even though he writes in Japanese and has a mono-cultural background. I investigate the reason why Murakami’s works are accepted by many contemporary readers worldwide. I finally explore the meaning of national identity and subjectivity in the globalizing world, and clarify the transformation of modern literature.' (Author's abstract)

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