The Project of the Self under Late Capitalism : Third Overland LectureAmanda Lohrey,
2001single work criticism — Appears in:
The Best Australian Essays 20012001;(p. 246-252)Overland,Spring
1642001;(p. 4-7)Lohrey argues that important 'structures of feeling' are emerging in contemporary Australia, especially in discourses and practices of 'the body', 'the self' and the acceptance of ideas and philosophies emanating from Asia. She also makes the point that sometimes literature, particularly narrative fiction, is the best means of encountering, engaging and digesting the emergence of new movements, ideas and politics (Editor's comment).