The Cultural Cringe single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1950 1950
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    y Meanjin vol. 9 no. 4 Summer 1950 Z647348 1950 periodical issue 1950 pg. 299-302
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    y The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture A. A. Phillips , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1958 Z71704 1958 selected work criticism Melbourne : Cheshire , 1958 pg. 89-96
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    y The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture A. A. Phillips , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1958 Z71704 1958 selected work criticism Melbourne : Cheshire-Lansdowne , 1966 pg. 112-117
  • Appears in:
    y On Native Grounds : Australian Writing from Meanjin Quarterly C. B. Christesen (editor), Louis Kahan (illustrator), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z213499 1967 anthology poetry short story extract criticism biography Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 448-451
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    y The Temperament of Generations : Fifty Years of Writing in Meanjin Jenny Lee (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Gerald Murnane (editor), Carlton South : Meanjin Press Melbourne University Press , 1990 Z371555 1990 anthology criticism poetry short story prose correspondence review 'This is a history of Meanjin, told in its own words...Through a selection of previously unpublished correspondence together with some of the path-breaking writings that were first published in Meanjin, this book takes us on a journey through the magazine's own tempestuous history and charts the cross-currents and conflicts of postwar politics and culture.' (Source: back cover) Carlton South : Meanjin Press Melbourne University Press , 1990 pg. 102-105
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Essays Imre Salusinszky (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1997 Z380749 1997 anthology prose short story biography criticism humour satire Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1997 pg. 112-115
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 437-440
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    y Meanjin Meanjin Quarterly vol. 69 no. 4 Summer 2010 Z1748183 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 52-55
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    y The Words That Made Australia : How a Nation Came to Know Itself Robert Manne (editor), Chris Feik (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1890030 2012 anthology criticism essay prose 'This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be. These are the essential statements from historians, reporters, novelists, mavericks and visionaries that take us from federation to the present-day.' [From Trove] Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 80-85

Works about this Work

A. A. Phillips and the 'Cultural Cringe' in Australian Literature Wang Labao , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literary Criticism 2016; (p. 92-107)
A.A. Phillips and the 'Cultural Cringe': Creating an 'Australian Tradition' Rollo Hesketh , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 72 no. 3 2013; (p. 92-103)
Foreword : Sold by the Millions Amit Sarwal , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. viii-xvi)
Reconfiguring Australia's Literary Canon : Antipodean Cultural Tectonics Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 34 no. 1 2011; (p. 77-91)
'This paper shows how an Australian community imagined by the European continent has evolved to become more inclusive of otherness, be it in the form of non-Anglo-Australian cultures, Australian regional cultures, or a significant Indigenous culture intimately linked to the land. In this process, which is comparable to tectonic shifts, some Australian authors have attempted, within a 21st-century global village, to map intercultural spaces that reveal a pervasive sense of emptiness and the uncanny.' (Author's abstract)
Timid Minds Hilary McPhee , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 69 no. 4 2010; (p. 56-62)
'Freud Has a Name for It' : A. A. Phillip's 'The Cultural Cringe' Ian Henderson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 2 2009; (p. 127-147) The Best Australian Essays 2010 2010; (p. 105-116)
Henderson argues that the primary concern of Phillips's essay 'The Cultural Cringe' was not the production but the reception of Australian writing and that the essay is 'underpinned by a reception theory that begets a culturally specific hsitory of reading'. His aim is 'to distil that theory, and I will do so by drawing together the history of Phillips's use of the term and his late characterization of it in specific psychoanalytic terms' (127).
Enduring Works that Stand the Test of Time Joy W. Hooton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of On the World of the Sixty-Nine Tram Janet McCalman 2006 extract non-fiction ; The Cultural Cringe A. A. Phillips 1950 single work criticism
Keeping Up with the Cringe John Rickard , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 245 2002; (p. 43-46)
Enduring Works that Stand the Test of Time Joy W. Hooton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 2006; (p. 16)

— Review of On the World of the Sixty-Nine Tram Janet McCalman 2006 extract non-fiction ; The Cultural Cringe A. A. Phillips 1950 single work criticism
'Freud Has a Name for It' : A. A. Phillip's 'The Cultural Cringe' Ian Henderson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 2 2009; (p. 127-147) The Best Australian Essays 2010 2010; (p. 105-116)
Henderson argues that the primary concern of Phillips's essay 'The Cultural Cringe' was not the production but the reception of Australian writing and that the essay is 'underpinned by a reception theory that begets a culturally specific hsitory of reading'. His aim is 'to distil that theory, and I will do so by drawing together the history of Phillips's use of the term and his late characterization of it in specific psychoanalytic terms' (127).
Timid Minds Hilary McPhee , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 69 no. 4 2010; (p. 56-62)
Foreword : Sold by the Millions Amit Sarwal , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. viii-xvi)
Reconfiguring Australia's Literary Canon : Antipodean Cultural Tectonics Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 34 no. 1 2011; (p. 77-91)
'This paper shows how an Australian community imagined by the European continent has evolved to become more inclusive of otherness, be it in the form of non-Anglo-Australian cultures, Australian regional cultures, or a significant Indigenous culture intimately linked to the land. In this process, which is comparable to tectonic shifts, some Australian authors have attempted, within a 21st-century global village, to map intercultural spaces that reveal a pervasive sense of emptiness and the uncanny.' (Author's abstract)
Keeping Up with the Cringe John Rickard , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 245 2002; (p. 43-46)
A.A. Phillips and the 'Cultural Cringe': Creating an 'Australian Tradition' Rollo Hesketh , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 72 no. 3 2013; (p. 92-103)
A. A. Phillips and the 'Cultural Cringe' in Australian Literature Wang Labao , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literary Criticism 2016; (p. 92-107)
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