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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Heading South : An Embodied Literary History of the Cape to Cape Track and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Region of South-west Australia
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'Based on the author’s end-to-end walk of the Cape to Cape Track (C2C), this article presents a literary history of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste region traversed by the trail. The C2C is a continuous, 135-kilometre coastal pedestrian path from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin south of Perth in the south-west corner of Western Australia. A relatively short route by long-distance trekking standards, the C2C reverberates with literary narratives, incidents and encounters. In 1831, explorers John Dewar and Andrew Smith walked northbound from Augusta to the Swan River, approximately following the modern-day orientation of the track. Known for tempestuous weather, Cape Leeuwin—the southern terminus of the C2C, near Augusta, where the Indian and Southern Oceans converge—was the model for “Lewin’s Land” referenced in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (1726) and later alluded to in D.H. Lawrence and Mollie Skinner’s The Boy in the Bush (1924). Drawing from theories of emplacement (de Certeau; Edensor; Gros; Ingold; Ingold and Vergunst; Merleau-Ponty; Michael; Solnit), this article describes walking as a medium for understanding the imbrications between bodies, landscapes, journeys, histories and stories.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia vol. 8 no. 1 2017 12828887 2017 periodical issue

    'In her article "Matriduxy?: Tracing Colonial Adumbration in Australian Womanhood via a Psychoanalytical Reading of Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children," Theresa Holtby investigates the notion of matriduxy (the alleged dominance of women in Australian families), including its mixed reception by Australian feminist critics, in relation to expressions of imperialist masochistic ideology in fiction, namely in Stead's novel. She argues that there are striking parallels between the role of the dominatrix in Deleuze's theory of masochism and the alleged phenomenon of matriduxy, concluding that the concept of masochism offers a means to reconcile the ostensibly incompatible readings of Australian society through the lens of matriduxy or, on the other hand, misogyny.' (Martina Horakova : Editorial introduction)

    2017
    pg. 44-58
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44-58 Heading South : An Embodied Literary History of the Cape to Cape Track and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Region of South-west Australiasmall AustLit logo Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia
Subjects:
  • Cape Leeuwin, Augusta area, Busselton - Augusta area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Cape Naturaliste, Dunsborough area, Busselton area, Busselton - Augusta area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
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