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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Presumed Dead : Gothic Representations of the Missing Person in Contemporary Australian Literature
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This article considers the ways contemporary Australian writers Sarah Armstrong (in Salt Rain, 2004) and Jessie Cole (in Darkness of the Edge of Town, 2012) use the Gothic to articulate the uncertainties of the state of being missing, representing the missing person as liminal in Victor Turner's sense, a kind of undead figure who mediates between the realm of the living and the realm of the dead.

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