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'It was my very great pleasure to launch Suburban Space, the Novel and Australian Modernity by Brigid Rooney at Sappho Books last December. Brigid is a colleague in Australian literary studies, the current President of the Australian Association for the study of Australian Literature, and current chair of English at University of Sydney. So, quite a full plate. In addition, she has written an outstanding book that opens up the question of suburbia in Australian fiction: the architectures, streets, cultures, their inherent nostalgia and their brutality.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly Violence vol. 78 no. 3 December 2018 16857182 2018 periodical issue 'Rarely has Southerly received so much high-quality material than in response to the call for work on the theme of Violence. In fact our poetry editor, Kate Lilley, requested we increase the extent of the issue to accommodate the volume of excellent work; hence this is a large issue that includes a wealth of poetry. The reasons for this abundance are too many. In literary terms, violence provides a readymade drama, an impetus for action and reaction, shock, emotion, transformation; from Milton’s War in heaven to Modernist aesthetics of shock to the contemporary thriller. literature also records more pervasive operations of violence including poverty, colonialism and other socially sanctioned cruelties of lived experience. Writing on violence provides testimony, a necessary record, and may enable catharsis. at the very least it is a mark, a signature of survival in the wake of violent events from an individual encounter to genocide. a deal of the work included also addresses issues of the anthropocene and the relation ships between human and non-human lives.' (Elizabeth McMahon, Editorial introduction) 2018 pg. 245-251
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