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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Crimes of Letters : The Crow, the Fox and Me
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'All aesthetics of appropriation entail acts of transgression predicated on the art of citational writing, from allusion to punning, quotation, pastiche, parody, sampling, remix and homage. ‘ωitational writing underscores the double movement of quotation,’ writes Della Pollock in a now famous paper on performativity (Pollock 1998:94), affirming that ‘it stages its own citationality, re-sighting citation, displaying it in an accumulation of quotations or self quotations ... with the primary effect of reclaiming citation for affiliation’ (Pollock 1998: 94) my emphasis). As such, aesthetics of appropriation presuppose the existence of both Other and other and cannot be deemed nihilistic as has often been suggested, especially in the context of critiques of postmodernism. Notwithstanding their intent, aesthetics of appropriation tacitly attribute to language both an evocative and communicatory dimension. But what lies beyond the drive for ‘affiliation’ intimated by Pollock? ‘Crimes of letters: the crow, the fox and me’ explores the kinship between textuality and felonyreal or imaginedwithin the authorised context of the reader-response contract, however misprisioned. The wager of this creative artful fact, otherwise called artefact, is for ‘authorised theft’ to exceed what one might be reluctant to call ‘original’ material after Harold Bloom returned the course of philological forays into textual begetting back to anxieties of influence (Bloom 1973).'

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    y separately published work icon The Authorised Theft Papers : Writing, Scholarship, Collaboration The Authorised Theft Papers : Writing, Scholarship, Collaboration : Papers – The Refereed Proceedings Of The 21st Conference Of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs, 2016 Niloofar Fanaiyan (editor), Rachel Franks (editor), Jessica Seymour (editor), Canberra : The Australasian Association of Writing Programs , 2017 20512298 2017 anthology criticism

    'The 21st annual conference of the AAWP invited writers and academics to respond to the idea that, as writers, we are engaging in a type of ‘authorised theft’. Over 100 delegates responded enthusiastically by presenting papers that straddled genres, disciplines, modes of expression, as well as languages and cultures. Panel topics included sociologies of writing, poetry and song, narrative and narrative modes, responses to pain and trauma, digital literature and the online space, memoir/biography and travel writing, identity and voice, oral storytelling and ways of knowing, as well as translation and cross-cultural encounters.'

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    Canberra : The Australasian Association of Writing Programs , 2017
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