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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 Alexis Wright’s “Vision Splendid” : Aboriginal Economics, Climate Justice, and a Gaian World Literature
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'Alexis Wright is known for reshaping literary forms to better suit and present an Aboriginal worldview. Her work not only contains an inherently ecological perspective, but is also marked by a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which literature is imbricated with the nation and the economy. This essay traces the connections between Wright’s agitation for sovereignty and social justice, the creation of an Aboriginal economy, and the colonial legacy of climate change. It suggests that Wright’s fiction lays bare the anthropocentric nature of world literature in its current state and tables the prospect of a Gaian world literature.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Commonwealth : Essays and Studies Alexis Wright vol. 44 no. 2 2022 24301365 2022 periodical issue

    'This special issue on Alexis Wright’s work includes ten academic articles, seven of which focus on Wright’s Carpentaria (2006), while three discuss the author’s two other novels – Plains of Promise (1997) and The Swan Book (2013) – and oeuvre as a whole. The issue also contains art and poetry by Australian Indigenous creative artists, as well as the reprint of a review of Carpentaria and a reflexive essay on translating Wright’s works into Chinese. From the centrality of Indigenous epistemologies in Wright’s oeuvre to her narrative creativity, representation of country, commitment to a sovereignty of the mind, humour, and refusal of genres, the various contributions to the special issue propose original analyses and approaches to better understand Wright’s nuanced, complex novels and non-fiction works.' (Publication summary)


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