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1 Life Writing and Conflict : Love Wins Kylie Cardell , Kate Douglas , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature 2020;
1 Life Writing When the World Is Burning: The Year in Kylie Cardell , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography , vol. 43 no. 1 2020; (p. 1-8)
'It is no surprise that in Australia this year a great deal of life writing has continued to emerge in conjunction with pressing social and political issues. The ongoing national crises of refugee and asylum seeker policy, gendered abuse, and racial discrimination continue to surface in both political and literary arenas, while unprecedented bushfires have decimated the country, bringing climate change back onto the public agenda with new fury. The right of individuals to live with dignity, in safety, and free from fear—and the ongoing challenges to these rights suffered in public and domestic domains—is a connecting thread across the year’s life writing and a theme the genre is uniquely equipped to amplify.' (Introduction)
1 Reading during Coronavirus : Books Can Be Triggering, but Difficult Texts Teach Us Resilience, Too Kate Douglas , Kylie Cardell , 2020 single work
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 July 2020;

'We teach English at university. Our weekly engagements include navigating unnerving plot twists, falling in and out of love with iconic characters, and evaluating the complexities of language and genre.' (Introduction)

1 Essays as Life Writing: The Year in Australia Kylie Cardell , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography , vol. 42 no. 1 2019;
1 Life Narrative in Troubled Times Kylie Cardell , Kate Douglas , Donna Lee Brien , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 50 2018;

'Life writing such as autobiography, biography and memoir continues to be popular with readers while new genres, for instance, on-line or in other public, performative iterations, also shift and grow. Both historically and in the current moment, life writing emerges to address issues of individual experience in relation to public record. Very often, such works also seek to engage with issues of justice or redress, particularly in relation to expressions of trauma or conflict. What role do life narrative texts play in troubled times? This special issue presents scholarly and creative work that seek sot respond to this question in particular. The writing and research here explores troubling subjects such as political injustice, moral panics, and family and interpersonal relationships. These works ‘trouble’ prevalent ideas, for instance about minority or marginal cultures to offer new ways of seeing the cultural work that diverse life narrative texts can perform.'  (Publication abstract)

1 Essay Now : The Contemporary Essay in Australia and beyond Kylie Cardell , Rachel Robertson , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , no. 39 2017;

'But, what is an essay? In his introduction to the 2014 volume of The Best Australian Essays, Robert Manne tackles the question of definition (intriguingly, one nearly every editor in the series has also foregrounded) and hopes, given this is his ‘second innings’, that it is a problem he now has a clearer view of:

I had thought of an essay as any brief piece of non-fiction prose. I no longer do […] For me at least, an essay is a reasonably short piece of prose in which we hear a distinctive voice attempting to recollect or illuminate or explain one or another aspect of the world. It follows from this that no essay could be jointly authored. It also follows, that, with an essay, we trust that the distinctive voice we hear is truthful or authentic, even when perhaps it is not. (ix)

That Manne drops ‘non-fiction’ from his definition seems significant. As does his emphasis on a distinctive voice, authentic and truthful, even when perhaps it is not.'


1 y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series The Essay no. 39 Rachel Robertson (editor), Kylie Cardell (editor), 2017 11180841 2017 periodical issue
1 y separately published work icon Telling Tales : Autobiographies of Childhood and Youth Kate Douglas (editor), Kylie Cardell (editor), United Kingdom (UK) : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2015 8645501 2015 multi chapter work criticism
1 y separately published work icon Life Writing To the Letter vol. 8 no. 2 June Kylie Cardell (editor), Jane Haggis (editor), 2011 Z1787576 2011 periodical issue
1 Travelblogging Kylie Cardell , Kate Douglas , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 47-57)
'The Internet has changed the way we travel. All around the world, people are using the Internet to facilitate their travel: whether this is researching and buying travel online, or using the Web for virtual travel. Consultant sites and booking agents such as Qantas, Zuji, and are multi-million dollar e-businesses, and their presence provides consumers with a one-stop shop for travel. The functionality of travel websites is not limited to allowing people to buy what they see, to find a travel idea online and go and do it. Travel sites also allow travellers and tourists to travel virtually: to have something of the experience of travel without actually moving from their computer station. A range of entities, commercial and non-profit, have recognised the potential for virtual travel on the Web. Sites, including those of travel magazines and travel companies of all kinds, serve people who have the curiosity, but not the urge for an in-person experience. For example, is a site specifically designed for armchair tourism.
As the Internet has changed the way we travel, it has also changed the way we write about travel. Scholars have been researching the significance of travel writing for decades. However, little has been written about the ways in which the Internet is facilitating new practices for travel writing.' (47)
1 y separately published work icon Everyday Authenticity: Contemporary Uses of the Diary Kylie Cardell , 2007 Z1477466 2007 single work thesis This thesis examines how diary narrative authorises contemporary experiential claims. Consideration is given to contemporary uses of the diary in the context of therapy and self-help, journalism, testimony, and confession through new and traditional media, and across a series of geographical contexts. - from author's abstract