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Lydia Wevers Lydia Wevers i(A12728 works by) (a.k.a. Lydia Joyce Wevers)
Born: Established: 1950
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Netherlands,
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 4 Sep 2021 Wellington, Wellington (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,

Gender: Female
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1 Newspapers and Journals Linda Crowl , Susan Fisher , Elizabeth Webby , Lydia Wevers , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Novel in English : The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 2017; (p. 527-543)

'Literary journalism in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific varies according to the populations, histories, and communications infrastructure of each location...' (Introduction)

1 Historical Fiction : Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Lydia Wevers , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of the Novel in English : The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950 2017; (p. 175-189)

'One of the significant turns in postcolonial literatures since the latter end of the last century as been towards fiction that draws on historical materials, people and events, and uses them to reframe the politics of the past, and therefore the present...' (Introduction)

1 [Review] Republics of Letters Lydia Wevers , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October-November vol. 27 no. 3/4 2012; (p. 151-153)

— Review of Republics of Letters : Literary Communities in Australia 2012 anthology criticism
1 y separately published work icon Reading on the Farm : Victorian Fiction and the Colonial World Lydia Wevers , Wellington : Victoria University Press , 2010 Z1824165 2010 single work criticism 'In Reading on the Farm, Lydia Wevers uses the library on Brancepeth Station in the Wairarapa, its staff and users as the ground for an extended reflection on the meaning of books, reading and intellectual life in colonial New Zealand. Drawing on station records, the archive produced by the library, and the books themselves, she offers a compelling interpretation of the social world of books and the cultural significance of reading. The books themselves come to life, in close examination of their borrowing histories, physical condition and marginalia. Human characters include the Beetham family who own Brancepeth, farm workers, Wairarapa Maori, swaggers who seek shelter during the long depression, and most vivid of all the clerk and librarian John Vaughan Miller. This learned and petulant man, with his letters to the newspapers and indiscreet private correspondence, epitomises the class cleavages, social anxieties and uncertainties that were at the heart of both Brancepeth and popular Victorian fiction.' Souce: Back cover.
1 1 The View From Here : Readers and Australian Literature Lydia Wevers , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2009;
1 Fold in the Map : Figuring Modernity in Gail Jones's Dreams of Speaking and Elizabeth Knox's Dreamhunter Lydia Wevers , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 23 no. 2 2007; (p. 187-198)
Compares the work of Gail Jones with that of New Zealand author Elizabeth Knox.
1 Blow the Wind Westerly : Reading Australia in New Zealand Lydia Wevers , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 111-120)
1 Globalizing Indigenes : Postcolonial Fiction from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Lydia Wevers , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 121-133)

Wevers proposes that 'there are complex unfoldings around indigeneity, globalisation and the postcolonial which might usefully be illuminated by a consideration of some texts from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific.'

Wevers investigation leads her to conclude that 'Indigeneity is always placed; its politics, worldview and social order are site- and culturespecific, but in the unfolding of many indigenous texts a new discourse is appearing, in which the nation state and its long binarising history of "natives" is only one part of the scene, and where "indigeneity" re-articulates and responds to globalised discourses, one of which is postcolonial politics.'

1 [Review] Re-Presenting Otherness Lydia Wevers , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 3 2006; (p. 397-399)

— Review of Re-Presenting Otherness : Mapping the Colonial 'Self'/ Mapping the Indigenous 'Other' in the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand. Actes de la journée d'études organisée à Paris X-Nanterre le 28 juin 2003 2005 anthology criticism
1 Becoming Native : Australian Novelists and the New Zealand Wars Lydia Wevers , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 3 2006; (p. 319-328)
In focussing on four Australian novels on the New Zealand (or Maori) Wars, Wevers discusses these questions: 'Why were Australian writers drawn to the New Zealand Wars as a fictional location, and how were these novels received in New Zealand? Who were their audience, and what narratives of colonial worlds were being worked through them?' (319).
1 Terra Australis : Landscape as Medium in Capricornia and Poor Fellow My Country Lydia Wevers , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 17 no. 1 1995; (p. 38-48)
1 An Invention of the Real : The Nationalisms of Henry Lawson and Frank Sargeson Lydia Wevers , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 12 1994; (p. 123-134)
1 [Review] The Temperament of Generations Lydia Wevers , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , July no. 8 1994; (p. 99-102)

— Review of The Temperament of Generations : Fifty Years of Writing in Meanjin 1990 anthology criticism poetry short story prose correspondence review ; The Peculiar Honeymoon and Other Writings Mary Grant Bruce , 1986 selected work short story
1 5 y separately published work icon Goodbye to Romance : Stories by New Zealand and Australian Women Writers 1930-1988 Elizabeth Webby (editor), Lydia Wevers (editor), Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1989 Z180864 1989 selected work short story poetry life story humour
1 6 y separately published work icon Happy Endings : Stories by Australian and New Zealand Women Writers 1850s-1930s Elizabeth Webby (editor), Lydia Wevers (editor), Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1987 Z401308 1987 anthology short story
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