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1 y separately published work icon I’m Listening Like the Orange Tree : In Memory of Laurie Hergenhan Antonella Riem Natale (editor), Sue Ballyn (editor), Stefano Mercanti (editor), Caterina Colomba (editor), Udine : Forum : The University of Udine Press , 2021 25115375 2021 anthology criticism essay

'This volume in memory of Laurence Hergenhan is a collective demonstration of affection and gratitude for the kind and wise man he was and for all the wonderful things he accomplished in Literary Studies. He taught generations of students how to study in depth, sharing the finesse of literature and showing us how friendship, warmth and creativity are gifts to be cherished at all times and across countries. To honour the bountiful generosity of his life and work, the first section of this volume collects critical essays by prominent scholars, colleagues and friends who had an enriching and long-standing relationship with him. The second part of this volume gathers personal appreciations, stories and memories.'

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1 Kim Scott's Dialogue across Cultures in That Deadman Dance Caterina Colomba , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures 2013; (p. 299-312)
1 y separately published work icon The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures Antonella Riem Natale (editor), Maria Renata Dolce (editor), Stefano Mercanti (editor), Caterina Colomba (editor), Udine : Forum : The University of Udine Press , 2013 8839343 2013 anthology criticism
1 Coming to Terms with Australia's Past : Thomas Keneally's Bring Larks and Heroes Caterina Colomba , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 25-29)
'Colomba talks about Australia's past in Thomas Keneally's novel Bring Larks and Heroes. Thomas Keneally's third novel, Bring Larks and Heroes, is among the most significant works of the 1960s to portray the penal society of Australia's past at "the world's worse end". Published during a time of deep social and cultural change in Australia, the book is an investigation of the mechanisms that lie at the foundation of an oppressively brutal society, in a world where the values of the "old" clash with, and are transformed by, the reality of the "new." The release of the novel marked a crucial moment in the life of its author by establishing him as a professional writer.' (Editor's abstract)
1 History as Sharing Stories : Crossing the Cultural Divide through Kim Scott's Fiction Caterina Colomba , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies , Fall vol. 17 no. 2 2011; (p. 39-56)
1 Aboriginal Women's Memories : An Attempt at Rewriting Official Australian History Caterina Colomba , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 45-54)
'In 1997 the 'Bringing Them Home' report opened a new chapter in Australian history by bringing to light one of the most systematic and cruel colonial practices based on assimilation ideology and policy : the so-called Stolen Generation. The report on the two year National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families estimates that from 1911 to the end of the 1970s the shocking nomber of 100,000 children were removed from their families with the aim of 'civilizing' them by integrating them forcibly into European culture. To confirm the magnitude of the phenomenon, the Aboriginal writer, Anita Heiss once said: 'I haven't met one Indigenous Australian who hasn't been affected by the policies of protection that lead to what we commonly refer to as the Stolen Generations'.
Since the report was released, this deep and complex question has been many times represented in literature as well as in cinematographic fiction...'(p. 45)
1 History and Fiction : Kate Grenville Explores the Murky Depths of Australia's Past in The Secret River Caterina Colomba , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bernard Hickey, a Roving Cultural Ambassador : Essays in His Memory. 2009; (p. 85-100)

This essay explores the literary tendency to: 're-write and re-read in fictional terms those artificial 'truths' of history - raised to the rank of the official veracity in the process of the political genesis of the nation -, a literary tendency which has dwelled, in the last twenty years, upon some crucial moments in Australian colonial history.' (p85)

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