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1 [Review] Climate and Crises : Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2020 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 20 no. 1 2020;

— Review of Climate and Crises : Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse Ben Holgate , 2019 multi chapter work criticism
'Ben Holgate’s Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse (2019) makes an important contribution to scholarship on the interplay between culture and society, with a distinct focus on the representation of the effects of human occupation of the natural world. It is a work of outstanding scholarship, meticulously researched and attentive to each novel’s distinct cultural, political and aesthetic frameworks. Although he disputes its central premise, Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016) both impels and haunts Holgate’s thinking. Ghosh lamented novelists’ failure to recognise and address the impact of climate change. In words quoted in Holgate, he wrote: ‘the climate crisis is also a crisis of culture and a crisis of imagination.’ Where Holgate’s thinking differs is in his view that while this may the case with ‘the conventional realist structure of the British, European or American novel’ (6), ‘magical realist fiction and environmental literature have a long tradition of overlapping’ (1). This study is concerned with examining that overlap in a series of close readings of selected works by authors from Australia, New Zealand, India, China and Taiwan. It examines ‘not only how magical realism is a natural ally of environmental literature but also why magical realism is a dynamic, constantly evolving narrative mode that can address the challenges of imagination posed by the crisis of climate change’ (8–9).' (Introduction)
1 Networks and Genealogies : Tracing Connections, Inventions, and Reflections across Australian Writing Brigitta Olubas , Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 2 2018;

'This issue opens with JASAL’s second commissioned essay for the Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia project, aimed at producing scholarly essays around key works of Australian Literature for use by tertiary students and teachers. A.J. Carruthers has approached the selected text, Out of the Box: Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Poets, edited by Michael Farrell and Jill Jones, through a broad consideration of a range of anthologies of Australian poetry, and an examination of the nature and function of the poetry anthology more broadly. The essay conceives the project in formal and conceptual terms, while at the same time attending to the demands of particular poems and poets, producing a provocative essay that foregrounds the roles played by ‘inventive poetics . . . in the broader institution of poetry and its multiply-linked communities.’ It concludes speculatively with a sense of a poetic anthology informed by ‘material poetics,’ which might provide the capacity to ‘more deeply theorise shifting historical and formal tendencies in Australian poetry and poetics rather than being burdened with the task of representing a national literature.’ The issue also features the 2015 A.D. Hope prize-winning essay by Shaun Bell. The A.D. Hope judges’ citation commends Bell for bringing fresh attention to the oeuvre of Sumner Locke Elliot, through his innovative re-reading of the primal scene of an emergent writing self in Elliott’s fiction. Working from Lee Edelman’s concept of homographesis, Bell attends to Elliott’s various recastings and reconfigurations of this signature scene, both autobiographical and fictional, real and imagined. Bell argues that Elliott’s fiction rightly belongs neither to any narrowly conceived nationalist literary paradigm nor to the category of the middlebrow to which it is often consigned. Rather he wants us to see that its significance arises from Elliott’s homographetic negotiation of the writing self, and from his vivid illumination of a queer writer’s trials and tribulations in Sydney during the interwar years.' (Introduction)

1 Unsettled and Unsettling : Negotiating Reconciliation, Recognition, Reparation Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;
'This is the first issue of JASAL to be hosted by the University of Sydney Press. It is rather late appearing and for that I apologise both to contributing authors and to readers—thank you for your patience and support. The transition offers JASAL the opportunity to work with a prestigious and supportive partner, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the press.' (Introduction)
1 Displaced Selves in Contemporary Fiction, or the Art of Literary Activism Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , November vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 65-78)

Tony Simoes da Silva writes: 'I explore how at times well-intentioned work is undermined by the very knowledge it seeks to create, and by the vocabulary in which it aims to do so. I have in mind in this instance a recent anthology edited by well-known Australian authors Thomas Keneally and Rosie Scott, A Country Too Far (2013). As I aim to show in a discussion of selected texts, the book is a significant example of the ways in which a desire to have an impact and the best of intentions do not always have the intended outcome' (66).

1 Globalised Cartographies of Being : Literature, Refugees and the Australian Nation Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Rethinking Displacement : Asia Pacific Perspectives 2012; (p. 239-250)
This chapter considers the figure of the refugee as the displaced individual through the reading of a number of Australian literary works, which explore displacement 'as an extreme case of a more general modern condition - the powerlessness of the individual caught in the grip of vast collective purposes', to borrow Ian Watt's (1959: 218) comments on World War II prisoners of war. Through a critical reading of selected works aimed both at children and adult readers, I consider the role textual representation can play in creating a different understanding of the subject positions of the mass of individuals arriving on Australian shores. Two main issues are addressed here. First, the role literature can play in the exploration of an identity politics associated with the experience of the refugee as an 'invisiblevisible' presence (Benbassa 2008). My concern is the idea of refugee selfhood as a shifting and contingent construct that emerges from relations of production at once historical, political, psychological, and affective. The refugee is in this context a complex site of interaction between past and present, Self and Other, nation and foreign. In my reading of selected literary texts, I trace how this fluid conception of an identity selfhood is both inflected by and in turn then inflects a broader notion of national unity and exclusion. Further, through a detailed textual analysis of selected literary texts, I show how literature can contribute to a fuller and subtler understanding of what it means to be a refugee. The second issue concerns the activist role a number of contemporary Australian writers have sought to play on behalf of refugees and ofthe very experience offlux associated with displacement. Given the obvious echoes between the writings, the chapter seeks to place these texts in a dialogue with the work of social scientists such as Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben, Michel Agier, Peter Nyers, and others. [Author's abstract]
1 y separately published work icon Life Writing Dissenting Lives vol. 8 no. 4 December Anne Collett (editor), Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva (editor), 2011 Z1832121 2011 periodical issue
1 y separately published work icon La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question Lidia Bilbatua (editor), Henri Jeanjean (editor), Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva (editor), Gaetano Rando (editor), 2010 Cosenza : Luigi Pellegrini Editore , 2010- Z1874994 2010 periodical (1 issues) La Questione Meridionale / The Southern Question is an international multidisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal that explores on a global basis relevant historical, social, linguistic, cultural and literary issues related to the field.
1 Border Crossing Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 36 no. 2009; (p. 190-192)

— Review of Between Stations Kim Cheng Boey , 2009 selected work autobiography essay
1 A Forgery of Life Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biblio : A Review of Books , November-December vol. 14 no. 11 & 12 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of The Bath Fugues Brian Castro , 2009 selected work novella
1 We're One and Many : Remembering Auto/Biographically : The Year's Work in Non-Fiction 2008-2009 Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 148-157)

— Review of Father of the House : The Memoirs of Kim E. Beazley Kim E. Beazley , 2009 single work autobiography ; Networked Language : Culture and History in Australian Poetry Philip Mead , 2008 single work criticism ; David Foster : The Satirist of Australia Susan Lever , 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945 2008 anthology biography ; Doing Life : A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley Brian Dibble , 2008 single work biography ; Changing Orders : Scenes of Clerical and Academic Life Paul Crittenden , 2008 single work autobiography
1 y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; Australian Literature in a Global World Special Issue Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva (editor), Wenche Ommundsen (editor), 2009 Z1605155 2009 periodical issue This Special Issue of JASAL is based on the 2008 ASAL conference 'Australian Literature in a Global World' held at the University of Wollongong. The conference aimed to 'explore the effects, on the national literature, of different aspects of globalisation: transnational flows of people, ideas and cultural forms; globalisation in the publishing and education industries; the global marketplace for cultural production'. (Editor's introduction.)
1 Paper(less) Selves : The Refugee in Contemporary Textual Culture Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 30 no. 1 2008; (p. 58-72)
1 Alice, the Word-Spreader Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , December vol. 35 no. 2008; (p. 131-134)

— Review of Unpolished Gem Alice Pung , 2006 single work autobiography
1 [Review] Australia : Making Space Meaningful Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 194-196)

— Review of Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007 anthology criticism
1 And the Word was 'Queensland' Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , November-December no. 34 2007; (p. 122-124)

— Review of By the Book : A Literary History of Queensland 2007 anthology criticism
1 1 Re-Thinking Marginality : Class, Identity and Desire in Contemporary Australian Writing Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 1 2004; (p. 45-68)
1 Stories About Other People : Recent Non-Fiction Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 170-182)

— Review of The Shark Net : Memories and Murder Robert Drewe , 2000 single work autobiography ; Changing Countries Margaret Scott , 2000 selected work autobiography short story criticism poetry ; Belonging : Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership Peter Read , 2000 multi chapter work prose ; Re-Enchantment : The New Australian Spirituality David J. Tacey , 2000 single work criticism ; Race, Colour and Identity in Australia and New Zealand 2000 anthology criticism biography ; The Model : Selected Writings of Kenneth Seaforth Mackenzie Kenneth Mackenzie , 2000 selected work short story poetry biography criticism extract ; Christina Stead's Politics of Place Ann Blake , 1999 single work criticism biography ; Real Relations : The Feminist Politics of Form in Australian Fiction Susan Lever , 2000 selected work criticism ; The Stranger from Melbourne : Frank Hardy - A Literary Biography : 1944 - 1975 Paul Adams , 1999 single work biography ; Lost Angry Penguins : D.B. Kerr and P.G. Pfeiffer : A Path to the Wind John Miles , 2000 multi chapter work biography criticism
1 Untitled Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 44 no. 1 1999; (p. 130-133)

— Review of Jamming the Machinery : Contemporary Australian Women's Writing Alison Bartlett , 1998 selected work criticism
1 Untitled Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 44 no. 4 1999; (p. 118-120)

— Review of Hymns for the Drowning Christopher Cyrill , 1999 single work novel
1 Untitled Antonio Jose Simoes Da Silva , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 43 no. 2 1998; (p. 131-133)

— Review of Snowdome Bernard Cohen , 1998 single work novel
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