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1 Place, Placelessness and David Malouf’s Meditation on the Dual Meaning of Possession : Is Haunting or Being Haunted Only about Expiation of Colonial Sins? Christine Texier-Vandamme , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth : Essays and Studies , vol. 42 no. 2 2020;

'This article deals with the spectrality of the narrative voice in “Blacksoil Country,” a short story from David Malouf’s collection Dream Stuff (2000) in which a dead child artificially addresses the reader, as if from beyond the grave. The interrelated issues of settlement, place and placelessness are tackled through the analysis of Malouf’s choice to focus on the lost child trope commonly found in Australian settler literature, and the resulting haunted nature of the disembodied narrative voice speaking from an unplaceable source. The effects of this narrative strategy include ventriloquisation, conflation and destabilisation.' (Publication abstract)

1 Transfiguration of Australian Founding Myths in Patrick White’s Fiction Voss as an Iconoclastic Reinterpretation of the Explorer Myth Christine Texier-Vandamme , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Location and Dislocation of Myth in the Post/Colonial Anglophone World 2017; (p. 161-175)

Patrick White's novel Voss is a very interesting example of a reinterpretation of one of the two most recurrent historical figures to appear in Australian fiction: Indeed, both Ludwig Leichhardt, on whom the character of Voss was based, and Ned Kelly, the other favourite national icon of Australian poets, short-story writers, and novelists, are representative of two crucial figures in national mythologies — the explorer and the bushranger. ' (Introduction)
 

1 'The Drover's Wife' : Celebrating or Demystifying Bush Mythology? Christine Texier-Vandamme , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth Essays and Studies , Spring vol. 38 no. 2 2016; (p. 73-81)
The essay aims to show the cultural, aesthetic and identificatory displacements at work in the successive revisions and reinterpretations of Henry Lawson's "drover's wife" figure who became a national icon right away. It is quite interesting to note the surprising abstract and bare nature of both the figure and the bush, even in Lawson's original short story. They seem to crystallize national character precisely because they leave it rather unspecified and open to interpretation, except as a struggle to cope with one's adopted land and the acceptance of possible failure.' (Publication abstract)
1 The Songlines : Blurring the Edges of Traditional Genres in Search of a New Nomadic Aesthetics Christine Texier-Vandamme , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 26 no. 1 2004; (p. 75-82)
'Chatwin's book cannot be related to any specific genre. Though it may appear as a travel book or as a philosophical dialogue, it concerns an anthropological quest based on the works of a controversial author. The core of the book may not be the Australian 'songlines' but a more general reflection on the innate restlessness of man' (Author's abstract p. 75).
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