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Catriona Ross won the A.D. Hope prize in 2006 for her conference paper ‘Prolonged Symptoms of Cultural Anxiety: The Persistence of Narratives of Asian Invasion within Multicultural Australia’ (2005), which was subsequently published as an article.

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Prolonged Symptoms of Cultural Anxiety : The Persistence of Narratives of Asian Invasion within Multicultural Australia 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 86-99)

'In this paper, recent invasion novels by John Marsden provide a case study for examining the subtextual configurations of meaning that underlie the proposition of Asian threat and allow insight into the historical and cultural unconscious of an anxious settler nation.' (p.86)

Ross argues that 'the persistence of the Asian invasion narrative indicates white Australia's fears for security of tenure ... and demonstrates the underlying paranoia that a nation founded on invasion could possibly be lost by invasion.'

2005 winner ASAL Awards A. D. Hope Prize
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