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Interview with Christina Stead single work   interview  
Alternative title: Christina Stead : Talks to Rodney Wetherell
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 Interview with Christina Stead
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Notes

  • Interview conducted in September 1979 and broadcast on ABC Radio 2 on 24 February 1980 and on 2 May 1983

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 9 no. 4 October 1980 Z599145 1980 periodical issue 1980 pg. 431-448
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Overland no. 93 December 1983 Z617546 1983 periodical issue 1983 pg. 17-29
    Note: With title: Christina Stead : Talks to Rodney Wetherell
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Journal of Poetics Research JPR no. 4 March 2016 9388218 2016 periodical issue 2016

Works about this Work

'A Transfiguration of My Local Patriotism' : Christina Stead, the Figure of Oceanic Totality and 'A Night on the Indian Ocean' Fiona Morrison , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 2 2017; (p. 87-99)

'In a late interview with Rodney Wetherell (1979), when she was back in Australia and being interviewed rather more frequently in light of her rather belated status as a great Australian writer, Christina Stead found an intriguing way to deal with the equally frequent questions about the reasons for her expatriation to Europe in 1928. She implied that to be Australian was to be always already a citizen of the sea. Her conflation of national identity and the critical geographical identity of the island continent allowed her to argue that there was no especial volition to 'going abroad'. Ina sense, Stead claimed that she had an automatic 'dual citizenship' drawn from a symbiotic relationship between her marine identity and her Australian one. Of course, therefore, one would travel by sea..' (Introduction)
 

Christina Stead in Command Barry Hill , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 1980; (p. 2)

— Review of Interview with Christina Stead Rodney Wetherell , 1980 single work interview
Christina Stead in Command Barry Hill , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 1980; (p. 2)

— Review of Interview with Christina Stead Rodney Wetherell , 1980 single work interview
'A Transfiguration of My Local Patriotism' : Christina Stead, the Figure of Oceanic Totality and 'A Night on the Indian Ocean' Fiona Morrison , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 62 no. 2 2017; (p. 87-99)

'In a late interview with Rodney Wetherell (1979), when she was back in Australia and being interviewed rather more frequently in light of her rather belated status as a great Australian writer, Christina Stead found an intriguing way to deal with the equally frequent questions about the reasons for her expatriation to Europe in 1928. She implied that to be Australian was to be always already a citizen of the sea. Her conflation of national identity and the critical geographical identity of the island continent allowed her to argue that there was no especial volition to 'going abroad'. Ina sense, Stead claimed that she had an automatic 'dual citizenship' drawn from a symbiotic relationship between her marine identity and her Australian one. Of course, therefore, one would travel by sea..' (Introduction)
 

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Subjects:
  • c
    France,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • c
    Spain,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1910s
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