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Alternative title: Shoelaces
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Architect
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Jules Van Erp has presence. After a devastating road accident, he can still effortlessly create such architectural masterpieces as the Pavilion of Flight, but he cannot face the emotional legacy of his own history. Only when Jules concedes the possibility of love and imperfection is he able to begin rebuilding his extraordinary life.

(Source: Trove)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Extract from 'Rain ... Endless Rain', The Sounds of Autumn (Tieng Thu), 1939.
  • Pre-publication title: Shoelaces.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Arm loss.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Looking (Im)Properly : Women Objectifying Men's Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Constructing Men : Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 2010; (p. 185-206)
'Traditionally, although "women have always written about men," men's bodies have been dealt with circumspectly, if at all. Hence, facial features and general size and comportment are often described and used as aspects of characterisation, but men's bodies are rarely depicted and explored in any particular or extensive way. Peter Brooks ties the customary scarcity of men's bodies in women's fiction to gendered divisions within visual culture, asserting, "vision is a typically male prerogative, and its object of fascination the woman's body, in a cultural model so persuasive that many women novelists don't reverse its vectors." Recently, however - and along with the increasing visibility of men's bodies in popular culture - there has emerged a growing tendency for women writers (and artists) to depict men's bodies. This chapter explores a significant example of this paradigm shift occurring in contemporary fiction by Australian women, focusing on three representative texts: Last of the Sane Days (1999) by Fiona Capp, The Architect (2000) by Jillian Watkinson, and Miranda (1998) by Wendy Scarfe.' (Author's introduction 185)
Aussie Battler in Crisis? : Shifting Cultural Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity Katherine Bode , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader 2009; (p. 337-357)
'Unexpected Effects' : Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 443-459)
The author critiques the ways in which a set of novels by women writers published in the period 1980-2005 represent 'wounded men', and analyses the challenges which such texts pose for feminist critics.
An Exciting New Talent in Queensland Writing Verity Morgan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
Too Concerned with Significance Greg Manning , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , October vol. 28 no. 2 2001; (p. 78-80)

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
An Exciting New Talent in Queensland Writing Verity Morgan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
Not quite the English patient Duncan Richardson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 20 no. 1 2001; (p. 73-74)

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
Building Cultural Links Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 December 2000; (p. 17)

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
Untitled Sue Bond , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 68 2001; (p. 207-208) JAS Review of Books , no. 1 2001;

— Review of The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel
Conflict Diamonds Jennifer Maiden , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 164 2001; (p. 102-105)

— Review of Lines in the Sand Anne Deveson , 2000 single work novel ; The Rain Queen Katherine Scholes , 2000 single work novel ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek , 2000 single work novel ; Love and Vertigo Hsu-Ming Teo , 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo , 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott , 2000 single work novel ; White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story ; The White Star Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work novel ; The Architect Jillian Watkinson , 2000 single work novel ; Snake Circle Roberta Sykes , 2000 single work autobiography ; Full Circle Helen Townsend , 2000 single work novel ; Vigil Nadia Wheatley , 2000 single work novel ; The Secret : The Strange Marriage of Annabella Milbanke and Lord Byron Ashley Hay , 2000 single work biography ; Reefscape : Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef Rosaleen Love , 2000 single work prose
'Unexpected Effects' : Marked Men in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 22 no. 4 2006; (p. 443-459)
The author critiques the ways in which a set of novels by women writers published in the period 1980-2005 represent 'wounded men', and analyses the challenges which such texts pose for feminist critics.
Aussie Battler in Crisis? : Shifting Cultural Constructions of White Australian Masculinity and National Identity Katherine Bode , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creative Nation : Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader 2009; (p. 337-357)
Looking (Im)Properly : Women Objectifying Men's Bodies in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction Katherine Bode , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Women Constructing Men : Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000 2010; (p. 185-206)
'Traditionally, although "women have always written about men," men's bodies have been dealt with circumspectly, if at all. Hence, facial features and general size and comportment are often described and used as aspects of characterisation, but men's bodies are rarely depicted and explored in any particular or extensive way. Peter Brooks ties the customary scarcity of men's bodies in women's fiction to gendered divisions within visual culture, asserting, "vision is a typically male prerogative, and its object of fascination the woman's body, in a cultural model so persuasive that many women novelists don't reverse its vectors." Recently, however - and along with the increasing visibility of men's bodies in popular culture - there has emerged a growing tendency for women writers (and artists) to depict men's bodies. This chapter explores a significant example of this paradigm shift occurring in contemporary fiction by Australian women, focusing on three representative texts: Last of the Sane Days (1999) by Fiona Capp, The Architect (2000) by Jillian Watkinson, and Miranda (1998) by Wendy Scarfe.' (Author's introduction 185)
Tough Truths Rosemary Sorensen , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 October 2000; (p. 7)

Awards

1999 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Maunscript of an Emerging Queensland Author
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