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y separately published work icon Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik periodical issue   peer reviewed assertion
Alternative title: ZAA
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... vol. 50 no. 2 2002 of Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik est. 1953 Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik
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'Why, White Man, Why?' : White Australia as the Addressee of Apostrophe in Contemporary Aboriginal Writing, Russell West-Pavlov , single work criticism
'Contemporary Australian indigenous literature is characterised by a remarkably prevalent use of apostrophic address directed at the white reader. This mode of direct address in black literary texts draws attention to the political dynamics moulding reader-writer relations in contemporary Australia. The article examines numerous examples of this direct mode of address in prose, poetry and drama, and argues that this direct mode of address is a central element in the message of black writers. The use of apostrophe implies the active 'positioning' of the white reader on the part of the indigenous speaker; only by virtue of this positioning is the reading process made possible. The direct mode of address in these texts thus demands that the reader take up a stance characterised by a readiness to listen attentively to black literary voices.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 166-178)
Note: Written as Russell West.
Untitled, Klaus Stierstorfer , single work review
— Review of Religiose Lyrik in Australien : Rezeption und Funktionalisierung theologischer und philosophischer Praetexte Marion Spies , 2001 single work criticism ;
(p. 217-218)

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