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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Body in the Library
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'The body is increasingly understood as being at the centre of colonial and post-colonial relationships and textual productions. Creating and circulating images of the undisciplined body of the "other" was and is a critical aspect of colonialism. Likewise, resistance to colonial practices was also frequently corporeal, with indigenous peoples appropriating, parodying, and subverting those European practices which were used to signify the "civilized" status of the colonizing body. The Body in the Library reads representations of the corporeal in texts of empire.' (Publisher's blurb)


  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Amsterdam,
Western Europe, Europe,
Rodopi , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Complicit Bystanders : Post-Colonial Bodies and Imperial Crime, Beryl Langer , single work criticism (p. 15-34)
Mapping and Disturbance : First World Iconography at the Border, Howard McNaughton , single work criticism (p. 105-119)
'Resurrecting' the Australian Past : Henry Lawson's 'The Bush Undertaker', Robert J. Dingley , single work criticism (p. 155-165)
'Who's the Bigger Dill?' : The Madhouse in Recent Australian Drama, Veronica Kelly , single work criticism (p. 167-184)
Constructing the Post-Colonial Male Body, Bill Ashcroft , single work criticism

Discusses the representations of the male body and identity in Australian art and literature.

(p. 207-223)
Ludwig Leichhardt : Australia's Missing Penis, Simon Ryan , single work criticism (p. 237-247)
Responses to the Sex Trade in Post-Colonial Theatre, Helen Gilbert , single work criticism
Discusses theatrical responses to the expanding neo-imperial trade in sex with respect to Guillermo Verdecchia's Fronteras Americana (1993), Trevor Rhone's Smile Orange (1987) and Michael Gurr's Sex Diary of an Infidel (1992).
(p. 261-272)

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