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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Writing the Past : History, Literature & the Public Sphere in Australia
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'... historians face a number of dilemmas, not least of which is the emerging historical authority in the public domain of writers of fiction ... While historians bicker over ultimately irreconcilable positions, fiction steps in to offer historical understanding and empathy.' Mark McKenna addresses 'the problems involved in writing history for a broader audience. In particular he [examines] such issues as the role of the personal voice in the writing of history, the need for narrative experimentation and the obligation to retain historical integrity in the face of commerical imperatives.' (Humanities Writing Project advertising blurb)

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  • First presented at Griffith Graduate Studies Lecture Theatre, Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, Brisbane, under the auspices of the Huamanities Writing Project, 1 December 2005.

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Author's note: 'This essay is a substantially revised version of the one which originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review'.

Works about this Work

Brindabella : Literary News from Around Australia Madeleine Byrne , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 92-93)
Brindabella : Literary News from Around Australia Madeleine Byrne , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 92-93)
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