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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Explorations in Australian Literature
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* Contents derived from the New Delhi,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Sarup , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preface, Binod Mishra , Jaydeep Sarangi , single work criticism (p. vii-xii)
Tilting on the Axis of Evil: Australian Literature and Moral Relativism, Dennis Haskell , single work criticism
Dennis Haskell discusses depictions of moral relativism in Australian literature. He cites various examples including the characters of Elizabeth Costello (in Elizabeth Costello) and Ellen Roxburgh (in A Fringe of Leaves).
(p. 1-16)
Voicing Historical Silences in Sally Morgan's My Place and Roberta Sykes' Trilogy Snake Dreaming: A Journey from the Margins to the Centre Through Two Different Paths, Elena Oliete , single work criticism
Basing her analysis on 'theories put forward by Homi Bhabha, William E. Cross and Robert Young among others', Oliete compares Sally Morgan's My Place with Roberta Sykes's Snake Dreaming trilogy 'in order to demonstrate that these two books ... present different perspectives on the same topic: the search of a place in a post-colonial society by hybrid women who strive to get out of the Australian fringe'.
(p. 17-33)
Mapping Australian Literature: The Refraction Principle, Jose Carlos Redondo Olmedilla , single work criticism
Olmedilla argues that 'Australian literature is a juxtaposition of former influences and daily rituals, they create a collective soul state which is tributary to a place, symbolic or real and to it pays homage to [sic]'.
(p. 34-41)
Glimpses of India -- A Military Dekko, Susan Cowan , single work criticism
Susan Cowan addresses the work of three Australian writers 'who converged on India where they lived and wrote long before the hippy trial of the 70s'. Cowan chooses to focus on the 'military angle' due to her 'personal exposure to the military environment'.
(p. 42-50)
Natural and Cultural Landscape of Australia in Murray Bail's Eucalyptus, R. C. Sheila Royappa , single work criticism (p. 51-57)
Frontier History: Invasion, Resistance and Theatre, C. Kodhandaraman , single work criticism
Kodhandaraman argues that the writings of Aboriginal authors and historians exposes 'the contradictions inherent in the white discourse of colonization'.
(p. 58-65)
Poetry and Desire: The Work of Dorothy Porter, Paul Sharrad , single work criticism (p. 66-82)
Fredy Neptune : The Idea of Being and Becoming, Pradeep Trikha , single work criticism (p. 83-92)
The Living Land: Sign, Memory and Place, S. Murali , single work criticism

Murali argues that the overall characteristic of Australian writing is 'inspired by bioregional narratives and it is an undeniable fact that they remain potentially rich in their capacity for subversion of the dominant coloniser's discourse, as well as an inspiration towards the celebration of an ecological wisdom'.

(p. 93-101)
Australian Poetry in the Indian Classroom, Malati Mathur , single work criticism
Taking a trajectory through Australian poetry from the writing of Hope, Wright and Dobson to the work of Aboriginal poets, Mathur's students come to appreciate Australian literature as not simply writing by Australians about Australia, but as 'voicing universal, human concerns - penned by people who happen to be Australian'.
(p. 102-111)
Capillaries of History and Strategies of Discovery in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, Prashant Gupta , Sukhpreet Kahlon , single work criticism
Gupta and Kahlon argue that instead of 'offsetting [Oscar and Lucinda] in the larger context of the colonization of Australia, Carey inverts this relationship and makes the event of colonization just another in the many incidents that take up a personal history of the narrator'.
(p. 112-122)
Multiculturalism in Change of Skies and The Time of the Peacock : Protest and Acquiescence in the Novels of Yasmine Gooneratne and Mena Abdullah, Pradip Kumar Patra , single work criticism
Patra argues that 'Australian identity means many identities and has attained a new kind of sophistication and broad tolerance which thousands of years of world history have so far seldom managed to achieve'.
(p. 123-130)
Poetry for Life's Sake: Voice of Judith Wright, Nandini Sahu , single work criticism (p. 131-141)
Patrick White's Contribution to Australian Literature: A Tribute to the Nobel Laureate, Ashok Kumar , single work criticism (p. 142-152)
David Malouf's Exploration of the Problem of Identity : A Reading of Remembering Babylon, Sriparna Dutta , single work criticism (p. 153-169)
Symphonic Structure in Patrick White's The Tree of Man, Kalpana Purohit , single work criticism (p. 170-176)
Family -- The Site of Story-Telling in Aboriginal Women's Writing, Nalini G. Kapoor , single work criticism
'The focus of this paper is the role of family in Aboriginal Women's Writing ... I am interested in how the family is the site of story telling, an important means by which Aboriginality is constructed and transmitted.'
(p. 177-185)
The Realization of Kaivalya in the Poetry of Les A. Murray: An Indian Perspective, Anurag Sharma , single work criticism
Sharma argues that the poetry of Les Murray 'seems to poetically enact the process of the realization of Kaivalya, which is isolation - the Onlyness. This isolation, however, quite paradoxially, also involves integrations and stands for an integrated being and in Murray's poetics for the poetry as "Wholespeak"'.
(p. 186-197)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New Delhi,
      South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      Sarup ,
      2006 .
      Extent: xvi, 202p.p.
      • Foreword by Margaret Allen and preface by the editors.
      ISBN: 8176257095
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