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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Reconciliations
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  • Includes index and bibliographical references.
  • 'The assembled articles were originally presented in their unedited form at two conferences sponsored by the Australian Centenary of Federation Fund - through the University of Queensland - and as part of a suite of six international events gathered under the general title of 'Australia: the Common Culture' (vii).
  • The collection is divided into two sections, the first of which includes comparative work on Canada, Israel and South Africa. The second focuses entirely on Australia and comprises five critical studies of Australian literary works.


* Contents derived from the Perth, Western Australia,:API Network , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Meaninglessness of Aboriginal Cultures, Mitchell Rolls , 2005 single work criticism
Rolls argues against essentialist notions of identity based on 'blood' and 'race' and against an understanding of Aboriginality based on an 'either/or' positioning. He argues that 'boundaries are not impervious but permeable, and black and white do not so much cross them as exist through them' (100).
(p. 93-106)
Indigenous Writing/Indigenous Politics : Rights, Writers and Kim Scott's 'Benang', Delys Bird , 2005 single work criticism
Delys Bird discusses issues of essentialism and authenticity as applied to Aboriginal writing. She looks at examples of non-Aboriginal editing or framing of Aboriginal texts before moving to an extended reading of Benang and how the novel negotiates between - and complicates - ideas of orality and writing and Indigenous and non-Indigenous representation and identity.
(p. 109-118)
Reconciling Words and Things : Language Allegories in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon, Xavier Pons , 2004 single work criticism

Author's abstract: 'A major preoccupation in David Malouf's fiction - particularly in evidence in Remembering Babylon but also in An Imaginary Life - has to do with the relationship between words and things, and with the quest for a kind of language that might be in complete harmony with reality.

At times, Malouf seems to believe this quest can be successful, in spite of the arbitrary and conventional nature of language. But this conviction is undermined by the realisation that language gives shape to reality as we see it, that it is creative rather than simply referential' (99).

(p. 119-132)
Reconciling the Accounts : Jack Davis, Judith Wright, A. D. Hope, Bruce Bennett , 2005 single work criticism
The author re-considers the work of three writers who 'represent distinct intellectual, artistic and socio-political traditions which at certain points seem to clash and conflict. Each has a distinctive literary voice and presence. All three have made major contributions to Australian literary culture from different parts of the country.'
(p. 133-149)
Note: Slight variation in title: Reconciling the Accounts : Three Writers - Jack Davis, Judith Wright, A D Hope
Revolt and Reconciliation : An Intercultural Readiing of Lionel Fogarty's 'Guerrilla Poetry', Eleonore Wildburger , 2005 single work criticism
'In the course of analysing a random selection of Lionel Fogarty's poetry I have pointed to the necessity of interculturally appropriate, intersubjective research methods' (165). Wildburger advocates an approach to textual analysis based on 'mutual respect, as practised in intercultural dialogues' (166).
(p. 151-166)
'I Cannot Antagonize People When I Depend on Them' : Resistance and Reconciliation in Elizabeth Jolley's 'Miss Peabody's Inheritance', Carmen Arzua , 2005 single work criticism (p. 167-174)

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