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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... vol. 23 no. 2 October 2007 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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* Contents derived from the 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Will This be Your Poem, or Mine?' : The Give and Take of Story, Noel Rowe , single work criticism (p. 1-14)
Judith Wright and the Temporality of Composition, Elizabeth McMahon , single work criticism

Discusses the different approaches to Wright's poetry over the period from her first collection The Moving Image (1946) to her Collected Poems (1994) in the foreword to which Wright discussed changes in literary fashions and readership. Taking several individual poems, McMahon explores their 'complex relation of past and present to present and future readers.

(p. 15-26)
The Traumas of Translation and the Translation of Trauma : Translation and Cultural Plurality in Fremd and Yasbincek, Russell West-Pavlov , single work criticism
West-Pavlov asks why translation as an index of cultural plurality receive so little attention in Australian literature and in Australian literary studies and concludes that 'texts such as Fremd's Heartland and Yasbincek's liv implicitly issue a call to literary studies to take cognisance of the ambient linguistic pluralism and the omnipresent strategies of translation out of which they emerge, but which have been hitherto largely ignored' (40).
(p. 27-42)
Professing the Popular : Political Fiction circa 2006, Andrew McCann , single work criticism (p. 43-57)
Spatialising Experience : Gail Jones's Black Mirror and the Contending of Postmodern Space, Fiona Roughley , single work criticism (p. 58-73)
'I shall tell just such stories as I please' : Mary Fortune and the Australian Journal, Megan Brown , single work criticism (p. 74-88)
Henry Lawson and the 'Pinker of Literary Agents', John Barnes , single work criticism (p. 89-105)
Greeks and Moderns : The Search for Culture in the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918, Christopher Lee , single work criticism (p. 106-120)
Remembering the War : Australian Novelists of the InterWar Years, Christina Spittel , single work criticism (p. 121-139)
Suburban Sonnets : 'Mrs Harwood', Miriam Stone and Domestic Modernity, Susan Sheridan , single work criticism (p. 140-152)
Contemporary Poetry and the Sacred, Lyn McCredden , single work criticism (p. 153-167)
'That Wild Run to London' : Henry and Bertha Lawson in England, Meg Tasker , Lucy Sussex , single work criticism (p. 168-186)
Fold in the Map : Figuring Modernity in Gail Jones's Dreams of Speaking and Elizabeth Knox's Dreamhunter, Lydia Wevers , single work criticism
Compares the work of Gail Jones with that of New Zealand author Elizabeth Knox.
(p. 187-198)
The Modernist Sacred : Randolph Stow and Patrick White, Lars Andersson , single work criticism

'In this essay, the radical potentialities of modernism's dialogue with notions of the sacred will be analysed, with a particular focus on the active construction of a transcendental spirituality that functions as a rejection of hegemonic forces. I will argue that Randolph Stow constructs a place in which hegemonic symbolisation–the alienating forms of language that separate subjects from the real–can be challenged or subverted. I will also argue that Patrick White's fiction develops further the anti-hegemonic exploration of the sacred. In particular, I will explore the ways in which White's novel Voss engages with concepts of the sacred, only to challenge direct notions of religious identification. This novel has provoked a series of interpretative gestures which privilege a Christian framework, without any political context which could help to explain the ethics of White's treatment of the sacred. Thus, the current analysis will aim to re-politicise the reading of White's novel, as a text that articulates a challenge to the hegemony of meaning in a colonial (and post-colonial) context.' (Extract from article)

(p. 199-212)
Unbecoming Australians : Crisis and Community in the Australian Villa/ge Book, Paul Genoni , single work criticism (p. 213-229)
'Are you weaker than a woman, weaker even than a mother?' : Abjection and Infanticide in Dead Europe and Drift, Jacinta Van Den Berg , single work criticism (p. 230-244)

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Alternative title: New Reckonings: Australian Literature Past, Present, Future: Essays in Honour of Elizabeth Webby
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