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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Called by the Land to Enter the Land
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'Setting out with an anecdote/parable the critic explores of the relation/dialogue with the land of Australia as seen by its time-honoured inhabitants, the Aborigines, and its later conquerors, the Australians of European descent - arguing that the Aborigines' way of living in it and loving it instead of treating it as property, in Cixous' terms, a "feminine" approach as opposed to a "masculine" one, can teach the latter-day Australians a new ecology, and enable them to learn the natural rhythms of the land, and possibly achieve the Utopia of a harmonious intertwining of man and nature undisturbed by the ideology of profit.' (279)

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    y separately published work icon Drops of Light Coalescing : Studies for Maria Teresa Bindella Antonella Riem Natale (editor), Angelo Righetti (editor), Udine : Forum : The University of Udine Press , 2010 Z1729799 2010 anthology criticism essay poetry short story autobiography The writings collected in this book pay homage to the academic credited with relevant studies on canonical authors like Scott, Hardy and Stevenson, and to the explorer who ventured into the new waters of colonial and post-colonial literatures in English, as well as to the teacher who, wanting to give her students first-hand experience of this subject, convened conferences and organized meetings with writers and critics from Australia, Africa, the Caribbean, the South Pacific. The volume contains papers in English and Italian touching on her academic fields of interest or covering interrelated research areas, and creative pieces or short memoirs by writers and colleagues (Italian and international), friends, former students – all of whom have had the opportunity and pleasure of appreciating Maria Teresa Bindella’s contribution in her various capacities over the years (publisher website). Udine : Forum : The University of Udine Press , 2010 pg. 153-157
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