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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... no. 1 May 2010 of The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing est. 2010 The Journal of Australian Writers and Writing
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Building on Gendered Ground: Space and National Identity in Brenda Walker’s The Wing of Night, Laura White , single work criticism

'On Anzac Day 2005 John Howard proclaimed that Anzac soldiers had 'bequeathed Australia a lasting sense of national identity'. Howard's speeches and other efforts to revitalise Anzac Day have generated questions about his vision of the Australian nation...

Brenda Walker's award winning fourth novel The Wing of Night entered this debate about the control and uses of the Anzac image in 2005, the year that marked the 90th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. By honouring and remembering a variety of men and women that Howard's version of the Anzac legend ignores, Walker challenges a limited, gendered image of the nation.' (p. 1)
(p. 4-13)
Edith & Helen : Reading Nation in the 1990s, Eleni Pavlides , single work criticism
'Nations are sustained by nationalism, which is built on the narratives that are retold in official histories, national literatures, media representations, invented traditions and foundational myths. In the past fifteen years or so, Australian literature and Australia's history of nation formation have found themselves between a rock and hard place. Both have been (and still are) threatened and destabilised by, amongst other things, the forces of globalisation...' (p. 14)
(p. 14-23)
Castaway (on Red Alert by James Gleeson)i"No myth can ride the kiln,", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 24)
Work Rural Worki"Rural isn’t a lifestyle,", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 25)
Hive Libertyi"Most of the York gums here are old", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 26)
Eagles at Sunset Stock Epitheti"Climbing to the highest part of the granite", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 27)
An Elective of Gradientsi"You choose which inclines you show a friend,", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 28)
Land as Mediator : Violence and Hope in Alexis Wright’s Plains of Promise, Paula Anca Farca , single work criticism
'Born in Cloncurry, Queensland and affiliated with the Waanji people of the highlands of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Austral¬ian author Alexis Wright wrote her debut novel Plains of Promise in 1997. Wright deals with is¬sues such as the brutal assimilation of Aboriginal people at St. Dominic’s Mission and their struggles to maintain connection with their communities, families and homelands. Since the settlers sepa¬rated Aboriginal family members and interfered in their relations with the land and each other, these relations had to be reinvented. Aborigi¬nal characters make use of the land and natural world to communicate to each other and respond to the violence of colonisation.' (p. 29)
(p. 29-36)
When You is Me : Sustained Second-Person Narrative Voice in the Works of G. M. Glaskin and Peter Kocan, Jeremy Fisher , single work criticism
This paper explores the use of sustained second-person narrative in G. M. Glaskin's No End to the Way and Peter Kocan's The Treatment.
(p. 37-77)
Walking In New Placesi"You set out from the house in daylight, taking", Peter Lyssiotis , Catherine Padmore , single work poetry (p. 45-58)
Locating Indigeneity in Anthologies of Australian Literature : The Rhetoric of Arrangement, Esther Prokopienko , single work criticism
'This essay will discuss the operation of major anthologies of Australian literature as re-enforcers of colonial imperialist ideals, particularly through the specific arrangement of texts. In these anthologies, indigenous voices and images are placed in provocative positions that work to maintain a sense of static identity or function in Australia. This study looks specifically at popular anthologies of Australian literature published by major presses after the dissolution of the White Australia Policy.' (p. 59)
(p. 59-64)
Racial Melancholia in Brian Castro’s Chinese-Australian Historical Fiction, Hoa Pham , single work criticism (p. 65-72)

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