Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Australian ‘Immersion’ Narratives : Memoirs of Contemporary Language Travel
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Mary Besmeres examines 'three Australian texts—Gillian Bouras's A Foreign Wife (1986), Sarah Turnbull's Almost French: A New Life in Paris (2002) and John Mateer's Semar's Cave: An Indonesian Journal (2004)—drawing attention to what appear to be some common cultural assumptions in the authors' accounts of their interactions with speakers of languages other than English.' (p. 245)

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    y Transnational Ties : Australian Lives in the World Desley Deacon (editor), Penny Russell (editor), Angela Woollacott (editor), Acton : ANU E Press , 2009 Z1786433 2009 anthology criticism biography

    Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, an eclectic mix of scholars—historians, literary critics, and museologists—trace the flow of people that helped shape Australia’s distinctive character and the flow of ideas that connected Australians to a global community of thought. It shows how biography, and the study of life stories, can contribute greatly to our understanding of such patterns of connection and explores how transnationalism can test biography’s limits as an intellectual, professional and commercial practice.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Acton : ANU E Press , 2009
    pg. 245-257
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