AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Home-Spun Songs of the Subaltern : Writing Race in Fiction
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Reams of words have already been written on (the bodies of) the marginalised. I argue that the language we use to tell stories of difference has become so saturated with overdetermined and proscriptive meaning that its efficacy in articulating the complexity of life at the margins has been compromised. Language, both academic and creative, has absorbed a sophisticated, quasi-religious trope that is shot through with images and references to 'the sacred', and while purporting to 'help' serves to further silence the lived experience of whole sections of the community already struggling to be heard. My aim is to mine a seam of language from the collective imagination that will depict aspects of the real and the now that remain for the most part unspoken, if not unspeakable.' (Author's abstract)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 26 Oct 2018 10:07:38
http://www.textjournal.com.au/oct11/stringer.htm Home-Spun Songs of the Subaltern : Writing Race in Fictionsmall AustLit logo TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Programs
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X