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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Bats and Crows : Ambiguity as Journey in Mudrooroo/Johnson's Master of the Ghost Dreaming Series
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'Clare Archer-Lean focuses 'on the textual strategies of journey and impermanence. These can be understood through theoretical notions of trickster, a deliberately incoherent and slippery figure/story, alongside the symbolic ramification of water, representing movement and fluidity, to read Johnson's use of the journey motif. The journey motif in these works can be expanded to included the intra-textual journeys Johnson's writing carries out between its own past and present forms and how this self-referentiality constructs a challenge to the notion of a fixed and stable journal and record of any journey.' (175)

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    y separately published work icon Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing Giselle Bastin (editor), Kate Douglas (editor), Michele McCrea (editor), Michael X. Savvas (editor), Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010 Z1824382 2010 anthology prose poetry 'In December 2004 the town of Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, provided the backdrop for an international conference titled 'Journeying and Journalling'. The conference created a space for creative and critical meditations on travel writing.

    Collectively the essays in this collection provide a snapshot of current directions and preoccupations in contemporary travel writing scholarship. They function as a reminder of the work that has been done on representations of Indigeneity and of writing marginalised narratives into the travel canon. However, these chapters also remind us of the important work that remains - particularly in relation to travel writing as form of reconciliation - for example, between Indigenous people and colonisers, and between colonisers and neo-colonials.

    Scholars also bear the responsibility of considering the complexities of representing culture and place in a post-colonial, even post-traumatic world.

    This collection includes essays by Tim Youngs, Helen Tiffin, and Paul Sharrad, and many other leading writers in the field of travel writing.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2010
    pg. 175-188
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