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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Engaging with Literature of Commitment : The Worldly Scholar (Volume 2)
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  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Dedication: for Geoff


* Contents derived from the Amsterdam,
Western Europe, Europe,
Rodopi , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Memory Trip : Partly in Tandem, Partly Quadrilogical, Gordon Collier , Marc Delrez , Anne Fuchs , Bénédicte Ledent , 2012 single work criticism (p. xiii-xxx)
Ecocriticism, Environmental Ethics, and a New Ecological Culture, Norbert H. Platz , 2012 single work criticism
‘In this essay I wish to offer a tentative programme for the development of fruitful cooperation between ecocriticism and environmental ethics. What could be envisaged as a result of this cooperation would be the idea and ideal of a new ecological culture. To start with, I will submit working definitions of my key terms. While doing this, I would also like to thumbnail the agendas they include. As will become clear, I look at the environment through a dual lens – in the hope that the relationship between these two foci will yield some new insights.’ (Author’s introduction 63)
(p. 63-83)
Fanciful Indigeneity, Terry Goldie , 2012 single work criticism
'Some time ago, I wrote an article entitled 'On Not Being Australian.' In it I explored the problem of Helen Demidenko and Mudrooroo. These two very well-known and award-winning Australian authors had been revealed as other than they claimed to be. Demidenko, not a Ukranian but, rather, just another Anglo-Australian, seemed simply deceitful, but Mudrooroo was a black street kid who had been treated as Aboriginal and was later proven to be, most likely, of African-American ancestry. I asserted in the article that the uproar over the false identities was wrapped up in the Australian need for those identities, Demidenko as the quintessential immigrant and Mudrooroo as the voice of Aboriginal Australia.' (Author's introduction 119)
(p. 119-128)
The Materialization and Transformation of Xavier Herbert : A Body of Work Committed to Australia, Russell McDougall , 2012 single work criticism
‘When the Australian novelist Xavier Herbert applied for a War Service Pension in 1975, the Western Australian authorities were unable to verify his existence. The Deputy Commissioner requested that he supply his birth certificate. ‘Of course I do not have one,’ he responded, ‘have never had one.’ He had been born, he said, at a time and a place when records often were not kept, a frontier space where established social conventions had given way to makeshift. He had been told that he was born on 15 May 1901, and had always operated on that assumption, until now being informed that he had no official existence at all.’ (Author’s introduction 187)
(p. 187-200)
The Phantom and Transgenerational Trauma in Elizabeth Jolley’s 'The Well', M. Dolores Herrero , 2012 single work criticism
'Elizabeth Jolley's The Well, one of the most celebrated examples of the Australian female Gothic, can also be studied as a trauma novel. Set in the vast and dry postcolonial Australian countryside, the novel deals with the intense, traumatic, and somehow bordering on the homo-erotic, relationship between elderly and embittered Hester Harper, heiress to a large agricultural estate, and young and unformed Katherine, a sixteen-year-old orphan whom Hester unofficially adopted one day...' (From author's introduction 201)
(p. 201-216)
Due Preparations for Paradise : or, The Plague Now According to Hany Abu-Assad and Janette Turner Hospital, Helga Ramsey-Kurz , 2012 single work criticism (p. 217-230)
'Grace of the Crocodiles' : Towards Deterritorialization, Marc Delrez , 2012 single work criticism

'In an article entitled 'Minimal Selves,' Stuart Hall suggests that 'identity' is formed at the unstable point where the 'unspeakable' stories of subjectivity meet the narratives of history, of a culture.' This essay is an attempt to explore just such an articulation of identity, as it crystallizes at the boundary between the private and the public in one of Robert Drewe's most recent novels, Grace (2005)...' (From author's introduction 231)

(p. 231-244)
Lives of Artists, Identities of Countries : Dependence, Displacement, Identity, and Australia in Peter Carey’s 'Theft', Jaroslav Kušnír , 2012 single work criticism
'After My Life as a Fake, Peter Carey, with his novel Theft, adds a new dimension to his themes of fakery, truth and lying. The novel reads as a combination of love story, detective novel, and thriller with a series of mysteries including an intricate plot which is further combined with and supplemented by another theme and symbolic level...' (From author's introduction 245)
(p. 245-256)
A Tale of Two Citiesi"I wrote those words, gave a short shriek and cursed:", Dennis Haskell , 2012 single work poetry (p. 379-380)
Onto the Spin Cyclei"I've started waltzing with", Geoff Goodfellow , 2008 single work poetry (p. 381-382)
The Day Collector : An Odei"Something gathers Mondays up and strings them", Michael Sharkey , 2012 single work poetry (p. 383-385)
My Classic Bent : Scenes from a Lifei"My uncle the wrestler stamped the mice", Michael Sharkey , 2012 single work poetry (p. 385-386)
Colonialism 101i"a wooden palisade", Gordon Collier , 2012 single work poetry (p. 387)
Clearcuti"like the woods in Canada", Gordon Collier , 2012 single work poetry (p. 387)
Canada Quartet, Gordon Collier , 2012 sequence poetry (p. 387-388)
Reflectionsi"the prairie is not in the mirror of the sky", Gordon Collier , 2012 single work poetry (p. 388)
Abraham QCi"after plain sailing", Gordon Collier , 2012 single work poetry (p. 388)
Travelogue, Anne Brewster , 2009 single work prose (p. 393-398)
Karri Foresti"The adventures of a high rise society", Andrew Taylor , 2012 single work poetry (p. 399)
Maxi, Goodbyei"So much activity outside", Andrew Taylor , 2009 single work poetry (p. 400)

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