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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... vol. 21 no. 1 June 2007 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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Doctor Rocki"He accumulated fans each new shift:", Stephen Oliver , single work poetry (p. 6)
Note: This poem was included in Oliver's article 'Voice Over: The Vocal Art of Subterfuge', Antipodes 20.2 (2006):197-200. The 2006 version was printed incorrectly and is reprinted in this 2007 issue in its correct form.
C. J. Koch's Novels: From Fiction to Friction - Fictional Reality Strikes Back, Jean-François Vernay , single work criticism

Jean-Francois Vernay disputes some of the ways in which Christopher Koch's novels have been interpreted, including as 'naturalist' or 'realist' writing. Vernay concludes that while Koch may not 'novelize facts', he uses them as 'props in his fiction so as to present his provocatively resembling vision/version of reality'.

(p. 7-9)
Farm Accidenti"All afternoon disaster hovered. I kept looking", E. A. Gleeson , single work poetry (p. 10)
Little Australians? Some Questions about National Identity and the National Literature, Carol Hetherington , single work criticism

Carol Hetherington canvasses aspects of the debate surrounding the 'paradigm of nation' over the period from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries. In the context of the development of AustLit: The Resource for Australian Literature, Hetherington says: 'It seems abundantly clear that while "National constructs are regarded with suspicion" (Nicholas Jose, 'A Shelf of Our Own: Creative Writing and Australian Literature.' Australian Book Review 276 (Nov.) 2005: 27), the tension between maintaining a national focus, and at the same time exploring its boundaries and intersections with other spaces, is likely to provide fruitful discussion.'

Hetherington explores grounds for author inclusion in E. Morris Miller's Australian Literature from Its Beginnings to 1938 (and its 1956 revision) and compares these with later definitions of 'Australian'. Factors considered include place of birth or education; status as visitor, resident or expatriate; and adoption of citizenship.

A case study is provided of sisters Constance Little and Gwenyth Little (qq.v.) to illustrate the challenges involved in assigning nationality.

(p. 11-15)
Miles Franklin's Dramatic Ambitions, or, Why Stella Really Came Home, Susan Bradley Smith , single work criticism
Susan Bradley Smith examines the reasons behind Miles Franklin's '"failure" to achieve success [as a playwright] and its impact upon her life'. Bradley Smith concludes: 'If Franklin's "silence" as a playwright tells us anything, it is that all definition, like identity, is a negotiation. Perhaps it also serves as a reminder that the way in which history and memory are controlled and manipulated ... should be scrutinized more critically, if only to acknowledge the awkward constellations that define Australian identity.'
(p. 16-21)
Night Ridei"Under the striped sky, a walless room yawns,", Carolyn Van Langenberg , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Airport, Michael Wilding , extract novel (p. 24-26)
Negotiating Two Hemispheres: An Interview with Jonathan Bennett, Nathanael O'Reilly (interviewer), single work interview (p. 27-32)
Pearlsi"As a girl,", Jillian Pattinson , single work poetry (p. 32)
Headlands, Jonathan Bennett , single work prose (p. 33-34)
Thea Astley Makes Something Out of Nothing, Paul Genoni , single work criticism
Paul Genoni discusses the concept of 'nothingness' in Thea Astley's writing. He concludes: 'It is in the disharmony betwen mankind and Australian space that Astley finds the impetus for many of her narratives ... And this triumph of landscape, born of the nothingness of Australian space, is the end point of many of Astley's narratives ... For Astley, it is only death that wins release from the tyranny of space and the awful pall of nothingness.'
(p. 35-40)
Roll Out the Barreli"when my uncle returned, a prisoner", Rodney Williams , single work poetry (p. 41)
Seaweed Dreams, Christina Houen , single work short story (p. 42-43)
Guest-Housei"I've rented this room for a night and day. Come in:", Jan Owen , single work poetry (p. 44-45)
Walk with Wife at Sundowni"Walking with his wife", Yu Ouyang , single work poetry (p. 49)
Intermezzoi"There is an interval, a patch of declivity", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , single work poetry (p. 50-51)
The Other Way Outi"One way out of the insufferable", Bronwyn Lea , single work poetry (p. 52)
The Decline of Regionalism in Australian Literature and Culture, Per Henningsgaard , single work criticism

Henningsgaard discusses the emergence of regionalism as a concept in Australian literary studies and its development as a cultural framework for critical engagement. He particularly notes the upswing in attention to regionalism in the late 1970s and the 1980s (fostered in part by the work of Bruce Bennett), followed by a corresponding downturn during the 1990s.

Having focussed on this emergence and decline, Henningsgaard turns his attention to Australia's positioning of itself in the global context in the early twenty-first century. He argues that: 'Until Australia resumes constantly fostering its regional diversity - or recognizes its already existing achievements in regional diversity - it will always be viewed (both from within and without) as secondary and inferior, as homogeneous'.

(p. 53-59)
The Blood of Others, Annah Faulkner , single work short story (p. 60-65)
Awake, Despite the Houri"Please come to me. I know the universe", Paul Mitchell , single work poetry (p. 65)

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Works about this Work

Valiant Breed Ian Templeman , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Antipodes vol. 21 no. 1 June 2007 periodical issue ; Southerly vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007 periodical issue
Valiant Breed Ian Templeman , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Antipodes vol. 21 no. 1 June 2007 periodical issue ; Southerly vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007 periodical issue
Last amended 29 Aug 2007 14:55:10