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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Politics and Poetics of Passage in Canadian and Australian Culture and Fiction
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  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Nantes,
Western Europe, Europe,
CRINI/CEC, Universite de Nantes , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Australia and Canada : The Tropes of National Culture, the Culture in Literary Tropes, Charlotte Sturgess , single work criticism (p. 9-16)
Mrs Roxburgh's Passage from Lady to Lubra : Racial Stereotyping and the Fantasy of Indigeneity in A Fringe of Leaves, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick , single work criticism (p. 39-56)
Readers' Rites : Surpassing Style, Ian Henderson , single work criticism
'A passer who recognises and admires another's equally convincing performance both succumbs to the other's superficial show and perceives the concealed techniques of its production: it is a matter of fully appreciating the other's style. So too certain narratives of passing oblige readers to negotiate a rite of passage through their conspicuous style: the mode of presentation becomes as important as the story the writer has fashioned and must be met with a style-conscious, paradoxical reading strategy for the tale to "tell". [...] In this chapter I will explore the reader's rites of passage in these two texts [Wild Cat Falling and Beneath Clouds], particularly as they impact upon the non-Indigenous reader, articulating the relevance of style to their comment upon racial identity.' -- From the author's introductory paragraph.
(p. 101-116)
'Passage' and 'Becoming' in 'Rose Boys', by Peter Rose, Christine Nicholls , single work criticism (p. 159-174)
Truth-Telling : A Passage to Survival in Doris Brett's 'Eating the Underworld. A Memoir in Three Voices', Jill Golden , single work criticism
'Doris Brett is a poet, writer and psychotherapist whose 2001 book, "Eating the Underworld. A Memoir in Three Voices", tells three concurrent stories about survival. The author survives ovarian cancer and its return; she is the daughter of Holocaust survivors whose experiences are the background to her own childhood; and she describes herself as a survivor of childhood sibling abuse. The three stories have subterranean links which Brett uncovers in ways that raise ethical and psychological questions of great complexity. Layers of understanding about family and memory are knitted together through three different narrative strategies: poetry, journal writing and fairy tales. The result is as complex as a Fair Isle sweater. This multifaceted effort at truth-telling becomes Brett's passage to survival; through the processes of negotiating and narrating she constructs an identity that enables her to make sense of her life. Brett's first story in "Eating the Underworld" is the intimately personal one of her physical and emotional experience of ovarian cancer, and its recurrence, which covers a period of several years. Her second narrative is motivated by and is a response to the writings of her sister Lily Brett. Lily, herself a well-established poet, short story writer and essayist, has written extensively as the child of Holocaust survivors. Readers of "Eating the Underworld" have no way to adjudicate between the two sisters' versions of their mother, but in choosing to write memoir rather than fiction, Doris has implicitly entered into a 'pact' with her readers. What part can fairy tales possibly play in such 'will to truth'? Do fairy tales lie outside any autobiographical pact in Doris's memoir? If so, why has she included them and why does she give the very last words in the book to her fairy tale characters? What kind of narrative trust can include the use of fairy tales and how are readers expected to relate them to the journal and poetry sections of "Eating the Underworld"?' [Source: Flinders Academic Commons. ]
(p. 175-187)
Invisible and Indisivible Boundaries in David Malouf's 12 Edmondstone Street, Deirdre Gilfedder , single work criticism (p. 209-220)

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