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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature
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* Contents derived from the New Delhi,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Authorspress , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Preface: Comprehension Without Closure : Australian Studies for the Twenty-First Century?, Nicholas Birns , single work criticism (p. i-viii)
Introduction: An Indian Ocean Outlook : Australian Studies in Australia and India, Richard Nile , single work criticism (p. 1-8)
Additive Exile in David Martin : The Necessary Other That Makes for Place and Home Recognising Home in David Martin's Additive Exile : The Necessary Other That Puts Us into Relation, J. V. D'Cruz , William Steele , single work criticism (p. 9-26)
Note: With title: Additive Exile in David Martin : The Necessary Other That Makes for Place and Home
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. 27-41)
Note: With alternate title 'Fictional Reality Strikes Back: C. J. Koch's Novels: From Fiction to Friction'
Colonisation, Convicts, and National Convictions : C.J. Koch's 'Out Of Ireland' and Kate Grenville's 'The Secret River', Dunya Lindsey , single work criticism (p. 42-56)
The Restructuring of the Mandalic Consciousness in Patrick White's Novels The Core of Reality : 'Mandala' as a Leitmotif in Patrick White's Fiction, Krishna Barua , single work criticism
Barua contends that all of White's novels 'encompass the fluctuating moments of experience in relation to man and men, environment and nature. The paradigm changes are but the offshoots of the "self," changeable, moment by moment, situation by situation, relationship to relationship, and inevitably leading to the search for the centre, the mandalic whole'.
(p. 57-68)
'A World in the Shape of an Eye' : Gerald Murnane's 'The Plains' and Benedictus de Spinoza, Patrick West , single work criticism (p. 69-78)
Apparitions of Desire : Homo-Eros in Elizabeth Jolley's Fiction, Aneeta Rajendran , single work criticism (p. 79-98)
When the Fact Becomes Fiction : Ned Kelly, His Letters and Those Films, Stephen Gaunson , single work criticism (p. 99-110)
Extinction, Resistance and Rebirth : The Representation of Aboriginality in 'The Timeless Land', 'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith' and 'Benang', Isabelle Benigno , single work criticism (p. 111-120)
Experimenting With Aboriginality in Theatre : Jack Davis's 'The Dreamers', Alessandra Senzani , single work criticism (p. 121-141)
Exploration of Indigenous Fate in Terra Incognita : Philip McLaren's 'Scream Black Murder', Salhia Ben-Messahel , single work criticism (p. 142-155)
Linguistic Damage : Fear of Other Languages in David Malouf's Works, Beverley Curran , single work criticism (p. 156-186)
'A Breath Out of The Heart of The Country' : The Landscape of David Malouf, Jonathan Highfield , single work criticism (p. 187-201)
'We Must Laugh at One Another, or Die' : Yasmine Gooneratne's 'A Change of Skies' and South Asian Migrant Identities, Chandani Lokuge , single work criticism (p. 202-219)
Displacement and Trans-placement : Jože Žohar's 'Obiranje Limon', Igor Maver , single work criticism (p. 220-226)
Appropriating National Myths : Brian Castro's 'Birds of Passage', Marilyne Brun , single work criticism (p. 227-239)
Lost and (Then) Found : The Quest For Home in 'Benang', 'Tirra Lirra By The River' and 'Requiem For a Rainbow', Reema Sarwal , single work criticism (p. 240-251)
Messages From the Inside? Multiculturalism in Contemporary Children's Literature, Sharyn Pearce , single work criticism
In this article Pearce contends that multiculturalism has been a part of Australia's official discourse for almost thirty years (at time of writing). She claims that the progress of multiculturalism can be traced through books for children and young adults. To support this argument Pearce refers to an article and a chapter by John Stephens on multiculturalism to frame her paper. Initially, Pearce outlines the two main stages of multiculturalism in children's texts identified by Stephens. The first stage contains texts written by authors from the dominant Anglo-Celtic majority and feature focalisers and narrators from that same group. The second stage sees a shift to include characters and narrators from ethnic minority groups which provide an 'insider perspective' but such texts are still usually mediated through Anglo-Celtic authors. Pearce then proposes a third stage in which texts use 'authentic' voices created by authors from minority backgrounds. Rather than focus on aspects of 'difference' the characters' cultural heritage is incidental, rather than pivotal, to their developing subjectivities. The third stage includes texts in which, according to Pearce, ethnicity is not the marker of cultural difference, but an accepted part of Australian life.
(p. 252-268)
Reading Kerry Greenwood : The Fisher Queen of Australian Crime Writing, Toni Johnson-Woods , single work criticism (p. 269-284)

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