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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Calíope : J. of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 373, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Theatre Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Cross-Currents : East Asian History and Culture Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dublin James Joyce J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Edith Wharton Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hitchcock Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Arizona History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Comparative Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Slavic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 190, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
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La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Le mouvement social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Leviathan : A J. of Melville Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 470, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
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Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
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Mississippi Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
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Nabokov Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
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    • Abstract: Ouyang Yu—Australia's most published unpublished poet.My goal: Writing to an unpublisable degree.Following is an excerpt from the proposal I made to this year's Association for the Study of Australian Literature conference"Years ago when I made a similar proposal for an ASAL conference, a colleague discouraged me by saying: It sounds interesting but it's not the convention for a writer to talk about himself or his own writings.I immediately sensed what was hidden behind the remark: A writer is better dead than talk about himself, about his own writings and about his own writings in one language, compared with his own writings in another.4By the end of 1983, when he, pushing 28, graduated from the university, Yu had ... Read More
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    • Abstract: My daughters trap me in a womanly furrow. Their infancies so lovely, when they're all suck and ravenous touch, tiny scraps of flesh clinging like carnivorous flowers, so helpless and entirely mine—How sad that they grow and turn their thoughts into secrets, they have sorrows they no longer tell me. Sometimes they're so far away, I feel afraid. What will I do then' I am still young. Where my husband is weak, I will be all endurance, my children shall look up and see a mountain. And yet he calls me soft and spoilt, he mocks my small hands. It is not just of him. And I am silent, I say nothing, to say the truth would kill him, is that not right' And I am strong enough. What other can I be'Being a woman poet in ... Read More
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    • Abstract: Nada Awar Jarrar is a Lebanese Australian author. She writes in English, and her work belongs to the Anglo-Lebanese exile literature. When she was a child, she had to leave Lebanon because of the civil war (1975–90). She lived in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States before settling in Lebanon in 1995. In 2006, the thirty-three-day war with Israel broke out, and she fled to the mountains of Lebanon. She wrote Unsafe Haven in 2016 while residing in Beirut at the time of the Syrian war. Nearly all the novel's characters are displaced by wars in their homelands, and through their stories, Jarrar explores the different effects of displacement. Her protagonist describes how the whole Middle East ... Read More
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  • Tim Winton's In the Winter Dark and the Settler Condition
    • Abstract: In discussing the creative processes that underpin his novels, Tim Winton himself identifies the importance of place: "The place comes first. If the place isn't interesting to me then I can't feel it. I can't feel any people in it. I can't feel what the people are on about or likely to get up to" (Steger). For this reason, Winton has often been perceived as a writer who champions belonging. Some critics even argue that his narratives reinforce conservative, settler-colonial attitudes to place. Jennifer Rutherford, for instance, analyzes The Riders as a narrative of belonging that seeks "to reaffirm the legitimacy of white Australian narratives of nation and to revalorise nationalist narcissism" (153). If isolated ... Read More
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    • Abstract: Magic. Bloody magic.That's Dad. What he said on summer days, when he was belly up on the skin of the ocean, black with sun, all six feet of him buoyant, and all around us rippling prisms of light and sea.South Curl-Curl Beach 1991. Dad gulps up a mouthful of sea, gargles, and spurts it out. Magic, he says to me.It's our thing. We jog down Curly, fully roasting by the time we reach the tip of the beach's grin, then swim all the way back. Dad's over sixty, but he's left me for dead, me eighteen and the fittest I've ever been. When Dad reaches the end, he doesn't turn around to see where I am. He just springs, bow taut, under the first wave, then swims out behind the breakers. He's a hundred meters ahead by the time I ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Fox Hunter
    • Abstract: Ez tied four dead foxes along the front fence to the left of the gate, hanging each head down, back legs crossed like chopsticks. The tails, worth a bob or two, she would hack off later, once she'd exchanged her gun for a knife.She carried the two rabbits from the traps into the kitchen and dumped them beside the sink. Their noses touching reminded her of something out of an old storybook. She searched her memory. Babes in the Woods. Poor dead things about to be covered in leaves by robins. Or, in this case, turned into stew.Ez had been born Esmeralda between the wars, coming into being at the tail end of the Great Depression, though the poverty was never truly over for either of her parents.On the back step her ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Kangaroos and Predators in Recent Australian Fiction: A Post-Pastoral
           Reading
    • Abstract: When dusk falls in regional Australia, it is common to see mobs of kangaroos ranging in paddocks and on golf courses. They lounge about in family groups in the shade of remnant eucalyptus trees and share the pasture of bovines. They seem peaceful and idyllic, with their wide, dark eyes, cute joeys, and unique gait, and they appear to have close family bonds. They are the most visible and commonplace of Australia's unique animals. Despite all the charm of these awe-inspiring creatures and their status as a national icon, Australian writers perpetually kill them off. Recent Australian fiction has featured native animals that gain substantial narrative agency. Stephen Daisley's Coming Rain (2015) and Louis Nowra's ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Having Kittens
    • Abstract: "The river messes things up," he said in a fit of pique. "It makes people moody." He detested overt displays of emotion, unless it was rage come about by being pushed too far. His father had taught him that a violent response was often necessary.Yes, his father knew about such things; having to take to errant "workers" with an axe handle on more than one occasion during the Depression while logging the ancient jarrah trees and planting pines, replacing the old forest with new quick-growing building timber. And the workers planting every second one to make life easy. His father said, "A fair day's pay for a fair day's work—no man takes advantage of me. I'll sort you out, mate!" And if a fist was raised in challenge ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Literary Alchemist: The Many Worlds of Michael Wilding (a Fragment from
           a Study of His Writings)
    • Abstract: There was always something else, some important little piece of information they had managed to mislay. You always had to go back and ask a few more things. Ah well, Plant reflected, that was the nature of the work.Looking backward over the vast expanses of literary and literal time and space in Michael Wilding's world, the hopes and fears he foreshadowed in his early work as a literary critic, academic teacher, creative writer, and publisher seem to have come true. His warnings (predictions, fears) may have been realized as the university, publishing, creative arts, political freedoms have all disappeared or crumbled. The world that has been emerging since the end of the wildly halcyon days of the 1960s freedoms ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • White and Friend
    • Abstract: I am writing in the front room of Murrays Cottage, where Donald Friend made his home for two years, until he left for Europe in March 1949. He visited again from time to time in later years. His friend Donald Murray remained in the cottage until his death in 1988, for Russell Drysdale and Friend had combined to purchase the cottage for him. Friend's stays in Hill End, and the extended stays by artist friends such as Russell Drysdale and Margaret Olley, transformed the almost deserted exgoldmining town into the artists' colony it remains to this day. According to the local shopkeeper, the population of the town today is 117. In 1872, at the height of the gold rush, the population was anywhere between 10,000 and ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Picnic with Nuns and Natives
    • Abstract: In 1982, Michael Symons published One Continuous Picnic: A History of Eating in Australia. The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition extended the subtitle with the addition of the "g" word as a sign of national progress and maturation, so that it read, A Gastronomic History of Australian Eating. The main title, while remaining the same, originally read ironically, like Donald Horne's title for The Lucky Country,1 suggesting a settler culture lacking in discipline, ambition, or taste—whereas by the time of the anniversary edition, "the continuous picnic" had become a full-blown paradox, conjuring simultaneously both progress and decline. It speaks now of nostalgia for a more innocent time, the naiveté (some would say the ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Song of the Immigrant
    • Abstract: The early '50s. Our newly arrived man in Australia (just a little too late for the Snowy River Scheme) and, if we were beginning a short story—might describe him thus: "his pants fell to regulation refugee length (his ankles showing pale and grey) which gave him a discarded, scarecrow look; an ersatz suit buttoned tight across sternum." Or again, it might be a family photograph. Anyway, when that immigrant first landed did he immediately love "this sunburnt country"—what did he see or rather, what did he imagine that he saw' Rectangular buildings, many and squat, even the skyscrapers (when he got to see them—for perspective distorts fragility) looked like larger structures of the same rectangular and regular-sided ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Be Men If You Can't Be Artists!": Masculinity in the Fiction of Norman
           Lindsay
    • Abstract: A prevailing myth surrounding the work of Norman Lindsay is the influence of a dominating female figure. Many of his larger works in pen and ink, oil, and watercolor feature this figure, as do many of his etchings. It is through his artwork that he is most well-known, and aside from his drawings of anthropomorphized Australian native animals and political cartoons, his artwork typically features tall, strong, buxom women. While these female figures are often used as metaphorical representations of ideas or nations, they are just as often used as objects of the controlling male gaze. In the context of Lindsay's published fiction, the application and assumption of a controlling male gaze subvert the more conspicuous ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • One hand
    • Abstract: They spill down there in the heat, from the caravan park to the jetty then in: ankles to knees to thighs and hips then diving out past the weeds to where it's deeper, clothes soft pools dropped behind them on the coarse shore.She's with her boyfriend and his brother, a few of their friends, no one drunk yet, not really.A few strokes out and for a moment she's on her own, on her back, her pulse a murmur all the way through her, the water cold but pleasurably, under her and at her sides, sliding over her edges. There is salt and a weediness she can smell and taste. The stretching body of water shining all about her, the soft pricks of stars shining too.When she goes back to treading water, spreading her arms in loose ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Goozi
    • Abstract: The town thermometer shows forty-one degrees centigrade, and the main street is empty. No, not quite. A family—mother, father, pram pushed by mother, and two small children walking alongside the pram, one on the roadside of the pram, the other on the shop side—and there's a tall, disheveled man walking toward them. There's a lot of space between the family and the stranger, maybe ten shops. A solitary vehicle drives past, and the tall man ponders the "Baby on Board" sign in the back window next to the "Jack Daniels" sticker. He quickens his pace, or he slows down—somehow, he seems to be doing both at once. He ponders the approaching family and wonders if he'll cross to the other side, to the path opposite, but ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Another Dimension: Sweeney Reed's Visual Poetics
    • Abstract: The Heide Museum's 2011 exhibition Born to Concrete offered a rare opportunity to survey the history of visual poetry—a "hybrid genre … in which linguistic structures support pictorial structures and vice versa"—in Australia from the late 1960s onward (Bohn 100). It included a range of mixed and multimedia pieces, including typewritten texts, collages, prints, sculptures, and found objects, and it featured such figures as Ruth Cowen, Aleks Danko, Jas H. Duke, Peter Murphy, ΠO, Alan Riddell, Alex Selenitsch, and Richard Tipping.While some of these individuals are well known in other contexts, Danko for instance as a conceptual artist, the exhibition spotlighted a corpus of lively, creative text-based work largely ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forced Poetics in Lionel G. Fogarty's "Disguised, not attitude" and "Bam
           Gayandi"
    • Abstract: This article considers the linguistic structures of Lionel G. Fogarty's poetry as consciously reflecting processes of language acquisition and relexification and posits the speaking subject as a condition of forced transculturation. Utilizing Fogarty's "Disguised, not attitude" and "Bam Gayandi" as primary examples, I will seek to substantiate an argument that the "forced poetics" of Fogarty's poetic historicity is made manifest through an intermediated subject. As I conceive of it, the intermediary subject is one in which poetic intelligence is split between the aggressively interiorized and the distant other of the self (Sutherland, "Blocks" 00:22:00–00:24:00). This subjective identity is structured on Australian ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Semiotics and Poetry: Toward a Taxonomy of Page Space
    • Abstract: My research into semiotics and the relational axes—syntagmatic and paradigmatic—has led me to consider how the use of page space may be conceptualized, toward a discussion of the specific uses of this important tool. Briefly, the syntagm is a sequential lexical unit (Saussure 121–22), whereas the paradigmatic axis has to do with less logical choices a poet makes around relationships between words, which occur outside the immediate "neighborhood" of the text (Pettit 8). The use of space is most commonly understood as syntagmatic (Chandler 110), though I have challenged this assertion, since there are cases where the use of space breaks the sequentiality of the syntagm (Bullock).The use of space may be considered a ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Red parrot
    • Abstract: ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • from The Fall of Richard Nixon
    • Abstract: Nixon: Now is the summer of my contentment,Here I stand, O glorious day, cocktail glass in hand,Like a torch, kindled to add more luster,Unsteadily rivaling the Statue of Liberty itself,I toast freedom, upholding it, in what has beenMy long fight against communism—my great enemy!I toast America, the Lady Liberty herself, who took meUnder her flowing gown, under her unbroken wing.So, with this cocktail, I pay my loyal devotions,Unlike the current mass of far leftist ingrates,Who would diminish her light …And I, Dick Nixon, having clawed my wayUp her surface vestment, allowed into her inner sanctum.O the pleasure offered to one comingFrom such a lowly background as Dick Nixon;From the humblest woodshack to the White ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Brittle Bones
    • Abstract: Honor thy error as a hidden intention.I have jaywalked my way through life, taking shortcuts wherever possible, until one overcast day in the spring of 2010 when I found myself cut short. On that day I walked into the path of a young P-plate driver in a white Cortina who was also in a hurry. We met in the middle. Her life moved on, but mine stopped, if only for a short time.Earlier that day I had helped my youngest daughter prepare for her school formal. She had been given the task of arranging the tables, all fifteen of them. My husband took her out early in the morning to collect flowers from an inexpensive florist. The school gave her a low budget, and so she decided to use old jars for vases, a large ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Uchronic Australia: Serious Issues Are Raised in Two Alternate Histories
           of Australia during the Pacific War
    • Abstract: Though previous scholarship into alternate history narratives has been conducted, to date a set of "poetics" that defines this genre has not yet been developed (Chapman and Yoke 21). Indeed, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the alternate history genre; a collection of papers appearing in Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction, edited by Edgar L. Chapman and Carl B. Yoke, identify this gap: "For while numerous alternate history tales have now been written, … no comprehensive poetics of this genre … has been developed" (21). This article seeks to address part of this gap by first coining a new term for the genre (Uchronic fiction) and by using two examples of alternate history ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New York Picaresque: The Cosmopolitanism of Christina Stead's Letty Fox:
           Her Luck
    • Abstract: Letty Fox: Her Luck was Christina Stead's sixth novel. It was published in October 1946, a year after the end of World War II. It is set in Manhattan and was largely written there (Rowley 246, 282). Stead had come to New York not from Sydney, her home city, but via England and continental Europe, where she had lived with her longtime partner (and later husband), William Blake. Blake was a Jewish American broker, economist, and writer, and Hitler's pursuit of Lebensraum had persuaded the couple to quit the continent for the United States. As confirmed Europhiles, they found the adjustment difficult at times. Both Stead and Blake made sporadic forays away from the city in search of work, trying their hands at ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A postmodern whodunit that adds up to little more than a buzzkill
    • Abstract: Michael Wilding's latest mystery novel, In the Valley of the Weed, is a strange, almost sinister book. It begins with disarming straightforwardness: an oddball PI named Plant is roused from his usual state of inertia to investigate the disappearance of a local professor whose politically incorrect email correspondence recently made national news. From the first, Wilding's knack for fluid dialogue and his confident, breezy style make the pages turn as quickly as any mystery fan could hope for. Before long, however, Wilding's conspicuous lack of interest in following the conventional rhythms of a satisfying whodunit cannot be ignored. Well before Weed's pointedly cryptic anticlimax, its persistent subversion of ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Encounter with the monstrous
    • Abstract: Kif Kehlmann can encapsulate his life in a few phrases: married to Suzy, a devoted wife, with a preschool daughter and twins soon to arrive; living a modest life in Hobart (modest home, twenty-year-old car, serviceable clothing); working as a part-time doorman (and taking on odd jobs as they arise); and writing a novel—a literary one. His wife professes unflinching belief in him, convinced that Kif will produce a book that will earn him celebrity and them a life unconstrained by material want.Yet Kif is nearing desperation on all fronts. "I was thirty-one when the magic vanished," he states (41). The novel is going nowhere, the impending arrival of twin babies portends an insuperable financial burden, and his ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cover Art
    • Abstract: Camel CrossingGary SteerBlack-and-white landscapeDimensions: 95 (w) × 63 (h) × 3 (d) cmGary Steer worked for many years in documentary film production. Working on films for the BC, ABC, and SBS, he is now specializing in still photography, covering subject areas of nature and landscape—wilderness, mountains, forests, ocean scenes, desert and rural landscapes—as well as focusing on wildlife and sport. Currently he is concentrating on impressionistic renditions of landscape and nature. He has been commended many times in both Australian and international photographic ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inquietudes, solaces
    • Abstract: Part unauthorized biography, part Miltonic character study, and part examination of what it is that makes us hominids of the sapiens order tick, the first section of Petra White's new collection, Reading for a Quiet Morning, casts an oracular, topological gaze across a place of outposts imagining themselves toward stabilities. In "How the Temple Was Built," the poet imagines a milieu of flat domains propped up by "handmade gods / vivid as puppets held up to the burning sun" (4) and acutely understands metaphysics as an ur-discourse straightening mayhem into particular directions. We are shown how "people organize into families, / make more of themselves" (2), before the dung-eating prophet Ezekiel appears, uttering ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Handmaid's Tale meets Lord of the Flies
    • Abstract: Opening Charlotte Wood's fifth novel, The Natural Way of Things, is like waking up in hell. Ten women have been drugged, kidnapped, hauled out to the middle of nowhere, and imprisoned in a former sheep station with three hired keepers. Almost immediately the women recognize each other from news coverage and piece together the sole link between them: that each has been involved in some kind of sex scandal, and now each has been carefully "disappeared," although the details of the operation—how it was coordinated and funded, why they were selected, and who planned the whole thing—remain mysterious. Two-thirds of the way through the novel, there is a very short segment in which someone wonders what people would make ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The nature of loss
    • Abstract: When describing loss, it is tempting to characterize it as an unexpected and often brutal visitor. In one moment, we are defined by what we own. In the next, loss arrives and our hands are empty. Our focus is often on that climactic moment when absence is fresh and irreversible. In Where the Trees Were, Inga Simpson constructs a very different reflection on absence and its definitive power. In this novel, loss is more akin to a heartbeat or breath—neither sporadic nor contained but rather a continuous presence embedded in life. Layering exploration of cultural theft with the fears and discoveries of adolescence, Where the Trees Were is a beautifully rendered reflection on loss and its definitive influence on both ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Readers invited to join as guests at absurdist anniversary celebration
    • Abstract: In Robert Drewe's newest novel, Whipbird, disparate branches of the Cleary family tree gather for a weekend to celebrate both the 160th anniversary of their ancestor's arrival in Australia and the opening of Hugh Cleary's titular Whipbird vineyard. (In an early bit of humor, we learn the reason Hugh has chosen the 160th rather than the more recognizably significant 150th anniversary is that ten years earlier, everyone forgot.) In a suave satiric critique of the public's willful historical ignorance, Drewe shows guests amusingly unimpressed to learn that their ancestor Conor Cleary played a role in the 1854 miners' uprising at the Eureka Stockade, an event that is also celebrating its 160th anniversary: "Some of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Perfect. Punctuation
    • Abstract: The scorpion needs to cross the river. He watches the boy's eyes as he scurries onto the quivering chest. I need to be brave enough not to sting. The water flows over the boy's chest and touches the scorpion's feet. The fear causes a reaction, and the tail pierces the chest. In this instant, he knows that he will drown, he knows the pain he is causing the boy, but the reaction is familiar; the fear has made him feel there is no other way. In Paul Mitchell's debut novel, We. Are. Family., masculinity is laid bare. Three generations of the Stevenson family are crippled by the pretense of appearing strong. Familiar equilibrium is punctuated by trauma. We see the scorpion's tail pierce the boy's chest to deliver the ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cultural revitalization, trauma, and healing
    • Abstract: Land theft, language suppression, cultural genocide. These forms of abuse are the historical background that feature in the story of Taboo, the latest work of fiction by the writer Kim Scott. Taboo is a story of trauma, decolonization, and healing. The main character, Tilly Coolman, must reconcile her recent discovery about her Noongar Aboriginal roots as she meets her biological father and his family, along with healing from horrific abuse from the people closest to her. Additionally, the novel draws attention to the descendants of white settlers who attempt to address their own culpability. The novel centers around the creation of a "Peace Park" being set up near the site of a massacre in order to bring ... Read More
      Keywords: Ouyang, Yu,; Australian literature; San Francisco (Calif.); Australia; Australian fiction; Wilding, Michael,; White, Patrick,; Drysdale, Russell,; Indigenous art; Picnics; Lindsay, Norman,; Reed, Sweeney; Olson, Charles,; New York (N.Y.); Criminals;
      PubDate: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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