'Terra Nullius' and Ajustralia' Vanishing Bodies
Frost, L (2001) 'Terra Nullius' and Ajustralia' Vanishing Bodies. In: Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond. Peter Lang, Fankfurt am Main, Germany, pp. 219-232. ISBN 3631375204
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In Australia, a trope of 'vanishing' situated during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries within a confident narrative of empire, was deployed in literature written late in the twentieth century to express anxiety about the relation of non-indigenous Australians to the land. This chapter considers the colonial origins of the trope and speculates on why it should have re-surfaced in such narratives of vanishing as Joan Lindsay’s 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', John Bryson’s 'Evil Angels', Thea Astley’s 'Vanishing Points', and David Malouf’s 'Remembering Babylon'.
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|Keywords:||narratives of vanishing
Joan Lindsay, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'
John Bryson, 'Evil Angels'
Thea Astley, 'Vanishing Points'
David Malouf, 'Remembering Babylon'|
|Deposited By:||Unnamed user with email L.Frost@utas.edu.au|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2008 11:17|
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