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'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'.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||narratives of vanishing Joan Lindsay, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' John Bryson, 'Evil Angels' Thea Astley, 'Vanishing Points' David Malouf, 'Remembering Babylon'|
|Page Range:||pp. 219-232|
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2008 01:17|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:40|
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