'The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead': Australia's Road Writing

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dc.contributor.author Falconer, DC
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Association for the study of Australian ..., 2009, 1, 2009 (Special Is), pp. 1 - 16
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8986
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11869
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the process of editing The Australian Book of the Road. It uses William Hays An Australian Rip Van Winkle as an exemplary Australian road text. With its diffuse sense of hauntedness, multiple time-warps, and eerie appropriation of northern hemisphere literary texts, Hays story offers a suggestive frame for reflecting on our relationship with the road in Australia and the way it is figured in our writing; to consider the road not only as a material artefact represented by our road texts but a set of cultural traditions and tropes. Its layered hauntings offer paths to unpacking of the odd sense of unease that permeates so many of these road stories. Using road writing (my own term) as a strategic generic category through which disparate works can be interpreted, this paper will consider them as instances of spatial history, following Paul Carter, opposed to more triumphalist literary traditions. It will also, finally, consider the Australian road within a global context; in particular, the strategic ways in which these stories play with strategies of adaptation.
dc.publisher Association for the Study of Australian Literature
dc.title 'The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead': Australia's Road Writing
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of the Association for the study of Australian ...
dc.journal.volume Special Is
dc.journal.volume 2009
dc.journal.number Special Is en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
dc.personcode 034107
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Performing Arts and Creative Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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