Recent Submissions

  • [BOOK REVIEW] Crafting Memory Review of Jane Urquhart, The Stone Carvers 

    Habel, Chad Sean (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2008-04)
    If history is more or less bunk, then memory is more or less craft. In The Stone Carvers Jane Urquhart depicts characters who are traumatically hauled into the modern age, and suffer for it. This painful journey begins ...
  • [BOOK REVIEW] Regenerative Spirit Vols 1 & 2 

    Riemenschneider, Dieter (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2008-04)
    Anna Rutherford once wrote, reading the literature of the Commonwealth, the “regenerative spirit is stressed, a link is established between the old world and the new. It is precisely the attention paid to the regenerative ...
  • Paradisiacal Imagination: Rabindranath Tagore’s Visvovod or Vision of Non-National Neo-Universalism. 

    Quayum, Mohammad A (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Why is the poet who was considered a literary titan in his time, a supreme symbol of India’s culture and spirit, now so widely neglected? Is it because of some change of taste in poetry? As Tagore has aptly said, ‘poetry ...
  • Rajni Walia, Women and Self: Fictions of Jean Rhys, Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner. 

    Thomas, Sue (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-03)
    This review calls into question Walia’s views, calling them ‘dated’ and questioning their validity in light of modern scholarship and her ‘under-acknowledged dependency’ on other scholars’ works.
  • Playwright with a Plural Consciousness: Kuo Pao Kun. Images at the Margins: A Collection of Kuo Pao Kun’s Plays. 

    Quayum, Mohammad A (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Pao Kun’s ability to express himself creatively in two languages, or swim in two unlike streams, is what constitutes his main strength. It gives him that rare identity of a cultural individualist and pluralist at the same ...
  • Value of Others 

    Tucker, Robyn (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Reviews of Keiko Tamura's "Michi's Memories: The story of a Japanese War Bride" and Akira Yoshimura's "Shipwrecks"
  • Ngugi’s Matigari,1 a Non-Materialist Discourse and Post-Modernism 

    Breidlid, Anders (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    One of the major themes in Ngugi’s latest novel Matigari is the deceptiveness of any notion of an epistemological rupture between colonial and post-colonial society. The confrontational tone of Devil on the Cross is retained ...
  • Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup 

    Kossew, Sue (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Nadine Gordimer’s most recent novel, The Pickup, is a novel that has its place in what Gordimer has called a post-apartheid ‘literature of transition’, taking as its subject-matter the issues of displacement, economic exile ...
  • Critical Grief: walking the personal/public tightrope in the novels of Marion Halligan and Carol Shields 

    Glover, Brenda (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Marion Halligan’s The Fog Garden1 and Carol Shield’s Unless2 are novels that foreground literary women’s experience of grief. They are the writers’ responses to extreme life crises. Marion Halligan writes following the ...
  • Barbara Baynton: Liar or Truth-teller 

    Moore, Rosemary (Department of English, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2005-02)
    Baynton’s characteristic narrative strategies reveal her difficulties in writing as a woman within a system of oppression in which suppressed truths could only be indirectly acknowledged. Baynton has acquired a literary ...
  • Impact of the Supernatural on Achebe’s Characters 

    Usongo, Kenneth (Centre for Research in New Literatures in English, Department of English, Flinders University, South Australia, 2008-04)
    This paper contends that the behaviour of most of the tragic heroes in Achebe’s novels seems to be conditioned by forces beyond their control. A simple threat or a curse or even promise of evil can greatly impact on a ...