Transnational Literature

 

Transnational Literature

Volume 1, Issue 1
November 2008

Letter from the Editor:

Welcome to Transnational Literature, a freely accessible, fully refereed international
e-journal published twice a year by the Humanities Research Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

In the first issue, we offer an eclectic collection of material. We have articles on William Burroughs and Salman Rushdie, and an international symposium on a fundamental question of concern to us all, ‘Does Literature Exist?’. This symposium grew from an essay by Robert Lumsden, and includes contributions from six literary scholars from Australia, America and Asia. I hope that readers might be inspired to continue the conversation in future issues. Also included are poems from an Australian living in the Middle East as well as two established Adelaide poets, and an autobiographical essay from an American of German origin. To round out the picture, we include seven book reviews on a variety of publications, including fiction, poetry and literary criticism from Australia, Africa and Thailand.

Contents:

Articles:
 
Brodie Beales 'The Way OUT is the Way IN': Junk and the Subversion of the Nation/Symptom in William Burroughs' Naked Lunch
O.P. Dwivedi Linguistic Experiments in Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Robert Lumsden, Richard
Deming, Brodie Beales,
Peter Nazareth, Gillian
Dooley, Kirpal Singh
Does Literature Exist? A Transnational Symposium
   
Creative and Life Writing:
 
Dagmar Barnouw Almost Memories, Almost True Stories
Michael Dooley Three Poems: Jordan Valley, Martyr and To a Palestinian Poet Friend
Syd Harrex Two Poems: Paddo Plus and Gestalt Gazing
Deb Matthews-Zott Three Poems: Letter to an English Aunt, Miss Wiley Visits Springwood and Love Poetry
   
Book Reviews:
 
Tully Barnett Dougie's Ton by Syd Harrex
Gillian Dooley The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll
Dorothy Driver Bessie Head: The Road of Peace of Mind: A Critical Appreciation by Joyce Johnson
Lyn Jacobs Avenue of Eternal Peace by Nicholas Jose
Robert Lumsden Obiter Ficta and Grandnephew's Treachery
John McLaren Deception by Michael Meehan
Debra Zott
   
Last Thoughts  
   
Ron Klein A Cautionary Note
   
Contributors  

 

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