Walk on the Wild Side : Literature in the Time of Choleric

In my first draft of this discussion of the state of the discipline, I attempted to use the metaphor of vision. This was perhaps not an ideal choice, considering I have terrible, and deteriorating, eyesight. I decided to drop that, but the editor encouraged me to be forthright, so I have moved on from this self indulgence (although not from the self indulgence of metaphor) to use another figure. Let us take it then, that the state of the production, teaching, research and study of Australian Literature, or perhaps just Literature, in Australia can be mapped via the figure of my recent trip to a well-known native animal wildlife sanctuary.

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Published 1 June 2013 in Volume 28 No. 1-2. Subjects: Australian literature - Study & teaching - Universities, English literature - Study & teaching, Impact and literary studies.

Cite as: Martin, Susan K.. ‘Walk on the Wild Side : Literature in the Time of Choleric.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 28, no. 1/2, 2013, doi: 10.20314/als.83baeec685.