Christina Spittel is a Lecturer in English and Media Studies at the University of New South Wales, Canberra and co-editor (with Nicole Moore) of Reading through the Iron Curtain: Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic, (Anthem Press, 2016). Her research into the literary legacy of the First World War in Australia and the publishing history of the Cold War has appeared in several collections, and in journals such as Book History, Australian Literary Studies, The Australian Journal of Politics and History and The Journal of Contemporary History.
University of New South Wales Canberra
Two thirds of the way into Jack Lindsay’s novel The Blood Vote (1937/1985), Dick, one of the numerous returned men to haunt its pages, takes an explicit stance on Anzac, and invites us to read the novel in terms of…
AMONGST the sombre records of war in the stacks at the Australian War Memorial, a couple of bays of shelves stand out, filled with colourful books with equally colourful titles: Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Flesh in Armour, The…