William Lane completed a PhD, “The Uncanny in Christina Stead’s Shorter Fiction”, at the University of Queensland in 2015. He has had a number of critical articles on Christina Stead’s work published in literary journals. He is the author of three novels published by Transit Lounge, Over the Water (2014), The Horses (2015), and The Salamanders (2016).
University of Queensland
This essay explores repetition, in both content and technique, in Christina Stead’s novel, The Man Who Loved Children. I indicate how the Pollit family is shown to repeat itself and societal structures through language, ceremony, and family folklore. Content…
With specific reference to Virgil’s Eclogues, Paul Alpers argues that ‘the poetics of pastoral can tell us something about poetics in general’ (The Singer of the Eclogues 6). He equates song with voice when he discusses aspects of…