- ‘Isn’t there a poem about this, Mr de Mille?’ : On Quotation, Camp and Colonial Distancing
There is something queer about quotation, and something creepy too. To quote is to deconstruct the alleged distinction between speech spoken by me ('my' speech) and speech spoken by someone else ('your' speech; or 'his', 'hers', 'theirs' or 'ours'). What…1 November 2008
- Is Australia (still) Postcolonial (yet)?: Review of Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature.
Almost ten years ago, a spate of edited books in Canada by the academics Laura Moss and Cynthia Sugars brought important insights from the then-vibrant field ofpostcolonial literary studies to bear on questions about Canadian literature. Their work rigorously examined…1 June 2012
- Cooper, Cather, Prichard, 'Pioneer': The Chronotope of Settler Colonialism
This essay considers three novels which each bear the word ‘pioneer’ in their titles: James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers (1823), Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! (1913) and Katharine Susannah Prichard’s The Pioneers (1915). The three novels, although moving widely across time…1 June 2016