Writing, remembering and embodiment: Australian literary responses to the First World War

Murphy, Ffion, and Nile, Richard (2012) Writing, remembering and embodiment: Australian literary responses to the First World War. M/C Journal, 15 (4).

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Abstract

This paper is part of a larger project exploring Australian literary responses to the Great War of 1914-1918. It draws on theories of embodiment, mourning, ritual and the recuperative potential of writing, together with a brief discussion of selected exemplars, to suggest that literary works of the period contain and lay bare a suite of creative, corporeal and social impulses, including resurrection, placation or stilling of ghosts, and formation of an empathic and duty-bound community.

Item ID: 46042
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1441-2616
Keywords: First World War; writing; literature; mourning; death
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 04:05
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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