The city as archive: mapping David Malouf's Brisbane

Osborne, Roger (2015) The city as archive: mapping David Malouf's Brisbane. Queensland Review, 22 (2). pp. 118-130.

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In this article, I reflect on my creation of a digital map that plots locations from David Malouf's fiction and non-fiction. I consider the vestiges of David Malouf's past — particularly his grandparents' fruit shop and its relationship to his spiritual home at 12 Edmondstone Street — and I demonstrate how Malouf's words leave traces of his experience at these locations. Recognition of these traces requires alertness to the ways in which the past is communicated through historical registers, maps and literature. Our recognition is enhanced through a deliberate evocation of the past in our own experience of the city. My map, 'David Malouf's Brisbane', helps this to occur.

Item ID: 52718
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1321-8166
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 02:41
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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