Next monthly blogger – Justin Clemens!

Next monthly blogger – Justin Clemens!

Many thanks to Van Badham for her great posts, and to Ian Buchanan for his. This month, our blogger is Justin Clemens. His bio is below. Justin Clemens writes poetry and prose. Recent publications include The Mundiad (Hunter 2013) and, with A.J. Bartlett and Jon...
The Political Imagination

The Political Imagination

At the core of this issue of Southerly – its first section – is a collection of essays originating in papers delivered at The Political Imagination: Contemporary Diasporic and Postcolonial Poetries, a conference held at the City Campus of Deakin University on 12th and...
‘Success’: desire, prohibition and resentment

‘Success’: desire, prohibition and resentment

Ali Alizadeh My previous blogs questioned the goodness of such supposedly good things as ‘community’, ‘nature’ and ‘Australia’ as used in contemporary literary discourses. I believe the magical aura of these terms is most commonly activated to empower their ab/users....
‘Community’: networks, nepotism and exclusion

‘Community’: networks, nepotism and exclusion

Ali Alizadeh In my previous two posts I attempted to develop a theory of literary ideology in contemporary Australian writing. According to my formulation, such an ideology does two seemingly contradictory yet complimentary things simultaneously: it conceals the...
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