Vol. 31, No. 2, December

Sovereignty, Mabo, and Indigenous Fiction
There has been a general reluctance among scholars of Australian literature to attempt to identify recent new directions in Aboriginal narrative prose. Specifically, scholars suggest new directions in twenty-first-century Aboriginal writing but have...
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Vol. 31, No. 1, June

Securitization, Refugees, and Australia's Turn Back the Boats Policy, 2013–2015
The securitization discourse on refugees, and more broadly migrants, has become a global phenomenon.1 Studies argue that the "freedom of human mobility" as a concept has virtually disappeared, replaced by the terms of "risk and security." The securitization...
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The Ideology of Exile in an Imaginary Life
Exiles are cut off from their roots, their land, and their past. They generally do not have armies or states, although they are often in search of them. Edward Said claims that exiles feel "an urgent need to reconstitute their broken lives" (177) and...
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Vol. 29, No. 1, June

How Can Life Be Still?": Teaching Janet Frame's A State of Siege and Virginia Woolf's to the Lighthouse
Janet Frame's A State of Siege was published in 1966. In both style and theme, the novel was ahead of its time. Its style remains a challenge to today's students, and the feminist overtones of Frame's tale, dealing as it does with a middle-aged woman-Malfred...
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Vol. 28, No. 1, June

Trauma Theory as Activist Pedagogy: Engaging Students as Reader-Witnesses of Colonial Trauma in Once Were Warriors
A trauma is a wound-psychic, emotional, physical, spiritual-and the state or condition brought about by that wound. Trauma produces excess. Overwhelmed by external stimuli, the traumatized mind cannot process what is happening while it is happening....
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