(Un)belonging in Australia : poetry and nation

McCredden, Lyn 2013, (Un)belonging in Australia : poetry and nation, Southerly, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 40-57.

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Title (Un)belonging in Australia : poetry and nation
Author(s) McCredden, LynORCID iD for McCredden, Lyn orcid.org/0000-0003-3956-0964
Journal name Southerly
Volume number 73
Issue number 1
Start page 40
End page 57
Total pages 17
Publisher Brandl & Schlesinger
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2013-07
ISSN 0038-3732
Keyword(s) poetry
Summary What kind of appetite does poetry have for creating new discourses about the nation? This essay will ask if poetry can re-imagine and rewrite what are often oppressive and exclusionary national discourses, asking how – historically and in contemporary work – poetry has been concerned with national forms of belonging and unbelonging. Further, the essay will ask whether Australian poetry is able to generate new and even hopeful language in which to think about the nation.
Language eng
Field of Research 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054772

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