Vol 23, No 2 (2017)

Reprise

This issue includes a special section, guest edited by Liz Conor, that revisits, evaluates and repositions the figure of Xavier Herbert, a controversial Australian novelist and activist.

Elsewhere in this issue are two essays focused on question of language and culture. Michael Richardson writes about the complex relationships between political speechwriters and speechmakers, while Prithvi Varatharajan is concerned with the public utterances of contemporary Chinese-Australian poet Ouyang Yu, broadcast on Australian public radio. In a different register, Nicole De Brabandere explores the rich materiality of ordinary domestic figurines and dinnerware, while a contrasting sense of interiority pervades Vahideh Aboukazemi’s history of revolutionary Iran. And, as always, our reviews will repay your attention.

Table of Contents

Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke
1-2

Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Michael Richardson
3-17
Prithvi Varatharajan
18-34
Nicole De Brabandere
35-50

New Writing (Peer Reviewed)

Vahideh Aboukazemi
51-61

Xavier Herbert: Forgotten or Repressed?

Liz Conor, Ann McGrath
62-69
Liz Conor
70-86
Jane Lydon
87-105
Russell McDougall
106-125
Ellen Smith
126-140
Dan Tout
141-161

Review Essay

Ann Curthoys, John Docker
162-173

Reviews

Liam Grealy
174-178
Susan Potter
179-182
Alexis Shotwell
183-189
Sean Sturm
190-193