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dc.contributor.author Macris, Anthony en_US
dc.contributor.editor Wilding and Myers en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:04:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Macris Anthony 2006, 'Spider's Lane', Confessions and Memoirs, Central Queensland University Press, Queensland, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1876780908 en_US
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12273
dc.description.abstract Spider's Lane is a chapter from my novel-in-progress, Great Western Highway. In traditional novelistic terms, it deals with the novel's love story, as a young Sydney couple comes to grips with the decision to start a family in uncertain economic times, and explores themes of commitment and belonging in contemporary urban contexts. In more theoretical terms, it is an example of a literary figure I am developing, that of the affect sign. Drawing on Deleuze's conception of the representation of affect in Cinema, the chapter harnesses narrative (forward movement), setting, image and lyricism to create a tableau of affective sensation that is particular to novelistic representation. The central theme of Great Western Highway is the penetration of market forces into the social fabric of contemporary Western societies such as Australia. The novel also provides a model of structural innovation that revives experimentation within narrative form in contemporary Australian writing, which has traditionally been entrenched in realist modes. The research methodology of the project was highly interdisciplinary, involving engagements with Thatcherism; corporeal narratology (Punday); theories of the culture industry (Horkheimer & Adorno); the French nouveau roman (Simon); Modernism (Joyce, Celine); and aspects of Postmodernism that deal with popular culture and self-reflexivity in the literary and media fields (Jameson, Warhol). The novel was written with the assistance of three New Work grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and highly commended in the NSW Writers' Fellowship 2000. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Central Queensland University Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Spider's Lane en_US
dc.parent Confessions and Memoirs en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Queensland, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 207 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 211 en_US
dc.cauo.name CPCE Research Strength Core en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190402 en_US
dc.personcode 103737 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom No en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 103737 en_US


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