Title

Writing, Remembering and Embodiment: Australian Literary Responses to the First World War

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communications and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

14469

Comments

This article was originally published as: Murphy, F. M., & Nile, R. (2012). Writing, Remembering and Embodiment: Australian Literary Responses to the First World War. M/C Journal, 15(4), N/A. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper is part of a larger project exploring Australian literary responses to the Great War of 1914-1918. It draws on theories of embodiment, mourning, ritual and the recuperative potential of writing, together with a brief discussion of selected exemplars, to suggest that literary works of the period contain and lay bare a suite of creative, corporeal and social impulses, including resurrection, placation or stilling of ghosts, and formation of an empathic and duty-bound community.

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