Creations, Cameos, and Essays in Honour of Anna Rutherford
Author: Hena Maes-Jelinek
Category: Literary Criticism
Anna Rutherford has been the most dynamic ambassador of Australian culture in Europe. More than any other single person, she has been instrumental in spreading interest in Commonwealth and post-colonial studies. Wherever she has been in the world, she has brought people together in friendship and intellectual endeavour. This volume ranges widely over the areas Anna has promoted as teacher, editor and publisher.
In this absorbing collection of papers Aboriginal, Maori, Dalit and western scholars discuss and analyse the difficulties they have faced in writing Indigenous biographies and autobiographies. The issues range from balancing the demands of western and non-western scholarship, through writing about a family that refuses to acknowledge its identity, to considering a community demand not to write anything at all. The collection also presents some state-of-the-art issues in teaching Indigenous Studies based on auto/biography in Austria, Spain and Italy.
This international collection of eleven original essays on Australian Aboriginal literature provides a comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes the Aboriginal canon for scholars, researchers, students, and general readers.